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19/05/2022

The destination of beaches and exuberant nature, which is increasingly sought after by families and groups of different generations, has activities for everyone.

The islands are an ideal destination for families -photo: Michel Denousse

In a recent survey carried out by the French tourism group tourlane, Seychelles was elected one of the 15 best destinations in the world for family trips. The survey took into account criteria such as: family activities, temperature and tourist stability (which consider safety measures in relation to Covid-19).

Occupying the ninth position in the ranking, the Indian Ocean Archipelago presents several attractions and hotels “family-friendly” (friendly/family friendly). Check out some of them below.

Rock Climbing and Zipline through the Rainforest

Adventure and nature options surprise tourists – photo: Michel Denousse

In addition to the crystal clear sea, with warm and shallow waters that entertain anyone with its beauty, Seychelles offers several activities for families. For those who are looking for adventures, there is no lack of options, one of them is climbing the grandiose granite cliffs in port Launay, on Mahé, the country's main island. In addition to climbing the local operator, Masons Travel, also offers a treetop tour with a zip line through the rainforest.

Blue Safari Hotel on Alphonse Island

Blue Safari on Alphonse Island promotes a unique experience for families in the middle of the Indian Ocean – photo: Blue Safari-Alphonse Island

For a unique and relaxing family experience, the hotel Blue Safari – the only one on Alphonse Island – is one of the most complete and unusual options. The hotel is located on one of the Seychelles' outermost islands and offers everything the Archipelago has to offer. 400km from Mahé, Blue Safari has an atmosphere of relaxation and safety, as well as activities for the whole family. Starting with the trails, as each guest receives their bicycle upon arrival at the hotel and can cycle throughout the island, which is surrounded by the sea and its forest full of natural beauties.

The hotel offers activities for all ages, from snorkeling in one of the archipelago's richest marine refuges to feeding the famous Seychelles giant tortoises and learning about the island's many conservation programs. For accommodation, there are oceanfront bungalows and more private villas for larger families. Surely, the whole family will have unique memories of this little paradise.

family learning

Vallée de Mai is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a rich experience for the whole family - Torsten Dickmann.

Seychelles is one of the greatest examples of natural conservation in the world. With 50% of its land area and 30% of its maritime area protected, the whole family can learn a little more about the different species and actions taken by the islands to protect their ecosystem. The Nature Reserve of Valley of May, in Praslin, is one of the best places to discover the local fauna and flora of the Seychelles. Home to some of the islands' most famous species such as the coco-de-mer and the black parrot, it is possible to take guided tours through the trails in the untouched forest. The Reserve is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and allows direct contact with nature, as well as valuable learning for all generations.

For more information about the destination, visit www.seychelles.com/home

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With a guaranteed presence on the lists of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Seychelles offers all kinds of outdoor activities and water sports, in addition to a warm people and vibrant culture. Seychelles is also home to the Vallée de Mai and Aldabra Atoll, two UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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