Looking for a mystical tropical island vacation?Seychelles vacations are spectacular! Paradise on Earth is what they call the Seychelles. Honeymoon like a royal couple. Seychelles is an island nation in the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Africa with the most extraordinary beaches in the world.
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You’ll have a thrilling island vacation, get the best airfare, enjoy privileged access with luxury amenities and special touches. We’ll save you time and prevent costly mistakes. The principal island of Mahe has a population of about 50,000. The two other islands with significant permanent populations are Praslin and La Digue. Facilities for tourism are generally well developed.
The Seychelles archipelago of more than a hundred islands stretches for hundreds of miles. Seychelles luxury vacations and tours cost a minimum of $5000 per person from the USA, and some of the exotic island resorts as much as $10,000 per person. Air from the United States can run from $1500 per person to $2,500. Transfers to the outer islands by speed boat can run between $150 and $200 per person. Helicopter transportation $250 to $400 per person.
The resorts are fantastic, and the most exotic in the world. Well worth the money! Mahe is the largest of the Seychelles islands and is home to the capital, Victoria, and the international airport, the commercial ports, fishing boats, and the largest percentage of population. Mahe has most of the hotels including two casinos. Its white, powdery beaches, verdant vegetation, coconut palms and cinnamon trees, and lofty forested peaks.
There are lots of spectacular coral reefs and clear, calm waters that invite relaxation and many water sports. Even though it is the nation’s economic hub Mahe has retained all of its natural beauty and charm. Whichever way you turn, there is a lovely beach and upscale dining. For honeymoons, the romance of the Seychelles has everything else in the world beat, bar none. Seychelles is a nature lover’s dream, made up of both granite and coral islands. The granite islands are the visible tips of mountain peaks that were originally located on the giant continent of Gondwanaland which contained Africa, India, Australia and Madagascar. As these parts drifted apart over the eons the islands of Seychelles remained in isolation, enabling their plant and wildlife to develop unaffected by outside influences.
One of the finest natural wonderlands lies not on the islands but in the surrounding clear, warm waters. Water temperatures average over 78°F year round and visibility often extends to 150 feet. More than 300 species of fish and 250 types of coral are found on the reefs of Seychelles. The invertebrate life exhibits an amazing range of form, size and color with an incredible variety of shells. Giant sting and manta rays, whale sharks, tuna and other pelagic visitors are common. Seychelles has much more than beautiful beaches and great diving.
Hiking on the many trails through the jungles, to the mountain tops and to secluded beaches will seem like you are the very first visitor, is one of the great pleasures of the islands. There are excellent books that describe the flora, fauna and other sights along the trails. There even are helicopter tours of the islands. Deep sea fishing and sailing are also extremely popular. Many world record fish have been caught in the Seychelles.
Yacht charters are also available, most out of Victoria Harbor on Mahe, and the grouping of islands around Mahe and Praslin is simply ideal for yachting. The Seychelles islands are densely populated by land and sea birds, some of them very rare, are found only on specific islands. So day and overnight trips to other islands such as Cerf, Silhouette, North, Bird, Denis, Cousin and Frigate Island are quite popular. As the Seychelles islands are blessed with a year-long warm, tropical climate, it’s always a good time to visit, although different times of year may be better suited to your particular interests. We have a renowned Seychelles expert that can save time and mistakes. Customized Seychelles vacation itineraries tailored to your satisfaction.