Things to do in Seychelles for Family
Things to do in Seychelles for Family - Banyan Tree Seychelles
Seychelles is a living museum of natural history and a sanctuary for some of the rarest species of flora and fauna on earth to be discovered with your family. A memorable family bonding journey at Banyan Tree Seychelles.
Take a Wetland Tour every Tuesday and Thursday with our Wildlife Conservation and Rehabilitation Center and discover the endemic flora and fauna.
Covering approximately 7 ha, it is currently the largest managed freshwater wetland on Mahe. The wetland hosts populations of two IUCN Critically Endangered species – the endemic mud turtles (terrapins): the Black Mud Turtle (Pelusios subniger parientalis) and Yellow-bellied Mud Turtle (Pelusios castanoides integularis). Additionally it serves as home to a wide range of wildlife, like the Grey Heron, the Blue Pigeon, the Seychelles Sunbird, the Cattle Egret and the Madagascar Fody.
Turtle Nesting At Anse Intendance
Banyan Tree Seychelles is a homing zone for turtles to lay eggs each year. Turtle season begins in October and ends in February, when the last nest hatches and the final baby turtle crawls to the sea safely to find life in the ocean. Join our Wildlife Conservation and Rehabilitation Center officers with your family on their daily beach patrol and live a unique experience.
Family Spa Treatment
Like its sacred floral namesake, Banyan Tree luxury spa in Seychelles offers guests a Sanctuary for the Senses – a perfect place to enjoy a physical, mental and spiritual renewal for adults and kids. As Asia's first upmarket oriental spa, focused on a non-clinical and holistic approach based on traditional Eastern healing therapies, Banyan Tree Spa reintroduced an exotic blend of ancient health and beauty practices reverently passed down as generational heirlooms.
Dare to discover the endemic Coco De Mer with your family and be charmed by the unspoiled nature. The botanical garden was established in 1901 by Queen Victoria. It features a collection of native palms, endemic plant species, a tortoise park and a rainforest walk. More than 100 years old, the garden is found in the heart of Victoria. See local bird species at play here, from the Seychelles Bulbul to the Seychelles Blue Pigeon. The garden is home to the Coco De Mer, a world-renowned palm tree and Aldabran Giant Tortoises, one of the Seychelles Archipelago's 115 variant islands.
Victoria is Mahe's largest settlement and the capital of the Republic of Seychelles. A 45 minute drive from Banyan Tree Seychelles, explore Victoria on a family bonding journey and enjoy the feeling of winding through a postcard-perfect town, enjoying local shops and Eden Plaza.
Day Tour To Praslin and La Digue
With its languid ways, time-honoured traditions and carefree lifestyle, La Digue is a scenic island where you can enjoy and see riding a bicycle all around the island. Swim in the waters of the world-famous Anse Source D'Argent, before feasting on a Creole family style lunch at La Domaine. Visit the neighbouring island of Praslin and embark on a guided tour to the enigmatic Vallée de Mai, where the legendary Coco-de-Mer grows in the shadow of a hidden valley. The site is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is believed to be the legendary Garden of Eden.
The island is a spiritual harbour for international sporting and recreational fisherman, who return each year to break fishing records. Numerous records have been set within the teeming archipelago; world records for Striped Bonito, Bonefish, Giant Guitarfish, Bigeye Trevally, Bluefin Trevally, Giant Trevally, Moustache Grouper, Humphead Maori Wrasse and Dogtooth Tuna are just some of them. With some of the world's ripest fishing waters, Seychelles is a big-game fishing arena for both seasoned and novice fishermen. Nestled in the heart of the Intendance Bay, Banyan Tree Seychelles provides excellent fishing grounds for guests.
Kreol Food Discovery
Discover Mahé's diversity, its local culture and authentic Créole cuisine. Join our chefs with your family on an amazing day to explore Victoria's fascinating food market. At Sir Selwyn Market, you will enjoy an impromptu lesson on classical local ingredients while filling your baskets with the finest catch of the day. Back at the resort, select from a range of home-grown herbs and spices from our organic farm for a flavoursome epicurean experience. Enrol in our master Créole cooking class to enjoy true Seychelles' flavours.
Hiking & Water sports
Perfect for adventurous families!
Discover Mahé's hiking trails from north to south and explore the unspoiled nature of Seychelles or enrol in adventurous water sports around the island.