Secluded, romantic and utterly beautiful – this is barefoot luxury at its best! Seychelles is made up of 115 islands randomly scattered across the Indian Ocean, most still incredibly unspoilt with crystal clear turquoise waters, pale white soft sandy beaches and dense forests. The outer islands comprise 9 important bird areas, the largest population of giant tortoises, nesting grounds for turtles, over 180 bird species, 320 species of coral, over 1000 fish species, spinner dolphins, humpback whales, bottlenose dolphins, pilot whales, melon-headed whales and even the elusive dugong.
- Go back in time! La Digue Island is like a fly caught in amber – preserved with barely any paved roads or cars, and idyllic unspoilt beaches. Hire a bike and explore this piece of Paradise.
- It’s only tight-lines in Seychelles! The abundance of wahoo, sailfish, dorado, tuna, rainbow runner and trophies such as marlin, make for an unforgettable big-game fishing experience for both the seasoned and novice fisherman alike.
- Cast a line on the shallow flats of the outer islands where salt-water fly-fishing is at its best.
- For the food lovers, eat like a Creole! There are numerous creole takeaways dotted around the islands and they offer an incredible double deal: great value and fantastic food!
- The Seychelles offers some of the world’s most superb diving and snorkelling. With unspoilt reefs, azure water and balmy weather, dip your head below the surface and be transported to another mystical world of all things colourful and shiny!
- Home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites, visit the Vallée De Mai rainforest on Praslin Island to discover the highly endangered black parrot and the world-famous Coco de Mer palm, both of which are indigenous to the Seychelles.
- Seychelles is the only place in the world you can find wild giant tortoises outside of the Galapagos Islands. If you want to get up close and personal with these rare beauties then book a boat trip over to Curieuse Island where you will find the biggest and most accessible population.
- Relax! The epitome of island relaxation is beach time! Stay on pristine, protected islands where the luxury of choice is yours for filling days with ocean-based activities or simply soaking up the warm sunshine on white-sandy beaches.
Best Times to Travel
- April through to October during the drier, cooler months. April and May are green and verdant, whilst September and October can feel dry. (The long rains run from November through to March, with the wettest months being January and February).