The main island of Mahé is the gateway to the Seychelles and has beautiful beaches, jungle clad hills and world-class resorts. Take a day trip to the capital Victoria to see how the locals live, or sample some local cuisine at one of the restaurants at Beau Vallon. Each island in the Seychelles has its own character so why not try another of the islands in our programme before returning for a stay on Mahé before your flight home.
The approach to Silhouette Island will make you feel like an explorer about to set foot on a lost land. The lush green hills of the island have a real Robinson Crusoe feel. The island has only one hotel, the Hilton Labriz Seychelles and it’s easy to find a piece of deserted beach to have all to yourself. If that sounds too relaxing, enjoy a hike in the surrounding mountains taking in the fantastic sea views. You may even overtake the occasional giant tortoise on the way.
A short flight away from Mahé lies the small island of Praslin and in the heart of Praslin you’ll find the Vallée de Mai, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of two places in the world where you can see the rare Coco de Mer palms growing in their natural habitat. The park is also home to some rare wildlife including the Seychelles Black Parrot. Praslin also lays claim to what are regularly voted as some of the best beaches in the world, including Anse Lazio.
Round Island lies in the Sainte Anne National Marine Park, a protected natural wonder teeming with sea life including colourful tropical fish. This small island is also connected at low tide by a soft white sandbank to Moyenne Island, home for years to a naturalist and has many giant Seychellois tortoises.