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Seychelles Holidays

The Seychelles; A Paradisiacal Archipelago Of 115 Islands Creates The Ultimate Romantic Location, Featuring Pristine Beaches Dotted With Giant Granite Rocks And Flanked By Coco-De-Mer Palms.

Overview

The Seychelles Islands combine dazzling beauty with the tranquility of an island life and with consistently warm weather year-round, making it the ultimate tropical retreat. The Seychelles archipelago forms a group of 115 islands, only a few are inhabited and it is located in the Indian Ocean, off the east coast of Africa, northeast of Madagascar and a 3 hour flight from Kenya.

Scattered with secluded beaches to call your own for the day, The Seychelles Islands are not surprisingly ranked as one of the top honeymoon destinations in the world .

Mahe and Praslin are two of the most popular islands of Seychelles. The climate is perfect for relaxing on the beaches and exploring the nearby islands on a traditional boat or luxury yacht, you will encounter unique fauna and flora as well as the famous Giant Tortoises.

The Islands are also home to six national marine parks where you can experience world class diving locations, they are a perfect venue to meet whale sharks, hawksbill turtles and thousands of rare and beautiful tropical fish.

Random Fact

    • Vasco da Gama crossing from India to East Africa, sighted the islands which became known as the Amirantes.
    • Victoria, the capital city of Seychelles, is the smallest capital in the whole world.
    • Seychelles is the right place to visit if you want to see unique endemic species. These include the female Coco-de-Mer, which is the world’s heaviest nut.

Useful Information

TIME DIFFERENCE
GMT + 4 hours

CURRENCY
Seychelles Rupee

VISAS
Passports must be valid for 6 months.

LANGUAGE
English, French, Seychellois Creole

Best Time To Travel To The Seychelles

With Consistently Warm Tropical Weather The Seychelles Are A Perfect Year Round Holiday Destination.

There is little fluctuation in warmth, with temperatures ranging from 24C to 31C all year round. From May to October a southeast trade wind can bring marginally cooler weather and fresh breezes.

From November to March the northwest monsoon wind blows, typically raising temperature and humidity. December and January are the wettest months, but the rain falls in short sharp bursts before the sun comes out again.

How To Get The Best Out Of Your Seychelles Holiday & Regions

Unsurprisingly given its breathtaking natural beauty and private location, battle for the Seychelles has been contested over its early history. Named, in 1756, after Jean Moreau de Séchelles, this uninhabited archipelago had served as a transit point for Arab, Portuguese and British traders for many centuries before.

La Digue

Just over three hours by sea from Mahé or 30 minutes from Praslin, this beautiful island is the breeding ground of the rare black paradise flycatcher. There are very few cars and the ox-cart remains the principal means of transport (although bicycles may be hired). There are beautiful old plantation houses, as well as a vanilla plantation, copra factories and superb beaches.

Denis Island

“A privately owned coral island in Seychelles, Denis Island is the perfect location for true escapism, total relaxation and tranquility.” Denis Private Island is fringed by coconut palms, brilliant white sand and coral reefs and epitomises the Seychelles experience. It lies fifty-three miles north of the main island of Mahé and just a 30 minute flight away.

A picture postcard paradise in the Seychelles, Denis Island offers the luxury of enjoying all the comforts, in an unmatchable natural setting.

Desroches Island

This exclusive and unique all inclusive island forms part of a remote archipelago to the south west of Mahé. The island offers an authentic barefoot luxury experience.

The 43 suites and villas are appointed to a high standard with a private veranda and outdoor shower. Beach Suites are located in the tropical gardens a few metres from the beach, whilst the larger Luxury Beach Suites offer a private plunge pool and separate living area.

North Island

This Is Reached Via A 15 Minute Helicopter Transfer From Mahe. The Island Is A Unique, Deeply Private Destination Capturing The Essence Of ‘Barefoot Luxury’ – It Takes Your Breath Away And Is A Truly Sublime Vision Of Castaway Heaven.

North Island has only 11 handcrafted guest villas on the entire island. Each villa is vast and opens out onto a powdery beach. Phenomenal views are afforded from the Island’s lounge and dining room. A rim-flow swimming pool, a spa, a world class dive centre and a gym, add to the repertoire of services on offer.

Other activities include mountain biking, guided walks, snorkelling, deep sea and fly fishing, boating, to other islands, sea kayaking, scuba diving and birding with North Island’s resident ecologist and naturalist.

Interesting Information

    • The Seychelles Islands offer some of the most private, ultra-luxury hotels and villas available at surprisingly affordable prices.
    • The Seychelles was once a pirate hideout, in particular the areas of Anse Forbans (Pirate’s Cove) on Mahé and Côte d’Or on Praslin. It is believed that famous pirate Olivier Levasseur hid a treasure worth more than £100,000 that remains unfound.

Special Offers & Perks

Save 10% on Seychelles Island Holidays by booking as an add-on destination after/before a Safari Adventure. our most popular Safari destinations include Kenya and Tanzania.

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