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The Seychelles are made up of 115 islands, each offering a different island experience. Many of the beaches here make the top 100 list every year with their crystal clear waters, palm trees, powder white sand and giant granite boulders.

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Why we love Seychelles

The latest insight from our time spent exploring Seychelles.

Location

The Seychelles is a breath-taking cluster of 115 tropical islands in the heart of the Indian Ocean off the East coast of Africa. The archipelago is alive with colourful sea life, enchanting rainforests and picturesque beaches, ideal for the perfect getaway.

Activities

This is a peaceful place of leisure; therefore typical activities include guided trail walks, swimming, sun bathing, snorkelling, fishing, diving, sailing/cruising, rock climbing, golf (Praslin), spa and wellness treatments, visiting marine parks, cycling the rainforests, and visiting the variety of restaurants. With that said, the main island (Mahé) has a bustling port and nightlife if that is of interest.

Wildlife & Marine Life

The Seychelles is known as the world leader in sustainable tourism, therefore their wildlife remains extremely well preserved. The Aldabra giant tortoises are allowed free to roam the granitic islands, and are loved by locals and tourists. They have a diverse range of birds, including their national bird the black parrot and some of the world’s largest seabird colonies. From the sea, there are over 1000 bright and colourful species of fish that have been recorded. Indigenous to the Seychelles is the jellyfish tree and many orchid varieties.

History & Culture

This diverse heritage filters into their multi-ethnic culture however a few things from the Seychelles days of slavery has remained such as the traditional ‘moutya’ erotic dance combined with the ‘sega’ lyrics. The local language is Creole, however English and French are also recognised as official languages.

Seychelles Highlights

Praslin Island

Praslin Island

This is the second largest island in the ‘Inner Island’ circle and is a popular attraction for many reasons. It is the home to the Constance Lemuria Resort 18-hole golf course and the famous ‘coco de mer’, also known as the ‘love nut’. Praslin has some of the Seychelles most spectacular beaches, and in particular the Anse Lazio referred to as “a beach not to be missed” and Vallee de Mai. Places to stay are more limited in Praslin as the two main resorts include the Chateau de Feuilles and the Raffles Seychelles Resort, and other hotels, chalets and suits. Unique activities on the island include the Pirate Treasure Trail and the Praslin Heritage Route.

La Digue

La Digue

La Digue is often characterised as the more laid-back, luscious and tranquil of islands in the Seychelles. It is highly recognized for its beaches, in particular, Anse Sourse dArgent and Grand Anse. It is very easy to get around this island on bicycles and is a great place to wonder. The few places to stay include La Repaire Boutique Hotel, various apartments, B&Bs and guesthouses.

Outer Islands

Outer Islands

The Outer Islands are situated beyond the Seychelles Plateau and are scattered over hundreds of kilometres southwest of the main Mahe Group. These less visited islands are pristine miniature worlds and offer untouched habitats for many species of wildlife.

Mahe

Mahe

Being the main island in the Seychelles (and where their capital Victoria is located), it is one of the busier islands with a lively port, shops, neighbouring Eden Island, botanical gardens, museums, La Plaine St. Andre distillery and over 65 beaches to explore. Accommodation on this island can vary from the luxurious Four Seasons Resort to quaint guesthouses.

Aldabra Atoll

Aldabra Atoll

Aldabra is the world's second largest coral atoll and is part of the Outer Islands of The Seychelles. Aldabra is truly a natural wonder, virtually untouched by humans and as such unchanged for thousands of years. The atoll is a UNESCO Heritage Site, made up of four large islands all made of coral, which together surround a shallow lagoon. For this reason, the island is difficult to access, but is home to the largest population of giant tortoises in the world. Only a handful of people inhabit the island, whose purpose is to study the evolutionary and ecological processes. Those who wish to visit the island must get permission from the Seychelles Islands Foundation, as tourism is limited purely to 'nature tourism and education'.

How to Explore Seychelles

These itineraries cover routes and places that are particularly popular with our guests and are designed to inspire. Every single trip we create is tailor-made and highly personalised to meet your specific requirements.

Luxury Seychelles Honeymoon

Luxury Seychelles Honeymoon

  • Seychelles is a dream for those looking to do a bit more than just lie on a beach. Year round temperatures and incredible hotels make this one of the world's premier honeymoon destinations.
  • Spend 7 nights at Six Senses new Zil Payson in a Hideaway Pool Villa on a bed and breakfast basis from £4,100 per person, inclusive of helicopter flights to/from Mahe.
  • Six Senses Zil Payson
The Family Explorer

The Family Explorer

  • Combine a variety of islands, swim with Turtles on the shores of Denis island, charter a private yacht and have the crew show you the hidden beaches and snorkel on reefs seldom explored.
  • 8 nights from £2,750 pp including 3 nights on Denis Island and 5 nights on a Private Yacht with crew for a family of four on a full board basis.
  • Denis Island and Private Yacht
The Best Fishing in the Indian Ocean

The Best Fishing in the Indian Ocean

  • Experience the best fishing the Indian ocean has to offer on a fly rod. For the non-fisherfolk, the beauty of an island paradise, unspoilt dive sights and reefs. Drink sundowners and watch turtles hatch at the same time, sunbathe on unspoilt private beaches - this is paradise.
  • 7 nights from £4,600pp on a leisure basis, including flights from Mahe and on a full board basis.
  • Alphonse Private Island
 The Constance Honeymoon Combination

The Constance Honeymoon Combination

  • Combine two hotels that each have 3 beaches to explore, a host of restaurants and a golf course. This trip combines western influences and Seychelles charm.
  • 7 nights from £1,900pp for 4 nights on Mahe island and 3 nights on Praslin Island on a half board basis.
  • Constance Ephelia and Constance Lemuria
South African Seychelles - Safari and Beach Combo

South African Seychelles - Safari and Beach Combo

  • Experience the thrill of an all inclusive safari, sleep out under the stars in a tree house, before relaxing in the Seychelles in a small boutique hotel where every room has ocean views.
  • 11 nights from £2900pp, including four nights on safari and seven on the beach on a half board basis based on two adults, including transfers and accommodation.
  • Marataba and Carana Beach lodge
Sri Lanka and the Seychelles

Sri Lanka and the Seychelles

  • With Sri Lankan Airlines offering flights between these two amazing Indian Ocean destinations, never has it been easier to combine the two. Begin on the Teardrop Island, exploring the Cultural Triangle. Take in Sigiriya, Kandy and head down to the beautiful Tea Country. A visit to Sri Lanka wouldn't be complete with a few nights in Galle. Then fly over to Mahe to explore this rich and beautiful archipelago.
  • 14 nights from £3,750pp based on two sharing - including international flights, transfers and b&b accommodation throughout.
  • Kandy House, Camellia Hills, Galle Fort Hotel & Carana Beach

Where To Stay in Seychelles

Explore some of our highly recommended lodges within our Seychelles Collection.

North Island

North Island

North Island
Fregate Private Island

Fregate Private Island

Fregate
Alphonse Island Lodge

Alphonse Island Lodge

Alphonse Island
Maia Luxury Resort & Spa

Maia Luxury Resort & Spa

Anse Louis
Constance Lemuria

Constance Lemuria

Praslin
Four Seasons

Four Seasons

Petite Anse

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