Seychelles - discover idyllic islands

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. Discover unique nature and enjoy thrilling marine experiences or indulge in a range of spa & wellness treatments - a holiday in Seychelles can be as relaxing or exhilarating as you want it to be.

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Seychelles Highlights

  • Some of the most spectacular beaches in the world - uncrowded and pristine
  • Luxury resorts with amazing Spa & Wellness facilities on some 15 islands, plus exquisite private island sanctuaries
  • 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
  • Unique wildlife including giant tortoises, turtles and many rare bird species
  • Seychelles island-hopping - the 'best' way to see these magical islands
  • Discover exhilarating experiences with nature on a unique 'ocean safari' holiday to Alphonse Island
  • Vallée de Mai UNESCO World heritage site - home of the Coco de Mer nut, the world's largest seed
  • Enjoy delicious Creole cuisine with French, Indian & Oriental influences
  • Take a day trip to La Digue island and discover Seychelles 'island life' as it used to be!

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.

While the white sand 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 national park 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 birds, 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 flight 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, the choice of hotel activities will keep you entertained - from watersports including kayaking, sailing and paddle boards, to more tranquil pursuits such as yoga, meditation and soothing 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! The Seychelles also makes the perfect choice for celebrating a special occasion or anniversary.

With wonderful beaches, amazing nature and brilliant hotel facilities, Seychelles is a haven for families too. Several resorts offer kids clubs that offer a daily programme of activities closely focussed on nature and the surrounding environment.

For something very different, immerse yourself in nature while choosing a range of exhilarating experiences with expert guides on a Seychelles ocean safari which includes the island of Alphonse. From some of the best diving and fishing on planet earth, to snorkelling with manta rays and sailfish as well as a dining experience like no other on the sand flats!

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. 18 hours from New York
  • Visas: Not required 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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Read what our previous clients thought of their Seychelles Holiday

Holiday to Seychelles & South Africa

Michael Morrison

We very much enjoyed our trip. The facilities and activities met all of our expectations.

06/11/2019 Read full trip review

Honeymoon to Kenya & Seychelles

Wiebe van der Kamp

Had a fantastic time!

30/10/2019 Read full trip review

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