Approximately 1,000 miles off the east coast of Africa, just south of the equator, the Seychelles is composed of an archipelago of 115 granite and coral islands that span miles of azure Indian Ocean. The inner islands of the Seychelles are of the spectacular granite variety, bursting from the sea with tall rugged peaks and lush green vegetation. Rimmed by pristine white beaches dotted with granite boulders, the islands’ sublime beach scene is unlike anywhere else.

With an abundance of rare indigenous animals, plants and birds, conservation and preservation are top priorities. Island hopping is a great way to explore the Seychelles, particularly the three main islands: Mahé, Praslin, and La Digue. Home to the capital city of Victoria, and the international airport, Mahé is the largest island in the Seychelles. A short 15-minute flight from Mahé, Praslin is the second largest island in the archipelago and boasts gorgeous Anse Lazio and Anse Georgette beaches. But the ultimate beach is the famous gem of La Digue Island – the silvery Anse Source d’Argent with impressive granite boulders spread across the sand.

Why we like it

  • Granite boulder dotted landscape
  • Diving with giant manta rays
  • Rainforests full of botanical treasures
  • Idyllic private sanctuaries
  • Iconic “seagrass meadows”
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