Reasons to Visit
The Seychelles are world famous for their beaches and in rightly so. They really are as picture postcard beautiful as you imagine. The islands of Seychelles are fringed with perfect white sands ideal for beach lovers.
Taking a sailing trip is an excellent way to see more of the Seychelles’ beautiful island coastline. Swimming in secluded coves and exploring Robinson Crusoe-style desert islands is the stuff of daydreams.
Snorkelling and diving in the Seychelles are fantastic ways to see the diverse coral reefs and marine life. The best time to snorkel with whale sharks is in August and between October and January.
There is a wide range of accommodation on the Seychelles including deluxe five-star hotels, Creole guesthouses, boutique hotels, plantation houses and exclusive private island hideaways (these have only one exclusive lodge). Accommodation locations range from the larger islands of Praslin and Mahé to sleepy La Digue and far flung Desroches.
The coral reefs and drop-offs are host to an array of marine life from the big game fish marlin, sailfish and tuna to the colourful reef fish which teem in schools around the coral.
The Seychelles is home to well over 200 species of birds that vary from residents that stay all year around, to migrants who pass through with the seasons. Bird Island, as the name suggests, is alone home to around 800,000 pairs of sooty terns.
Lying back with a cocktail and occasionally dipping into the turquoise Indian Ocean to cool off is a wonderfully relaxing way to spend a day, or even a few!
If you visit from Oct-Jan you may be lucky enough to be joined by the Hawksbill turtles. Now critically endangered, they come ashore to dig their nests in the sand and then lay their eggs. A couple of months later (Dec-Mar)the hatchlings scuttle back into the sea during the night. The rare Green Turtle can be seen from June to September.
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Africa and The Indian Ocean
The Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa has been beautifully designed with wonderful ocean views, the facilities and villa rooms are excellent.
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The Hilton Seychelles Northholme Resort and Spa nestles into the hillside overlooking the small beach coves of Beau Vallon Bay.
It provides spectacular views of the Indian Ocean, and nearby Silhouette and North Island. The atmosphere at the hotel is a lovely combination of understated luxury and casual elegance.
The villas are beautiful with all the facilities you could wish for along with a large furnished balcony and views of the Indian Ocean. There is plenty here to relax you with a lovely infinity freeform swimming pool and a spa which offers a comprehensive range of treatments.
For the more active, the Scuba Centre nearby features guided diving and snorkelling boat trips along with a large selection of activities from the watersports centre.
The Ocean View Bar is al fresco, the ideal place to take in the magnificent Seychelles sunset, this is a popular place to enjoy a cocktail or two. After a hard day relaxing, you have a choice of restaurants to enjoy the fresh catch of the day.
Mahé is the largest island in the Seychelles and home to the capital, Victoria. As you would expect there are plently of white sand beaches but inland there are unexpected granite outcrops and mountains to see.
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