Capital VictoriaAirport One to two hours on the boat from Mahe, or about 20 minutes by helicopter.Size455 square kilometresCurrency Seychellois Rupee (£1 = 20 Rs)Population 73,000TemperatureThe Seychelles fall outside the cyclone zone. The seasons divide into May to October, when the south-east trade winds blow and November to April when the winds are from the north-west which can bring rain, particularly in January. January is the wettest month, July and August are the driest months. The temperature is pretty constant throughout the year, ranging between 24 and 31 degrees Centigrade and humidity is around 80 percent.
The famous coco de mer found in the Vallee de Mai on Praslin. Paintings by numerous local artists including Michael Adams and Christine Harter to be viewed and purchased. Local handicrafts include batik, pottery, clothes and boxes made from local wood. The amazing beaches of the islands including Anse Lazio on Praslin and Anse Source d`Argent on La Digue. Cousin Island off Praslin is home to several endangered species of birds and the black noddies. Walks on the islands. Toddy made from coconut palm. Local beers are called Seybrew and EKU. Creole dishes include a great range of fish from kingfish to grouper, carri coco (a meat or fish curry with coconut cream) and tec-tec soup.
Driving is on the left. Mini mokes are usually the form of transport in the Seychelles and probably only necessary on Mahe and Praslin. On Praslin and La Digue cycles make a great form of transport.
How you get there
Air Seychelles flies from London Heathrow to Mahé. The flight time is about 10 hours. The flights do not operate daily Emirates flies from London, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow via Dubai. The flight time is about 13 hours in total. The prices we offer you allow for a stopover in Dubai, making the Seychelles and Dubai an excellent two-centre holiday option. Once you reach Mahé we have included the most appropriate type of transfer to your hotel, either by boat or plane. Details can be found under the individual hotel descriptions.
We are open Mon-Fri 9-17.30 Sat 9.30-16.00.
Let us know a convenient time to call you back to discuss your holiday.
E-mail us with an outline of your holiday requirements.
Ask our experts on-line advice on your holidays
Jade Mountain Club at Anse Chastanet is an exclusive and private retreat that ha
Le Mas Candille in Mougins is a luxurious five star hotel combining a beautiful
The five star Anassa in Polis is of world-class standards, and continues to be o
The Pine Cliffs Hotel and Resort, near Albufeira in the Algarve is an immensely
Finca Cortesin is an elegant hotel with plenty of special touches to guarantee a
Il Pellicano in Tuscany is one of our personal all-time favourites. Elegant and
Amirandes is conveniently situated a short distance from the airport and occupie
Find out more about the Indian Ocean
Capital:MaléAirport:15 minutes by speedboat. Please note that the resort is one hour ahead of official Maldives time.Size: 298 square kilometres of land on 1192 islands in an area of sea measuring 754 kilometres long and 118 kilometres wide.Currency:Rufiya (£1 = 17 rufiyas)Population 300,000Temperature:Temperatures are consistently hot averaging about 31 degrees Centigrade. Sea temperatures average about 27 degrees Centigrade. The year is divided into two monsoon periods, the north-east monsoon from December to March (drier) and the south-west monsoon from May to November (wetter months with stronger winds).
MauritiusCapital: Port LouisAirport: About 1 hour and 10 minutes by car.Size: 865 square kilometresCurrency: Mauritian rupee (£1 = 35 Rs)Population 1.1 millionTemperature: The hottest months are from January to April, although this is also the cyclone season and the weather can be humid with temperatures ranging from 25 to 35 degrees Centigrade. There is no distinct rainy season. The Mauritian winter months are June, July, August when temperatures average about 24 degrees Centigrade with the evenings being about 16 degrees Centigrade. However, the weather does vary from the east to the west coast. The east is breezier, and feels cooler during their winter months. The north-west near Port Louis is often the driest and the warmest part of the island. During their winter months you should have a jacket or jumper for the evenings. Dining is outside throughout the year.
Capital: VictoriaAirport: One to two hours on the boat from Mahe, or about 20 minutes by helicopter.Size: 455 square kilometres
Currency: Seychelles rupee (£1 = 8 Rs)Population: 73,000Temperature: The Seychelles fall outside the cyclone zone. The seasons divide into May to October, when the south-east trade winds blow and November to April when the winds are from the north-west which can bring rain, particularly in January. January is the wettest month, July and August are the driest months. The temperature is pretty constant throughout the year, ranging between 24 and 31 degrees Centigrade and humidity is around 80 percent.
Rail holidays and train journeys, tailor-made.
Italian garden holidays and tours for individuals and small groups
Visit our selection of tailor-made family holidays to selected hotels and resorts around the world.
Tailor-made cookery holidays in Italy
Rejuvenating, relaxing, refreshing, good for the body and the soul; spa and well-being worldwide
Our selection of authentic experience and special interest holidays.
Luxury tours for individuals around the world
Idyllic and sustainable luxury.
The Sani Resort in Greece has just announced the opening of the Ozone Teens House.
Between the 21st and the 25th June 2017, Barbados is hosting the 12th World Flower Show, entitled ‘Flowers in Paradise.’
New gardens and villas added to our Italian Garden Tour Holidays.
Exciting developments to our Swiss programme have lead to many more personalised rail holiday options.
The performance and dates for the 2017 Verona Opera Festival have been released, and we have begun taking bookings.
Georgie gives us the low-down on her experience of Catalonia, and her most insightful recommendations.
The Viceroy Resort in St Lucia has been voted the Best Long Haul Hotel in the World at the 2016 Times and Sunday Times Travel Awards in Las Vegas this September.
At the 2016 Times and Sunday Times Travel Awards, Round Hill Hotel and Villas has been voted the Caribbean’s Leading Villa Resort for the 8th consecutive year, as well as Jamaica’s Leading Hotel.