Seychelles Exotic Holidays

The Seychelles Archipelago comprises 115 islands located in the Indian Ocean; just a few degrees south of the equator, the Seychelles have a tropical climate. A fascinating fact, Seychelles is rarely affected by cyclones – making it the ultimate holiday destination.

 

Why Holiday in Seychelles?

Seychelles caters to everyone – couples, families, globetrotters and soul searchers. You can enjoy pristine waters and glorious weather; the Seychelles is also steeped in history and culture.


History

The Republic of Seychelles is one of the youngest nations in the world—the island country only attained its independence from Britain in 1976, although the earliest recorded settlement was in the late 1700’s - proof that the islands remained untouched until approximately 250 years ago.


Culture

Early dwellers in Seychelles include Europeans, Asians and Africans, mainly because of the strategic location in the Indian Ocean. This is also the reason why the Seychelles culture is a mix of Eastern and Western cultures—which can be observed in their religion, art, cuisine, architecture, music and traditions. Seychelles is not just Paradise—it is also a place to learn and be culturally aware.


Food

A wide variety of dishes inspired by different cuisines is sure to satisfy any palate - the Seychellois cuisine is a mixture of European, African and Asian flavours. Fishing is one of the most important industries in the Seychelles, so you will probably see plenty of seafood options in every restaurant.


Wildlife

Seychelles is home to some of the rarest flora and fauna breeds on earth—most are endemic to this tropical country.  Including Coco de Mer, the Jellyfish Tree, Seychelles paradise flycatcher and Seychelles warbler, it is also home to the heaviest tortoise that lives in the wild– Esmeralda.  Experiencing nature’s wonders first hand is a truly once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon!


Islands

As one of the most sought after holiday destinations in the world, Seychelles includes 115 islands that are divided into two: the Inner Islands and the Outer Islands. The 43 Inner Islands are granite, while the Outer Islands are coral.

The principal islands of Seychelles - Mahé (the largest), La Digue and Praslin (where Vallee de Mai is located; it is a UNESCO Heritage Site) – are all part of the Inner Islands.

The Outer Islands are divided into groups: Aldabra (largest atoll; another UNESCO Heritage Site in Seychelles), Amirantes, Alphonse, Farquhar and the Southern Coral.

Each with their own individual characteristics, exploring these islands is a joy to behold!


Activities

There are various activities that couples, families, cliques or even solo travellers can enjoy:

·         Explore the rich marine life by scuba diving or snorkelling

·         For a bird’s eye view of the sites, take a helicopter ride around the islands

·         A guided tour around Mahé will give you first-hand experience of the Seychellois culture, history and traditions

·         Enjoy the white sandy beaches and the crystal clear waters as you soak up the sun drenched skies  

·         Get your adrenaline pumping with water activities that include water skiing, parasailing, windsurfing, canoeing and jet skiing among others

·         Tempt your taste buds with Creole cuisine

·         Listen (or dance ) to music performed by the local artists


The Perfect Time to Go to Seychelles

Seychelles is a tropical country that experiences calm weather all year round but if you have specific activities in mind, here’s a quick guide:

·         Diving — March to May / September to November

·         Surfing/Windsurfing — May to September

·         Snorkelling — Year-round

·         Sailing — Year-round

·         Bird Watching — April (breeding season); May to September (nesting of Sooty Terns); October (migration)

·         Hiking/Walks & Trails — May to September

·         Fishing — October to April


Flights to Seychelles

The international airlines that operate in the Seychelles include:

·         Etihad

·         Emirates

·         Qantas

·         Air France

·         South African Airways

·         Jet Airways

·         Ethiopian Airlines

·         Kenya Airways

If you want to explore the different islands of Seychelles but you have a tight schedule, you may opt for domestic flights instead of boat transfers. The airlines that operate domestically in the Seychelles are:

·         Air Seychelles

·         Islands Development Company

·         Zil Air


Facts You Should Remember Before Going to Seychelles

·         Languages in the region: English, French, Seychellois Creole

·         Currency: Seychellois Rupee (SCR)

·         Time zone: SCT (UTC+4)

·         Requirements to acquire a Visitor’s Permit:

o   Passport (valid on the date of entry to exit)

o   Return or onward ticket

o   Proof of accommodation (including contact details)

o   Sufficient funds (for the duration of the stay)

*A Visitor’s Permit is valid for the period of up to one month; it can be extended provided that the tourist meets the criteria of a legitimate visitor.


Where to Stay

If you want to experience Seychelles on a whole new level, then stay with us at Savoy Resort & Spa; we enjoy a beachfront location at Beau Vallon on the island of Mahé - approximately a 25 minute drive from Seychelles International Airport.


Accommodations

·         Savoy King / Twin Rooms

o   King or 2 twin beds

o   Can accommodate up to 3 people (3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child)

o   Garden or Ocean view

o   Private balcony

o   51 sqm

·         Junior Suites

o   King bed

o   Can accommodate up to 3 people (3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child)

o   Ocean view

o   Private balcony

o   76 sqm

·         Savoy Suites

o   King bed

o   Can accommodate up to 3 people (3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child)

o   Ocean view

o   Private balcony

o   102 sqm

·         Savoy Penthouse

o   King and 2 twin beds

o   Can accommodate up to 4 people (4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children)

o   Ocean view

o   Private balcony with Jacuzzi

Promising a once in a lifetime Seychelles holiday experience, book with Savoy Resort & Spa to have the time of your life!


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