A FAMILY-FRIENDLY HOLIDAY: THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS AT AN ISLAND DESTINATION
An island holiday is the perfect family getaway with loads of kid-friendly activities and accommodations. Most island resorts are bursting with fun attractions and activities that guarantee the kids will never get bored. Think family rooms, easy dining with plenty of options for even the fussiest eaters and fully equipped kids’ clubs with activities to keep children of all ages entertained.
Let’s take a look at the best family things to do:
Meet the Animals
It is no secret that children love animals, and interacting with them is a great way to entertain and educate them. Many island destinations have conservation centres or sanctuaries that give kids the opportunity to learn about the fauna and flora of the country they are visiting.
For example, the Seychelles archipelago is home to a very unique species of tortoise known as the Aldabra giant tortoise and visitors can do an excursion to Curieuse Marine National Park to a tortoise sanctuary where more than 200 of the gentle giants roam freely in a protected paradise. This is a great family excursion.
At La Pirogue Mauritius, children can learn all about coral farming and the importance of coral to the ecosystem. Similarly, at Sugar Beach Mauritius, children can view a beehive observatory and learn about the importance of bees to the environment. The Izzy the Bee initiative from the Sunlife Kid’s Club, aims to teach kids about becoming responsible and respectful travellers.
One of the most enjoyable things about a beach holiday is being able to enjoy the water. While there are many activities geared toward adults, there are also a plethora of activities that are suitable for children.
A popular water-based activity that children can enjoy is banana boating. This activity involves an inflatable boat shaped like a banana, attached to a speedboat that pulls you through the ocean at high speeds. The boat can usually take up to 10 people, making it the perfect activity for the whole family to enjoy, and ensures loads of laughs and giggles.
Kayaking is a fun activity for the whole family because it combines exercise, fresh air and the opportunity to explore new places together while enjoying the beauty of nature. Kayaking is suitable for all skill levels, making it accessible and enjoyable for everyone in the family.
Parasailing is super fun for kids because it gives them a feeling of flying and a sense of adventure. It also allows them to see the world from a different perspective and enjoy the beauty of nature. Younger children are usually accompanied by an adult, giving you the ability to bond with your child in an unforgettable way.
Kids can explore the magical underwater world and see marine life up close by snorkelling. Seeing colourful sea creatures is sure to capture the attention of kids while providing a sense of adventure and excitement.
What is there not to love about being at the beach? Beach sand is the perfect, soft surface to play games on as a family. Volleyball, beach soccer and frisbees are fantastic games to keep children entertained and burn off excess energy. The beach is a giant sandpit for kids to play, build sand castles and dig up some awesome-looking shells.
Hiking and Cycling
What is a better way to explore the inner parts of the island than cycling or walking? Many resorts provide bicycles for their guests to explore parts of the island that are not accessible by car. If you have a family that enjoys walking, then a hike is another great way to spend time together on verdant trails brimming with exotic wildlife and vegetation.
Undoubtedly, an island is a popular holiday destination for a family with children. It’s the perfect way to spend family bonding time together, blended with relaxation and adventure, in an ideal destination.