Need inspiration for your next tropical break? Discover why Seychelles is one of the world’s most luxurious destinations. Here is what you can hope to see and experience in the Seychelles.
Almost invisible on a standard world map, the Seychelles archipelago is located few hundred kilometres to the northeast of the island of Madagascar. This archipelago is a string of paradise islands, islets and atolls scattered like pearls in the Indian Ocean. With its abundant flora, lost islands and forgotten beaches, the Seychelles islands perfectly prove to be a luxury destination, especially for the time of honeymoon.
Beaches, beaches & more beaches
This is not a surprise, the beaches are kings in the Seychelles. There’s so much that there is no exact number up-to-date, it is estimated that there are be hundreds of them. If there are too many beaches to visit during one stay, there are beautiful beaches that you should not miss the Seychelles. On almost all the islands you will find coconut trees caressing the white sand at the pace of zephyrs. You will often hear the word “Anse” prefix the beaches. In Seychellois Creole, the native language an Anse is a bay. There are hundreds of them, so we present you three of the most beautiful beaches in the Seychelles:
Anse Source d’Argent
Located on the western coast of La Digue island, Anse Source d’Argent is the type of beach where the natural luxury seems to emerge from everywhere. The most beautiful Seychelles natural representation in our opinion. For sure, it is the most photographed beach in the world. Documentary filmmakers, photographers and travel magazines as the stars who visit this beach marvel at such beauty.
Sister Island Beaches
The private island of Grande Soeur offers pristine beaches to its visitors. This island is unoccupied and is substantially free from any form of human activity. The Hotel Le Chateau de Feuilles is responsible for the management and conservation of the island. The island is reserved for guest of the Chateau Hotel on weekends, but remains accessible for public on weekdays.
Anse Petite Cour
Another private beach to dream about. This time on Praslin, the second largest island of the archipelago. The beach is private and is reserved for the lucky guests of Le Domaine de la Reserve, a luxurious hotel on Praslin. The small heavenly beach is exceptional for swimming and snorkeling as it is located right in front of the National Marine Park of Curieuse, another rudimentary island easily accessible by boat from the hotel.
Discover the capital island; Mahe
Mahe is the largest island of the Seychellois archipelago. With the only international Airport of the country, Mahe is the most visited island of Seychelles. It is there also that tourists spend most of their holiday time. Mahe is home to the city of Victoria, which has been named “the capital of paradise”. Victoria City hosts the main administrative centres and the majority of businesses of the Seychelles.
Mahe is definitely the complete island of the Seychelles. Mahe accommodates more than 90% of the country’s population and 77,000 persons call it home. The mainland has more than 60 idyllic beaches on its own. Coastal regions and beaches are lined with luxurious hotels like Le Jardin des Palmes and Hilton Northolme Resort & Spa. The island has also been blessed with lush fauna & flora, like Morne Seychellois National Park and its 906 meters view over the archipelago.
Mahe is a surprising island. It is 50 times smaller than Corsica but it brings together many peoples and traditions originating from Africa, Asia and Europe. For information; Seychellois speak very good French and English, despite a slight accent. So feel free to wander the colourful streets of the capital to enjoy the small local gastronomic delights at the market or discuss with many anglers for pirate tales.
Discover a unique fauna & Flora
Seychelles often get described as “another world”. This slogan is better understood when stepping food in the archipelago, especially in the beautiful May Valley garden. When it was first discovered, explored thought it was the Garden of Eden. The beauty of this place is natural, yet captivating. A primary rainforest, where only dinosaurs are missing to make a Mesozoic movie.
May Valley is composed of a hundred species on an area of 20 hectares, including a wide variety of palm trees. Of all the plant and animal species, you will surely encounter the famous Seychelles Black Parrot and the Sea Coconut. Produced by a giant palm which has the largest seed in the world and it is endemic to the Seychelles.
If you decide to go island hopping, you are advised Tranquility, which offers the most beautiful yachts and catamarans to make the trip. You will discover beautiful underwater secrets of Seychelles through snorkeling or scuba diving. This activity is rising in the Seychelles as it was recently discovered that the waters of the archipelago contained incredible dive sites. On the edge of the pristine beaches of the islands, do not be surprised if you see rare species such as the Aldabra Giant turtle or the Bulbul Merle.
Climate of inner Seychelles islands
Located about 11 flight hours from UK, Seychelles islands have a purely tropical climate and there are more than 300 sunny days per year on inner islands such as Mahe, Praslin and La Digue. The average temperature on the inner islands fluctuates from 28 to 30 ° C and there are two seasons, winter (May to October) and summer (November to April). However, no matter the season, the water temperature is nice for swimming and water sports. Furthermore, the Seychelles lies outside the cyclone belt, and it is a destination worth visiting all year-round.