An archipelago of over 100 islands scattered across the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, the Seychelles is the ultimate tropical paradise.
Comprised of lush granitic and coral islands, the Seychelles is characterised by its beautiful white-sand beaches, tropical island interiors, and crystal-clear lagoons. Snorkelling and scuba diving opportunities are abundant, with marine parks protecting more than half the country's territory, ensuring that its stunning coral reefs and diverse marine life remain well-preserved. Experience a glass bottom boat excursion and have the opportunity of viewing eagle rays, sea turtles, and lion fish.
Handpicking only the very best hotels, our luxury Seychelles holidays are tailor-made to suit you, whether you're looking to staying in a luxurious beach villa with its own private infinity pool, rejuvenate in an exceptional spa, or dine in world-class restaurants. Those on a luxury Seychelles honeymoon can escape to one of the country's secluded private islands, including the renowned North Island, and enjoy luxurious accommodation and exceptional service. The Seychelles is also a great destination for family holidays, with the fun outdoor activities and family-friendly resorts on offer ideal for all age groups.
Mahe, the archipelago's largest island, is the cultural hub of the Seychelles, with the aromatic food markets of the capital Victoria immersing you in the nation’s vibrant Creole culture. Hike through the mountain jungles of Morne Seychellois National Park, and discover the unique flora of the Seychelles National Botanical Gardens during your stay on the island. Beyond Mahe, travellers can visit Praslin - the only island in the archipelago to contain all of Seychelles' six endemic palm species, including the rare Coco de Mer palm tree in the UNESCO World Heritage Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve. The iconic Seychelles granite boulders are strewn along beaches on the west coast of the island of La Digue, and the island boasts many beautiful secluded coves, some completely untouched. Visitors can see many of Seychelles wildlife species in their natural habitat on Bird Island, a sanctuary characterised by scenic beaches and tranquil turquoise waters.
The Seychelles has a tropical climate all year round with little variation between seasons; however, the best time to visit is between April and May, or October and November, when the breeze is at its calmest.
The best time to visit Seychelles are from April to May and October to November when the weather is transitioning between intense heat and colder months, allowing for perfect sunbathing and scuba diving weather.
As far as bucket lists go, I think we can all agree that showering under a waterfall in the Seychelles is a pretty epic goal to tick off. Well Mahé may be about to make all of your holiday dreams come true.
Trek through the gorgeous rainforests and the closer you get, the louder you’ll hear the alluring waters calling to you, teasing their proximity. The area is very accessible and easy to find, so no need to worry about losing your way, just plunge in and experience serenity. Pictures probably can’t do this breath-taking view justice, but just imagine the Instagram envy you’ll inspire.
The Seychelles isn’t home to just one UNESCO World Heritage site. Those who prefer lush landscapes, wild and rare tropical flowers, and scarcely seen birds need look no further than the magnificent Vallée de Mai.
Hike through a mesmerising labyrinth of ancient forestland and you’ll find your efforts rewarded with moments of pure bliss: stop and listen to the waterfall cascade onto the rocks below, hear the black parrots squawk around the towering trees and smell the tropical aroma of the multitudes of rare plants. You can even have your photo taken with the rare coco de mer, as this is one of only two places in the world that it naturally grows.
Sure, Pirates of the Caribbean was great, but what about the Pirates of the Seychelles? Dive into an ocean populated with mysterious sunken shipwrecks and hidden caves; there’s a whole underwater world just waiting to be discovered. Rumour has it that there is ancient lost treasure hiding somewhere off the shores…
Alternatively, explore the multitude of reefs surrounding the islands. Go on your very own mission to find Nemo, and an array of other marine creatures. From moray eels to turtles, captivating swordfish to rare and colossal whale sharks – there is a unique and awe-inspiring diving excursion to experience no matter which site you choose.
For city lovers, the Seychelles’ capital city has more than enough to have you reminiscing of home (but not missing it too much, of course). Though Victoria is closer to the size of a town, it is jam-packed with cultural gems and teeming with historical artefacts, from its very own, albeit very little, big ben statue to a quaint Hindu temple.
Boasting lively street markets, exotic botanical gardens and even a lively casino, there will be no shortage of amusement here. Meander through the quiet streets and see what treasures you can unearth.
What’s better than the beauty of powder-soft, pure white sands, azure and crystal-blue sea views, lazy seaside breezes rustling through gloriously green, picture-perfect tropical palm trees? Observing all that flawless scenery from an uninterrupted bird’s-eye view, that’s what.
Take off and witness the Seychelles like never before. Glimpse the vast multihued ocean, see the sheer colossal length and incredible composition of the surrounding atolls and be blown away by the absolute perfection of these islands. We guarantee you’ll never want to come back down from this high.
For an island surrounded by a seemingly infinite ocean, isolated from the rest of the world, there sure is an impressive amount of food in the Seychelles.
Victoria is home to some of the finest authentic Creole cuisine, and many other towns are sprinkled with a myriad of Thai, European, barbecue, seafood, Italian and Mediterranean themed restaurants, many of which also offer gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan-friendly alternatives. With picturesque beach-side spots, lush garden eateries, and every possible thing in between, we guarantee that you’ll find the perfect restaurant to appease your appetite and satisfy your cravings.
Exotic multi-coloured cocktails, electric crowds and thumping music. Dancing underneath the stars with the sand between your toes. When the sun goes down in Seychelles, the party begins…
Imagine partying the night away with a live DJ and the sea breeze dancing around you. With intimate open-air clubs and lively themed bars to choose from, party lovers will be spoilt for choice on the night out of a lifetime. Put the flip flops away, put on your dancing shoes and prepare to be dazzled by the nightlife of these tropical islands.
Explorers rejoice! The Seychelles is comprised of 115 different islands, and each and every one of them is ready for discovery.
Hop on a yacht or boat, head out to the crystal-clear waters of the mesmerising lagoons and explore each stunning island Seychelles has to offer. Feel the warm breeze and the unparalleled sunshine dance over your skin as you discover new utopias. From rare and diverse wildlife to near-mythical waterfalls, lush tropical rainforests to exotic gardens, each island will be like travelling to an entirely new world. The only thing these atolls have in common is that they’ll each leave you utterly speechless.
For the ultimate snorkelling experience, or a blissful and tranquil day on diamond-white powder-soft sand beaches, we cannot recommend a trip to La Digue in the Seychelles enough.
This stunning island is inconceivable until you feast upon it with your own eyes – and even then you'll question its reality! Home to adorable turtles, as well as vibrant corals and multi-coloured tropical fish, snorkelling anywhere else will be dull by comparison once you've done it here. When you've snorkelled to your heart's content, lay and dry out in the radiant Seychelloise sunshine on the golden shorelines for a true taste of paradise.
Best Time To Travel:
April - May or October - November