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Seychelles

Seychelles

Think of the Seychelles and imagine paradise

Few places can match the tranquility and untouched natural beauty of the Seychelles. A veritable Garden of Eden, these dreamy, palm-fringed islands are a very special destination.

This archipelago of 115 stunningly beautiful islands is located 1600km off the East coast of Africa and four degrees south of the Equator. Deserted, pristine dazzling-white beaches, turquoise lagoons, gentle lapping waves, swaying emerald green coconut palms, warm tropical breezes, lush forests, indigenous birds and stunningly colourful underwater life are just a few of the attractions.

Each of the islands are unique and exhibit an individual charm personality and atmosphere of their own. Island-hopping is the best way to explore. Take a day excursion to one of the many inner granite islands or enjoy a stay at an  exotic-island hideaway resort. Air Seychelles provide good, reliable inter-island connections to ensure that getting around is easy.

Alternatively, you may prefer to island hop by helicopter. It is hardly surprising that visitors return to the Seychelles year after year to indulge in the laid-back gentle lifestyle of these breathtakingly beautiful islands.

Ask us for first-hand information about holidays to the Seychelles. Call Ultimate Destinations on 01923 284148 or send an email to info@ultimatedestinations.co.uk. We will delighted to hear from you.

Nature’s Masterpiece

There is more to the Seychelles than just stunningly beautiful beaches. Dense green forests roll down to meet the shimmering azure ocean. Seabird colonies teem with rare birds. Explore the warm, sapphire waters from your private charter yacht. Friendly locals will greet you with warm hospitality. Each island is unique and exhibits its own charm and ambience.

Mahé is largest of the 114 islands and is home to the capital, Victoria. A leisurely drive around this former British colony will take approximately 2.5 hours, leaving enough time to explore the art galleries for which the island is known. The forests and mountains are host to a treasure trove of rare flora and of course, there are stunning beaches on which to relax or enjoy watersports.

Praslin is the second largest Seychelles island and home to the Valee de Mai, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This prehistoric forest is dominated by the coco-de-mer palm which produces the world’s largest plant seed. A drive around the island will take approximately two hours, although time must be allowed for stops to soak up the legendary hospitality and stunning views.

On La Digue, time stands still. On the fourth largest of the islands, you can bask in a slower pace of life with a ride on a traditional ox cart whilst taking in the stunning architectiure. Enjoy the legendary friendliness of the islands, visit the stunning beaches including the breath-taking Anse Source d-Argent. The island is also known for its biodiversity including the Seychelles’ black paradise flycatcher, waxbill, cave swiftlet, Chinese bittern and rare terrapins.

At Desroches you can immerse yourself in island culture by helping with the turtles and tortoises, fishing or discovering an underwater paradise.

Denis Island has a strong eco conscience and is also home to many seabirds and flora. The resident experts will be only too happy to point these out on a nature walk.

The Seychelles offer some of the world’s most luxurious hotels. Cuisine blends a fusion of different influences – African, Asian and European.

Experiences not to be missed:

  • Enjoy a reef dive in crystal clear waters packed with marine life
  • Visit the beaches of Anse Lazio and Anse Source d’Argent which are regarded as some of the best in the world
  • Take a boat trop to Curieuse Island, just off Praline, home to wild giant tortoises and an important nesting ground for the Hawksbill turtle
  • Charter and boat and discover paradise on your own terms

When to go:

A perfect year round destination, temperatures range from 24 to 32 degrees celsius. Warmest and most humid between October and April, January and February are the wettest months – rainfall is in short sharp intervals. May to September see livelier seas with the cooling southeast tradewinds.

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  • Location

    Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar

  • Currency

    Seychelles Rupee (SCR)

  • Local Time

    GMT + 4 hours

  • Flying Time

    London to Mahé approx. 10 hours

  • Telephone code

    +248

  • Language

    English, Creole, French

  • Population

    87,000

  • Electricity

    220/240 volts


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