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Seychelles Islands, Seychelles

The Seychelles is a pristine archipelago in the sub-tropical Southern Indian Ocean. The islands are small, secluded and fringed by pristine coral reefs which are perfect for scuba diving.

Seychelles Islands : Traveller's Overview Category : Coastal Destinations

The 115 romantic islands of the Seychelles archipelago, ranging in size from large, lush islands to coral islets, beckon with their exquisite natural beauty, exotic adventures and luxurious accommodation. Located 1 600km off of the eastern coast of Africa in the middle of the Indian Ocean this collection of idyllic destinations is scattered over more than 400 000 square kilometres.

You will land at Mahé, home to the capital city, Victoria, of the Seychelles and base of the international airport before being ferried by car, if staying on Mahé, or boat or small plane to the luxury lodge of your choice. Surrounded by pristine coral reefs and boasting brilliant beaches backed by lush tropical forest it is also home to the Morre Seychellois National Park.

Desroches is the main island in the Almirantes group and famous for its access to the best scuba-diving sites in the archipelago. Choose Praslin, with UNESCO World Heritage Site, Vallée de Mai, and the best place to see the world’s biggest fruit, the coco der mer, as well as rare birds such as the Seychelles Bulbul and the Black Parrot; it is also home to an 18-hole championship golf course. Frégate Island is a great destination for those who love nature and birds, in particular. There is a sanctuary on the island dedicated to the endemic and migratory birds that travel here every year. 

Dolphins, porpoise, shark and barracuda make their way in the deeper waters between the islands and on the coral reefs surrounding the paradisiacal islands you will find thousands of smaller, brightly-coloured tropical fish. This is, besides the Galapagos Islands, the only place in the world where giant tortoises breed, view them at Aldabra.

Explore your island paradise by horseback, mountain bike or on foot with guided nature walks. Choose from luxury accommodation in romantic, secluded villas, beachfront suites, upmarket hotels and family-friendly lodges.

Seychelles Islands are best known for:

 A top destination for water enthusiasts
Go sailing and explore the archipelago by yacht, catamaran or sailboat. Surfing and windsurfing are also fantastic ways to make your way around the island. Snorkelling is extremely popular and a very gentle yet vivid way to explore the coral reefs surrounding the islands and the Seychelles are home to some of the world’s best diving spots.

A fisherman’s heaven

Anglers will delight in the opportunity to engage with sailfish, marlin, yellow tuna, Dorado and Wahoo in the deeper waters between islands or the opportunity to go fly-fishing from the shore. And birdlovers will be right at home in the habitat of some of the rarest birds on earth.

Off the beaten track in the Seychelles Islands:

Island hopping
There are several islands that are worth visiting on day trips including Ste Anne Marine National Park with its resident population of Hawksbill turtles or take a trip back in time to the island of La Digue. Other islands that are worth visiting on a day trip are Alphonse Island for fly-fishing and Silhouette for hikers; this is also a great swimming and snorkelling destination.


Tours & Safaris visiting Seychelles Islands

  • Romance & Honeymoon to Seychelles Islands, Seychelles, Cape Town, Eastern Cape, Sabi Sands Reserve, South Africa African Romance

    12 Nights | 13 Days

    Begin this romantic African journey in the beautiful beach paradise that is the Seychelles, before heading to South Africa's cosmopolitan city of Cape Town. Then venture into the malaria free Eastern Cape for the first of your luxury safari experiences. End off with a wildlife adventure in the famous Sabi Sand Reserve, known as the "Land of the Leopard". Adventure, excitement, relaxation and romance - this journey has it all!

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Accommodation in Seychelles Islands

Seychelles Islands Area Map & Accommodation