Welcome to THE SENSATIONAL SEYCHELLES
“Once the travel bug bites there is no
known antidote, and I know that I shall
be happily infected until the end of my life.”
Finally, there is a place where you can still tread in the footsteps of the ancient mariners as they first beheld, open-mouthed, the breathtaking exquisiteness of these island jewels.
Among other island destinations offering processed products and experiences, the Seychelles islands cling jealously to their primordial roots, recalling that time when dinosaurs still breathed, tectonic plates fractured and ancient continents first began to divide.
The Seychelles islands are also home to some of the most spectacular seabird colonies in the world as well as 13 species and 17 subspecies that occur nowhere else on earth. Classed among the rarest species to be found among the islands are the Seychelles Scops Owl, Magpie Robin, Paradise Flycatcher Seychelles Warbler, Black Parrot, the flightless White-throated Rail and the Seychelles White Eye.
Inhabited since a mere 250 years, today, the Seychelles islands are still unbelievably untouched, their primeval beauty cascading from lushly forested granite peaks, through ancient hillside glades to the grandeur of a pristine, sapphire ocean. One of the few places left on the planet where to rediscover our ancient past, the freedom to roam free that is our birthright.
Refreshingly, the Seychelles islands today remain a sanctuary, not only for some of the rarest life forms on earth, but also for modern travellers grown weary of the ordinary and the mundane in their holiday experiences elsewhere. Against a backdrop of world-class, five-star accommodation with a standard of service and accommodation to match and a fine, ever-burgeoning portfolio of smaller hotels, guesthouses and self-caterings where to savour the authentic Creole lifestyle, we invite you to embark on a journey you will never forget.
The Seychelles Islands … another world.
A journey that will offer you extraordinary island-hopping, diving, fishing, sailing and trekking opportunities as well as the chance to become a part of the vibrant, Seychellois Creole culture with its unique character and timeless island ways.
The diversity of the Seychelles landscape rushes up to greet you the moment your aircraft begins its descent and promises a long list of things to do.Seychelles is famous for having some of the best beaches in the world, pristine and uncrowded. Some are framed by age-old granite boulders. Others offer powder-soft sands, turquoise waters and sublime opportunities for swimming, snorkeling or pure relaxation.
The Seychelles will make you feel like a happy castaway living in a tropical paradise. Situated in the Indian Ocean near east Africa, the Seychelles is an archipelago of islands that was uninhabited until the French arrived in the late 18th century. Today, the island has a remarkably multicultural society with an abundance of natural settings and wildlife that draw visitors from around the world.
It’s ridiculously easy to find a deserted beach or cove to call your own for the day in the Seychelles—complete with sugar-soft sand and gin-clear, warm waters.
Praslin Island, home to the World Heritage Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve, is one of only two places in the world where the gigantic (and erotic looking) coco de mer palm tree can be found.
The Seychelles islands are home to six marine national parks, home to whale sharks, rare hawksbill turtles and thousands of tropical fish. One of the top dive spots is Shark Bank, where scuba divers can weave through boulders and spot stingrays, puffer fish and a sunken tanker.
Charter a yacht or rent a clipper for a few days to explore the 115 islands in the Seychelles archipelago.
Want a break from simply lying on the beach? Explore the thick jungles of Praslin or the eerie granite rock formations on La Digue.
Hikers have a lot of options. Morne Seychellois National Park has coastal mangrove forests and the Seychelles’ highest peak, and trails are dotted with wild ginger, cinnamon and vanilla.
The flora and fauna are unique. The Seychelles has the largest population of Aldabra giant tortoises in the world, which were thought to be extinct since the 19th century.
Explore the island of La Digue—which has only one surfaced road and where the main form of transportation is an ox cart—by bicycle.
The Seychelles’ cuisine is a unique blend of African, Chinese, English, French and Indian flavours, which means you can tuck into dishes like tamarind grilled fish wrapped in banana leaves.
While the waters around the Seychelles are known for their brilliant underwater show, you can also view paradise from above on a parasailing adventure. Experience the thrill of floating high above the Indian Ocean with the wind rushing past and the open skies your highway.
There is also golf, horse-riding and guided nature tours for you to enjoy some of the rarest species of flora and fauna on earth. Not forgetting the mellow Seychelles nightlife where you can enjoy to the casino, some local bars and fine restaurants offering unforgettable Creole and international cuisine.
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