Sublime East African archipelago
The Seychelles takes you to a tropical paradise of pristine white sand beaches, turquoise waters, lush rainforest and colourful coral reefs. Enjoy picture postcard scenery perfect for families, couples and adventurers. Families will enjoy discovering the stunning wildlife in this exotic archipelago of islands, in particular the Aldabra giant tortoises, dolphins and sunbirds. For adventurers, escapades trekking through the verdant rainforest await, in addition to diving in an impressive underwater world adorned with rainbow reefs. Choose from soaking up the sunshine or visiting some of the 115 islands showcasing a stunning array of flora and fauna.
Mahe is the largest island, home to the capital Victoria, which effortlessly captures the history and culture of the Seychelles. Visit the 18th Century Sir Selwyn Selwyn-Clarke Market featuring fresh coconut and pineapple, and be sure not to miss the tropical greenhouses of the Seychelles National Botanical Gardens. Mahe is also a superb base for exploring the rest of the beautiful and unique islands.
Luxury holidays in the Seychelles offer a wealth of upmarket amenities within the authentic and protected national parks of these beautiful islands. Neighbouring Praslin is home to a jungle national park surrounded by ribbons of golden beaches and rustic villages, while Silhouette Island is a must see for headland viewpoints, wildlife friendly rainforests and designer hotels.
Mahé might be tucked away from the world geographically – it’s over 1,500 kilometres from the east coast of Africa – but this little island’s arts, culture and activities scene is alive and well.
Silhouette Island is one of the closest islands to Mahé. It lives up to its name, ducking off the radar with just one hotel, a mountain and a halo of bright white beaches.