Seychelles

Answer the call of the islands

Boasting the world-famous Vallée de Mai nature reserve, the Seychelles are a plentiful habitat for all manner of exotic plants and animals. A holiday to the Seychelles presents one of the finest settings for those seeking to relax upon matchless, white sandy beaches or splash about in warm, glittering, sapphire-blue seas.

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Seychelles Holidays

With hundreds of coral and granite islands rising out of the azure waters of the equatorial Indian Ocean, the Seychelles offers visitors a glorious climate and stunning scenery. World-renowned for its tranquillity and abundant natural marvels, this unspoiled location is home to two Unesco World Heritage Sites, awarded in recognition of their stunning natural features.

Here outstanding white beaches tumble down from richly forested uplands towards warm, turquoise seas, meaning that a holiday in the Seychelles presents one of the ultimate getaway locations for travellers in search of an unsullied paradise in which to wile away the hours, the stresses and strains of modern life a distant blur.

Luxury Holidays in The Seychelles

On your Seychelles holiday you’ll quickly discover a whole host of activities designed to keep the active traveller busy. However, when it comes to this amazing collection of islands, notions of exclusivity and refinement resonate strongly to provide a wholly luxurious and relaxing break in the sun.

Imagine being cleansed at the spa with a reviving body wrap. Imagine the sounds of the sea oscillating on the shore as you descend into the clear waters to cool down from the sizzling sunshine. 

5 Great Reasons To Holiday in The Seychelles

  • Home to the biggest seabird colonies around the globe
  • Great beaches and landscapes, whose conservation is writ into law
  • Friendly local people
  • Wonderful dive locations
  • Exclusive resorts and spas!

Things To Do in The Seychelles

Mahé Island, a haven for art lovers, is home to an abundance of professional artists, private galleries and studios. Through the fascinating works of local artists, see how the people of the Seychelles express their sense of history, culture and their current lives. There truly is a vast number of studios and galleries showcasing some incredible works of art, so make sure you have a wander. Why not support local artists with a purchase to immortalise your own journey to this paradise in the Indian Ocean.

The beaches here are utterly captivating. With cerulean seas and white sands you’ll be able to partake in a little surfing, choose from a range of water sports, and the snorkelling spots will envelope you in the beautiful marine life around the various reefs.

To see as much as possible why not go on an island hopping excursion to the inner granitic islands. To facilitate these excursions there is a constant flow of sea and air transport from the main island of Mahé.

The many trails peppering the islands will provide either a leisurely hike or a more challenging trek. But you can be certain that every walk will open up spectacular panoramic views!

The Seychelles has so much for the curious traveller. There are casinos, dive operators, boat hire companies, fishing operators, horse riding and golf courses to enjoy. With an itinerary like this, your holiday will be an unforgettable experience!

Interesting Facts About The Seychelles

  • Area – 451 sq. kilometres
  • Population – 84,000
  • Currency – Seychellois rupee (SCR)
  • Gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1976

Weather

Though the weather here does indeed become rather humid at times, it does have the ability to stay mostly mild. You’ll encounter the hot season during December and April, while the cooler season reigns between May and November.

Seychelles Holidays 2021 & 2022

For your 2021 / 2022 holidays in the Indian Ocean, get in touch and secure a seat to paradise! At Kenwood Travel we specialise in bespoke packages catering to your image of the ideal holiday. We have bundles of experience in organising trips to the Indian Ocean. Give us a call and let us advise you on the best luxury all inclusive holidays around!

Top Picks

Constance Ephelia

5* out of 5 stars

Constance Ephélia is the perfect getaway for all the family, with tropical grounds, four glorious swimming pools, and direct access to the stunning Seychellois waters.

Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa

5* out of 5 stars

Located on Silhouette Island in the Seychelles, Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa is a secluded oasis on a pristine private beach.

Raffles Seychelles

5* out of 5 stars

Boasting modern architecture, a laid back atmosphere and a stunning location, Raffles Seychelles is a unique resort that puts you right in the heart of the locale's natural beauty.

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Useful information

  • Local time GMT (+4)
  • Currency Seychellois Rupee
  • Language Seychellois Creole, English & French
  • Location Indian Ocean Island
  • Telephone code +248
  • Flying time 12 hours & 30 minutes (1 stop)

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Things to do

Anse Source d’Argent

Anse Source d’Argent

Perhaps one of the most photographed beaches on the planet (and quite rightly so), Anse Source d’Argent can be found on La Digue. Blindingly white sand meets shallow, turquoise waters, studded with distinctive granite boulders and framed by palm trees. During the day there are transparent kayaks for rent and stalls selling cold drinks, fruit, and jewellery.

The beach is public, but as you have to go through a National Park to access it, there is a small on entry. Arriving early in the morning and returning later in the day is a good way to avoid the main bulk of the crowds. In doing this, you also get to experience the beach as tide, lighting and weather conditions change throughout the day.

Eat at Marie Antoinette

Eat at Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette, based in St Louis, is arguably the most famous restaurant in the Seychelles, in 2011 even reaching national monument status. Set in a building well over 100 years old and with a menu that hasn’t changed since its opening in 1972, this is the perfect place to get your fill of Seychellois comfort food with a side of island heritage.

Tuck into a menu of hearty Creole classics, featuring everything from aubergine fritters and chicken curry to battered parrot fish or stewed fruit bat. The reasonable prices, warm atmosphere, and rib-sticking cuisine make this restaurant a must-visit in the Seychelles.

Walk in the Vallée de Mai

Walk in the Vallée de Mai

Have you ever walked in a ‘primeval’ forest? Well, this is your chance. Head to the Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve on Praslin, which can call itself a natural, ‘primeval’ forest thanks to its 4,000 coco de mer palm trees, which are native to the Seychelles. This famous palm species, once believed to grow in the sea, is the largest seed in the plant kingdom. This forest is also home to five other endemic palm trees and plenty of animals native to the Seychelles. Go on a hike through this remarkable terrain and keep an eye out for bronze geckos, endemic blue pigeons, Seychelles skinks, and tiger chameleons.

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