visit the seychelles

Traditionally associated with the most beautiful beaches on the planet, framed by timeless granite boulders, the Seychelles islands are at the top of the world's list of romantic destinations, perfect for that lazy tropical retreat for two. But the archipelago has even more to offer in addition to the ultimate sun, sand and sea holiday. For the modern traveller, these islands represent escape and an opportunity to recalibrate one's soul in harmony with the primal essence of nature.


For those wishing to do and see it all, Seychelles offers superb sailing, diving and snorkelling where relatively few have ventured, excellent fishing and wonderful opportunities to discover the islands' unique ecosystems on mountain hikes and nature trails, all enjoyable in a climate of almost perpetual summer.

Island hopping by plane, boat or helicopter will allow you to discover each island’s individual character, as well as a cuisine to seduce the most demanding palate and the genuine, heart-warming welcome of the Seychellois people.

Amidst this glimmering archipelago, spread across a million miles of azure Ocean, an unforgettable journey awaits those eager to finally discover a place that's truly different and magical. A place like no other and another world entirely.

The Republic of Seychelles comprises 115 islands occupying a land area of 455 km² and an Exclusive Economic Zone of 1.4 km² in the western Indian Ocean. It represents an archipelago of legendary beauty that extends from between 4 and 10 degrees south of the equator and which lies between 480km and 1,600km from the east coast of Africa.  Of these 115 islands, 41 constitute the oldest mid-oceanic granite islands on earth while a further 74 form the low-lying coral atolls and reef islands of the Outer Islands.

The granitic islands of the Seychelles archipelago cluster around the main island of Mahé, home to the international airport and the capital, Victoria, and its satellites Praslin and La Digue. Together, these Inner Islands form the cultural and economic hub of the nation and contain the majority of Seychelles’ tourism facilities as well as its most stunning beaches.