If you prefer the relaxed atmosphere of smaller properties, this lovely island-hopping itinerary could be the one for you. Combining stays at a selection of boutique Seychelles hotels on three different islands, it also has the added advantage of showcasing some of the archipelago's magnificent nature and wildlife. Combining the main islands of Mahé and Praslin with the coral island of Bird, it also provides a perfect balance between capturing a flavour of Seychelles with a reasonable amount of relaxation.
Your first four days will be spent at Cerf Island Resort in the Sainte Anne Marine Park, just a 10 minute boat ride from Mahé. There are no roads on Cerf Island, just pathways that connect the different beaches, many of which have excellent snorkelling. Excursions can be taken to other islands in the Marine Park, including Moyenne, as well as back to Mahé and to isit Victoria, the world's smallest capital.
Following your stay on Cerf, you'll take a 30-minute flight by light aircraft to tiny Bird Island, a coral cay. Accommodation is in relatively simple chalets, but, apart from the powder soft white sand beaches, the main emphasis here is the bird life. There are numerous species, including many migratory and endemic birds, while giant tortoises also 'roam' freely.
Your final 6 nights will be spent on the east coast of Praslin at the family-owned Hotel L'Archipel. Most rooms are cottage-style and dotted around its pretty hillside gardens. Praslin affords excellent opportunities to see a wide selection of the rich variety of Seychelles nature - the Vallée de Mai where the Coco de Mer grows, numerous idyllic beaches including Anse Lazio, excursions to outlying smaller islands, many designated as Special Reserves, such as Curieuse, Cousin and Aride, as well as day trips to the charming neighbouring island of La Digue.
This 3-island itinerary is a great way to discover the diversity of Seychelles' nature and wildlife.
The price example quoted, which includes the special offers below, is for June 2017 and intended as a guide. Prices include all inter-island flights, private car transfers as well as return international flights from London Heathrow to Seychelles. The length of stay at each hotel may be varied, depending on personal requirements. Please contact our experienced team who, with first-hand knowledge, will help guide you to your preferred choice and tailor-make your perfect Seychelles holiday.
- Cerf Island Resort: 10% early booking discount plus 1 night free.
- Hotel L'Archipel: 1 night free
- Tailor-made Itinerary from $4,190 Per Person
- Cerf Island
- 4 nights at Cerf Island Marine Park Resort
Upon arrival at Mahe Airport you will be met by a member of the Mahlatini team who will transfer you by private car & a short 10 minute boat transfer to Cerf Island Resort.
- Bird Island
- 3 nights at Bird Island Lodge
Today you will be transferred by boat and then private car to Mahe airport for your 30 minute flight via light aircraft to Bird Island.
- 6 nights at Hotel L'Archipel
Today you will take a light aircraft back to Mahe followed by a 15 minute flight to Praslin. You will then be transferred by private car to Hotel L'Archipel.
Onward Transfer to Mahe Airport
Your private car will take you to Praslin airport for your light aircraft flight to Mahe airport where you will connect with your overnight flight home.
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- Arrival Airport: Mahe
Cerf Island Marine Park Resort
Bird Island Lodge
- Return Airport: Mahe
- International flights from JFK
- Accommodation as specified
- Meals as specified
- Private road transfers as detailed in the itinerary
- Inter-island flights and boat trasfers as detailed
- International flights from London Heathrow. Flights also available from other airports
- Personal travel insurance
- Additional activities not offered as scheduled by the accommodation
- Outward Flight:
- Overnight from JFK to Mahe
- Return Flight:
- Overnight from Mahe to JFK
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The prices in our itineraries are intended to guide you towards a potential budget for your holiday.
The cost of your tailored holiday will be dependent on what accommodation and airline class you select, the season you travel in, the airline used, any discounts applied or additional private extras you require.
Our journey specialists understand that you will be searching for a quality holiday at the best price and as we are always looking to establish loyalty to Mahlatini, we will be happy to compare any cheaper options you may have obtained. Do be aware, however, of any hidden extras and that you are indeed comparing like for like whilst also receiving the same quality service and financial protection.