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The Seychelles are justly famous for their gorgeous year-round climate, stunning white sandy beaches and emerald green and turquoise seas. Dotted amongst the islands are some of the world's finest resorts, offering the ultimate in barefoot luxury and charm.
There are 115 islands in the Seychelles, split in to two distinct groups. The 41 Inner Islands constitute the oldest mid-oceanic granite islands on earth, whilst a further 74 form the five groups of low-lying coral atolls and reef islets that are the Outer Islands.
We are featuring just a handful of resorts here, but have many more available if you would like to visit somewhere specific that we haven't listed. We have 7 night holidays to the Seychelles ranging from around £2,500 per person (including flights) up to £13,500 per person on the uber-luxurious private North Island. As you can tell, there's a lot of choice and lots of different price points! But here are a few to whet your appitite:
Seychelles is home to no less than two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the legendary Vallée de Mai on Praslin where the wondrously shaped Coco-de-mer nut grows high on ancient palms and fabled Aldabra, the world’s largest raised coral atoll, first seen by early Arab seafarers of the 9th century A.D.
The temperature seldom drops below 24°C or rises above 32°C, and the months of January and February are when the islands receive their much needed annual rainfall.
Weather and seasons
Seychelles’ enviable climate is always warm. The temperature seldom drops below 24°C or rises above 32°C. All but the remotest southern islands lie comfortably outside the cyclone belt making the Seychelles a year round destination for sun worshippers and beach lovers.
During the north-west trade winds that visit between the months of October and March, the sea is generally calm and the weather warm and humid, with average winds of 8-12 knots.
January and February is when the islands receive their annual life-giving rains.
The months between May and September bring drier, cooler weather, and livelier seas - particularly on south-eastern coasts – and winds of 10-20 knots.
seychelles, indian ocean 7 nights from £2,485
This well regarded luxury resort is in a superb location at Anse Kerlan, one of the most spectacular beaches on Praslin. The resort offers high quality accommodation and extensive facilities, including Seychelles' only 18 hole golf course!view
seychelles, indian ocean 7 nights from £3,660
Stylish and romantic, Banyan Tree Seychelles is on the south coast of Mahe, at the beautiful Intendance Bay. The design captures influences from South East Asia as well as subtle touches from around the Indian Ocean.view
seychelles, indian ocean 7 nights all inclusive from £3,670
Set on a large private island, just 15 minutes by boat from the main island of Mahe, you can enjoy the Robinson Crusoe experience of staying on a private island, without the hassle of getting there and in the happy knowledge that everything is all inclusive.view