St Pierre Island, Seychelles holidays

Seychelles Holidays

Expertise in designing a holiday to the Seychelles is all about comparison. Visiting six gorgeous hotels is not enough. It is our role to ensure we know the best Seychelles hotels to choose and both Bridget and Illona have had to suffer untold nights sampling the delights of many. Discuss with them what you are looking for and allow them to design the perfect Seychelles beach holiday for you.

Why we like the Seychelles?

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

What to expect on your holiday to the Seychelles

The Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands sitting in the middle of the Indian Ocean half way between Africa and India. More than just a beach paradise, the Seychelles are a living museum of natural history and a sanctuary for some of the rarest species of flora and fauna on earth which include the smallest frog, the heaviest land tortoise and the only flightless bird of the Indian Ocean. The Seychelles, one of the world’s very last frontiers, promises adventure and breath-taking natural beauty in pristine surrounds still untouched by man.

Many of the resorts benefit from having their own island where you will find nature trails and naturalists, marine biologists, dive centres and for those who like sailing, some good charter opportunities.

Some ideas for a Seychelles holiday

  • Totally perfect as a honeymoon destination except in December/January when it tends to rain a bit.
  • Perfect for February and October half term and Easter.
  • An underwater paradise - the Seychelles Islands are ideal for snorkeling and diving
  • The small distances between the islands makes it the ideal island hopping holiday option.
  • Ideal destination for wildlife and bird enthusiasts with many endemic species

Beyond the ordinary

Charter a yacht and sail around the islands.

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.

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.

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.

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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