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A PERFECT DAY WITH THE KIDS

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Welcome to paradise, start your day off by popping into Pointe aux Sel Bakery for some treats for the beach or grabbing some local fruit at any shop or roadside stall. Begin at Fairy Land Beach. This place gets pretty busy all year round so I would recommend a nice early morning dip. The beach has a sort of magic, even though it is next to the road, once you’re nestled next to the huge granite rocks and lush trees you feel that there are fairies amongst you. The water is so nice to swim with kids, especially from November to April as the sea is very calm and shallow. This is a great spot for snorkelling so enjoy seeing lots of beautiful tropical fish. 

If you feel like you’d like another stop before lunch then go to Jardin Du Roi Spice Garden, Anse Royal. This is an exotic garden full of spices and can also be a good lunch spot. Otherwise, for check out nearby Kafe Creole which has a nice setting as it’s right on the beach of Anse Royal and the kids can play in the sand while you wait for food. It isn’t budget friendly so if you’re not in the mood for a splurge, I would recommend trying Ole Pirates just down the road for a takeaway to enjoy on Anse Royal beach or as you’re heading out of Anse Royal, towards Victoria, you will see Simply Delicious Take Away on the East Coast Road near Takamaka Rum Distillery. 


Continue travelling toward Victoria and stop into the Domaine de Val aux Pres Craft Village in Anse Aux Pins where you will find some handcrafted items for sale. The journey into Victoria can be busy during rush hour times so make sure if your kids are not keen on car rides to take this opportunity for a stretch before going into town. 


Check out what Victoria has to offer. We recommend going to the Botanical Gardens with kids to feed the Aladabra Giant Tortoises. If you’re going to do the Sir Selwyn Clarke Market it is best to do this in the morning or before 2pm as it gets hot and things sell out. If you’re visiting Victoria by foot then make sure to walk by the Arul Mihu Navasakthi Vinayagar Temple. You can also visit Kenwyn House to see local art if you’re kids are interested in looking at local art, it’s not huge so the visit wouldn’t be too long for them. Also, there is the National History Museum if you have older children which would give them more understanding of the country they are visiting.


For dinner, I would recommend trying the local favourite for creole which is Marie Antoinette. Set in a traditional Creole home makes for a fun atmosphere and it has giant tortoises in the garden to keep children entertained. It is a set menu of about 8 courses and there is a vegetarian option as well as the usual meat/chicken/fish. As always in the Seychelles, it is a pricey menu so if that’s not your thing then check out the local food trucks near the roundabout which intersects Latanier Road and Francis Rachel Street. We like Callinoz for their chickpea wrap.  

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