Stay 4 nights and pay for 3 nights; stay 7 nights and pay for 5 nights; stay 14 nights and pay for 10 nights. In addition you receive free half board and 50% off seaplane transfers. Valid for minimum 4 nights stay up to 20 December 2018
A place where man lives in perfect harmony with nature... the Garden of Eden. It is a way of life - once experienced, the magic of these dazzling islands will live with you forever
Our dedicated team Caroline and Lydia come from Seychelles. Let us be your guides to these beautiful islands. Who better to advise you than true Seychelloise! - with our local connections, passion, intimate knowledge and life-long experience of Seychelles. Our advice is second to none
We have our finger on the island pulse - whether you want to stay in five star luxury complete with spa and villas with private pool, island resorts with secluded beach chalets, or delightful family guest houses for that genuine local feel.
For attentive personal service combined with detailed knowledge and the most competitive prices - look no further
Visiting Seychelles for the first time - nothing prepares you for the startling turquoise waters, sandy beaches, coral reefs and lush tropical mountains that greet you as you touch down on the island of Mahe - truly the postcards do not lie! For an al fresco holiday with so much to see and do, you will be richly rewarded by visiting several of the islands during your stay
Along with the best beaches on the planet, Seychelles has more of its territory devoted to nature reserves and marine parks than any other country in the world
These islands are truly the most romantic you'll ever find. On Mahe alone there are 65 beaches and fascinating nature trails. Here, Victoria is the world's smallest capital with its quaint clock tower, old colonial houses, churches and many restaurants serving finger licking Creole cuisine
For honeymooners, the island of Praslin has special resonance as the Vallee de Mai UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to the legendary Coco de Mer palm tree which some say marks the original site of the Garden of Eden. You will be drawn to wander along nature trails and you might spy some of the world's rarest birds including the black parrot. The wonderful beaches at Anse Lazio and Anse Georgette are among the most prized in the world. Moreover, Praslin is also the ideal place to hop off to the smaller island gems of Cousin, Curieuse, St. Pierre, Aride and the Sisters islands
La Digue - so relaxed that some say it is almost horizontal - is the most photographed island of Seychelles. Here your choice of transport is between bicycle and ox-cart. You should not miss the picturesque coves at Anse Source d'Argent strewn with giant granite boulders against a backdrop of lush foliage
Once in Seychelles access to the other islands - Denis, Bird and Desroches could not be easier by scheduled flights and charter helicopter services.
High speed ferries connect Mahe, Praslin and La Digue and on occasion you may catch the traditional schooner between Praslin and La Digue.
As the saying goes ... Seychelles is unique by a thousand miles and as pure as it gets!
Seychelles is far more than a delightful holiday destination...
The people of Seychelles are a wonderfully eclectic mix of nationalities bringing a rich variety of religions, tradition and culture to these islands. The fusion of this ethnic diversity is a trilingual, vibrant Creole nation that lives in real harmony
There is no typical Seychellois - being descendants of British and French seafarers, freed African slaves and Indian and Chinese merchants. Skin tone can be fair or dark, hair blonde or black and eyes blue or brown. They share in common a general cheerfulness with welcoming and helpful attitude. The Seychellois are never in a hurry. There is always time for a chat and a smile while their lifestyle exudes a warm, happy-go-lucky approach
As a visitor, you will cherish the miscellany of cultures as you travel around the islands. You will witness colourful religious celebrations; experience mouth watering cuisine with its spicy flavours and distinctive aromas; dance to Sega music, a calypso-like rhythm with a shuffling, hip-swaying dance; and swing to the Moutia with African beat - usually played around a bonfire on the beach
Food is a very serious affair and prepared with panache by any member of the family. Simple dishes of fish cooked in tasty sauces bringing out the fullest flavour are served with rice and chutny; mostly accompanied by hot chilli
Weekends are always a special occasion. On Fridays and Saturdays the colourful market in Victoria teems with locals and visitors alike. Here you will find everything from freshly caught fish, vegetables, spices and fruit. Seychellois rise early on Sundays and sport their best attire for church - a particularly social get together. Then its off to the beach for all the family to enjoy swimming, lounging in the sun, but mostly eating!
