This island nation situated off the coast of Eastern Africa which is comprised of 162 islands is known for being a luxe vacation destination. With 5-star resorts, amazing Creole curries, and pristine beaches it should definitely be on any traveler’s list of elite destinations.
If you are visiting the Seychelles then you will want to stay in one of the elite resorts for the full experience. Based on the main island of Mahé, MAIA Luxury Resort and Spa offers holidayers the kind of experience seen in movies. There are only 30 villas available for rent and each one has its own infinity pool which overlooks the ocean. This place is designed for privacy and has a price tag to match. North Island which has its own feature resort of the same name, is where stars like the Clooney’s have been rumored to rest and soak up the sun but in an eco-friendly setting. This resort offers all the amenities a celeb might need but with the added bonus of running their own world-renowned conservation program to preserve the wildlife.
As this is a nation of islands, no visit would be complete without seeing some of the main attractions which are beaches of course. Anse Lazio on the island of Praslin is the kind of beach you see on the cover of Conde Nast. It is pristine white sand, surrounded by overhanging palm beaches, and crystal clear water with schools of fish parading around. If you take a boat over to La Digue to Anse Source d’Argent you can see another pristine beach but this time with vibrant pink sand. Giant tortoises and their conservation is a priority for this nation, so a trip to Curieuse Island may also be an excellent day trip from your resort.
Seafood and curries flavored with Creole spices will be the main dishes found at any of the restaurants or beachside vendors. PK’s Pasquiere Restaurant and Gastropub on Mahé will tantalize your taste buds and will give you the perfect venue to watch a beautiful tropical sunset. There is a substantial Indian population on the island from the colonial days so expect to find this influence in a lot of the food. La Perle Noire Restaurant offers a very good fusion.
You will need to fly into the Seychelles International Airport and then take either a charter flight to your island destination or a ferry depending on the time of day. If you are staying at one of the luxe resorts they will be able to sort out the transportation for you, if not it is very easy to find out the ferry time tables and look into charter flights. The ferry Cat Cocos goes to most of the main islands such as Praslin and La Digue. Just sit back and take it all in from your private villa!