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.

Sea Monkey Villa

Sea Monkey Villa

Sea Monkey Villa, Seychelles

Sea Monkey is an outstanding luxury villa located on the north shores of Mahé Island. The property has been built on a secluded rocky peninsula with spectacular panoramic ocean v...

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Maximum Guests: 8
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Location: North Mahé
From £2,592per night
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The H Resort Beau Vallon Beach

The H Resort Beau Vallon Beach

The H Resort Beau Vallon Beach, Seychelles

The H Resort Beau Vallon Beach is a beautiful beach resort offering exquisitely designed Suites, Villas and Grand Villas. Centrally situated on the island of Mahé, on the white, ...

  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Maximum Guests: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Location: Mahé
Villa Deckenia

Villa Deckenia

Villa Deckenia, Seychelles

Villa Deckenia is a luxury private villa on the east coast of Praslin Island, close to the fabulous Cote d'Or. Nestled beside Anse Gouvernement beach, among giant Seychelles granit...

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Maximum Guests: 10
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Location: Praslin

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.