• Denis Private Island, Seychelles

Seychelles Holidays

Seychelles holidays invite you to escape to a little patch of paradise in the Indian Ocean. Explore the 115 islands that make up the Seychelles and be rewarded with the unforgettable serene scenery, gorgeous long stretching sandy beaches and incredibly diverse cultures that influence the islands.

Find the secret waterfall in Praslin. This hidden gem provides you with the perfect tranquil spot for relaxing and can be visited when you take a trip to the Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve. Thrill seekers can head over to the Constance Ephelia resort, which has onsite zip lines allowing you to get above the deep forest canopy and take in incredible views. The resort also has excellent rock climbing facilities, which are sure to get your heart beating faster.

Experience idyllic surroundings and exotic wildlife in Seychelles

Nature lovers are spoilt for choice when it comes to beautiful wildlife, as the islands of Seychelles are teeming with rare, exotic breeds, both on land and in the sea. You can expect to see Aldabra giant tortoises, fruit bats, tree frogs, sooty terns, white fairy terns, terrapins, hawksbill turtles and clownfish. Plan island hopping tours in the Seychelles, which allow you to unearth the beauty and variation of the Seychelle islands.

Pair your Seychelles getaway with another incredible destination with our multi-centre Seychelles packages. We recommend combining the bustling city of Dubai with the serene Seychelle islands, to really get the best of both worlds. Or why not book our Abu Dhabi and Seychelles multi-centre package? This carefully planned itinerary allows you to experience a desert safari, learn about Arabic culture and enjoy fine dining.

Destination Highlights
  • Indulge in some quality ‘you time’ at Anse Lazio, one of the most magical beaches in the world
  • Discover Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve on Praslin Island, home to coco de mer (the largest nut/seed in the world)
  • Meet giant tortoises and visit the popular plantation house before unwinding on the Anse Source d’Argent beach in La Digue
  • Jump onboard a boat cruise to Curieuse Island to learn about and observe the free roaming Aldabra Giant Tortoise

Our favourite hotels

Peruse our Seychelles accommodation. With a range of luxury hotels, board options and first class facilities, you’ll be sure to find the perfect place to stay.

Sundowner

Constance Lémuria

Seychelles

H&J Rating

Guide Price

 £3,499  pp

Constance Lémuria
a statue of a large rock

Six Senses Zil Pasyon

Felicite Island

H&J Rating

Guide Price

 £4,799  pp

Six Senses Zil Pasyon
Denis Private Island, Seychelles

Denis Private Island

Seychelles

H&J Rating

Guide Price

 £3,999  pp

Denis Private Island

Constance Ephélia

Seychelles

H&J Rating

Guide Price

 £3,199  pp

Constance Ephélia

Time Zone

GMT+4 hours

Flight Time

Approx.11 hours; indirect flights via Europe or the Middle East from the UK

Currency

SCR - Seychelles Rupee

Visa Information

British citizens don’t need to obtain a visa for travel to the Seychelles

Language

English is widely spoken

Health Information

No special vaccinations are required for travel to the Seychelles

From exploring the underwater haven of the Seychelles to relaxing on a stunning beach. From bird watching and wildlife spotting to zip-lining through the tropics – a Seychelles experience is not to be missed. Stroll one of the world’s smallest capital cities – Victoria. Wander past old colonial houses with Creole furnishings and don't miss Victoria's clock tower modelled after London’s Big Ben. Hop from island to island and uncover the natural beauty of all inhabited islands. Discover world famous beaches from Beau Vallon Bay on Mahe to Anse Lazio on Praslin. Follow this with an island exploration on La Digue Island, and do it at your own pace with an independent bike tour. Thanks to its geographic location and environment, there’s a very special biodiversity in the Seychelles which includes 242 species of birds, including the striking Seychelles black parrot found on Praslin and around the Vallée de Mai area.

  • Bike Ride

    La Digue Cycling Tour

    Discover the huge intricate eco-system of the Seychelles. With only a handful of motorised modes of transport on the island, the chosen mode of transport is bicycle or golf buggy. Explore La Digue island with this independent bike tour and gently discover a beautiful Seychelles' island at your leisure.

  • Victoria Market, Mahe, Seychelles

    Visit the Seychelles capital - Victoria

    Visit one of the smallest capital cities in the world. Victoria is the tiny characteristic capital of the Seychelles and is well worth a visit during your visit to Mahé island in the Seychelles. Traditional boutique shops, colourful markets and Victorian history are displayed perfectly in Seychelles' capital city.

