Anse Source D'Argent, La Digue, Seychelles

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

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

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.


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

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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Where to stay

Some of the wonderful places to stay that we frequently recommended.

Constance Lemuria £££££

  • Seychelles

Lemuria is a 5-star luxury resort with its own golf course. The first of its kind, it enjoys the idyllic location on the Northwest coast of the island. Surrounded by luxuriant and rare vegetation, washed by the warm waters of the calm lagoon, the hotel lies shaded by the prevailing winds. The sea with its many hues of turquoise, the fresh green hinterland and the three, secluded white sand beaches all combine to make it a truly exceptional site. The main building lies on the slopes of a hill, overlooking the beaches and the greenery. The majestic simplicity of the hotel buildings incites respect and awe.

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Alphonse Island Lodge £££££

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The only lodge on this tiny, coral island, Alphonse is the quintessential island escape. This cluster of spacious suites and beach bungalows sits amidst tropical vegetation, looking out towards the endless ocean. There are 26 rooms in total, each one just metres from the coralline white beach. They are styled in a comfortable desert-island style, with local creole influences. Both bungalows and suites have private patios attached, where private dinners can be arranged.

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North Island Villas £££££

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North Island offers four beaches and facilities include 11 handcrafted air-conditioned guest villas. There is a central dining room, lounge and library; a health spa and gym; a beautiful swimming pool is hewn into a granitic outcrop and a sunset bar and restaurant tucked away on the western side of the island.

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Domaine de L’Orangerie £££££

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La Digue is a small, charming island near to the main islands of Praslin and Mahe with a laid back feel. Le Domaine de L’Orangeraie is a resort on this wonderful little island. The resort is reasonably small, with only 45 villas spread amongst the lush tropical vegetation. Four restaurants and bars allow for variety in cuisine and the Eden Rock Spa offers a full service from hairdressing to Hammam. There are different styles of villa each with air conditioning. The bathroom is outdoors and partly covered by a thatch roof overlooking the tropical surroundings. The larger villas have an outdoor whirlpool and hot tub.

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Denis Private Island £££££

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Denis Private Island is a self-sufficient, tropical hideaway found amongst the northern archipelago of the Seychellois islands. Swathed by lush vegetation, pristine beaches and surrounded by crystal clear waters, this stunning retreat offers an authentic experience, a private island with a distinctive character boasting only 25 cottages. Due to the ongoing conservation projects, Denis is home to some of the world’s most endangered endemic species, as well as over 50 hectares of rehabilitated woodland.

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Carana Beach Hotel £££££

  • Seychelles

Carana Beach has been designed to accentuate the wild nature of this unique location, with the view from each of its 40 chalets spilling out onto striking blue seas framed by lush jungle, massive granite pillars and white-sand beach. Modern twists on traditional island architecture, contemporary ocean-themed decor and a home-grown culture of genuine Seychelles hospitality, feed into a casual yet chic ambience for guests to dine, unwind and recharge.

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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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