A family holiday to the Indian Ocean is about more than just ‘getting away’, it’s a chance to create and share an adventure together that you’ll remember forever.
Forget the image of über grown-up luxury hotels in exotic Indian Ocean locations, at Constance we believe true luxury is about creating a warm welcome for the whole family.
The benefit of travel for children
We all have memories of special trips from our childhood whether they are exotic locations or a camping trip half a mile down the road. The point is we remember them because living life a little differently for a while expands our experience of the world and the same is true of travelling with kids today.
The beautiful islands of the Indian Ocean are a natural playground for kids young and old and there’s always an adventure to be had.
Imagine kayaking through an ancient mangrove forest in the Seychelles with your kids, zip-lining through a jungle in Mauritius or learning to scuba dive with them in the Maldives.
Explore a different culture
Beyond the 5* luxury of your Constance hotel or resort lies a new world to explore together with bustling street markets, fishing villages unchanged for generations and local arts and craft to discover.
Encourage the kids to meet some of the locals, try some island street food (fried chilli cakes in Mauritius are delicious), explore their island location and even try a couple of phrases in the local dialect.
Relax and play together
Time pressures can mean that a quick wave at breakfast and a kiss at bedtime sometimes feels like all we see of our kids, so a holiday is a great time to reconnect. Challenge them to a game of tennis or golf or learn a new skill together like waterskiing, windsurfing or even big game fishing.
If your child prefers something a little more laidback then why not check into the U Spa together and enjoy a range of treatments specially created for children.
Make things easy for yourself
At Constance we know travelling long-haul with little ones can be tricky, so we offer a range of facilities and services to make your life easier from spacious family villas equipped with everything from high chairs and cots to Wiis and PlayStations in some villas.
Kids can try new things and eat well with special children’s menus and early sittings available in many of our restaurants with a range of healthy, delicious dishes created by our world-class chefs.
Free Kids Club
For the inevitable time when your energy begins to sag while they charge on like a Duracell bunny, at Constance we provide a complimentary Kids Club where the adventure continues.
Children from 4-11-years old can make friends and join in games, shows, local craft activities or free play and swim under the guidance of our fully trained Kids Club team so that you can have some well-earned time to yourself.
A babysitting service is also available, so you can go and experience the romance of the Indian Ocean while the kids get some sleep ready for another adventure-filled day in paradise.
- Check out our 10 tips for planning a family holiday
- Find out why Smith & Family rates Constance Le Prince Maurice and Constance Halaveli
- Discover the secret to a great family holiday
- For inspiration on travelling with kids all over the world take a look at full time travel blogger and mother, Luxury Travel Mom.