Indian Ocean Islands – Seychelles

Seychelles

Seychelles

115 granite and coral islands extend from between 4 and 10 degrees south of the equator and lie between 480km and 1,600km from the east coast of Africa in the western Indian Ocean.

This Indian Ocean republic occupies a land area of 455 km² and represents an archipelago of timeless beauty, tranquillity and harmony that is famous for its picture-book white beaches, crystal clear, warm waters and marine parks that resemble giant aquariums.

Seychelles is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the legendary Vallée de Mai on Praslin where the wondrously shaped Coco-de-Mer nut grows high on ancient palms and the fabled Aldabra, the world’s largest raised coral atoll, first seen by early Arab seafarers of the 9th century A.D.

The three biggest islands are Mahe (where the international airport is located), Praslin and La Digue. Here you will find a large variety of accommodation options, ranging from affordable, new and refurbished hotels, self-caterings and charming Creole guesthouses to top 5-star hotels and exclusive island retreats.

Only 16 of Seychelles’ 115 islands currently offer accommodation, 12 of which only have one single lodge per island therefore offer the ultimate exclusive island getaway.. The most exclusive private islands are North Island and Fregate Island, where even the most discerning traveller will not have anything left to be desired.

Although the Seychelles enjoy an enviable reputation as THE romantic destination of the tropics, it also proposes enticing holidays for families, with many hotels and resort offering family suites, kiddies clubs and family entertainment.

The Seychelles’ climate is one which is always warm and does not reach extremes of heat or cold. The temperature rarely drops below 24°C or rises above 32°C. All but the remotest southern islands lie outside the cyclone belt making Seychelles’ a year round destination for sun worshippers and beach lovers.

 

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