The Republic of Seychelles is counted to be one of the best kept secrets on Earth and without doubt, one of the safest and purest destinations.
The islands of Seychelles, each one an emerald set in the perfect azure of the Indian Ocean, is the place to come and relax in harmony with nature, while the ocean laps the powder-soft sands of secluded beaches, where the only footprints will be your own.
Seychelles comprise 155 of the world’s oldest granitic islands, and can be seen from the air as an array of brilliant green and dazzling white set in the sparkling warm waters of the Indian Ocean.
Coral reefs that surround the islands are home to a vibrant ecosystem. The Seychelles archipelago offers some of the best diving and snorkeling sites in the world. The island is famed for excellent fishing too and is home for fly-fishing world records.
The impresive national and natural heritage combines with other essential advantages such as absence of dangerous and poisonous creatures, tropical diseases, cyclones and natural disasters, crime and poverty... Politically stable and socially harmonious, known for warm and friendly nature of its people, the islands of Seychelles are the last true sanctuaries on the planet where man can live freely in harmony with nature.
Seychelles...as pure as it gets
Morne Seychellois National Park
On the largest island of Mahé lies the impressive mountain range that is home to this national park. The peak is the highest in the country, offering exquisite views of the sea beyond. Enjoy a day hike into the lush forest, with breaks along the way to appreciate the visually-vivacious vistas.
National Botanical Gardens
The fifteen acres of lush vegetation of these gardens are a relaxing getaway for those holed up in the capital city of Victoria. Among the most noteworthy of the plants here are the famous Coco de Mer palms. The orchid garden is worth seeing and the restaurant serves up tasty fare.
Ste Anne Marine National Park
There aren't many "parks" that are made up of six islands, but this is indeed the case here. With boat trips departing from Victoria Harbour, this park is one of the Seychelles most easily accessible and is a great place to see where the Hawksbill turtles nest. The calm clear waters and well-endowed coral reefs make for super snorkelling conditions.
Beau Vallon Bay
On the northern coast of Mahé lies the scintillating Beau Vallon Bay. With its natural beauty, it’s easy to see why this was developed as a beach resort area. The bay itself is fantastic for scuba diving, as there are two shipwrecks and several coral reefs.
Vallée de Mai - Praslin
Located on the quintessentially tropical island of Praslin, this virgin forest was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and for good reason. This park is the best place to observe vanilla orchids and the Coco de Mer palm, which produces the heviest seed and the largest fruit in the world. Some of the Seychelles rarest birds are also found here such as the Seychelles Bulbul and the endemic Black Parrot. The valley was once thought to be the Garden of Eden by early explorers and it will sure make you wonder.
This quaint little island is famous for its stunning beaches. The array of beaches, each seemingly more beautiful than the next, are oftenly rated as the best and most unique in the World. Visitors are specially attracted to exceptional Anse Source d'Argent beach or the exquisite shores of L'Union Estate.
This annual festival held during the last week of October in the capital Victoria is a celebration of Creole culture, with plenty of music, dancing and theater productions going on all week. There is plenty of food to sample, drinks to be enjoyed, local art to purchase and fun to have.
The Seychelles archipelago is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is a special shelter nestled in an unspoiled tropical paradise.