Seychelles Holidays & Travel Facts

The tiny group of islands that make up the Seychelles are hailed as the closest thing to the ultimate tropical paradise. There are 115 diverse islands making up the group, with cultural flavours pulled in from the Chinese, African, Creole, Indian and British.

  • Lemuria beach
  • Banyan beach
  • beach
  • mountain & sea
  • white sand beach

Overview for Seychelles

Seychelles’ main island, Mahé, is home to the majority of the country’s inhabitants, and its bustling capital, Victoria. One of the world’s smallest capitals, Victoria is easily explored on foot, where tropical vegetation and exotic fruits and spices nestle alongside internet cafes, banks and inviting restaurants.

The second island of Seychelles, Praslin, is home to the Vallee de Mai, once believed to the be the site of the Garden of Eden and the home of the Coco-de-Mer, a palm unique to Seychelles.

La Digue remains the most traditional of the main islands. With paved roads and time-honoured architecture, the favoured mode of transport is the ox cart and bicycle. It is also known for the red granite rocks which frame the spectacular white sands of Source A’rgent.

Best Time to Travel

The climate in Mauritius, Seychelles and Mozambique is similar, with coastal temperatures rarely dropping below 20º in winter and reaching 33º – 36º in summer. The islands are influenced by the trade winds and hence bring some rain during December to March.