The island nations of the Indian Ocean as not always thought of as family holiday destinations. Mauritius, the Maldives and the Seychelles can be seen as the preserve of honeymooners, and indeed the natural beauty and excellent resorts do make for romantic settings. Yet there is ample family fun to be had in this region, with family-friendly hotels and resorts making the most of their glorious locations to provide you and yours with a holiday to remember.
Car-free, relatively small and brimming with exciting adventures, many private island resorts in the Maldives are great for families. Parents can relax in the knowledge that the children can’t go far, and younger ones can find endless entertainment at the excellent kids’ clubs on hand.
Equally, the Seychelles boasts a number of incredible private island resorts, as well as some locations on Mahé, the country’s main island. Constance Ephelia, for example, sits on two of Mahé’s best beaches and has an impressive, purpose built kids club. Staying on the main island is a great shout for those travelling with weary little ones, as there’s just a quick road transfer to reach your rest; no onward speedboats or seaplanes, though these can be fun too!
A larger island, with varied terrain and a fascinating, multi-cultural heritage, Mauritius is a fantastic destination for families who like to get out and explore. Visit Le Morne Mountain, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, hike through various nature reserves, or take to the ocean with a host of watersports.
Above, you’ll find our collection of Indian Ocean family holiday hotels and resorts. We’ve hand-picked these properties for their child-friendly ethos and overall quality. For more guidance on which is right for you and yours speak to a Destination Expert today, who can tailor a break entirely to your preferences.