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Overview 

Seychelles, The perfect place to do everything or absolutely nothing.
 

Sailing 

Sail Boat

Sail Boat 



Outside the cyclone belt and offering a year-round sailing season, moderate swells and gentle tides, there is no better way to enjoy Seychelles than by cruising their pristine waters by catamaran, keelboat, bareboat or kayak, to name but a few.






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Spas and relaxation 

From the signature treatments of dedicated spas offering relaxing massages with exotic herbal oils, scrubs, detox baths and invigorating wet-treatments to a full range of beauty and grooming services, Seychelles’ spas hold the answer to your complete renewal of mind, body and soul.
 

Fauna and flora 

Seychelles is a pristine sanctuary for diverse species
of flora and fauna. The
Islands are home to an exciting diversity of birdlife that can be discovered in the wild
or in specially designated reserves.

Discover the treasures of this living natural history museum along its nature trails, through its breathtaking landscape, several national parks and other reserves
and its increasing number of exciting eco-tourism ventures.


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Vallée de Mai

                                                                                                                                Vallée de Mai  © STB

Seychelles
is a pristine sanctuary for diverse species of flora and fauna. The Islands are home to an exciting diversity of birdlife that can be discovered in the wild or in specially designated reserves. Discover the treasures of this living natural history museum along its nature trails, through its breathtaking landscape, several national parks and other reserves and its increasing number of exciting eco-tourism ventures.

Fishing 

The stuff of fisherman’s tales. Over 1.4 million sq. km of fishing grounds offering catches of marlin, giant barracuda, shark and other prize game fish. Whether saltwater fly-fishing, blue water fly-fi shing or deep-sea fishing, you will be rewarded with some of the finest fishing in the ocean.

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Diving

Emperor Fish

 Emperor Fish  --  All pictures above © STB


Open the door to a vast world that lies between 4 and 10 degrees south of the equator. Home to a marine extravaganza as diverse and vibrant as it is unique.

The
Inner Islands reveal an abundance of marine life including butterflyfish, angelfish, soldierfish and squirrelfish among others and reefs that feature octopus, spiny lobster and a plethora of nudibranchs.


The
Outer Islands offer rewarding experiences around the numerous coral atolls and sand cays accessible mainly by live-aboard charter yacht. There are dive centres located on the island of Desroches, famous for its caves and canyons, and also on Alphonse with its spectacular drop-off.

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Family fun 

Although Seychelles enjoys an enviable reputation as the romantic destination of the tropics, it also proposes enticing holidays for families seeking glorious days packed with sea, sun and fun. A number of hotels throughout the islands have swimming pools and tennis courts and some also offer a range of water sports facilities, kiddies clubs and baby-sitting services.

Motorised water sports are available in Mahé’s Beau Vallon bay while the sands of countless beaches and the friendly waters just offshore will ensure memorable moments of family fun. 


Golf 

The Seychelles Golf Club on Mahé has a 9-hole course while Praslin’s Lémuria resort boasts a spectacular 18 hole championship course with views that will take your breath away. 


Horse riding 

From La Digue’s Union Estate take a guided trek along its magical shoreline and savour the stunning scenery of one of the world’s most beautiful islands as you take in its innumerable charms in the way that nature intended – slowly. 


Surf, wind and wave 

On selected beaches the waves and wind are seasonal but challenging.  Seychelles has a long tradition of great windsurfing opportunities for novice and expert alike, especially during the south east trades (May-September) when average wind speeds are 12-15 knots increasing to 25 during peak season in July and August.  Surfing is also a popular pastime off Mahé, Praslin and La Digue but close attention must be paid to currents and underlying reefs. Kite surfing is also popular, especially during Seychelles’ windier moments. You are advised to bring your own equipment.


Beaches, swimming and snorkelling 

Step from uncrowded beaches straight into the warm embrace of the purest turquoise water and live your dream of a perfect tropical island lifestyle in the land of perpetual summer. And, in the waters just offshore, you will discover the enchantment of the Seychelles marine parks where a living aquarium awaits you in the form of colourful schooling reef fi sh, octopus, lobster and turtle.


Water sports 

For thrills on the ocean, Beau Vallon bay is the place. Enjoy a selection of water sports that includes water-skiing, parachute rides, jet-skis, banana rides, sailing and so much more. Non-motorised water sports are widely available at some resorts. 


Nightlife 

Enjoy the unique atmosphere of the local clubs and bars where you can dance to the latest music until the small hours. Most large hotels have public bars and often host their own programmes of evening entertainment where you can try local dances such as the Sega and Moutia. You can even test lady luck at casinos on Mahé and Praslin. 


Dining out 

Eating out in Seychelles ranges from the refined international cuisine of 5 star resorts and excellent local restaurants to delicious Creole dishes served to you in charming seaside bistros where you can soak up the vistas with your feet in the sand.

See also Outdoor activities and best time to visit Seychelles


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