Seychelles (Mahe, Praslin)

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Seychelles is an island republic in the western Indian Ocean comprising 115 islands. A rather multifaceted tourist destination, Seychelles can lure romantic couples as a private retreat and serve as a family-friendly holiday spot, with the same ease as attracting groups of adventurers and fun lovers. BoatPlanner is again your trusted gateway to an ultimate Seychellois adventure! Let’s first have a virtual tour of this creole paradise, before tasting the real thing!

Mahe: Eden Island Marina, located on Mahe is a luxurious sailing hub offering world-class facilities for sailors, boasting elegant options for waterfront dining, upmarket boutique shopping, and even a casino. Victoria Marina, in the capital city, is close to the city center.

Praslin: Praslin Marina is a tranquil mooring option for those looking for a stroll in the UNESCO-listed Valle de Mai.

Weather & Climate

Seychelles shares the Indian oceanic tropical climate, with warm temperatures year-round. Monsoon season extends from November to March with occasional showers and gentle winds, however, from May to September you can expect perfect sailing conditions.

History & Places of Interest

Seychelles was uninhabited until the 18th century when Europeans arrived with enslaved Africans. It remained a British colony from 1814 until its independence in 1976. Discover the fusion of cultures in Victoria, the capital city of Seychelles, and immerse yourself in Creole traditions.

Beaches

Sink your toes into the powdery sands of Anse Georgette and Beau Vallon. Anse Lazio in Praslin is a stunning beach of powdery sand and an excellent destination for snorkeling lovers. Praslin also serves as a perfect base for island-hopping adventures to the neighboring shores of La Digue and Curieuse.

Activities

Mahe: Beau Vallon Beach offers a range of water sports, including snorkeling, windsurfing, and jet-skiing. Embark on a hiking adventure in Morne Seychellois National Park and stroll around the Botanical Gardens to discover the local flora and fauna, from tropical plants to giant tortoises.

Praslin: Visit the Natural Reserve in Vallee de Mai, home to the iconic coco de mer palm trees.

Seychelles is also a unique spot for deep-sea diving for the most intrepid ones, looking for encounters with reef sharks, manta rays, and vibrant coral formations.