The Seychelles' consciousness of conservation really struck me - they are very careful about protecting their marine and plant life, and the island's vegetation is lush as a result.
Isabel, Original Diver
The Seychelles are a remote tropical paradise consisting of dozens of small islands scattered across a broad swathe of the Indian Ocean.
Why we think you’ll love it
- Stunning landscapes with granite boulders scattered along powder white beaches and bright turquoise water.
- Fascinating array of flora and fauna including the giant tortoise.
- Outstanding resorts - good enough for the royals!
From the gallery
Our Guide to Seychelles Diving Holidays
The islands are famous for their idyllic white-sand beaches, dotted with distinctive granite boulders and lapped by warm turquoise waters. Pristine coral reefs offer superb snorkelling and diving. Almost half of the Seychelles' total landmass is set aside as nature reserves, with the larger islands having lush vegetation and nature trails to explore.
Last but not least, the islands' Creole cuisine is a delicious blend of French and Indian influences. We know the islands intimately and can explain the various merits of staying on the private paradises of North Island, Frégate Island and Cousine or on Praslin, a UNESCO world heritage site.
Whichever island you choose to migrate to, you are guaranteed to see some of the millions of seabirds who live here or see century old giant tortoises roaming free. A thousand miles to the west lies Kenya and the two make for an excellent 'bush and beach' combination.