115+ Islands of Paradise...
An archipelago of over 115 tropical islands, and one of the world’s smallest countries, the Seychelles is a true island paradise. Home to pristine beaches - some granitic and some coralline - this destination offers the opportunity to explore uninhabited or minimally populated islands, some privately owned.
Best Suited to Which Type of Travelers:
The Seychelles is best suited for travelers who wish to experience uncrowded beaches with crystal blue waters. Opportunities to island hop, scuba dive and/or snorkel, big-game or fly fish, visit pristine national parks, and experience barefoot luxurious lodges abound. A honeymooners dream, the Seychelles is truly one of most romantic places to begin a life together. We strongly recommend at least 5 nights minimum. This is not a 2 night stopover destination. Island hopping is key to get a sense of the region. Additionally, this isn’t a destination to look for budget hotels. It’s best done at a fairly high end to super deluxe level. We believe it’s worth it!
We Recommend These Experiences:
•Snorkel and soak up the sun to your heart’s on some of the of the most beautiful beaches in the world, such as Anse Lazio, Anse Georgette, and Cote D’Or, before resting weary limbs on pristine white sands. •Island hop by ferry, boat, helicopter, or airplane - or a private luxury yacht can be your base as you sail between islands. Some islands are a stone’s throw from each other while others are a bit further away. •Explore Victoria, the capital, on Mahe island to experience Colonial and Creole architecture and culture. •Visit the Takamaka Rum distillery, considered one of the best rums in the world, for a behind the scenes tour and tasting. •Hike in the Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on Praslin island, in search of the infamous coco de mer, the world's largest nut. •Explore La Digue by bicycle or ox-cart (the only transportation used on this island), to experience one of the most photographed islands in the world and its gorgeous white sand beaches, such as Anse Source D’Argent. •Splurge on a private island oasis such as Desroches (Four Seasons), Félicité (Six Senses), Fregate, Alphonse, Silhouette (La Bris) or North Island - where Prince William and Catherine went for their honeymoon. •A photographers dream awaits those who wish to capture the stunningly beautiful birdlife, sea turtles and giant Aldabra tortoises, as well as the spectacular beaches. •Delight in the local creole cuisine, as well as the freshest seafood one can find! Indian food here is authentic and delicious. •Unwind from your wedding and flight with a stay in The Seychelles before flying on to your safari - OR, unwind after your safari with a relaxing visit to the Seychelles. Direct flights from Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa help make this an easy combination.