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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
Seychelles

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
Seychelles

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
Alphonse Island, Seychelles, Aldabra Charter
Seychelles

Cruise the Coralline Seychelles

Island-hop along this fascinating archipelago, towards the forgotten island of Aldabra, known as the ‘Galapagos of Africa’. Rich in wildlife in the skies, on land and beneath the waves, this idyllic ocean environment is packed with opportunities. Dive, snorkel and explore on land, using the MV Maya’s Dugong as a floating base.

16 days

from £11,750 pp

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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.

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.

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Frequently asked questions about Seychelles

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.

How long 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.

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