Another World…The official motto of the Seychelles. This cannot be more true. The Seychelles is truly a destination that is out of this world – an archipelago of roughly 115 islands scattered in the heart of the Indian Ocean. Magical, stunning, beautiful, breathtaking, amazing and spectacular are words not even strong enough to describe the Seychelles.
The Seychelles is known for the most exotic and rare plant and animal life as well as for its stunning palm fringed beaches and clear turquoise waters and exotic marine life. The destination offers a variety of things to do including a range of water and land activities (including a visit to Vallée de Mai, home to the legendary Coco-de-Mer) or why not spend a day in the smallest capital in the World – Victoria. One of the most exciting experiences is doing some island hopping between the islands. Each island has its own character and offers a different experience altogether.
A wide range of accommodations are on offer for those lucky enough to get the opportunity to visit the Seychelles. There are 3* up to luxury 5* Exclusive hotels are on offer.
Flights to and from the Seychelles are about 4 hours and currently depart twice weekly from O.R Tambo International Airport, on a Friday and Sunday. These flights are overnight and guests will arrive in the Seychelles the following day.
The Seychelles cannot be compared to any other destination! It is so unique and such an experience, it is difficult to put it into the right words – it is something you have to experience for yourself. One thing is for sure, if you are up for some romance, you cannot go wrong in the Seychelles. The magical island atmosphere is perfect to share with that special someone.
The Seychelles climate is ideal for all year travel as the destination enjoys a tropical climate throughout the year and is located outside of the hurricane belt and therefore not prone to monsoon periods, although specific periods might be better for specific locations in the Seychelles due to trade winds during selected periods of the year and the best period for diving is between March-May and September-November.
No visas, inoculations or Malaria precautions are currently required by South-African passport holders for entry into the Seychelles, making it a very accessible destination to visit. Travelers should be sure that their passports are valid for at least 6 months from return date.
When we visited the Seychelles, we stayed at the 5* Exclusive Sainte Anne Resort, a Beachcomber property. What an experience and what a resort! This resort is located on its own island – Sainte Anne Island, which is a great advantage for privacy and luxury. We did some island hopping to Mahe, Praslin and La Digue and visited some of the most popular tourist attractions including the Vallee de Mai on Praslin Island, a visit to the capital of Victoria on Mahe Island, Visited the stunning beach of Anze Lazio on Praslin Island – one of the most spectacular beaches in the world as well as La Digue’s stunning beaches and rock formations. We took a ferry to La Digue from the main island – Mahe and from there to Praslin. After our very adventurous day we took a short 15min transfer flight back to Mahe, which was beyond awesome, because you have the opportunity to also view these stunning islands from the air!! What an experience and I am well traveled and can say with confidence that this is by far one of the the most stunning destinations I have ever been to and if you are looking for the experience of a lifetime, you cannot go wrong with the Seychelles! Watch this space for more on our adventures to the stunning Seychelles!!
The Seychelles, it is truly “out of this world”…