If you are looking to spend more time with your family and create more fun memories with them, travelling to a different country is one great way to do so. A place that you all have never been to before can offer you a bounty of new and wonderful adventures.
However, not every lovely holiday destination is particularly family-friendly. There are some that are more suitable for honeymooners or single explorers. But one that many recommend for families, especially those with tweens and teens is Seychelles.
Seychelles is an exotic tropical paradise, and when it comes to activities for the entire family, there simply are a lot to choose from when you come here. There is a bunch of other qualities that make Seychelles perfect for your family getaway. Rounded up below are six other reasons why this small African nation should be your next family destination:
It is safe
Unlike other vacation hotspots where hustlers are constantly pestering tourists, Seychelles’ street vendors and business folks are chill and courteous. They are never pushy if you decline their offers and, instead, will cheerfully send you off and wish you a lovely day.
Most children get quite overwhelmed with persistent vendors when travelling. You do not have to worry about this when you head to the towns for shopping because you can have the assurance that you and your family will be able to do so in peace.
2. You can rent an entire island for your family
If you have the financial means to deck out for your loved ones, Seychelles has the best provisions for that. There are private island resorts that you can rent so all its beauty and services will be strictly for your family’s private enjoyment.
If you are creative enough, there will be no shortage of island fun adventures to enjoy with your family.
3. The food is great
‘Want your children to become adventurous eaters?
Seychelles’ local cuisine can introduce flavours and ingredients that the young ones have never tried before.
The local cuisine of Seychelles is a combination of Asian and African influences. There are lots of seafood, herbs and spices and, of course, veggies. Coconut milk is also a staple ingredient for most dishes, and it gives food a sweetness and creaminess that is rather uncommon for many.
It is worth noting, too, that local food is quite affordable. You can include a rather healthy gastronomic adventure to all the days of your stay in the country.
4. They have century-old tortoises
Get the chance to meet the relatives of “Crush” (the sea turtle character in “Finding Nemo” who was 150 years old) in Seychelles. The hundred-year-old land-dwelling shelled gentle giants of Seychelles can be found at Curieuse Island, and they never fail to fascinate tourists, both young or old.
The Aldabra giant tortoises roam around and the children can hang out with and feed them.
5. Biking around is fun
Since the country is truly known for being a vacation destination, travelling around is an easy thing to do because the roads rarely get really congested.
You and the kids can rent bikes to explore the vast landscape of the island you are staying at. It’s a wholesome activity the entire family can enjoy, and you can be sure that there are always fun things and friendly folks awaiting you from one location to the next.
6. Learn about the rich history and art of the nation
One of the things you will notice right away when you get to Seychelles is the colourful way most people dress up. Local women wear vibrant printed skirts and hats. This is actually a reflection of the country’s colourful culture.
Apart from observing the locals and interacting with them, you can also get some proper education on the history of Seychelles, which involves pirates – something the kids will surely be interested in.
JA Enchanted Island Resort actually has a museum of sorts filled with historical and cultural artefacts. You can ask for a Seychelles leisure tour here for the entire family to get to know your host country a lot better.
Seychelles is a fantastic option for a holiday getaway for your family.
It possesses natural beauty, and offers adventure, relaxation, fun, education, and so much more.
Treat your family to this trip because it presents a great formula for wholesome and adventure-filled quality time like no other destination.
Thomas Grundner is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for JA Resorts & Hotels. He has more than 20 years of expertise in the hospitality and leisure industry – across international markets including Germany, Egypt and Spain. Grundner oversees all sales, marketing and revenue efforts as the company continues to build on its key growth and development strategies and further cultivates its unique blend of “Heartfelt Hospitality” and “Casual Luxury.”