Paradise on earth is what they call the Seychelles. Seemingly forgotten in the middle of the Indian Ocean, a thousand miles from Africa, this archipelago of tropical islands spans hundreds of miles.
The Seychelles boasts one of the most pristine natural environments on the planet. This paired with luxurious tropical hideaways, delicious fresh seafood and friendly people, makes it a romantic’s dream holiday.
There are 115 islands in total, some uninhabited, which offer amazing diversity and variety. The islands of the Seychelles enjoy a pleasant tropical climate all year round and lie outside the cyclone belt. Mahé, the principal island, is home to the international airport and Victoria, the world’s tiniest capital and is the cultural and economic hub of the nation. Here you will find most of the islands’ tourism facilities in the form of the greatest selection of accommodation, cultural and eco-tourism hotspots, great restaurants, bars, café’s and casinos as well as dive centres, car, fishing & sailing boat rentals and walks & trails.
Island-hopping between the 16 islands currently offering accommodation is easy too, with scheduled plane and ferry services to suit just about any itinerary. And, wherever you decide to stay, you will be met with courteous service and the friendly smile of a people who live in harmony and reassuringly close to their roots.
Highlights during any trip to the Seychelles Islands include:
- The diving is unforgettable in waters teeming with marine life and spectacular underwater landscapes.
- Bird-watching, fishing, hiking & trails, sailing, snorkelling, surfing and windsurfing
- Enjoy delicious Creole cuisine featuring the subtleties and nuances of French cooking, the exoticism of Indian dishes and the piquant flavours of the Orient.
- Found nowhere else in the world discover unique endemic specimens such as the fabulous Coco-de-mer, the largest seed in the world, the jellyfish tree, with only eight surviving examples, the Seychelles’ paradise flycatcher and Seychelles warbler.
Seychelles Islands Accommodation
Maia Luxury Resort & Spa
On a private peninsula of Mahé island, each of MAIA’s 30 spacious villas boasts ocean views and is surrounded by scented award-winning gardens. The villas embrace indoor/outdoor living, with 25ft infinity pools, glass walled showers, outdoor sunken double bathtubs and thatched gazebos with a daybed, dining and bar area. A dedicated butler will take care of all of your needs. Service lies at the core of Maia’s philosophy.
Amirantes Atoll, Seychelles
Desroches forms part of the Amirantes group of islands (a remote coral atoll), 230km southwest of Mahé. Strewn with coconut trees, Desroches Island is approximately 6km long, 1km wide and boasts 14km of immaculate white soft sandy beaches and crystal blue waters. This exclusive island is one of the most beautiful in the Indian Ocean and has only one luxurious resort with 20 Beach Suites and 28 Villas and Retreats with private pools.