The Seychelles islands are a beautiful paradise with stunning beaches, clear blue water, and lush hills. The largest island, Mahé, has great resorts, restaurants, and beaches. If you visit the other islands like Praslin and La Digue, you can find quiet, beautiful beaches. The Seychelles have a mix of African, European, and Asian cultures and a lot of different plants and animals. Because of all this, the Seychelles is a very popular and fancy place to go on holiday.

Why Go

While beach bums search out the perfect patch of sand, nature lovers explore the islands’ mist-shrouded forests, the Vallée de Mai’s prehistoric palms or the highlands’ mossy, lichen-draped trees. Between the beaches and forests, the islands also protect rare natural treasures like giant Aldabra tortoises, spiny hedgehogs, barn owls and brilliant butterflies.

The islands’ diversity doesn’t stop there – Creole, Indian, Chinese and European cultures blend in a heady tropical cocktail. Fresh seafood and spicy curries are staples but you’ll also find excellent French-inspired dishes. The pace of life is relaxed with little bustle apart from the touristy resorts.

When to Go

The Seychelles has a consistently hot, humid climate year-round, with temperatures ranging from 24°C to 32°C. The southeast trade winds offer respite from December to March, while the northwest brings drier weather from May to November. The best months to visit are April-May and October-November, when rains are minimal. Wildlife viewing is good year-round.


Top Destinations


The biggest island is home to the capital Victoria and stunning beaches like Beau Vallon, Anse Major and Port Launay. Hike through Morne Seychellois National Park’s lush peaks and forests. Check out the giant tortoises at the botanical gardens.


Don’t miss the renowned Côte d’Or Beach and Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve. Spot sea turtles around Praslin and explore offshore islands like La Digue and Curieuse. Stay at uber-luxury resorts like Raffles or Constance Lémuria.

La Digue

Home to picture-perfect Anse Source d’Argent, La Digue charms visitors with copra plantations, ox-cart rides and laidback island life. Relax at places like Le Domaine de L’Orangeraie and Patatran Village.

Travel Tip

The main international gateway is Seychelles International Airport on Mahé. Inter-island travel is by plane or ferry.

The local currency is the Seychelles rupee (SR). Some places accept euros. ATMs and banks are available on all main islands.

English and French are the official languages. Creole is also widely spoken.

The Seychelles is generally safe, but take usual precautions. Health risks are minimal, but pack sunscreen.

Things To Do

Explore vibrant coral reefs while snorkeling or scuba diving, and encounter sea turtles, whale sharks, manta rays, and tropical fish

Enjoy fishing, sailing, and island hopping on boat and yacht charters, offering fantastic opportunities for various sea activities

Take a hike through Morne Seychellois National Park to admire stunning landscapes, forests, and rare wildlife such as the Seychelles black parrot

Romantic Honeymoon [7 Nights]

3 Nights at a luxury resort on Praslin like Raffles or Le Domaine de La Reserve

Day trip to La Digue island

Nights beachfront on Mahé at Four Seasons or Savoy

Snorkeling, spa treatments, fine dining

Adventure Travel [10 Nights]

2 Nights in Victoria on Mahé

Guided hike in Morne Seychellois National Park

4 Nights on Praslin including Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve

Full day boat excursion to St. Anne Marine National Park for snorkeling, island visits

4 Nights beachfront on La Digue

Cycle tour of La Digue, ox-cart ride

Family Vacation [10 Nights]

6 Nights at family-friendly resort on Mahé like Constance Ephelia

Kids club activities, catamaran cruise

Day trip to Curieuse Island

4 Nights at Constance Lemuria on Praslin

Kayaking, turtle watching, jungle pool

Where to stay

From luxurious beachfront resorts to charming Creole guesthouses, the Seychelles offers amazing places to stay on each island to match your style and budget.

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