This Creole way of life is celebrated every year in October at Seychelles Creole Festival. All Creole countries participate to rejoice in their distinctive literature, music, art and share new ideas. In keeping with Creole tradition visitors are guaranteed a warm welcome and every encouragement to join in the festivities
Above all, Seychelles, is a beautiful sanctuary and veritable showcase of natural history for some of the rarest species in the world. Nowhere else on earth will you find such unique flora and fauna and wonderful sea-scape. Wading from the beach into the inviting warm waters you will discover hundreds of varieties of multi-coloured fish and turtles. Diving around pristine coral reefs you will discover a plethora of life beneath the ocean waves that is home to many indigenous types of angel, butterfly and anemone fish - pure Seychellois!
Seychelles is a thousand miles for anywhere and as pure as it gets!
SEYCHELLES : Island Odyssey
Seychelles is beautiful beyond your imagination - truly the postcards do not lie! For an al fresco holiday with so much to see and do, you will be richly rewarded by visiting a few of the islands during your stay On Mahé alone there are 65 beaches and fascinating nature trails. Here, you will find Victoria the world's smallest capital with its quaint clock tower, old colonial houses and churches, and many restaurants serving finger licking Creole cuisine. Other places of interest include the colourful local market, panoramic vista at Mission Lodge and the botanical gardens with its giant land tortoises Praslin, the second largest island, is still more beautiful to explore and famed for the unique Vallee de Mai nature reserve, home of the suggestive Coco de Mer double nut. You will be drawn to wander along nature trails and you might spy three of the world's rarest birds - Seychelles bulbul, fruit pigeon and black parrot. The wonderful beaches at Anse Lazio and Anse Georgette are among the most prized in the world. Moreover, Praslin is also the ideal place to hop off to the smaller island gems of Cousin, Curieuse, St. Pierre, Aride and the Sisters islands. La Digue - so relaxed that some say it is almost horizontal - is understanbly the most photographed island of Seychelles. Here your choice of transport is between bicycle and ox-cart. You should not miss the picturesque coves at Anse Source d'Argent strewn with giant granite boulders against a backdrop of lush foliage. Alternatively, stroll through the coconut plantation at L'Union, or marvel at the sight of the waves crashing on the impressive beach at Grande Anse North Island provides an eco-friendly island experience where a philosophy of 'barefoot luxury' aims to provide the very best in seclusion, location and accommodation. Eleven villas, each one handcrafted from natural elements to an astonishing degree of perfection, boast individual plunge pools, a health spa and breathtaking views of stunning beaches and verdant hillsides Frégate is the most easterly of the granitic islands and offers the ultimate private island experience. Featuring only 16 luxurious villas, each with its own private butler, seven outstanding beaches and some of the rarest flora and fauna on earth, Frégate offers refinement and elegance, breathtaking natural beauty, exquisite cuisine as well as a complete range of water sports and recreational activities Sainte Anne, situated in the National Marine Park just off the North side of Mahé, features 79 luxurious sea-facing villas nestling in an exceptional and totally intimate property spread along the island's two main beaches. An unmatched gourmet experience combined with a world-class spa promises the ultimate indulgence of mind, body and soul Bird Island is the most northerly island in all of Seychelles, surrounded by sparkling white beaches and crystal blue waters. 