Pristine sandy beaches, cobalt-blue water and year-round good weather are just some of the reasons Seychelles is consistently named as one of the world’s most idyllic holiday destinations. Nestled within the Indian Ocean, off the eastern coast of Africa, Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands – so there’s plenty to see and do! For those who are here for the sun, sand and sensational views, a visit to La Digue Island should be high on your to-do list. The beautiful beaches are like sailing straight into a postcard. With few cars on the island, getting around by bike or ox cart is an experience in itself.
Those who don’t like to sit idle for too long can snorkel along the coral reef while land-based adventurers can check out the nature reserves, which are widely regarded as some of the best in the world – just be sure to keep your peepers peeled for a sighting of the Seychelles black parrot! Geologically inclined travellers will also love exploring the curious granite boulder formations. Foodies will be in their element devouring their body weight in authentic Creole food – octopus curry, anyone? Seychelles is home to not one but two UNESCO World Heritage Sites – the Vallee de Mai on Praslin Island and the Aldabra Atoll, which is part of the outer-island chain. If sun-drenched days in paradise floats your boat, speak to our team of Travel Experts about our Seychelles holiday packages today.
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Where to stay in Seychelles
Where to stay in Seychelles
Need a few suggestions of where to stay in Seychelles? From glitzy resorts to pared-back bungalows, Seychelles is brimming with a treasure trove of accommodation options. Here are a few of our favourites:
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Constance Ephélia Resort
Tucked away on the island of Mahé, Constance Ephélia Resort continues to top the list for both first-time and regular visitors. Why? As one of the island’s most established resorts, it offers all the mod cons you could ever want and need, with plenty of activities to boot. Just imagine: catamaran rides, kayaking, scuba diving, ziplining, and rock climbing. There’s also an on-site spa and five restaurants to choose from.
If you value your privacy on holiday, this secluded resort occupies its own private island. Yes, you read that right! Take your pick from comfortable suites or lavish villas equipped with plunge pools and a golf cart for you to whizz around on. North Island is a stellar accommodation choice for sun-worshippers looking to play. Don’t forget to sample those passion fruit margaritas – yes, please!
Club Med Les Seychelles
There’s only one ‘club’ to go to in Seychelles, and Club Med Les Seychelles is it! Incredible food? Check. Impeccable suites? Check. Top-notch service and activities galore? Double check. There’s nothing this resort doesn’t have. There are even three swimming pools, with one reserved for the kids. As the only accommodation on Saint Anne, this is island living at its very best.
Frequently asked questions
When you're packing for a trip to the Seychelles island archipelago, don't forget the essentials like your passport, visa, phone, chargers, camera, sunblock, some SCR and the correct power adaptor. From there, we recommend packing a towel, your swimwear of choice, a hat, flip-flops, some walking shoes and a great book to enjoy as you relax by the water.
Beyond spending your days hitting pause and embracing that maxo relaxed lifestyle, Seychelles offers up a smorgasbord of adventure both on land and in the water. Take your time exploring the beauty of the coastline, with endless beaches just waiting to take your breath away. Go on island hikes and explore the colourful fruit markets in the capital of Victoria. You can head to villages to experience the local culture before popping the top off a coconut and saying cheers to the island way of life.
With 150 islands on offer, it may be hard to choose where to set up shop for your holiday to Seychelles. Most tourists and locals tend to gravitate towards Mahe, Praslin and La Digue. Mahe is the biggest and most populated island, with arguably the best beaches. Praslin is famous for the Anse Lazio Beach, and is a much smaller, more walkable island with national parks to explore. Finally, La Digue serves up fantastic snorkelling and swimming opportunities.
Get the most out of your holiday to Seychelles and avoid the trade winds by visiting between April and May or October and November. During these times, you can expect warm tropical heat and picturesque days on the water. Don't let this discount other months, though! You may just experience more of a breeze when travelling with the trade winds, which is perfect for those that aren't a huge fan of the humidity.
With years of experience under our belts, and a decent tan to show from our time spent relaxing on tropical beaches, the Flight Centre Travel Experts are the perfect people to ask about your holiday package to Seychelles. From family holidays to adventure trips and romantic stays, we can easily curate a Seychelles holiday package to help tick off your next bucket list adventure.