Are you looking to make someone’s Christmas dreams come true? Well I know what my one Christmas wish would be… a festive holiday in Seychelles!
What could possibly top Christmas day on the beach? With temperatures in Seychelles remaining fairly stable throughout the year at a heart-warming 24°C-32°C, you can frolic and play your winter blues away!
The north-westerly trade winds in December create soft, soothing breezes and the tantalisingly clear blue waters are ideal for swimming. Although the weather from November to January is classed as the rainy season, you can still rely on the resplendence of a tropical sunshine - showers tend to last hours rather than days.
Christmas Celebrations Seychelles Style
Traditional Christmas celebrations in the Seychelles are all about family, food and beach parties. Many local people attend midnight mass on Christmas Eve, before waking up to presents on Christmas Day… and then it’s off to the beach, yippee!
The festive period is marked by family gatherings that include lavish dinners and parties – with mouth-watering local cuisine, party games and fun activities. Barbeques at home or picnics on the beach are equally popular amongst the locals.
Christmas Beach Parties
Fun in the sun activities include diving, snorkelling, sailing or picnics.
The largest island in the Seychelles archipelago, Mahé is a perfect Christmas destination where you can relax on some jaw-droppingly beautiful beaches. For adventure-lovers, why not take a tour around the Island and take in the breathtaking sights - either on foot, by catamaran or in a rented car?
Victoria by night is a treat to behold. As the Christmas illuminations light up the night sky, you can indulge in a winter wonderland, without the snow!
The interiors and exteriors of commercial buildings, stores, hotels and homes are ablaze with colourful Christmas lights and decorations. What a festive feast for sore eyes - and a real thrill for kids from 1-92… ‘although it’s been said many times, many ways, Merry Christmas…’ oops, sorry, I’m getting a little overexcited!
Christmas Day exploring the coral reefs… now how many of your mates can say they’ve done that? Deep into the spell-binding Indian Ocean, the Seychelles marine life will be waiting to put on a Christmas extravaganza of its own. A hype of activity, you can indulge in the opulent sea life that lights up the waters like brightly strung fairy lights.
Party Food and Drink
Bottoms up! Enjoy a toast to the season of goodwill to all men with a local rum or beer. Christmas lunch can involve a traditional roast and wine but also popular in these tropical climes are barbecue ribs, Seybrew lager and Takamaka coconut rum.
Barbeques and buffets include flavours from Africa, France, India and England; with rich spices that create a tasty selection of sweet, spicy and tangy combinations.
Best Hotels at Christmas
Why conform to the norm? I mean, on the one hand you could stay at home and enjoy all the repeats on TV. You could be elbow deep in washing up, huddled up by the fire and knee deep in wrapping paper.
When you compare that with luxury suites, spa and wellness treatments, fine dining and entertainment; who wouldn’t want to enjoy the best Christmas present in the world…? Savoy Seychelles is one of the best hotels in Seychelles.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!