The Four Seasons Anahita in Mauritius
Enjoy winter on the beach at Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita.
The Four Seasons Anahita in Mauritius

Winter Sun Family Holidays in the Indian Ocean

With so many super-family-friendly hotels and resorts – most notably in Mauritius and the Seychelles, but increasingly in the Maldives too – the Indian Ocean is a fabulous destination for winter sun holidays with kids.

The weather in this region is fabulous all year round, with temperatures on land and in the water varying little (think about 30°C on land). Mauritius has a short wet season from January to March. 

Most family accommodation in the Indian Ocean is luxurious, with swimming pools, childcare and direct beach access, so even those with very young children who don’t enjoy the heat will have options for keeping them cool and entertained in the heat of the day. 

However, do bear in mind that winter is peak season in the region, with Christmas and Easter the busiest and most expensive times. If you can, bring the kids to Mauritius in April, when the first deals start to appear. The busiest season in the Seychelles and and the Maldives is December to April, the Maldives is December to April.

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Winter Sun places to stay in Indian Ocean

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Paradis Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa

Mauritius
One of the best luxury family hotels in Mauritius, with a top class kids club, stunning beaches, beachside golf course, yoga and attentive staff.

Constance Lemuria Luxury Resort

Seychelles
A luxury family hotel in a tropical setting on the island of Seychelles with plenty of land- and water-based activities.

Dinarobin Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa

Mauritius
Effortless style and a magnificent spa with fantastic family facilities. watersports galore and a private beach, all on the island of Mauritius.

Constance Ephelia Five Star Resort

Seychelles
Situated on some of the most beautiful beaches in the Seychelles overlooking a marine park, this luxury resort offers kids club and activities for 4-11 years.

Victoria Beachcomber Resort & Spa

Mauritius
Spacious family rooms, luxury surroundings and a kids club and babysitting service makes this Mauritius hotel a perfect choice for a luxury family holiday.

Royal Palm Beachcomber Luxury

Mauritius
On a sun-drenched white sandy beach with complimentary kids' club, top class restaurants and one of Mauritius' most luxurious spas.

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Canonnier Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa

Mauritius
An Idyllic setting on a historical peninsula of Mauritius, this all-inclusive hotel oozes luxury combined with top notch family facilities.

Heritage Le Telfair Golf and Spa Resort, Bel Ombre

Mauritius
A stunning hotel on a pristine stretch of beach in Mauritius, with a spa, golf courses + kid's club.

Constance Belle Mare Plage

Mauritius
A very popular hotel, fabulous for families, with superb sports complex, children's pool and kids' club

Kanuhura A Sun Resort, Maldives

Maldives
Spectacular views, white beaches, clear waters and top childcare makes it an unforgettable destination for luxury family holidays in the Maldives.

Shangri La's Le Touessrok Resort & Spa

Mauritius
A truly luxurious resort - romantic, exclusive and beautiful.

Kurumba Maldives

Maldives
Sophisticated accommodation with kids' club in the Maldives.

Sugar Beach

Mauritius
A contemporary hotel, wonderful for families and offering an active holiday in luxury surroundings

Constance Halaveli Resort Hotel

Maldives
A perfect location for a luxury family holiday in the Maldives - ideal for diving and with complimentary children's club and private plunge pools.

Tamassa

Mauritius
A contemporary hotel in Mauritius with an informal atmosphere, with kids' pool and clubs and organised activities, ideal for older kids.

Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa

Maldives
On a private coral island with turquoise seas, white beaches, family activities and its own surf school.

The Residence

Mauritius
A luxury option on Mauritius, with white sandy beaches, tropical gardens, a superb spa and a brilliant kids' club.

Four Seasons Resort at Landaa Giraavaru

Maldives
A paradise hideaway, offering watersports, a luxurious Spa and clubs for children

Club Med La Plantation d’Albion

Mauritius
Stunning all-inclusive resort with childcare for 2-17 years, lots of activities, stunning beach and a private villa option.

Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa Dhonakulhi Maldives

Maldives
A top boutique resort, with stunning beaches, world-class spa, butler service and kids club in the Maldives.