The Seychelles is one of the world’s most beautiful archipelagos, made up of 115 idyllic islands in the Indian Ocean. Pristine white beaches and crystal clear waters coupled with a year round tropical climate make this a classic ‘barefoot in the sand’ honeymoon destination.
The three main islands of Mahe, Praslin and La Digue are where most of Seychelles’ hotels and guest houses are, however with a number of island resorts dotted around the archipelago the accommodation options are as unique and varied as the backdrop of islands themselves.
With an extensive network of scheduled plane and ferry services, why not experience more than one island during your stay. Allow Revere Travel to show you the diversity on offer.
Mahe is the gateway to the Seychelles and is home to the nation’s capital, Victoria. With a backdrop of towering granite peaks, its landscape is a treasure trove of unique flora that has evolved over centuries of isolation. A leisurely tour of the island by car will take about half a day and reveal a wealth of attractions as well as the cultural diversity of its people who are descendants from Africa, India, China and Europe.
Praslin is Seychelles’ second largest island, this boasts the Vallee de Mai, a UNESCO World Heritage site that is home to a prehistoric rainforest of huge trees that dominates the landscape. The vegetation here is so special that it was once believed to be the original site of the Garden of Eden. The 8000-year-old coral reefs, populated by fantastically coloured reef fish, attract fans of the underwater world and large granite formations decorate almost every beach on the island. Praslin is a great base for excursions to neighbouring islands and Anse Lazio and Anse Georgette beaches have both appeared on the top-10 list of world’s best beaches in recent years.
A short 30-minute ferry ride from Praslin brings you to La Digue, one of the most charming islands in the Seychelles. La Digue has a relaxed way of life where traditional modes of transport such as ox-cart and bicycle are still used today. With a rich biodiversity, the island is home to the black paradise flycatcher, one of the world’s rarest birds and a number of beautiful beaches with long stretches of white sand, turquoise blue lagoons and stunning granite boulders.
North Island is regarded as one of Seychelles' most fertile islands and has a rich biodiversity. Its 5-star luxury eco-tourism resort not only offers high standards of barefoot luxury but also plans to re-introduce endangered flora and fauna on to the island to help preserve some of Seychelles’ precious endemic species.
Denis Island is a tiny coral island that sits at the edge of the Seychelles Bank, where marlin, barracuda and tuna, make any deep sea fishing expedition a thrilling experience. Denis offers excellent nature walks, private and secluded accommodation and gourmet cuisine.
The Seychelles is an obvious choice for those travellers who love beach living, romance and are naturalists at heart. However at Revere Travel we believe that it offers so much more. Experience deep-sea fishing, play golf on a spectacular 18 hole, championship golf course, have a go at horse riding or the wide range of water sports on offer. Go exploring and discover national monuments, reserves and marine parks, or just submerge yourself in the local nightlife in the local bars and restaurants, serving delicious Creole cuisine.
At Revere travel we love the diversity of a multi-centre holiday. The Seychelles is the perfect partner for destinations in Africa or the Middle East.