SEYCHELLES
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Approximately 1,000 miles off the east coast of Africa, just south of the equator, the Seychelles is composed of an archipelago of 115 granite and coral islands that span miles of azure Indian Ocean. The inner islands of the Seychelles are of the spectacular granite variety, bursting from the turquoise sea with tall rugged peaks and lush green vegetation. Rimmed by pristine white sandy beaches dotted with large granite boulders, the islands’ sublime beach scene is unlike anywhere else. With an abundance of rare indigenous animals, plants, and birds, conservation and preservation are top priorities in the Seychelles and almost half of the land is protected, including two U.N.E.S.C.O World Heritage Sites.


Island hopping is a great way to explore the Seychelles, particularly the three main islands: Mahé, Praslin, and La Digue. Home to the capital city of Victoria, the international airport, and the majority of the population, Mahé is the largest island in the Seychelles and offers several amazing beaches such as Anse Intendance and Anse Louis. A short 15-minute flight from Mahé, Praslin is the second-largest island in the Seychelles and boasts spectacularly gorgeous beaches such as Anse Lazio and Anse Georgette, as well as Vallée de Mai, an ancient palm tree forest home to the erotically shaped Coco de Mer coconut.


One cannot talk about beaches in the Seychelles without mentioning the famous gem of La Digue Island – the silvery Anse Source d’Argent. With huge granite boulders spread across the sand, Anse Source d’Argent is the most photographed in the Seychelles.


A number of unique luxury resorts have been developed on smaller private islands and can be accessed via helicopter, domestic flight, or speedboat. These islands are ideal getaways to relax, dine, and dive at some of the most secluded and luxurious island resorts in the world.


Resort Overview


Seychelles is a great destination any time of the year. Seychelles lies outside of the cyclone belt so severe storms are rare. The peak travel season is December to January yet these tend to be the wettest months. August also tends to have more travelers. Due to the Seychelles close proximity to the equator, the temperature is usually in the low to mid 80’s and there are no distinct seasons.


Seychelles are characterized by two separate trade winds. The drier south-east trade winds usually blow from June - September. Diving tends to be best during the north-west trade winds from October - May. Being in the tropics, storms can happen anytime of the year and rain tends to fall in short bursts. Oftentimes moving to the other side of the island, one can avoid the rain.

Emirates Air, Etihad Air, Qatar Air, and Air Seychelles are a few of the airlines that fly to Seychelles. It is common to depart from Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Johannesburg and Nairobi. Upon arrival at the International airport, you will be personally greeted by a representative and transferred to your resort. From the United States flights generally connect via Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Call or email us for more information. Seychelles is a wonderful destination by itself. Some people will also combine the Seychelles with a safari in Africa or with an add-on to a Middle East vacation. Combining Dubai or Abu Dhabi with the Seychelles is quite common.

Island hopping is a great way to experience the Seychelles and full day and half day excursions are a great way to see the Seychelles.


Popular day trips include:


A day trip to La Digue is a great trip. La Digue is home to Anse Source D’Argent, one of the most beautiful beaches in the World.


Praslin Island is home to the Valle de Mai which is a U.N. World Heritage Site and is an ancient palm tree forest home to the erotically shaped Coco de Mer coconut. The Coco de Mer is the World’s largest coconut.


Praslin Island is also home to Anse Lazio, one of the most spectacular beaches in the Seychelles.


Aride Island is a special spot for bird viewing and is an easy day trip from Praslin Island.


Snorkeling in the Sainte Anne/Cerf Marine Park off of Mahé is a great experience.

The currency of the Seychelles is the Seychelles Rupee. Euros and US Dollars are widely accepted. Currency exchange facilities are located at the airport and are open for all arriving and departing flights. There are also banks on Mahé. Mastercard and Visa are widely accepted at resorts.


  • English, French, and Creole are widely spoken in the Seychelles.
  • The Seychelles are free from Malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases.
  • The population of the Seychelles is just over 80,000 people.

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