Going to the Seychelles? Lucky you! With 115 islands scattered in the Indian Ocean you will be spoiled rotten.
Undeniably, the beaches are the big attraction with vast expanse of white sand lapped by topaz waters and backed by lush hills and big glacis boulders.
Which island should you choose?
Be it one of the three main islands of Praslin, La Digure or Mahe its mountainous interior being home to Morne Seychellois National Park – or any outlying island, you cant go wrong with any of them.
With such a dreamlike setting, the Seychelles is an ideal choice for a honeymoon. Having earned a reputation as a paradigm of ecotourism, the Seychelles is a top spot to watch birds and giant tortoises in their natural habitat. And a vast living world lies just below the waters, inviting divers of all abilities.
When you tire of beaches you can venture inland on jungle trails, enjoy in fine dining or the relax and unwind in the laid-back tempo.
On top of ultra-luxurious options, the Seychelles has plenty of pretty, affordable self-catering facilities and guesthouses, often situated on some of the best land. Though it remains an expensive destination, its tourist authorities are now targeting non-millionaires, promoting these economy options. But fear not: mass tourism it will never be.
The Seychelles are a year round destination with temperatures averaging 29°C. Two trade winds divide the year with the north-west winds blowing from November through to March and the south-east winds blow from May to September. Mahé and Silhouette get the most rain with January being the wettest month and the summer months of July and August being the driest. It is said to be a ‘tropical paradise’.
The airport is the Seychelles International and is on Mahe Island and is 6 miles (10km) south-east from Victoria. Transfer times are approximately 20 minutes and taxis are available outside the arrivals terminal.