The Seychelles, represents an archipelago of 115 granite & coral islands in the Indian Ocean, off East Africa with timeless beauty, tranquility and harmony that is famous for its world-beating beaches and for its great diversity which rolls from lush forests down to the warm azure ocean.
Seychelles is home to no less than two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the legendary Vallée de Mai on Praslin where the wondrously shaped Coco-de-mer nut grows high on ancient palms, Seychelles Black Parrots are also found there and the fabled Aldabra, the world’s largest raised coral atoll, famous for its limestone ‘champignon’ terrain, huge population of giant tortoises and relatively pristine marine life, a refuge for many endangered and unique species.
Mahé, a hub for visiting the other islands, is home to capital Victoria. It also has the mountain rainforests of Morne Seychellois National Park and beaches, including Beau Vallon and Anse Takamaka.
The granite Inner Islands include Praslin, with the renowned Anse Georgette beach, studded with sculpted rock formations. On laid-back La Digue, bicycles are the main mode of transport, and rare birds inhabit the Veuve Nature Reserve. The remote and largely uninhabited Outer Islands are coral atolls and sand cays, such as Alphonse and Desroches, accessed by light plane or boat. The Seychelles have numerous resorts, spa hotels and self-catering options. The local Creole cuisine blends African, European, Indian and Chinese influences.
Seychelles, one of the world’s very last frontiers, promises adventure and breathtaking natural beauty in pristine surrounds still untouched by man.
The best times to visit Seychelles are April, May, October and November. These months represent the transition times between the hot and humid northwest trade winds (from November through March) and the cooler southeast trade winds that define April through October.