Seychelles

If you are a honeymooner and have already made it all the way to Africa for a safari then continuing on to the Seychelles is a dream come true. The 115 islands scattered in the Indian Ocean ringed by powdery white sand, turquoise waters with granite boulders spread about are a sight to behold. It is honeymoon heaven, a true magical destination not just for opening a bottle of champagne but also a top spot for bird watching, meeting giant tortoises, hiking jungle trails or biking to remote beaches. Not to forget the superb diving or snorkeling in azure waters. The Seychelles is considered one of the most beautiful and luxurious beach destinations in the world. They are malaria free and offer year round summer climate.

Please contact us for pricing as it is depending on season, lenght of stay and we might be able to offer discount depending on your situation. The following hotels are suggestions only and we are happy to find accommodation that suit your needs best.

FIND RESORTS IN THE SEYCHELLES.

Silhouette IslandDesroches IslandPraslin IslandSt. Anne IslandMahe Island

Twenty kilometers to the northwest of Mahé, the Seychelles’ best known island, lies Silhouette Island, the third largest of the archipelago’s granitic island.

Silhouette Island is home to the Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa, a five-star resort, as well as incense trees, 125 year old giant tortoises and an abundance of other rare plants and animals. The island has been a marine national park since 1987. Over 92 percent of the island has been designated a protected area.

The island’s white sand beaches rim a mountainous interior. Silhouette’s highest peak is Mount Dauban, which soars 740 meters above a virgin rain forest filled with rare hardwoods, exotic orchids and carnivorous pitcher plants. The mountain was named for the Dauban family, which owned Silhouette until the 1960s. In 1982, however, the island reverted to the control of the Seychelles government.

Silhouette’s only settlement is the village of La Passe, on the island’s western coast. The island has well maintained trails, allowing visitors to explore beaches and some of the rainforest.

 

Diving and Water Sports

Silhouette Island has a barrier reef with some of the healthiest coral in the Seychelles. . The island’s sheer granite cliffs make for some spectacular diving even down to depths of 35 meters. Night diving is safe here as the water is warm and very clear.

Prime Silhouette dive spots include:

• Lascars: Lascars is an excellent intermediate dive spot with good visibility and very little current. Blue-spotted rays, white-tip sharks, hawksbill turtles, grey snappers and batfish abound.

• Grand Barbe: Another excellent dive site where the granite outcroppings are overgrown with colorful corals. Divers typically see barracudas, spotted eagle rays, moray eels, lionfish and parrotfish.

• Etienne Rocks

• Roche Mondon

• Point Dauban

• Roche Larai

• Fusilier Bank

• Ramasse Tout

Deroches Island is a truly remote destiantion of incredible natural beauty. The geographical isolation of Desroches Island creates an incredible sense of peace and tranquility, setting the perfect scene for quality time with loved ones. Privately owned and with only one resort on the entire island, you are afforded absolute freedom and unrivalled privacy. This spectacular location coupled with outstanding accommodation, superb service and facilities, and an impressive range of recreational activities, makes Desroches Island the ultimate escape for discerning visitors to the Seychelles.

Interesting Facts

  • Located 230km (143miles) southwest of Mahé in the Seychelles
  • Situated only 5º south of the equator
  • The island is approximately 6km long and 1km wide
  • 14km (8,7miles) of immaculate white soft sandy beaches
  • One of only two Outer Islands with accommodation

With a population of 6,500 people, Praslin is Seychelles’ second largest island. It lies 45km to the northeast of Mahé and can easily be reached by short domestic flight or 45 minute ferry. A leisurely tour around the island by car will take approximately 2 hours.

Praslin is the site of the fabulous Vallée de Mai, one of Seychelles’s two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The island features truly exquisite beaches such as Anse Lazio and Anse Georgette, both appearing on the top-10 list of world’s best beaches in recent years. It is more laid back than the main island and invites for biking to remote palm-fringed beaches lapped by turquoise waters, visiting restaurants and shops on Cote d’Or which used to be a favorite haunt of pirates prior to the settlement of the islands by the French in the mid 18th century.

Sainte Anne is the largest island in the Sainte Anne Marine National Park and is in close proximity to its neighbours, Round Island and Moyenne Island. Discovered in 1742 by the famous explorer Lazare Picault, Sainte Anne was the first island to be settled by the early French settlers before they took up residence on Mahé. The island was later home to a commercial whaling station and a World War II gun battery.

St. Anne is unique:

  • Private island located in idyllic surroundings, in the middle of a unique marine park
    • Close to Mahé, the main island, within a 10-minute boat ride
    • 3 beautiful beaches with at least 2 of them protected from prevailing winds all year round
    • Over 1.5 km of sandy beach
  • A sanctuary of natural flora and fauna
    • A stunning underwater world ideal for snorkelling
    • Traditional nestling ground for sea turtles
    • Trekking paths to explore and discover the various facets of the island which include historical relics and botanical endemic species like the sea coconut

Mahe is the largest island of the Seychelles archipelago, and home to about 80.000 people and the quaint capital city Victoria. Its mountainous interior is largely covered with dense cloud forest, whilst the coastline has beautiful, white powdered beaches, lovely coves and great beach retreats. Mahe also has a vibrant art scene – many artists have settled in the Seychelles over the years, inspired by the islands’ tropical looks; most of them live on Mahe and gladly welcome visitors at their art galleries.