The Seychelles is a beautiful cluster of 115 tranquil islands and islets, peacefully located in the Indian Ocean. The soft white sandy beaches are shaded by coconut palm trees which make it an idyllic location to while away the long lazy days in the sun.
The main two holiday islands are Mahe and Praslin along with private islands attracting visitors on all inclusive breaks. It’s a holiday location where people return year after year.
The Seychelles has tremendous views, featuring spectacular tropical mountain scenery, deserted white sandy beaches and hidden coves. There are hundreds of secluded coves and the clear waters and fringing coral reefs simply provide some of the world’s best snorkelling and diving.
Mahe’s main tourist area offers visitors a range of water sports from windsurfing, kayaking, scuba diving, paragliding and water-skiing. On land, walkers can explore the dramatic forested hills of Mahe which has many trails of varying length and difficulty including the route to the top of Morne Seychellois, the highest peak on the island. The nature trails are awe inspiring and the country has the world’s finest bird sanctuaries.
For those who prefer a sit down, fishing fans can join a deep sea fishing trip from the islands of Denis, Bird, Alphonse and Desroches where the catch may include tuna or marlin.
Whilst fish is high on the country’s cuisine, some of the restaurants in the
Seychelles specialise in Indian, Italian, Chinese or Creole cuisine making the Seychelles the ideal destination for a family holiday. A local speciality to try is chatinis, a dish made from local fruits.
The Seychelles has deep colonial heritage and a visit to the diminutive Victoria, reputed the smallest capital in the world with a statue of Queen Victoria and a scaled down version of Big Ben referred to as “Little Ben” by the locals.
Beaches, sunshine, mountain walks, whatever your desire, the Seychelles is there ready for you.