The Seychelles is perhaps the ultimate in paradise.
Consisting of 115 islands, The Republic of Seychelles is an
archipelago of legendary beauty that is hard to beat. With a
climate that provides endless summer and low volume tourism this is
the place to come for complete and utter relaxation. Each of the
islands has its own unique character and charm and to this day many
remain totally uninhabited.
On Aldabra, the world's largest atoll, which is also listed as a
World Heritage Site, one will discover giant land tortoises that
outnumber even those of the Galapagos. The atoll consists of 13
islands which are uninhabited and largely untouched.
La Digue is the fourth largest island in The Seychelles. It is
renowned for its pristine beaches, vanilla plantations and copra
factories and has a wonderful old world charm where the chief mode
of transport is ox cart and bicycle.
Nid d'Aigles is the highest point on the island of La Digue and
affords superb views of the beaches and the small island of Ile
Coco. Wildlife abounds with the indigenous black paradise
flycatcher, the rare yellow fin and the star-bellied terrapin
making their home here.
The Island of Mahe is blessed with around 70 pristine white
beaches. Mahe offers that little bit more than just sun, sea and
sand and its bustling market and botanical gardens (containing wild
orchids and tortoises) give an insight into the island's culture as
do the colonial-style mansions that are both graceful and
For fishing enthusiasts there are deep sea opportunities in
Denis where marlin is the catch of the day. Desroches is also an
excellent island for water sports and general outdoor adventure
with the diving in particular being very good.