There's diving too, and from the prehistoric rainforest of Praslin's National Park to the 70 beaches of Mahé, all is beauty and calm. You could take an excursion to Mahé's capital, Victoria, to admire its colonial mansions and meet the giant tortoises at the botanical gardens. You can visit tiny islands such as beautiful La Digue, perhaps joining local fishermen in their boat for a day's angling in the abundant waters. But mainly, you'll simply be lying back on a lounger and sighing in blissful contentment.
Islands of the Seychelles
Only 17 miles long and 5 miles wide, Mahé is a tiny
slice of Paradise! The largest of the Seychelles, it boasts
beautiful beaches including the very popular Beau Vallon,
a lush, verdant interior and some truly great restaurants.
Snorkelling and diving are popular pastimes, or soak up
the bustling atmosphere of Victoria, the island’s capital.
Guarded by azure waters and fringed with
coral reefs, La Digue basks in ageless tranquillity. As well
as beautiful beaches and spectacular coves, the people
are some of the friendliest you’ll ever meet and cars are
shunned in favour of bikes and ox-carts. Spend your days
soaking up the sun, feasting on tropical dishes and simply
admiring the breathtaking scenery that surrounds you.
The second largest island in the Seychelles,
Praslin is framed with beautiful secluded beaches,
including the exquisite Anse Lazio. Despite being home
to several exclusive resorts, it’s as close to the Garden
of Eden as you can get with exotic flora and fauna in
abundance, glimpses of some of the world’s rarest birds
and crystal clear waters.
- Iconic deserted beaches
- Cap Lazare Nature Reserve
- Praslin Island
- Anse Lazio Beach
- Water sports
La Digue Festival – the islands celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of Mary
Creole Festival – for six days every October celebrating the culture of the islands through music, dance, arts, crafts and cuisine
All Saints Day – a religious festival
Please note: all events listed are for helpful information only and many are subject to entrance fees and/or prior reservation, and may be cancelled at any time. Please check with the relevant tourist office if you need further information on these or any of the other events in this region.
When to go
With a steady climate that rarely strays out of the 24 to 34°C range, the Seychelles promises sumptious sunshine, all-year round. Of course, like any tropical haven, there is a rainy season and if you're looking to leave your umbrella at home then avoid the months of January and February. The northwest trade winds usually arrive in October to March and produce a calm blue sea whilst helping to keep humidity in check. However, if you prefer your temperatures a little cooler, then the months from May through to September are simply sublime.
Different destinations have different magic touches so make sure to check them out to see what makes your holiday with us so special.
Flight Details - Air Seychelles flights depart twice a week from London Heathrow on Fri and Sun (with a touchdown in Italy, no change of aircraft). Qatar Airways flights depart 4 times a week to Seychelles (change of aircraft in Doha required).
Flying Time - Approx 11 hours to Mahé.
Flight Upgrades available on all airlines, please call us for more details.
Time - GMT +5 hours
Currency - Seychelles Rupee (SRe)
Visa Requirements - British citizens do not require a visa.
Language - The official languages are English, French and Creole.