How to Enjoy Your Seychelles Beach Holiday

The Seychelles has some of the most stunning beaches in the world and are perfect for a tropical beach holiday. Thousands of visitors head to the Seychelles every day to enjoy the breath-taking beaches.
The Seychelles is well known for its pristine beaches and there are some 115 islands in the Seychelles for you to enjoy.

Many visitors head to the three main islands of
·         Mahe,
·         La Digue and
·          Praslin.

Mahe is the international gateway to the Seychelles and Praslin and La Digue Island are relatively close by. There are endless stunning beaches on the islands. As you lay on the white sands, paddle in the crystal clear waters and breathe in the sea air you are sure to leave all of your everyday worries behind. The soft sands and fresh air will calm the mind and body.


Adventure and nature lovers will love the sights and natural attractions of the Seychelles. Many of the beaches are great for swimming and also great for windsurfing. Some of the beaches are protected with coral reefs which are perfect for snorkelers. Visitors to the Seychelles can enjoy the beaches year round as temperatures rarely drop below 24 degrees. November to February is the rainy season in the Seychelles but the rain can come at any time of the year due to the islands tropical climate.

What is the best month to visit Seychelles?

During July and August the ocean can be rough so we recommend that you do not swim or snorkel too far off the shores. It can be dangerous to swim in these months on some of the beaches so be sure to follow any local advice.

For winder surfers conditions are perfect from November to April.

Seychelles Escapes offer an extensive range of tailor made and packages to the Seychelles. Whichever itinerary you choose you will be sure to have the trip of a lifetime. Packages booked through Seychelles Escapes include flights from the United Kingdom, accommodation, boat transfers and all taxes. Seychelles Escapes can also tailor make a holiday to meet your requirements and so that you can get the most out of your holiday to the Seychelles.  


Many of the hotels include meal options and there are a handful of all-inclusive resorts. However, if you prefer to eat out with the local’s restaurants and cafes are plentiful on the main islands of Mahe, Praslin and La Digue.
During busy periods hotels can sell out so we recommend booking your accommodation before you arrive, it can be difficult for a tourist to find accommodation on arrival.

Is it safe to swim in the Seychelles?

Visitors can enjoy diving, swimming, snorkelling, fishing, hiking and bird watching on the Seychelles stunning beaches. There are many famous beaches on Mahe, Praslin and La Digue.
Hundreds of tourist visit the Seychelles to enjoy its magnificent beaches but the islands still remain pristine and untouched. Beau Vallon bay is one of the main popular beaches on Mahe and is considered to be one of the best for families to enjoy. Anse Lazio is protected by coral reef and is perfect for snorkelling and swimming on your Africa vacation.  


Summer Holiday – Seychelles

With no guarantee of sunshine in the UK, why not head to the Seycehlles tropics?
It is time to plan a real holiday, one that gives you stretches of sandy beaches, blue skies and crystal clear turquoise waters all set against a background of stunning mountain peaks. Mahe in the Seychelles is the perfect getaway from a British summer where you can be basking in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.

A variety of accommodations in Mahe Seychelles

Mahe is the largest of the Seychelles islands measuring some 60 square miles. It has the highest mountains in the Seychelles region and offers an international mix of accommodation types. There are exclusive resorts and family friendly hotels as well as charming seaside cottages. You may not notice the vast choice as you fly in, because all these properties are designed to blend into the green landscapes.  


Maybe sample the luxury of the five star Banyan Tree Seychelles located on the coast of Mahe, with 60 stunning villas all with their own private swimming pool. The Beau Vallon Bay Beach Resort is perfect for families. If you prefer to sample the local Seychellois culture, self catering accommodations like the Chalets d’Anse Forbans are a great option. Wherever you stay on the island of Mahe, you can be sure to have views of beautiful beaches, stunning mountains or lush gardens.

Seychelles Beach

Mahe Island in the Seychelles is approximately 60 square miles in size and boasts over sixty beaches. With roughly one beach for every square mile, this is the true definition of tropical paradise.  With so many options you are likely to find one matching your tastes from a quiet secluded cove to one perfect for building sand castles or paddling at the waters’ edge.
Water sports- snorkeling amongst the stunning coral reefs Scuba diving at one of several PADI dive centres in the Seychelles. As Mahe is outside the tropical cyclone zone, sailing is just a breeze.

Flights from the UK go to Victoria, the capital of the Seychelles. Victoria is a charming place with its vibrant cultural life and many activities, if you can bring yourself to leave the beaches!
Maybe you would like to rent a car and in the Seychelles they drive on the left just as we do, so you should feel right at home behind the wheel. Take care on those mountainous roads with the highest peak at 3000 ft. The views are spectacular, and well worth the journey.

Maybe take a tour of the Mahe Botanical Gardens or the Le Jardin du Roi Spice Gardens.

A travel blog post by Eva. I'm a Polish born traveler, travel photographer, writer and runner living in Montreal Canada. In the 10-plus years that I've been travelling, living and exploring various travel destinations, I've explored much of the America’s, Europe and the Caribbean Islands.


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