The Seychelles archipelago consists of 115 diverse islands which are delicately scattered like jewels in the sapphire blue waters of the Indian Ocean.
The islands are renowned for their immaculate, uncrowded beaches and unspoilt tropical hideaways. But for all their similarities, there’s also so much that makes the islands different. With a diverse range of things to do and sights to see, each of the islands has its own unique appeal.
Essential Travel Information
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Seychelles islands are blessed with a year-long warm, tropical climate; it’s always a good time to visit. The weather is hottest from December to April, while May to September are the months for the southeast monsoon trade winds.
TIME DIFFERENCE: GMT +4 hours.
VISAS: Visas are not required for British passport holders for stays of less than 30 days.
LANGUAGE: Creole, English and French.
CURRENCY: Seychelles Rupee
FLIGHT INFORMATION: British Airways offer a direct scheduled service. Other carriers include Emirates via Dubai, Etihad Airways via Abu Dhabi, Qatar Airways via Doha and Air France via Paris.
FLYING TIME FROM UK: Approx. 11 hours.
- Coral Strand Hotel
Savoy Seychelles Resort & Spa
- AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa
- Doubletree by Hilton Seychelles – Allamanda Resort & Spa
- Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa
- Constance Ephelia Resort
- Coco De Mer Hotel & Black Parrot Suites
- Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa
- Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare
- Banyan Tree Seychelles
- Carana Beach Hotel
Departures and Duration: Monday, Thursday & Friday. 4 hours
Take a trip to this extraordinary primeval forest, known as the Garden of Eden in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Vallee-de-Mai. Here you will find Coco-de-Mer palm growing in its natural state and one of the world’s rarest birds, the Black Parrot.
Available to guests staying on Praslin
Prices from £68 per person
Departures and Duration: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday. Full day
Explore the fascinating underwater world by snorkelling and swimming with tropical fish. A mouth-watering buffet lunch prepared in traditional Creole style is served on board the catamaran prior to visiting Moyenne Island, where you can relax on the beach or swim in the sea before returning back to Mahé.
Prices from £114 per person