If you close your eyes and picture paradise, we’re betting that it looks a lot like the Seychelles. A tropical idyll of sun-kissed, luminously-coloured islands scattered in the Indian Ocean, the Seychelles offers dream holidays where life is pretty much a beach.
Finding your own perfect stretch of sand and crystal-clear warm sea waters to swim in is probably pretty high up your to-do list. But these islands are also packed with loads more to do. The Seychelles offers visitors the chance to discover nature at its best between its rich marine life and majestic mountain forests.
Preserving the environment is a major concern here, and the wildlife is extraordinary. Get up close to giant tortoises, look out for black parrots and giggle at the coco de mer trees. Lush tropical rainforest blankets much of the interior of the islands and provides a fascinating alternative for when you want to explore.
There’s also no shortage of activities to make your holiday extra exciting. World-class snorkelling and diving are a given, and it’s also easy to take boat trips or go fishing. You might even have a go at windsurfing, paragliding or water-skiing. Off the waters, the islands are criss-crossed with hiking trails and walkers are rewarded with fabulous viewing points. This once-in-a-lifetime trip is the perfect place to be adventurous and try things for the first time. Here's everything you need to know.
From local art to rare marine life, there’s a lot to see in the Seychelles. Here are some of our favourite things to do.
Planning your holiday? Check out our 3-stop itinerary for ideas on where to go.
If you’re looking for picture-perfect beaches, Seychelles is the place for you.
Get a feel for life in the Seychelles by exploring the capital city, Victoria.
Explore every nook and cranny of Mahé with our east and west coast guide.
There are three things that really define Praslin: palm-fringed beaches, green escapes and a slow pace of life.
Looking for a day trip? These gorgeous islands are definitely worth adding to your itinerary.
If you're looking for that relaxing island vibe, La Digue will not disappoint.
For nature lovers, there reallly is no better island. This beautiful spot has to be seen to be believed.
Pristine beaches, stunning lagoons and gorgeous marine life define the Coral Islands. What more could you want?
Mahé makes a great starting point for travellers wanting to move between islands. Here are our favourite spots.
Believe it or not, the Seychelles is made up of over 100 islands – what a treat for island hoppers!
Creole cuisine will no doubt be one of the best things about your holiday. Here's everything you need to know about Seychellois food.
Shopping in the Seychelles is more about mementos and less about the latest high-end fashion. Here are some of our favourite gems to take home with you.
While the Seychelles is not known for it's party lifestyle, there is still a lot to enjoy when day turns into night.
Want to know the best time of year to visit the Seychelles? Here’s everything you need to know.
Getting around the Seychelles is pretty stress-free - here are the best ways to roam independently.
Although you might associate the Seychelles with romance, it also makes a great family holiday.