Luxury Seychelles beach Holiday Safaris
Luxury Seychelles Beach Holiday safaris
Seychelles is synonymous with honeymooners, and for good reason. On this island country in the Indian Ocean, there are some of the best beaches the world has to offer. With temperatures rarely dropping below 24°C (75°F) and more than 2,500 hours of sunshine a year, it certainly is the perfect country to get away with a loved one for a few weeks on a perfect beach. Here are ten of the best, in no particular order:
Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, off East Africa, Its home to numerous beaches, coral reefs, and nature reserves, as well as rare animals such as giant Aldabra tortoises. Mahé, a hub for visiting the other islands, is home to the capital Victoria. It also has the mountain rain forests of Morne Seychellois National Park and beaches, including Beau Vallon and Anse Takamaka.
Crystal clear turquoise waters and sun-drenched, white powder beaches make Seychelles an ideal post-safari retreat or honeymoon destination for the traveller seeking a truly unspoiled but luxury, upmarket destination. Seychelles offers adventure and breath-taking natural beauty in pristine surroundings.
Most Luxury resorts will offer chalets and bungalows as well as the many comforts of a small resort, including a swimming pool, restaurant and bars, and organized activities such as snorkeling, scuba, and weekly boat excursions. Another island outpost is Choppy’s Beach Bungalows, a smaller hotel offering 10 rooms, a restaurant, and planned day trips. Both hotels are within walking distance from the legendary Anse Source d’Argent beach.
Reflecting its French and English roots, the cuisine of Seychelles is positively unique. Most restaurants serve food with Creole flavours, like the Restaurant Patron at the Hotel L’Ocean, which dishes out tasty food and a grand view of the Indian Ocean. Order a Seybrew, the locally brewed lager, and enjoy the sunset at the P’cheur Restaurant at La Digue Island Lodge. The laid-back Lautier Koko offers tropical treats at the daily luncheon buffet, and barbecue dinner is available on request with advanced reservations. Fresh fish is always a good choice at any of the restaurants, and some of the best catches on the island include red snapper, tuna, and the difficult-to-find filet of parrotfish. Finally, legend has it that if you eat breadfruit, a local favourite, while visiting, you are sure to return to the island; you can enjoy it fried, boiled, or mashed.
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Our top hotels for your Luxury holiday
- North Island, Seychelles
Set at the far north of an Indian Ocean archipelago, North Island is a remote tropical paradise that offers the ultimate luxury escape and consummate privacy. We act as a haven for discerning travelers looking for bespoke, personalized experiences that evoke total relaxation and restoration. We believe no two guests should ever be treated the same, and our devoted associates work tirelessly to ensure everyone has the holiday of their dreams. North Island features just 11 villas spacious villas offering each guest an unparalleled sense of exclusivity and luxury. All villas have been individually handcrafted and are surrounded by sheer natural beauty of white sands, granite peaks, and turquoise waters. During your stay, a North Island villa will be your home-away-from-home whilst completely immersed in an unrivaled island experience. on this property, your footprints will be the only evidence on the Island’s vast, untouched beaches.
- Six senses zil pasyon hotel
Discover the ecological jewel of Seychelles and private-island home to Six Senses Zil Pasyon. Coral-fringed beaches and massive granite rocks create an air of drama and beauty in this haven of perpetual summer. Step in tune with nature, swim with turtles and enjoy an intimate destination that is a tropical ode to well-being and absolute comfort.
- Fregate Island Private
Disappear from the world in our conservation sanctuary surrounded by sapphire seas. Fregate Island is a mini Galapagos in the Seychelles for the few to discover, with just 17 secluded Villas amidst three square kilometres of pristine nature.
All is designed for carefree luxury in harmony with our precious environment, where villas merge with the spectacular scenery secluded in lush foliage, and infinity pools spill into the blue horizon. Our island paradise, bursting with wildlife, invites guests to immerse body and mind in nature’s beauty.
- Denis Private Island
A tiny speck in the Indian Ocean ringed by flawless white sand, just 375 acres and none of it off-limits to see and explore.
Denis Island is a living, breathing island community, for those who believe giving back to nature is the only way to receive its bounty in return.
It’s a place where you can bathe along beaches renowned the world over for their pristine beauty, snorkel in a sea turtle sanctuary, spot some of the rarest birds on earth, and go sport-fishing at the edge of a continental ocean drop-off…and all of that in a single day.
You won’t find a signal for your mobile phone when you arrive. There is no in-room internet. No cable television. This is for you to unplug from digital distraction and reconnect to the loved ones you hold dear, and to the earth that you share with them.
- Four Seasons Resort Seychelles
A gentle ocean breeze floats up the granite hillside and into your tree-house villa, reminding you to take it slow. Whether it’s just the two of you, or the extended family, spend days lounging by your private pool and playing in the turquoise waters of Petite Anse bay, or find bliss at our hilltop Spa, before a sunset meal on a deserted beach. However paradise might look for you, we guarantee you’ll find it here.
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Seychelles Travel Tips
A travel visa is not required; however, all visitors must have a passport, a return ticket, and proof of accommodation.
The currency on the island is the Seychelles rupee. But you should use foreign currency or a credit card to pay for hotels, transportation, and organized tours. For other expenses, you can change money on the island to get local currency.
When planning a trip, keep in mind that the time difference is 9 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time.
How to get to Seychelles
Seychelles International Airport (SEZ) is located on the largest island of Mahe. A trip to Seychelles, while well worth it, requires a good deal of travel time and, for many visitors, a number of connections. Visitors traveling from the United States must first fly to an international airport that services Seychelles, such as Paris, London, Munich, or Zurich; the flight from London to Mahe is between 10 and 12 hours, while it is about 9 1/2 hours from Paris.
Once at Mahe, guests traveling on to La Digue may reach their final destination via helicopter or ferry.
Best time to visit Seychelles
The best time to visit 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 each year. The northwest trade wind blows from November to March and the southeast wind from May to September.
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THINGS TO DO
|Tours to Petit Amour|
|Sunbathing on the Seychelles beaches|
|Scuba Diving & Snorkeling in Seychelles|
|Rock Climbing in Seychelles|
|Experience the Cupolia Trail in Seychelles|
|Birding in Valle De Mai Seychelles|
WHERE TO STAY
|Six Senses Zil Pasyon|
|Four Seasons Seychelles|
|Maia Luxury Resort & Spa|
|Fregate Island Private|
|Banyan Tree Seychelles|
|Denis Private Island|
|Four Seasons Mahe|
WHEN TO GO
|best time to visit Seychelles beaches|
|4 Days Seychelles Experience|
|5 Days Seychelles Garden of Eden Cruise|
|7 Days Seychelles Family Holidays|
|7 Days Seychelles Honeymoon Holiday|
|8 Days Seychelles Diving Safaris|
|11 Days Seychelles Community Sailing Tours|