The Seychelles is all about island life – 115 islands, to be exact. They are spread across six island groups lying 500-1600 km off the East coast of Africa in line with the border between Kenya and Tanzania. This Indian Ocean paradise is famous for its enticing pearly-white beaches and inviting turquoise waters. The archipelago consists of 43 inner islands that are mainly composed of granite and 72 outer islands formed from coral. The main (and largest) island of Mahé is where you’ll start your beach bliss experience; it’s also the gateway for travel to all the other islands. Mahé is home to Victoria, the Seychelles’ capital, known for its Creole architecture and a colourful covered market selling fish, fruit and clothing.
From the bustle of Mahé, you’ll head to the island of Praslin, widely considered to be one of the most beautiful destinations on the planet and one of the most travelled islands in the archipelago. After Praslin, you’ll make your way to your choice of other islands – some just for a day trip and some to overnight, depending on what type of experience you’re after. We’ll plan your exact route according to your most whimsical island daydream. We highly recommend a stay on car-free La Digue, home to one of the most photographed beaches in the Seychelles, and a stop at northernmost Bird Island, a private sanctuary with just one beach lodge. Denis Island is the archetypal tropical island escape while the exclusive Ile du Nord (North Island) has just 11 villas in total and epitomises sheer freedom that complete privacy allows. Throughout the archipelago, some island resorts can be booked for private use, giving life to a Blue Lagoon-style desert island fantasy.