Seychelles

Long renowned as the perfect honeymoon destination, the beautiful Indian Ocean islands of the Seychelles are also a great deal more. With two World Heritage Sites, four far-flung archipelagos, numerous nature reserves and bountiful coral reefs, the diverse islands hold much of interest to lovers of nature, both above and below the sea’s surface.

Colourful coral reefs teeming with fish, nudibranchs, sea turtles, whale sharks and manta rays; rare land and sea birds, endemic flora, skinks, geckos, giant tortoises and the world’s largest nut, the coco de mer: all find refuge in these special islands. Fascinating wildlife walks, superb scuba and snorkelling, safe swimming, fine sailing and simple beachcombing – just some of the ingredients available with which to create a deliciously natural holiday in the Seychelles.

Being outside the cyclonic belt and with benign wildlife, colourful coral reefs, no malaria and safe bathing beaches, the islands of the Seychelles are a haven for families and those desiring a relaxing yet stimulating wildlife and natural history holiday.

Seychelles Wildlife Holiday Ideas

# Wildlife Cruise

M/V Maya’s Dugong: Fourteen Night Cruise To Aldabra

Seychelles
Outer Islands
15 Days from £9950
The furthest of all the Seychelles’ islands, remote Aldabra Atoll was declared...
# Wildlife Cruise

M/Y Pegasus: Seven Night Cruise Of The Seychelles

Seychelles
8 Days from £1,513
Discover the Inner Islands of the Seychelles aboard a comfortable small ship, us...
# Wildlife Cruise

Seychelles – Praslin Dream

Seychelles
8 Days from £2540
A seven night voyage to discover the prettiest of the Inner Islands of the Seych...
# Family Holiday

Deluxe Seychelles for families with teens

Seychelles
12 Days from £8752
Expect to be kept stimulated and happy with all the variety to be experienced on...
# Family Holiday

Young Family Fun in the Seychelles

Seychelles
11 Days from £3040
Family-oriented accommodation, sublime beaches and lovely weather should ensure ...
# Tailor-Made Tour

Natural Seychelles in High Luxury

Seychelles
12 Days from £10,484
Our most opulent Seychelles offering, this itinerary also affords access to some...
# Tailor-Made Tour

Avian Adventures in the Seychelles

Seychelles
12 Days from £7840
Enjoy the unique ornithology of the Seychelles without sacrificing your creature...
# Tailor-Made Tour

Deluxe Seychelles in Natural Style

Seychelles
12 Days from £8290
Undoubtedly true Seychelles luxury, perfect for honeymooners and those who relis...
# Tailor-Made Tour

The Natural Romance of the Seychelles

Seychelles
12 Days from £3398
This romantic Seychelles holiday combines a national marine park, ancient coco d...
# Tailor-Made Tour

Island Hopping in Sunny Seychelles

Seychelles
12 Days from £3040
The beaches are beautiful, the scenery stunning, the wildlife wonderful and the ...

M/V Maya’s Dugong

Seychelles
Outer Islands
Boasts the space and comfort of a modern yacht, combined with the durability and...

M/Y Pegasus

Seychelles
The M/Y Pegasus accommodates up to 44 guests in a relaxed, congenial atmosphere....

Marquises 56

Seychelles
a 56 foot luxury air-conditioned catamaran for flexible island-hopping...

Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa

Seychelles
Inner Islands
Very spacious villas and suites, most with sea views, and two excellent fine din...

Le Duc de Praslin

Seychelles
Inner Islands
Surrounded by lush, tropical, orchid-filled gardens on idyllic Praslin Island...

Les Villas D’Or

Seychelles
Inner Islands
Ten spacious self-catering villas right next to the white sands of Praslin's Cot...

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Seychelles: -5.397273, 52.229004

Best Time To Visit Seychelles

Year-round temperatures stay around 29C (84F). There are two distinct seasons. The Southeast Monsoon runs from May -October, drier and cooler with less humidity – western coasts can have rough seas, especially June-August when Praslin’s Grand Anse suffers from seaweed. The Northwest Monsoon lasts from December-March: more rain (especially December and January), quite warm with generally lighter winds and calmer seas. A good time to visit is between monsoons – November and April, when winds change direction – but many other months can be just as pleasant. July and August are the driest, coolest yet windiest months. Dive sites are mostly year round, with some regional differences. Seabirds nest from May-September, and migrate from October.

Travel Info

Flight Time
About 13 Hours from London or UK regional airports to Mahe, Seychelles, via Dubai

Time Zone
GMT +4

Best visited
April to September

Language Spoken
Creole, English & French

Population
89,173

Area Specialist

Alan Godwin
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The Seychelles are known for their granitic islands: mid-ocean remnants of subcontinental India’s long, slow journey from Gondwanaland to its collision with Asia. These islands (eg Mahe, Praslin, La Digue, Silhouette, Round Island) are therefore much older than most others of more recent volcanic origin: their granite has had time to erode into beautiful, organically shaped boulders which frame numerous perfect beaches like La Digue’s Anse Source d’Argent, the location for many a fashion and lifestyle shoot.

If you have any questions regarding travel to Seychelles please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965

Having now returned from our Seychelles holiday, I thought that I would write to tell you how much we enjoyed it – it really was first class – thank you for the arrangements…all in all, it was a great holiday, with just the right balance of activity and relaxation.

Mr R P - Surrey