24 individual beachfront bungalows offer a 'back to nature' experience amid the gardens of an ancient coconut plantation, a bird sanctuary, a nesting site for turtles and the home of Esmeralda, the world's largest giant tortoise Denis Island lies north of Mahé and compries 25 distinctive, well-appointed villas. Its romantic ambience makes it ideal for honeymoons, while its glimmering beaches are just made for soaking up the tropical sun and azure sea. An excellent cuisine, inspired by fresh harvest from the ocean and the produce of the island farm will please the palate of most exacting gourmet. Denis Island is also an ideal base for thrilling deep-sea fishing expeditions Silhouette - The exotic, forgotten world of Silhouette represents Seychelles at its pristine best. Its unspoiled beauty has been elegantly complemented by Hilton Seychelles Labriz, a luxurious resort with around 100 individual villas, a spa and five restaurants Cerf Island, Mahé's closest neighbour is renowned for the good swimming and snorkelling opportunities it offers. Home to a population of well-established settlers, most of whom commute to Mahé, Cerf Island now boasts several accommodation establishments that highlight the many charms of this quaintly, traditional island Desroches - remote and unspoiled Desroches Island, lying in the shade of a plantation of coconut palms and surrounded by 14 kilometres of breathtaking beaches, is situated 250 kilometres south west of Mahé. The resort's villas and suites are arranged in a manner that reflects an authentic Creole architectural style whilsts it surrounding islands are renowned for spectacular diving and big game fishing adventures Alphonse is a triangular coral atoll sheltered by the crystalline waters of a turquoise lagoon situated south-west of Mahé. The island offers the best salt-water fly-fishing in the world Access to the islands could not be easier by scheduled flights and charter helicopter services. High speed ferries connect Mahé, Praslin and La Digue. Ocasinally, a traditional schooner plies between Praslin and La Digue Let Stylish Resorts be your guide to the beautiful collection of islands that is the best of Seychelles
SEYCHELLES : Seychelles by Sea
Perfect freedom to discover this tropical island paradise and explore all her hidden treasures - stunning natural beauty, deserted beaches, abundant marine life and unique flora and fauna
There is no better way to explore this paradise of tropical islands than abord boat. Whether by sailing or motor yacht the waters of Seychelles offer the experience of a lifetime. With many palm fringed islands to visit, secluded bays and atolls to discover - you can easily find somewhere to be alone yet you ar never far from adventure
Lying outside the cyclone belt and with average sea temperatures between 27° and 29°, sailing in Seychelles is a pleasure year round. From May to October the south east trade winds make for more lively sailing. Then from December to April during the north west trade winds the breeze is gentler and the sea more calm
For experienced yachtsmen there are bare boat charters or you may prefer to let expert skipper and hospitable crew look after you in style. Moreover, you may choose to combine your holiday at sea with a few nights in the extra comfort of a hotel on terra firma - all part of a special custom make holiday arranged just for you
When boating under sail or power we offer a full range of craft and seaborne options through our specialist partners in Seychelles. You are sure to find there is no better way to explore and savour the delights of the many islands of Seychelles than taking to the granite blue waters of the Indian Ocean
SEYCHELLES : Travel Guide
Seychelles, close to the equator, is hot throughout the year with an average temperature of 29°C and sea temperature almost the same. The tropical climate is influenced primarily by trade winds. The south east from May to September provides a dryer period with refreshing breeze and lower humidity. The north west from November to March brings tropical rainfall particularly in December and January. Showers tend to be heavy though it is also usual to have dry days. Unlike its Indian Ocean neighbours, Seychelles lies outside the cyclone belt
A visa is not required. Visitors to Seychelles must have a valid passport, return or onward ticket and pre-booked accommodation
Vaccinations are not normally required although an international vaccination certificate against yellow fever is required if arriving from an infected country
The unit of currency is the Seychelles Rupee (SCR) with an indicative exchange rate of GBP 1 = SCR17
The official languages of Seychelles are Creole, English and French
Book to stay in one of Ephelia's gorgeous villas on bed and breakfast and receive complimentary meal upgrade (book on bed and breakfast and receive free half board). Valid from 08 May 2018 to 31 July 2018 and from 24 August 2018 to 15 November 2018