A Seychelles luxury holiday takes guests to a luxurious nirvana of heaven on earth which is like a world away from anywhere. There are many stunning destinations for a luxury Seychelles holiday, from private islands to luxury spas, and settings such as jungle hillsides or breathtaking coastlines.
Over one hundred islands are scattered in random perfection throughout the warm tropical waters of the Indian Ocean, which in centuries past attracted pirates seeking priceless booty. Today's treasure, however lies in the powdery white sands, the spectacular coral reefs, the verdant hillsides festooned with coconut, cinnamon and banana plantations, and high up in the misty forests the exquisite wild orchids, epitomising Seychelles' fragile, rare beauty.
‘A thousand miles from anywhere’ is how you’ll hear the Seychelles described, an archipelago of 115 islands set within the Indian Ocean. Perfect for romance, those who love the water or even golfers searching for fairways with outstanding views; the region has so much to offer. A sanctuary for luxury travellers, the resorts and hotels here are second to none, with diverse properties set within jungle hillsides filled with orchids and breathtaking coastlines lined by powder soft sand.
Time Difference: GMT +4 Hours
Flight duration: 10 hours 10 minutes (direct)
Currency: Seychelles Rupee (although the Euro, Pound Sterling and US Dollar are the only accepted currencies for hotel bill payments)
Beach living, romance, golf, naturalists (some of the rarest species of flora and fauna in the world), island hopping, deep-sea fishing, a twin centre holiday with South Africa or the Middle East.
The islands of the Seychelles are located to the north-east of Madagascar and about 1,600 kilometres east of Kenya. The nation is an archipelago of 155 tropical islands, the majority of which are small and uninhabited.
The enviable climate in Seychelles is always warm and without extremes. This makes it a year-round destination for sun worshippers and beach lovers. In this tropical haven the temperature seldom drops below 24°C or rises above 32°C.
Time Difference: GMT +4 hours Flying Time: 12 hours 25 minutes (with flight change) Etihad Airways flies from London Heathrow and Manchester via Abu Dhabi. Emirates flies from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and Newcastle via Dubai. Qatar Airways flies from London Heathrow, London Gatwick and Manchester via Doha.
Helicopter transfer or set sail to embark on a spot of island hopping. During your visit to one of these beautiful resorts, take in all kinds of striking geography the islands present. Explore alluring plunge pools deep in the tropics, lush forestry and rustling palms; these islands of paradise, though they differ, all offer intriguing tropical plants and dramatic natural rock formations.