The Seychelles Islands

Ultimate Holiday Destination

Seychelles, the enchanted marvel of the Indian Ocean, is made up of 115 islands scattered over 1.4 million km2 of deep blue sea, consisting of two distinct groups of islands, the inner islands cluster and the outer islands. The legendary beauty is located between 4 and 10 degrees south of the equator offering exquisite ribbons of white sands, lush verdant peaks, transparent waters, indigenous flora and fauna, spoiling tourist with much extraordinary choices for their holidays.

The inner islands comprises of 43 islands in total; 41 granitic and 2 coralline. The inner islands are mostly granitic, and lie close to the principal island Mahe home to the capital Victoria, where most of the population resides as well as the location of the international airport. Its neighbors Praslin and La Digue, are the most prominent, well known for cultural background and indigenous flora and fauna. Praslin hold a World Heritage Site: The Vallee De Mai home to the provocative Coco De Mer nut, famous in the world for its size, shape and reference to as a fruit imparting fertility. On the other hand La Digue is home to the Paradise Fly Catcher, Vev in Creole, an endemic species to Seychelles. Amazingly, only 14 of these inner islands house resorts or any large population. The rest are uninhabited and tended to by island managers.

The outer islands, a dazzling collection of low lying isles, situated beyond the Seychelles plateau, comprises of 72 low-lying sand cays, coral isles and atolls making up of 5 groups of outer islands; Aldabra Group, Amirantes Group, Southern Coral Group, Alphonse Group and Farquhar Group. These islands lies anywhere between 230 km and 1150 km from Mahé. The Outer Island also includes another UNESCO World Heritage Site, amazing Aldabra, the largest raised coral atoll on earth. These pristine islands are less visited due to their remoteness thus offering untouched habitats for many species of wildlife both above and below the waves.

Undeniably Mother Nature created these islands with baffling beauty. Only two islands among the outer island groups offer accommodation facilities; Alphonse and Desroches. It is amongst this backdrop of remote islands that many of our clients choose to explore Seychelles. A tropical island destination that provide a combination of tranquility, privacy, beauty, exploration and action. On board our vessels you will truly have a chance to experience a wide variety of these islands, a memory which will stay with you forever.