The Seychelles’ charm lies in its isolation. The archipelago’s 115 idyllic islands are scattered all over the Indian Ocean. Thanks to this seclusion, its beaches and forests are virtually untouched and rarely crowded. This is why it’s probably a favourite with honeymooners, celebs and even royalty. From giant rocks to giant tortoises. Wildlife blossoms on these islands. Mahé’s beaches are peppered with sculpted granite boulders, while the capital, Victoria, charms you with infectious local life. Praslin has splendid sands, as well as the primal allure of bird-rich Vallée de Mai, which drew General Gordon under its spell. La Digue is like a land frozen in time, with ox-carts the transport of choice and the thud of a coconut or a crab’s scuttle are the only sounds around.
Seychelles offers a legendary choice of worldclass, five-star accommodation in renowned international hotel chains and even sumptuous private villas with a standard of service and accommodation to match on the main islands of Mahé, Praslin and La Digue and also in a few, choice and exclusive island resorts.
However, there also exists a fine, ever budding selection of affordable smaller hotels, guesthouses and self-caterings where to enjoy not only the finest cuisine but also authentic elements of the unique Creole lifestyle.