These 100-or-so Indian Ocean islands have a land area of just 175 square miles. It''s a deceptive statistic. The Seychelles'' appeal spans the broadest of spectrums. Here there are near-empty beaches of legendary magic. Granite mountains dressed in the lush greens of the tropics. Coral islands to suit every Crusoe. Colourful birdlife and exotic flora (like the unique Coco de Mer double coconut). Prestigious 5-star resorts and spas. Romantic desert-island sanctuaries. Friendly islanders whose exotic pedigree - like their delicious Creole cuisine - is a fusion of African, European and Asian influences. It''s this feature of the Seychelles - their sheer diversity - that we especially love. With a choice of a dozen islands to stay on, you can island-hop to your heart''s content. Prefer to stop the world and simply dream in the shade of a beachside palm? The Seychelles beckon . . .
The most adrenalin-pumping activities on offer here are either in or on the sea. The iridescent Indian Ocean waters are yours to enjoy by means of well-organised watersports of every kind. You''re never far from a stunning beach to die for - or to dive from (diving, like all other watersports, is well catered for).
Nightlife & Party with Locals
On Mahe most hotels have evening entertainment with local singers and bands. There are one or two local nightclubs in and around Victoria. Elsewhere entertainment tends to be low-key - even inaudible!
Gourmet Cuisine & Dining Out
Seafood and curries loom large in Seychellois cuisine, both in hotel and local restaurants (there are about half a dozen of the latter on Mahe - Victoria''s Pirates Arms is the best-known). Enjoy the flavours but don''t expect ‘silver service''. Delicious Creole seafood and curries play their own memorable part in the Luxury holiday in Seychelles experience.
World Class Golf Courses
Lemuria Resort on Praslin offers a stunning 18-hole championship course framed by 150 hectares of palm groves. This course was conceived to host a number of international competitions including the Mauritius Open.
World''s Best Scuba Dive Sites
The Seychelles have a number of dive centres and the sport is very popular, especially from the outlying islands. There are four marine national parks, and more than 150 species of tropical reef fish have been identified. Dolphin and porpoise are common between the islands.
Family Luxury Holidays in Seychelles
Children and the Seychelles are a natural combination. Kids will just love those beaches and warm reef-sheltered lagoon waters. Most larger hotels have children''s activities programmes. Some hotels and resorts offer babysitting services ensuring a fun Seychelles holiday experience for the entire family. The Seychelles is the perfect family holiday destination.