This morning you'll catch your 5 hour flight to Mahé in the Seychelles. As your plane descends on this island nation, you'll feel your soul relax and your spirit will be calmed by the impossible beauty of the dazzling white coastline and azure ocean.
The Seychelles is paradise on earth; a cluster of 115 islands (only 16 of which are inhabited) surrounded by the clear warm seas of the Indian Ocean and blessed with the perfect climate. It's all about island life here - relaxing on pristine beaches, diving or snorkelling through warm turquoise waters and exploring the lush mountain and jungle interiors that house some of the most fascinating fauna and flora in the Indian Ocean. You can hire a guided boat and sail from island to island, or jump on a ferry at your leisure and explore hidden beaches and dense forest paths on neighbouring islands. You'll stay in Mahé for two nights, with its vibrant markets and culturally fascinating capital city of Victoria, before heading on (by ferry or plane) to the second largest island of Praslin.
Praslin is best known for its palm-fringed beaches bordered by large granite boulders, two of which regularly make the top 10 lists of the most beautiful beaches in the world: Anse Lazio and Anse Georgette. This is all about pure relaxation and it's where you'll do some of your most committed beach bronzing. Afer Praslin it's on to La Digue, a hippie paradise that is even more chilled out that Praslin with a ban on all cars. You'll walk or cycle around at a sleepy pace, mingling with the bohemian crowds that flock to Anse Source D’Argent, frequent winner of best beach in the world and the place to get your classic Seychelles beach photo. There are plenty of other fantastic islands for day trips, or we can arrange a stay on one of the private islands with just on beach resort, like North Island or Denis Island. Your plans, like the island lifestyle, are free-flowing and flexible, allowing you to go wherever the wind blows you.