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Seychelles Holidays

An archipelago nation and a haven for some of the world’s rarest species. Hop between the 100 islands easily – enjoying the warm Indian Ocean, unforgettable encounters with wildlife and some simply stunning views along the way.

Turtles nest on white-sand beaches, escaping the clear blue waters that entice so many people. More than 100 islands form this archipelago nation, spread across a beautiful stretch of tropical ocean. Here, honeymooners relax on private islands, divers explore vibrant reefs and beach lovers lie upon unspoilt white sands.

Green sea turtle sleeping next to a sea fan, Aldabra Charter
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Why we like Seychelles

Whereas the majority of the Maldivian resorts are built on tiny sandbars, around half of the islands of Seychelles are more substantial with mountains, trees, villages and local culture. This makes Seychelles a perfect option for those who need more than a sun lounger. And the close proximity of the islands makes changing hotels relatively easy, adding variety to your holiday.

Seychelles Turtle, La Vanille Reserve, Seychelles
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What to expect on your holiday to Seychelles

Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands sitting in the middle of the Indian Ocean, halfway between Africa and India. More than just a beach paradise, Seychelles is a living museum of natural history and a sanctuary for some of the rarest species on Earth. These include the smallest frog, the heaviest land tortoise and the only flightless bird of the Indian Ocean.

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The Inner and Outer Islands

The Inner Islands – more accessible and home to some of the most impressive hotels – are granitic in nature. These rocky extrusions come with beautiful beaches but contrast starkly with the less visited Outer Islands. These are largely coralline in nature – more atolls than islands. Low lying and incredibly remote, they are barely inhabited, apart from by tortoises and an array of colourful bird species.

Explore Seychelles

  • Desroches Island
  • Silhouette Island
  • Mahe
  • Aldabra Atoll
  • Praslin Island
  • Cosmoledo Atoll
  • Astove Island
  • Alphonse Atoll

Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Jackie Devereux

I was born in Zimbabwe. With a dad who was in the police force, we moved from place to place. I have always been passionate about travel. My grandparents mentioned that our ancestors set off from the Horn of Africa – Ethiopia – looking for better cattle pastures. They ended up settling in the south-eastern hills of Zimbabwe, in the Great Zimbabwe area.
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Illona Cross

Born in a small South African town, I have always followed my passion for nature and discovery. After studying Nature Conservation in Pretoria, I was one of the first women to complete a very tough cadetship in the Natal Parks Board. It was here where I cut my teeth in African wildlife management. My desire to see more led me to work as a guide for AndBeyond, first in South Africa, then in Tanzania as the company expanded. Here, I lived and worked in the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro, guiding and running safari camps.
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Bridget Cohen

Aged five and with my Curious George toy safely tucked under my arm, I set off with my family to travel around Europe in an orange VW minibus. Looking back on the adventures we had along the way, I now know that this was where my love for travel and exploring began.
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Frequently asked questions about Seychelles

How do I get to Seychelles from the UK?

We
offer flights to the Seychelles from the UK with Emirates via Dubai. There are
also a number of daily internal connections within the Seychelles to the
smaller islands by air and sea. We also have a good choice of connections with
Mauritius which enables us to tailor-make some superb two centre holidays.

Howlong are the flights to the Seychelles from the UK?

The
flying time is approximately 13 hours with overnight outbound flights. Although
this is definitely a long-haul flight the small time difference between the UK
and the Seychelles (3 hours in our summer and 4 in winter) means that jet lag
is rarely a problem.

Is Wi-Fi available in Seychelles?

Some
hotels have Wi-Fi throughout and some have limited it to certain areas only.
You might need to pay for the service. Most hotels have a business desk on which
you can access the internet.

Can I collect shells on the beaches?

Please resist the urge to collect seashells
along the beaches as many are used as habitation by hermit crabs. Collecting
shells is prohibited in nature reserves, marine parks and reserves in
Seychelles. The unique and unusual
tropical flora is beautiful and for it to remain so, it is important that you
admire it,

but
leave it for others to enjoy. Any flora
taken as souvenirs must have a certificate and an official export permit which
must be produced, when checking in at the international airport.

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