Seychelles holiday villas Luxury villas & holiday homes to buy or rent in the Seychelles
If you are looking for paradise, it doesn't get much better than the tropical islands of the Seychelles. A collection of over 115 granitic and coralline islands sprinkled in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. The archipelago is vast stretching from Bird Island, 100 kms north of Mahe, to the Astove Atoll islands some 1,041 kms south of Mahé. The islands are the world’s oldest ocean islands and also boast being the world’s largest raised coral atoll. However, the population of around 87000 inhabitants live mostly on three main inner islands of Mahé, Praslin and La Digue.
Holidays in the Seychelles typically means renting a villa on one of the 3 main islands or staying at a resort hotel. Every island offers something special but they all have a couple of things in common - stunning beaches, lush vegetation and superb Seychellois Creole cuisine which is unique to the Seychelles.
|Capital||Victoria, Mahé Island|
|Languages||Seychellois Creole, English and French|
|Currency||Seychelles rupee (c.15 rupees equals Euro 1)|
|Known for||Scenic beauty & beaches|
|Time difference||GMT +3 hours|
|Temperature||Average daytime high of 26°C to 32°C|
|Best time to visit||April & May and Oct & Nov|
|Tropical storms||Jan & Feb|
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The best time to visit the Seychelles is between April and May, or October and November, as these are the calmer periods between the two trade winds which hit the island each year. The northwest trade wind blows from November to March and the southeast wind from May to September. The wettest months of the year are generally December, January, and February, with the summer months of June, July, and August being the driest months of the year.
Things to see & do in the Seychelles
The islands are a treasure trove with so many things to see and do. Not to be missed is the incredible Vallée de Mai on Praslin island. This is a spectacular nature reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to Seychelles’ original palm jungles with over 4,000 Coco de Mer trees. The female tree produces the largest and heaviest seeds in the worlda and gigantic heart-shaped fruits.
|A few suggestions|
|Victoria market, Mahé||✔|
|Morne Seychellois National Park, Mahé||✔|
|St. Anne and Baie Ternay marine parks, Mahé||✔|
|Anse Source d’Argent beach, La Digue||✔|
|Book a tour of the SeyTe tea factory||✔|
|Game fishing off the outer islands of Alphonse, Desroches and Cosmoledo||✔|
|From Praslinm, island-hop around Curieuse, Cousin and St Pierre||✔|
|Golf at the 5-star Constance Lemuria resort on Praslin||✔|
|Hike the Copolia Trail in the Morne Seychellois National Park||✔|
The Islands of the Seychelles offer an array of dive experiences like no other destination. With the average water temperature of 80°F throughout the year, snorkeling and scuba diving in the Seychelles is not to be missed.
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