One of the most romantic destinations in the world, expect perfect white-sand beaches, crystal clear water and luxurious accommodations.
Seychelles is just off the coast of East Africa in the Indian Ocean and is an archipelago made up of 115 coral and granite islands, which are the peaks of a vast underwater plateau. Most of the landmass of Seychelles is protected and many of the islands and atolls contain marine sanctuaries. This island nation offers incredible diving, snorkelling, fishing and mountain rainforests.
Visit Anse Lazio (Chevalier Bay) on the north shore of this island for one of the most picturesque beaches in Seychelles. You will have to hike over a hill to access the beach but imagine the crystal-clear azure waters and beaches lined with coconut palms that await you at the end of the trek.
This small capital of Seychelles on the island of Mahe has much of the main sites, including the colonial buildings at Freedom Square, the historical clock tower, the Natural History Museum, St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Sir Selwyn Clarke Market. One of the main attractions is the National Botanical Gardens, which were established over a century ago and comprise over 15 acres of native and exotic plants, flying foxes, giant tortoises and an orchid garden.
This is the world’s largest raised coral atoll. This atoll is home to thousands of birds, tiger sharks, manta rays, and giant land tortoises.
Anse Intendance is one of Mahé’s most beautiful and secluded beaches. It is also a favourite surfing spot due to the frequent big swells and wild waves.
This is the largest national park in Seychelles and is a dreamland for nature lovers and hikers. Hiking trails pass through tea plantations and offer spectacular views of the island.
This is the third largest of the granitic islands and renowned for its rich biodiversity. The Silhouette park protects more than 2,000 species including birds, geckos, chameleons, turtles, and skinks. There are also caves to explore and amazing snorkelling opportunities from the island’s beaches.
The best time to visit Seychelles is April, May, October and November, which are the transition months between major wind changes.