The Seychelles

Heaven on Earth

The Republic of Seychelles is situated at 4 degrees south of the equator in the Indian Ocean and is made up of 115 granite and coral islands, the largest being Mahé.  The capital Victoria, and the International Airport are both on Mahé. The time zone is +4 hours GMT and the Seychelles Rupee (SCR) is the currency.

Being located near the equator, the Seychelles enjoy a year round tropical climate with day and night temperatures between 26C & 32C. Whilst immensely popular with honeymooners, the Seychelles offer a range of interests for couples and families alike: from island hopping, to hiking in nature parks, scuba diving, horseback riding, golfing, sailing, deep-sea fishing or just taking a stroll on unspoilt, white sandy beaches.

Each island has its own ecosystem and is home to various endemic flora and fauna. Look out for giant tortoises and birds like the Seychelles Black Paradise Flycatcher and Seychelles Magpie Robin.

Embark on a guided mangroves tour, or admire the natural palm forest in Vallée de Mai, a UNESCO-designated nature reserve in Praslin (the second largest island), home to the indigenous Coco de Mer and Black Parrot.

On Mahé, the picturesque Morne Seychellois National Park offers several walking trails and covers 20% of the island\’s land area, including Morne Seychellois – the highest peak in the Seychelles, from where you can enjoy panoramic views of the island and the surrounding Indian Ocean.