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The holidays are around the corner, so for those with the travel bug that means it’s time to start booking that dream escape. If you’re looking for an idyllic island getaway with some of the world’s most paradisiacal beaches, as well as astonishing national parks and other natural wonders, start by putting The Seychelles on the top of the list.
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Other than being a short flight away from the GCC, the ancient archipelago of 115 islands marooned in the middle of the Indian Ocean is known for its luxury resorts. What’s more is that many of them offer loads of fun family activities you can enjoy while bonding with your precious ones. You also have the option of sneaking off for a few hours of R&R while the kids have a blast on their own. We’ve picked out two of the top spots, which additionally boast of all the privacy you need.
Located amongst the inner granitic islands of Seychelles, North Island features only 11 private guest villas, with the Villa North Island being the biggest. The private island resort is the ultimate private playground for adults and children alike, with an endless choice of activities to keep everyone entertained. For those who prefer to be in the topaz water, activities include snorkelilng, kayaking, stand up paddle, fishing and sunset cruises. If your jam is to stay on firm land, especially when surrounded by lush hills, there are guided walking tours and biking or beach buggy trips to delight in.
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If you want to bond as a family and create unforgettable memories, all you need to do is join in one of the group experiences. Yet, it’s also possible to take advantage of the fact kids can take part in their own activities, allowing you to indulge in some well-deserved downtime. Reconnecting with your partner, yoga sessions or massages are all doable when you know your kids are enjoying the activities designed to keep young minds and bodies active.
Scuba Diving North Island
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The Bush Buddy programme also satisfies the most inquisitive and thrills the most adventure-seeking ones. For example, with the island’s Environmental Team they can learn about North’s conservation and rehabilitation efforts and meet Patrick, the 170-year-old tortoise alongside the many other fascinating creatures that call the beautiful island home.
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Plus, there’s the opportunity to experience that first-ever dive on the Bubblemaker course, led by the Island’s dive master. The PADI-sanctioned course leads to shallow sea dives in search of colourful reef fish and turtles. The best part is that you can always join in the fun if you’re in the mood. How about a game of balloon tennis, a pizza-making lesson or a pirate treasure hunt?
Villa North Island Couple On The Beach
As the resort, which has two eateries, takes care of guests’ unique needs, ensuring a smooth and tailor-made experience with personalised activities, all you need to do is focus on spending time with your loved ones.
Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa
A luxurious mountainous beach hideaway, Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa is located on Silhouette Island, 20 km northwest of Mahé. Sandwiched between a dazzling 2.5 km long white beach with leaning palms over turquoise seas strewn with granite boulders and tropical forest, the resort is home to one of the largest nature reserves and National Marine Parks in the country.
Staying at the two-bedroom estate gives you unobstructed views of the turquoise Indian Ocean and offers unmatched privacy with direct access to the beach from the pool deck. A number of complimentary services, including a butler service and private dining experiences, also make your stay that much more enjoyable.
You can choose from four spacious and peaceful villa categories: the Garden Villas, the Beachfront Villas, the Deluxe Hillside Pool Villas and the Deluxe Beachfront Pool Villas. The jewel in the crown, however, is the private Silhouette Estate, which spans 1,200 sqm.
The resort offers a wide range of leisure activities including exploratory nature hikes, diving, fishing, yoga, romantic sunset cruises, Creole cooking classes and crazy golf. Plus, the award-winning eforea Spa has three distinctive treatment journeys, each encompassing a unique approach to wellbeing.
Children have scores of activities too, thanks to The Kid’s Club. The club, which creates memorable island experiences for children aged 4-12, also organises baby sitting in the evening, allowing you to try the romantic private dining experience on the beach. You can also check out one of the seven onsite restaurants that boast a vibrant array of culinary options for everyone`s taste.