Easter is almost here and that means it’s time for a family holiday. And where better to take the family than the beach! With amazing family resorts complete with kids clubs, multiple restaurants, plenty of fun land and water sports activities, and large comfortable suites and villas, the Indian Ocean is the ideal destination for your next family vacation.
But which island family hotels are the best? Keep reading to find out our top island resorts for your next family holiday.
Heritage Awali & Heritage Le Telfair, Mauritius
The sister hotels of Heritage Awali and Heritage Le Telfair are two of our favourite family hotels in Mauritius. Both offer a unique concept few resorts offer in that they have a baby club open to newborns. You can drop your infant off while you enjoy a quiet dinner with your loved one, knowing that your precious baby is well taken care of by the expert team. Each resort also has their own unique kids and teens clubs with a range of activities on offer for children of all ages, from swimming, to golf, dance and cooking classes, treasure hunts and more.
When choosing between the two, Heritage Awali offers a vibrant, fun atmosphere where the kids can run wild and the package is always all inclusive so you don’t have to worry about a thing. Heritage Le Telfair on the other hand offers a more elegant, sophisticated and upmarket experience with a range of packages to choose from. The Gourmet Bliss package at Heritage Le Telfair will enable you to experience the best of both will full access to all amenities, activities, and restaurants across both resorts.
Cocoon Maldives is one of the best family resorts in the Maldives. Here you can enjoy the best of Italian design with the Maldives’ stunning natural beauty, all set against the backdrop of the azure Indian Ocean. The resort’s family beach villas that are perfect for travelling with kids. An interconnecting door provides privacy while direct beach access means you don’t have to go far from home to enjoy the white sands and blue lagoon. The kids club at Cocoon also offers a range of outdoor and indoor activities for kids from three until twelve years old.
Veranda Pointe aux Biches, Mauritius
Veranda Pointe aux Biches offers the ultimate in barefoot luxury. Here you can kick back, let the sand flow between your toes and ease your stress away. You don’t even have to dress up for dinner if you don’t want to.
The great thing about visiting this hotel with the family is that there is an adult’s only wing so you don’t need to worry about your children bothering those who want peace and quiet and if it’s a little rest and relaxation you’re after you could always head to the adult’s pool yourself while your precious bundles are being entertained at the kids club. The family rooms are also one of our top choices with a separate annex with bunk beds for the children to have their own space.
Constance Ephelia, Seychelles
The luxurious Constance Ephelia in the Seychelles is spread over two of the most beautiful beaches on the main island of Mahe in the Seychelles and offers plenty of things for young families to explore. With a marine national park at its centre there’s plenty to explore both above and below the water while the resort’s very own mountain can be hiked or discovered via zipline. There’s also a kids club, five restaurants, six bars, a range of activities, and live entertainment most evenings.
Siyam World, Maldives
Siyam World offers an unparalleled all-inclusive island getaway in the Maldives. This is a carefree playground with a collection of exciting and quirky experiences across land, ocean, and sky. Choose to enjoy breakfast at two different restaurants, lunch at three restaurants, and dine around for dinner at four speciality restaurants with a grand pop-up beach BBQ once a week. You’ll also get unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including champagne, a curated wine selection, beers from around the world and freshly pressed juices while your mini bar is also complimentary. You’ll also get access to Siyam Water World – the biggest floating water park in the Maldives. Kids will also love the villas which feature their own private pools and slides into the ocean!
Le Meridien Ile Maurice, Mauritius
The beautiful Le Meridien Ile Maurice, owned by the Marriott group, was recently renovated and is now a brand new property. For active families this property is located near Grand Bay in the north of Mauritius, and offers an array of activities, to enjoy including beach games, bocce ball, water-skiing, sailing, windsurfing and kayaking. You can also take a pedal boat out, go on a glass-bottom boat and snorkelling tour, or catch up with your exercise at the gym. A nice addition for families, your key at Le Meridien Ile Maurice, provides complimentary access to L’Aventure du Sucre where you can enjoy an interactive tour through the island’s sugar museum and taste some local sugar products.
Zilwa Attitude, Mauritius
This family-friendly resort located on the north coast of Mauritius, is one of a kind. Zilwa Attitude offers experiences designed to you and your family in island life, from sunrise pirogue trips to barbecues on the private island of Gran Zil. The complimentary Ayo le Dodo kids’ club welcomes children from three to 12 years old and is set in a boat with new adventures every day – including the famous treasure hunt on Robinson’s Island (Gran Zil). The family members from the kids club can also accompany your children during their meals in the restaurant (noon and evening), so you can enjoy beautiful romantic evenings.
Ready to book your Indian Ocean island family holiday? Give us a call now on 011 233 2300 for a quote.