The Seychelles lies off the coast of East Africa, northeast of Madagascar, and is comprised of over 100 (mostly uninhabited) islands. Granite-backed hills rise out of the ocean, covered in thick, tropical forest surrounded by talcum-powdered beaches and cerulean waters. In short—it is the very embodiment of an island paradise.
For travellers wanting to connect to Seychellois culture and do some sightseeing, a tour through Mahé is a good start, while those seeking nothing but sun and sand might hop on a ferry to Praslin to amble along one of the world’s top 10 beaches. Nothing says ‘worldly escape’ more than the island that time forgot, La Digue, with less than 2,000 inhabitants and only a handful of road vehicles. When pure luxury is an absolute must, hop into a helicopter and make your way to any one of the most exclusive resorts, each found on their own private island.
With more than five airlines connecting to Victoria on Mahé, getting some sand between your toes is quick and easy. The crystal clear, shallow waters of the islands make activities such as diving, snorkelling and glass-bottom boats quite common, while a rich history provides a handful of cultural excursions, should you find yourself able to leave the magnificent shore.
- Easy to connect to with flights on Emirates, South African Airways, and Air Seychelles
- Travellers can choose their experience, each island offering something different—Mahé is the activity capital
- There are hundreds of excellent diving spots scattered around the islands
- Getting around the islands is convenient and cheap using a bus system
- Home to a number of endangered species and unique flora found only in the Seychelles