The Seychelles are located off the east coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean and consist of over 115 coral and granite islands with diverse landscapes, geography and character. From Lush forests to picture postcard beaches, the Seychelles is definitely for most a once in a lifetime trip and home to two of UNESCO’s world heritage sites, the Vallee de Mai in Praslin and the World’s biggest coral Atoll, Aldabra. Pristine beauty in guaranteed sunshine all year makes this a great destination any time of year for the intrepid traveller.
The Seychelles group of islands offer something unique to other island destinations as each island is so varied in history, character and landscapes that they cater to those with diverse interests. They have been described as a place which God created for Sailors. Chartering a speed boat or yacht is the perfect way in exploring this archipelago. The Seychelles Marine parks offer secured moorings within many of their sheltered bays and lagoons. Keelboats, Catamarans, Bareboats and Yachts, whatever way you fancy travelling by water, the Seychelles is a sailing paradise.
If you prefer to explore in the water, then diving in The Seychelles will be sure not a disappoint. From the world class dive sites, such as Ennerdale Wreck and Brissare rocks or the sites close to Marianne, to the Sisters and Aride there is always an abundance of marine life on display. Butterflyfish, Angelfish, Octopus, Reef Sharks, Stingrays and Giant Grouper. From inshore sites to off-shore dives to live-aboard dive trips, the Seychelles offers diving at all different intensity levels, shallow to deep each and every day of the week. For the more adventurous, cave diving on the island of Desroches, Alphonse and St Joseph are recommended. The marine life below is as impressive as the landscape above and with over 1.4 million sq km of fishing you will never go hungry again!
Saltwater Fly Fishing to Bluewater fly fishing to bottom fishing excursions, all types of styles of fishing are catered for in catching the abundance of marine life, dorado, saifish, yellow tuna and wahoo to name but a few.
Surfing at Grand Anse on the Western side of Mahe between November and April is recommended for surfing enthuaists. The Seychelles offers a variety of activities from water to land sports and activities like bird watching. Golf, squash, tennis, horseriding, biking and hiking are all on offer in this paradise heaven. Mahe Island is the main island for many of these activities, such as horse riding in the Utegangar riding center and Margic carpet Arab horse riding center. Golf is played on Praslin Island at the Lemuria resort where the palm tree lined course will always remind you of the paradise you’re in. Hiking and walking will bring you to the majestic flora and fauna that grow on the moutain trails. Clear marked nature walks on many of the main islands, Mahe, Praslin and Aride will make sure you never get lost!
Whatever your interest, The Seychelles islands have an activity to suit everyone. While famed for its diving, fishing and sailing, The Seychelles can offer a variety of activities depending on the island so do your research as to when and where to go and enjoy.