Seychelles - discover idyllic islands

The Seychelles is the barefoot luxury of your dreams, only better. With exclusive resorts and private islands, a Seychelles holiday offers a whole new level of privacy.

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Seychelles Highlights

  • Famous for having some of the most spectacular beaches in the world
  • One of the world's most romantic escapes where you can enjoy a relaxed 'island-style' way of life!
  • Warm azure waters for idyllic snorkelling & diving; on land, experience nature trails & golf
  • Delicious Creole cuisine with French, Indian & Oriental influences
  • Seychelles island-hopping - the 'best' way to see these magical islands
  • Luxury resorts on a choice of 12 islands, many with amazing Spa & Wellness facilities
  • Unique wildlife including giant tortoises, turtles and many rare bird species
  • Vallée de Mai UNESCO World heritage site - home of the Coco de Mer nut, the world's largest seed
  • Take a day trip to La Digue island and discover Seychelles 'island life' as it used to be!
  • Uncrowded dream white-sand beaches which merge into tropical forests

The 115 granite and coral islands that form the Seychelles archipelago are known worldwide as being amongst the most beautiful in the world. With breathtaking lush tropical vegetation, pristine white beaches and deep turquoise lagoons, photographs simply can't do the islands justice.

The Seychelles is made up of two 'types' of islands - the inner group, 41 of them, are granitic and mountainous. This is where the majority of the population, and tourism, is centred including the three main islands of Mahé, Praslin and La Digue. Surrounding these granite islands are several groups of smaller coral islands, 74 of them, which are home to some of the world's most spectacular reefs.

Whilst of course the beaches of Seychelles and the consistently warm and sunny tropical climate are the main draw cards, nature lovers will not be disappointed. Seychelles is renowned as a sanctuary for numerous rare species of fauna and flora. You can explore marine parks, three fascinating island nature reserves as well as the Vallee de Mai nature reserve on Praslin, a UNESCO World heritage site where the world's largest seed - the Coco de Mer double-lobed nut - grows. Expect also to see rare land and sea bords, endemic flora as well as numerous insects and amphibians - Seychelles has the smallest frog and the largest land tortoise in the world.

Dive or snorkel to explore the bountiful coral reefs which are teeming with fish, sea turtles, whale sharks and manta rays. Or, take a helicopter flights to see the stunning Seychelles archipelago unfold beneath you.

Accommodation in Seychelles is amongst the best in the world offering deluxe resorts and hotels, mostly located on the main island of Mahe and the second island of Praslin, as well as eco-retreats on far-flung, private islands. Our recent Blog post provides an expert guide to choosing which Seychelles islands to visit.

When you are not lounging on one of the idyllic Seychelles beaches or exploring the natural beauty of the islands, Seychelles hotel activities will keep you entertained - from watersports including fishing, sailing and waterboards, to more tranquil pursuits such as yoga, meditation and spa treatments.

Take it from us your taste buds are in for a treat! Experience the fusion of Indian, European and Creole with spicy dishes and fresh seafood. Seychellois chefs are some of the most talented in the world, so expect only the best.

With swaying coconut trees, the sweet scent of frangipani and the dramatic violet and orange sunsets, holidays to the Seychelles offer pure paradise. They are one of the most romantic spots on the planet to pop the question or enjoy a Seychelles honeymoon after tying the knot. You can even have your Seychelles wedding on one island and then honeymoon on another!

With wonderful beaches, amazing nature and brilliant hotel facilities, Seychelles is a haven for families too.

An added bonus of the Seychelles is its proximity to the African continent allowing our expert consultants to combine the adventure of a safari with the relaxation of an island retreat. Alternatively, you may wish to combine your holiday in Seychelles with a Dubai or Abu Dhabi stopover. Read more about our favourite twin centre holidays.

We're in love with this classic slice of beach luxury and think you will be too. Inspired? Then get in touch.

Quick Facts

  • Arrival airport: Mahe
  • Time difference: EST +8 hours
  • Travel time: approx. 23 hours from New York
  • Visas: Visa on arrival for United States citizens

When to visit Seychelles?

When to visit Seychelles?
Month Rating
Jan Mixed Average 27°c/80.6°F and heavy rain
Feb Mixed Average 28°c/82.4°F and heavy rain
Mar Good Average 28°c/82.4°F and common rain
Apr Best Average 28°c/82.4°F and some rain
May Best Average 27°c/80.6°F and some rain
Jun Best Average 26°c/78.8°F and litle rain
Jul Best Average 26°c/78.8°F and little rain
Aug Best Average 26°c/78.8°F and little rain
Sep Best Average 26°c/78.8°F and little rain
Oct Best Average 26°c/78.8°F and some rain
Nov Good Average 27°c/80.6°F and some rain
Dec Mixed Average 27°c/80.6°F and heavy rain
Best Good Mixed

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Holiday to Seychelles, South Africa & Zambia

Justin Wajcer & Hafeeza Fenner

Amazing!!

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Honeymoon to Seychelles & South Africa

Rachel Ardise & John Blaschke

We had the most incredible honeymoon. From the booking, to the details and the small gifts - everything was perfect.

06/06/2019 Read full trip review

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