  • Seychelles Wildlife

    Seychelles Wildlife

    Discover the huge intricate eco-system of the Seychelles. Thanks to its geographic location and environment, there is a very special biodiversity in the Seychelles. These are the oldest oceanic islands on Earth and, while there are no land mammals that occur naturally here, the Seychelles are home to many endemic species that can be found nowhere else, including 242 species of birds.

  • Denis Private Island, Seychelles

    Seychelles Island Hopping

    Explore different islands to discover more of the Seychelles. For an island escape bursting with idyllic scenery and beautiful beaches, the Seychelles is the picture-perfect answer. With more than 16 islands, the three main spots are Mahé, Praslin and La Digue, and each offers their own character, geography and history.

  • Anse Patates, La Digue

    Discover Seychelles' Beaches

    With stunning beaches often voted some of the best in the world, wherever you choose to go on holiday in the Seychelles, you are sure to find unspoiled, picture-perfect beaches.

Best time to visit the Seychelles

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Average weather in January

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28ºC
380mm

Average weather in February

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29ºC
270mm

Average weather in March

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30ºC
220mm

Average weather in April

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30ºC
180mm

Average weather in May

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30ºC
160mm

Average weather in June

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28ºC
90mm
  • June notes

Average weather in July

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27ºC
80mm

Average weather in August

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27ºC
70mm

Average weather in September

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28ºC
130mm

Average weather in October

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Seychelles
28ºC
160mm

Average weather in November

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Seychelles
29ºC
220mm

Average weather in December

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28ºC
330mm
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    Taylor

    Destination Manager

    “Anse Major is one of the best and most secluded beaches in the Seychelles. This beach is only accessible by a boat or a hiking trail, but rewards tourists with unparalleled panoramic views.”

     

  • Emma, Destination Specialist

    Emma

    Destination Specialist

    “For the ultimate natural island experience, stay on a small private island resort such as Bird Island or Denis Private Island. Or to make your stay extra special, try renting your own island on Fregate Island for a once in a lifetime luxury holiday.”

     

  • Seychelles Carnival

    Join in with the three day celebrations of the Seychelles Carnival, which celebrates people by combining a whole manner of cultures. This not to be missed event attracts an international crowd of over 30,000 tourists who all come to the island to take part in the festivities. Watch the impressive, inclusive colourful parade, discover incredible dancers, listen to music from all around the world and discover scrumptious cuisine. 

     

  • Seychelles Ocean Festival

    Treat yourself to this underwater festival which aims to highlight the importance of the marine world. Seychelles Ocean Festival is held every year in December and includes photography competitions, thought provoking presentations by famous guest speakers and plenty of diving and snorkelling activities to try.

     

  • Dried Fish

    A must try in Seychelles is dried fish. It might not sound too appealing, but this delicacy dates back to a time where there were no fridges, so the native people of Seychelles salted the fish and dried it for several days. If you have fish curry, you might get to try dried fish. Alternatively, you can find it in roughy, which includes dried fish, tomatoes, garlic, onion and chili sauce, most often served with rice.

     

  • Fish Curry

    Looking for a traditional dish packed with flavour? Then you need to try fish curry, which is available in local restaurants and food stands. Fish curry uses bonito (which is a meaty fish) and coconut milk which really helps to bring out delicious flavours that will melt in your mouth.

     

  • Octopus Curry

    Discover the popular Seychelles dish that is octopus curry. Every Seychellois person has their own preferences when it comes to this dish, so be sure to sample it at different restaurants to find the right one for you.

     

  • Bat Curry

    Try something a little different with this exotic dish. Bat curry uses fruit bats, which are considered to be a local delicacy. You can find this dish at the oldest restaurant on Mahé Island, at Marie Antoinette’s, which uses all local ingredients. 

     

  • Breadfruit Chips

    Revitalise and give your energy levels a boost by trying some Breadfruit chips. Breadfruits are a type of tropical fruit. Breadfruit chips are lightly salted fried crisps that make an ideal snack to pack in your bag while you’re exploring the island.

  • Ladob

    Sweet tooths should try ladob. This delicious dessert is made from bananas or sweet potato. Cooked in coconut milk and sugar, the ladobs are then flavoured with nutmeg, cinnamon and fresh vanilla, and are the perfect way to finish a meal.

Our Seychelles destinations

Ocean Front Pool Villa

Seychelles

Felicite Island

Felicite Island
Anse Source d'Argent

Seychelles

La Digue

La Digue
Victoria Market, Mahe, Seychelles

Seychelles

Mahé

Mahé
a turtle on a dirt road

Seychelles

Denis Private Island

Denis Private Island
Anse Lazio

Seychelles

Praslin

Praslin

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