About Seychelles

Stunning and unspoiled, the Seychelles star in countless tropical island fantasies. Beautiful boulder-strewn beaches, virgin jungles, thriving coral reefs, and UNESCO-listed nature reserves are just some of the many attractions of the archipelago's 115 coral and granite islands, which are the peaks of a vast underwater plateau.

Seychelles lie east of Kenya, near the equator. Almost half their total land area is protected, and many of the islands and atolls are contained within marine sanctuaries. Aquatic pursuits abound in the clear, azure water. Diving, snorkelling, surfing, and sailing are all world-class, and the Seychelles encompass some of the richest fishing grounds in the world.



The Seychellois, the citizens who live in Seychelles, are from varying ethnicities, many of which come from Africa, and this is reflected in all elements of the culture from music to cooking to architecture! Having said this, there is no indigenous culture of the country. Creole, French, and English are the primary languages spoken in Seychelles.


Best time to go

if you’re looking for the best time to visit Seychelles, the answer is, whenever you fancy. The months between May and October are a little cooler, thanks to trade winds. And the period between November and April is slightly hotter and more humid, with more chance of rain. 


How many days do I need in Seychelles?

A classic Seychelles holiday lasts between 10 and 14 days. This duration means that you have enough time to visit three different Seychelles islands to get to know their own individual beauty and tempos. If you want to see more than three islands during your stay then you should plan a 3-week holiday.


Things to do in Seychelles

The Seychelles archipelago is a beach destination unlike any other: more than 40 of the islands are a dynamic jumble of giant granite boulders and protected forests, fringed by sweeping beaches of sugar-fine sand. Adventure hums in the humid air of Seychelles and — in addition to world-class scuba diving, snorkelling, sailing and gourmet picnics on private beaches — travellers can trace hiking trails to mountain tops, try surfing, go island-hopping aboard inter-atoll ferries, ride horses through azure shallows, ogle the world’s largest and sexiest coconut, stroll with dinosaur-sized tortoises and let their tastebuds marinade in the spice-infused Creole cuisine.


Getting around Seychelles

The best way to get around Mahé and Praslin is with a rental car. You can also get around on public buses. On La Digue, the best way to get around is by bike. On Mahé and Praslin (and to a limited extent on La Digue) you can also get around by taxi. On the other islands, which usually only have one hotel or resort, there are no real roads; people get around on foot or by bike. Sometimes the resorts on these islands are equipped with electric or motor vehicles to transport customers longer distances or on routes that cannot be travelled on foot.


Health & Safety

All travellers must have a PCR COVID-19 Clearance Certificate issued by a recognised facility within 48 hours from the date of departure, in line with WHO guidelines. Yellow fever and Malaria vaccination certificates are required from travellers from risk areas. Furthermore, you should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover you while you are away.

Interesting places to visit in Seychelles

Anse Lazio, Praslin

On the north shore of Praslin Island, Anse Lazio (Chevalier Bay) is one of the Seychelles' most beautiful beaches. You have to hike over a hill to access the beach, but it's worth the effort.

Flanked by rounded granite boulders, this long stretch of soft blond sand merges with crystal-clear waters in dreamy shades of blue. The best time to visit Anse Lazio is during the early morning or late afternoon, when most of the tour buses have left.

Anse Intendance, Mahé

One of Mahé's best beaches, this small and secluded crescent of sand on the island's south coast is a favorite surfing spot thanks to its frequent big swells and wild waves.

The lack of a protective reef makes swimming a little rough when trade winds blow from the southeast, but sunbathers, beachcombers, and photographers will enjoy this picturesque, palm-framed strand at any time of year. Turtles nest along the powdery shores here.

Baie Lazare, Mahé

The pretty village of Baie Lazare on Mahé was named after 18th-century French explorer Lazare Picault, who landed here when the French government sent him to explore the islands.

One of the area's main tourist attractions is the neo-Gothic Baie Lazare Church, dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi, which provides a panoramic view of the area.

La Digue Island

The fourth largest island in the archipelago, La Digue is a haven for nature lovers. It's also a great place to visit for anyone seeking a glimpse of traditional island life - bicycles and oxcarts are popular modes of transport.

Stunning white-sand beaches and granite rock outcrops rim the coast, and beach connoisseurs will find one of the planet's most picturesque stretches of sand and sea here: Anse Source D'Argent. You do need to pay to access the beach at the nearby L'Union Estate, where your admission includes a tour through this old copra factory and vanilla plantation.

Curieuse Island Day Trip

Once known as Île Rouge due to its russet-toned earth, Curieuse Island is now home to a breeding program for giant tortoises, which roam freely around the sandy coves.

Most of the island is covered with takamaka and casuarina trees, which shade the white-sand beaches, but the island is known for another botanical distinction: Curieuse is the only place besides Praslin where the coco de mer palm grows naturally.

Responsible Tourism

Join us in supporting small independent businesses which may have struggled for tourism licences, planning permission and, sometimes, to appear on the national tourism marketing campaigns.

Stay at locally owned lodges in out of the way locations; eat out at locally owned restaurants with just a phrasebook and a smile; haggle in the souks and support smaller cottage industries. By travelling differently, you will be changing tourism for better! Be part of our community.