The Seychelles consists of an idyllic archipelago of more than 100 islands in the Indian Ocean and is the definitive unspoiled tropical paradise, where gorgeous palm-fringed white sandy beaches meet the ocean, brimming with a kaleidoscope of fish and turtles, ideal for diving and snorkeling.
It goes without saying you will find some of the most exclusive luxury hotels and resorts to stay in, either on the main islands of Mahé or Praslin, or more boutique castaway retreats, hidden on secluded private islands such as Fregate, Desroches and North Island. With a backdrop of towering 1000m granite peaks, Mahé is an extraordinary treasure trove of flora that has evolved over centuries of splendid isolation. Famous for its beaches, Anse Royal is best for snorkeling, while Beau Vallon Bay is the most popular with sunbathers. There is an eclectic culture, where you can delve into the bustling markets of Victoria, adorned with exotic spices and fruit, before watching the local fishermen bringing in their daily catch of barracuda and kingfish. Praslin is the second largest island in the Seychelles. With its soft white sand and crystal-clear waters, Anse Lazio is considered not just the best beach in Praslin but one of the best in the whole Seychelles archipelago – and possibly even the world!
The lush tropical vegetation in the Seychelles supports an exceptional biodiversity, and there are unique orchid species and large seabird colonies. The islands are varied; from the untouched coral atolls of the Outer Islands to the larger granitic tropical Inner Islands where the biodiversity is astonishing. Here you can enjoy the sailing experience of a lifetime - safe moorings and easy sailing distances will open up a world of diversity and breathtaking natural beauty.
Perfect for a couple's vacation, there is a range of romantic hotels where you can unwind, looking out over an entrancing beach – the perfect location for dining alfresco under the stars. The Seychelles is the ideal destination for an island hopping adventure, thanks to the sheer variety of all the archipelago has to offer. The Seychelles also has a few superb resorts ideal for families, and is a wonderful place to take teenagers, perhaps coming face to face with a giant tortoise before venturing off sailing or learning to dive. Naturally you will find world-class spa facilities in many of the hotels. The exclusivity of the Seychelles makes for a fantastic luxury honeymoon, and given its proximity to Africa, it is perfect for an amazing safari and beach combination.