Set against the soothing blue of the Indian Ocean and with only granite boulders or the occasional cluster of palm trees breaking the long runs of powder-soft beaches, the islands of the Seychelles Archipelago are hard to beat as a beach holiday destination. And it’s not just the postcard-perfect beaches that sit among the world’s finest; with a scattering of award-winning resorts and super-stylish villas, a Seychelles holiday affords you the chance to live out your tropical island fantasy in pure, world-class luxury.
Imagine waking up in your magnificent suite and contemplating the day ahead: breakfast served on your private sundeck, a stroll along the beach, a massage at the spa, and then head off for some snorkelling or diving - the chances are you won’t even have to swim far as most of the islands are ringed by shallow reefs, so in a couple of fin flicks you’ll be surrounded by clouds of colourful fish and possibly a turtle or two. And to finish off the day, what better than sunset cocktails and dinner at the ocean's edge.
Sound idyllic? It certainly is, so it shouldn’t come as any surprise to learn that the Seychelles is a top choice for a beach honeymoon or romantic break. Service is superb, logistics easy and with a wide range of small resorts and plenty of secluded coves on offer, it’s easy to find your own stretch of beach. And for true privacy and exclusivity, hop across to one of the Seychelles private islands such as luxurious Denis island where you’ll have the whole place virtually to yourselves.
Browse through our range of holiday itineraries or recommended accommodation - though with no fewer than 115 islands to choose from, you might struggle to pick just one when planning a holiday to the Seychelles. Chat instead to one of our Africa Safari Experts - they can put together an unforgettable Seychelles holiday itinerary by combining any number of islands, each with a unique feel and their own selection of beautiful beaches and accommodation, based on their personal travel experience.
Our top places to visit in the Seychelles:
- Mahe Island - everything under the sun
- Praslin Island - great beaches & cool forests
- La Digue Island - postcard-perfect beaches
- Seychelles Private Islands - the ultimate beach holiday
Quick links to travel advice
- Planning an African island getaway but not sure which indian Ocean destination to choose? Read our comparison "Mauritius vs. Seychelles - Which is Best?"