Seychelles

This tropical paradise is famous for its spectacular and secluded beaches

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The Seychelles is a stunning archipelago island nation made up of over 100 granitic and coral islands in the Indian Ocean. This tropical paradise is famous for its spectacular and secluded beaches. Although all beaches in the Seychelles are public, they remain relatively uncrowded and are easily accessible. Beyond the beaches, diving and snorkeling are excellent in the warm crystal waters amid abundant marine life. Few places in the world do ocean-side luxury quite like the Seychelles does and the islands have more to offer adventurous travelers than just a romantic retreat.

Why Visit

Anse Lazio Beach

Located on the northwest tip of the island, Anse Lazio is picture perfect everywhere you look. The extensive beach is home to turquoise waters with fantastic waves, a thick fringe of palm and takamaka trees, and striking granite boulders. It often turns up on lists of the world’s most beautiful beaches.

Vallée de Mai

This World Heritage-listed national park is one of only two places in the world where the rare coco de mer palm grows in its natural state. It’s also a birders paradise, clients can look out for the endemic Seychelles warbler, Seychelles bulbul and the endangered black parrot.

Takamaka Bay

Clients are encouraged to take a tour and learn about the history behind the archipelago’s main distillery and about the rum-making process. Takamaka Bay is also home to a highly regarded restaurant, a forest walk, and a small stand of sugar cane.

Trips

Our trips are quality expeditions and journeys that focus on unique experiences and untouched destinations. We bring together Luxurious nights and Adventurous days in these carefully crafted experiences. Every  trip has been designed to challenge you, to connect you and to allow you to leave your own personal legacy in Africa.

When to visit

Best time to go​

The best time to visit the Seychelles is between April and May or October and November as these are the calmer periods between the two trade winds which hit the island every year.

High Season​

High season coincides with the dry season between the months of July and August and December and January.

Low Season​

The months of February, March and also June form part of the low tourist season in the Seychelles.

Best Weather​

The calmest, warmest month is April as the winds die down and start to change direction.

Wildlife

Will you see the Big Five?

You will not see the Big 5 in the Seychelles.

What is regularly seen?

The Seychelles has a rich variety of animals, birds and marine life. Clients can expect to see fruit bats, tailless tenrec, the Seychelles plack parrot, paradise flycatcher, dugongs, hammerhead sharks and game fish.

When will you get the best wildlife experience?

In the dry season between the months of July and August and December and January.

Country Information

Capital

The capital of the Seychelles is Victoria, located on Mahé Island.

Currency

The Seychellois rupee (SCR).

Airports

Seychelles International Airport has many flights from all over the world including Johannesburg, Paris, London and Dubai, while Praslin Island Airport serves 200,000 passengers annually.

Health & Safety

Malaria is not present in the Seychelles and although Yellow Fever doesn’t occur on the island, a vaccination certificate is required for travelers over one year of age coming from countries with a high risk of virus transmission.

No proof of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test result is required for vaccinated travelers. Masks are mandatory in public.