Seychelles

The Seychelles has some of the best views in the world, with lush tropical vegetation, picture perfect beaches and clear turquoise waters. Mahé is the biggest island of the 115 inhabited islands of the Seychelles but there is still an abundance of secluded bays only accessible by yacht, boat or on foot.

The other 2 main islands are Praslin and La Digue. Praslin has a population of 6500 people and is the second largest island in the archipelagos. Visitors often take a leisurely drive around the island, which will take 2 hours. Praslin is also home to the fabulous Vallée de Mai, one of Seychelles’s two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The island features truly exquisite beaches such as Anse Lazio and Anse Georgette, both appearing on the top-10 list of world’s best beaches in recent years.

La Digue is a close neighbour to Praslin and to its satellite islands of Félicité, Marianne and the Sisters Islands, La Digue is the fourth largest island in Seychelles. All 3 of the main islands are within easy reach of each other by sea or air.

For the more adventurous, other popular islands include Fregate or Bird Island and are particularly popular with nature lovers and bird watchers.

DINING, BARS AND NIGHTLIFE

Some of the best restaurants can be found within the hotels. Seychelles is not renowned for its lively nightlife but there are a few nightclubs on the main islands.

Banyan Tree Seychelles

Banyan Tree Seychelles

Banyan Tree Seychelles, Seychelles

Banyan Tree Seychelles is a luxury villa resort nestled within Intendance Bay on the island of Mahé and overlooks lush tropical rainforest and the crystal clear waters of the Indi...

  • Bedrooms: 1-2
  • Maximum Guests: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1-2
  • Location: Mahé
Cousine Island Seychelles

Cousine Island Seychelles

Cousine Island Seychelles, Seychelles

Cousine Island is one of the most untouched granitic islands of the Seychelles archipelago and it is also recognised internationally as one of the most luxurious private islands on...

  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Maximum Guests: 12 adults and 6 children
  • Bathrooms: 8
  • Location: West of Praslin
Denis Private Island

Denis Private Island

Denis Private Island, Seychelles

Denis Private Island is an exclusive island retreat and is located 95 kilometres north of the main island of Mahé. It is surrounded by powder-soft white sandy beaches and the tur...

  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Maximum Guests: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Location: North of Mahé
Enchanted Island Resort

Enchanted Island Resort

Enchanted Island Resort, Seychelles

Enchanted Island Resort has stunning beaches, lush tropical fauna and is an idyllic and secluded hideaway in the midst of Sainte Anne Marine Park. Located a short 15-minute boat ri...

  • Bedrooms: 1-2
  • Maximum Guests: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1-2
  • Location: 15 minutes boat ride from Mahé
Four Seasons Seychelles

Four Seasons Seychelles

Four Seasons Seychelles, Seychelles

Four Seasons Seychelles offers 67 free-standing luxury villas ringed around the lush cove of Petite Anse on Mahé’s southwest coast and combines one of the island’s most dramat...

  • Bedrooms: 1-5
  • Maximum Guests: 10
  • Bathrooms: 1-5
  • Location: Mahé’
Fregate Island Private

Fregate Island Private

Fregate Island Private, Seychelles

Fregate Island Private is a luxury retreat and occupies an entire private island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. There are 16 residences ranging from 400 to 700 square metres an...

  • Bedrooms: 1-3
  • Maximum Guests: 6
  • Bathrooms: 1-3
  • Location: 20 minutes from Mahé by helicopter
Maia Luxury Resort & Spa

Maia Luxury Resort & Spa

Maia Luxury Resort & Spa, Seychelles

Maia Luxury Resort & Spa is an exclusive resort on the south west coast of Mahé and has just 30 spacious villas overlooking the ocean. The rates are based on Beyond All-Inclu...

  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Maximum Guests: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Location: South west Mahé
North Island Seychelles

North Island Seychelles

North Island Seychelles, Seychelles

North Island Seychelles is an exclusive retreat on its own private island in the northwest of the archipelago and offers 11 private villas in a protected nature reserve environment...

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Maximum Guests: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Location: North west Mahé
Raffles Praslin

Raffles Praslin

Raffles Praslin, Seychelles

Raffles Praslin is situated on the northeast tip of Praslin Island, a 15-minute plane ride from neighbouring Mahé and offers a range of luxurious suites and villas. The villas are...

  • Bedrooms: 1-2
  • Maximum Guests: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1-2
  • Location: North east Praslin
Residence on the Rocks

Residence on the Rocks

Residence on the Rocks, Seychelles

Residence on the Rocks is a beautiful 4-bedroom villa perched on a hill and nestled in a lush tropical forest and offers the ultimate in privacy. Overlooking Anse Intendance Bay an...

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Maximum Guests: 8
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Location: Mahé

GETTING THERE

Air Seychelles flies twice a week from London Heathrow directly to Mahe. Alternatively there are daily flights with Air France via Paris or with Emirates via Dubai.

Capital: Mahé
Flying time: 13 hours via Middle East
Language: Creole, English and French
Country Size: 176 square miles
Time Difference from GMT: + 4 hours winter / + 3 hours summer
Currency: Seychelles Rupee (but Tourists must pay hotel bills in foreign currency in the form of cash, traveller's cheques or credit or debit cards)
Voltage: 230 volts AC, 50Hz. Round-pin plugs are used
Driving: Left hand side of the road
Airport: Mahé is the main International Airport. Flying is the only way to reach the more remote islands. Air Seychelles operates a scheduled shuttle service between Mahé and Praslin, taking around 15 minutes.
Entry Requirements: Visas are not required for British passport holders
Drink the Water: It is advisable to drink bottled water
Beaches: With 115 islands, there is an abundance of beaches to enjoy in the picturesque Seychelles
Health and Safety: Pack some insect repellant as there are mosquitos. Make sure you have adequate travel insurance before you travel.

The Seychelles lie just below the equator and enjoy a tropical warm climate all year round, which makes it a great all-year round destination. Temperatures tend to reach a maximum of 32°C and rarely drops below 23°C. The monsoon season is typically from November to April.