The best kid’s clubs in the Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean is a fantastic destination for families with its pristine beaches, clear waters, and a plethora of fun activities to choose from. While it’s great to spend time together as a family, it’s also important to have some time apart to relax and recharge. This is where kids clubs come in – they provide a safe and fun environment for children to play and learn while parents enjoy some much-needed downtime.

In this article, we’ll explore the best kid’s clubs in the Indian Ocean, covering top-rated resorts in Mauritius, the Maldives, Seychelles, and Zanzibar.

Heritage Awali and Heritage Le Telfair, Mauritius

The kid’s clubs at these sister hotels are two of the most popular and sought-after kid’s clubs on the island of Mauritius. Choose between two exquisite resorts, the all-inclusive Heritage Awali and five-star luxury Heritage Le Telfair, which both feature top-notch kid’s clubs, catering to children of all ages, from babies all the way through to teenagers with a range of activities and programs to keep them entertained and engaged throughout their stay.

Each club has three different sections, The Baby Club (0-2 years), the Timomo & Friends Kids Club (3-11 years), and the Teens Club (12-17 years), and offer various outdoor and indoor games, arts and crafts, cooking classes, and cultural activities included in the price of your stay. Younger children can enjoy storytelling, face painting, and puppet shows, while older children can take part in treasure hunts, talent shows, and sports competitions. The clubs also offer special activities like yoga, dance, and language classes.

There’s arts and crafts supplies, board games, puzzles, books, and multimedia devices to keep kid’s entertained as well as outdoor facilities like swimming pools and playgrounds.

Emerald Resort & Spa, Zanzibar

The Dolphin Kids Club at Emerald Zanzibar Resort & Spa is the largest kid’s club on the island of Zanzibar. Here young guests between the ages of 3 and 12 will be kept entertained under the watchful eyes of trained staff with an array of both indoor and outdoor activities. There are many creative, educational and stimulating activities and games including a large outdoor play area featuring a kid’s pool.

Moreover, the Holiday Factory packages to this hotel include accommodation in a Garden Junior Suite which are perfectly laid out to accommodate two adults and two children while interconnecting rooms are also available for larger families. The Garden Junior Suites also have access to their own pool area complete with a bar, beach sand and sun loungers.

Zilwa Attitude, Mauritius

The Ayo le Dodo kids’ club at the 4* Zilwa Attitude in Mauritius welcomes children from 3 to 12 years to a pirate themed adventure. Free of charge and open every day, from 9am to 9pm, the kid’s club runs a number of fun and creative activities from colouring competitions to glass-bottom boat rides, shows, pool games and themed days.

One of the highlights for kids here will be meeting Ayo the Dodo, the legendary Mauritian bird-turned-pirate, and joining the treasure hunt on Zilwa’s very own Robinson’s Island (Gran Zil), located five minutes away by boat from the main resort. After the treasure hunt parents can join their children for a unique barbeque style lunch at this Crusoe themed getaway.

Parent’s here will also love that the restaurant’s feature a special kid’s menu and a children’s corner at the buffet.

Constance Ephelia, Seychelles

The Constance Kids Club of Constance Ephelia in the Seychelles welcomes all children from 4 to 11 years old, who are up for adventure and ready to be pampered. Here kids can look forward to sandy beaches, themed programs, cooking classes, and movies. There is a swimming pool for free play, relays, tag games and more, an outdoor space with games and a playground, open play areas to show off talents, play interactive games or enjoy movies, an arts & crafts zone and an imagination space with playhouses, kitchenettes, and tool workshops. Foodie experiences are also available where children can create pizzas, make ice cream and enjoy some smoothies and treats.

In addition, this expansive resort is also home to two exquisite beaches, five swimming pools, a fitness centre, four tennis courts, a squash court and a watersports centre with pedal boats, catamarans, windsurfing equipment and kayaks. Plus there is even a zipline adventure through the forest where young and old alike can unleash their inner child.

Preskil Island Resort, Mauritius

With its wide range of fun and entertaining activities, the Tikoulou Kids Club at Preskil Island Resort in Mauritius guarantees a memorable experience to children aged 3 to 12. Famous amongst Mauritians, Tikoulou is an endearing 10-year-old little Mauritian character who allows the innocence of childhood to be portrayed in the Mauritian context of a colourful and rich environment. Kids here recieve activity books, t-shirts with his image, and a cap that they can wear while engaging in activities such as fishing, a sega show, glass-bottom boat tours and the discovery of educational games and activities that link back to the protection of the environment.

A well-equipped and specially designed space also awaits little friends from 4 to 23 months, meaning that holidaying with your baby is also a stress-free experience. Run by the qualified in-house Little Guests team, your baby will love playing and learning at Tikoulou Baby Club, with lots of activities to spark their curiosity.

Siyam World, Maldives

Siyam World in the Maldives is a giant playground for all ages, home as it is to a collection of exciting, diverse, memorably modern and quirky experiences across land, ocean and sky. Highlights include Water Villas with private pools and slides into the ocean and Siyam Water World – the largest floating waterpark in the Maldives.

Children here will be well looked after with a range of family programmes at the Kidz World. The club offers various activities and a variety of amenities that will keep children aged four to twelve occupied whilst you soak up the sun and sip your favorite cocktail on the beach.

In addition, some of the activities you can enjoy as a family at this resort include windsurfing, canoeing, stand-up paddle boarding, banana boats, football and futsal tournaments, and beach volleyball. The resort also hosts live music, DJs, beach and pool parties and various entertaining shows including circus acrobats.

Le Méridien Ile Maurice, Mauritius

The newly built Le Méridien Family Kids Club at Le Méridien Ile Maurice in Mauritius is an indoor/outdoor area for children aged between 4 to 12 years. Here caring, professional staff supervise a range of exciting activities and keep kids happy and occupied, so you can relax and enjoy the resort’s facilities.

There is an extensive colourful indoor area as well as a large outdoor playground and a shallow paddling pool within the kid’s club. For a fee, children can enjoy excursions at different parks and aquariums.

Kuredu Island Resort & Spa, Maldives

Max Mermaids & Pirates Kids Club at Kuredu Island Resort & Spa in the Maldives welcomes children between ages of 3 and 12 at no charge between 9am and 6pm, with supervised indoor and outdoor activities. Here at the Maldives’ largest kid’s club, games in the indoor play area will spark children’s creativity, while the outdoor playground is great for picnics and barefoot frolicking.

And while your kids are being taken care of at the kid’s club you can retreat to the Sangu and ‘O’ Resort areas which are reserved for those looking for quiet and undisturbed relaxation. Here you can enjoy delicious international and local cuisine in a romantic ambience, discover the extraordinary wine cellar, which boasts 1,100 bottles of the world’s finest wines, or indulge in delicious seafood on sturdy platforms above the water.

A kid’s club is an absolute lifesaver for families travelling with young children, as they offer a range of fun activities and programs that allow children to make friends, learn new skills, and explore their creativity in a safe and supervised environment, while parents can rest assured that their children will be well taken care of while they also enjoy some quality time together.

A great kid’s club offers more than just a fun experience for children. They also provide valuable opportunities for children to develop social skills, self-confidence, and creativity while stimulating a child’s imaginations, promoting teamwork, and encouraging curiosity. Children also have the chance to learn about different cultures and traditions, which can broaden their horizons and foster a love of travel.

So what are you waiting for? Book your family holiday to one of these resorts today and let your kids have the time of their lives while you relax and unwind. Give us a call on 011 233 2300 or email info@theholidayfactory.co.za.