Are you planning a trip to Seychelles? It’s a classic island-hopping destination.
Visitors can explore bigger towns on the main islands like Mahé, La Digue and Praslin. They can also get a taste of the French culture of Seychelles, its cuisine, nightlife, markets and nature reserves (like Vallée de Mai on Praslin).
Once you’ve had enough of the crowds, you can hop to a private island.
A little bit of geology…
Seychelles is made up of two main geological types. The central island group (including the main island Mahé) is made from granite – a mountainous centre with flat coastal stretches. Often granite boulders frame the shoreline and its pearly white beaches. Seychelles’ outer islands consist of coral from reefs to atolls and are smaller and flat.
Over 50% of the total land area is under nature conservation. A world record!
What activities can you do there?
The Seychelles is also great for active travellers who want to do both land-based and water-based sports activities. Activities like rock climbing, hiking and mangrove kayaking is a must-do. The more remote outer islands offer fly fishing as well as deep water game fishing.
Seychelles is a playground for those seeking a slightly more active experience!
What kind of accommodation can you expect?
Resorts in the Seychelles are often built on a hillside or rocky outcrops with views out over the ocean. The lodges and villas are surrounded by lush tropical forest; and the epitome of barefoot luxury. The luxury resorts often feature 3 to 4 bedrooms with private pools to beautiful one-bedroom villas with sunken baths and infinity pools.
A cherry on the cake…
The Seychelles is famous for its great 24-hour butler services. The butler service makes sure that you have everything you need – be it a midnight snack to an emergency hot milk and honey for the kids. You can expect it to be a top notch, personalized service. The Seychellois people are laid back, which has a charm of its own.
Seychelles’ locals have no problem persuading visitors that their country is the best!