Dotting the Indian Ocean off the coast of East Africa, the Seychelles is renowned for its tailor-made romantic getaways, adventure opportunities and breathtaking natural beauty.
This exceptionally picturesque archipelago is comprised of 115 coral and granite islands. The Seychelles islands are each unique, with their own charm, and island hopping is a popular option in the Seychelles.
Visitors can look forward to relaxing on sun-drenched beaches lapped by crystal-clear turquoise waters, visiting the lively capital city of Victoria, and exploring the colourful coral underwater wonderlands encircling the islands.
Other major highlights include: abundant wildlife such as giant Aldabra tortoises and nesting sea turtles, indigenous plant life and a host of tropical birds. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve and Aldabra Atoll.
Jasmine Holidays and the Seychelles
One of the things we really love about the Seychelles is that it offers such a wide range of affordability, to experience some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and a stunning tropical environment.
Although we feature most of the best luxury resorts in the Seychelles, including some truly exclusive island escapes, we are also feature some great, more modestly priced boutique resorts and some excellent self-catering options which are ideal for independently minded families or couples travelling on more of a budget.
The Seychelles lends itself perfectly to island hopping and we find many of our customers choose to combine two or three islands in a single holiday, which can make it feel like having two holidays in one.
The Seychelles of course combines very nicely with a safari in Kenya or South Africa - the perfect safari and beach combination.
Days 2 - 9
Mahe is the largest of the Seychelles islands and encompasses the country’s international airport as well as its capital, the surprisingly quiet and peaceful town of Victoria, home to roughly a third of the national population, as well as many good restaurants and entertainment venues.
Mahe has a mountainous interior characterised by dense tropical forests and stony outcrops, while its coast is blessed with some 75-odd beautiful beaches.
The best known of these is the idyllic, white-sand Beau Vallon, fringed by deep bays that offer excellent swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving.