The Seychelles can be easily described as Africa’s Eden. Lying off the Eastern Coast of the continent, the Seychelles is also a sailing dream. With placid calm waters for most of the year, the archipelago is also located safely outside the cyclone belt. With many mooring spots and little distance between islands, sailing here is easy. You will also be spoilt for choice with easy access to some of the world’s most beautiful and secluded beaches. The wealth of natural biodiversity is something to also behold and the Inner and Outer islands provide two different maritime eco-systems waiting for you to explore. Let’s take a look at what you can discover on your sailing holiday in The Seychelles.
The Inner Islands
Isolated in perfection, the beautiful island of La Digue offers holiday makers the ultimate private getaway in paradise. La Digue’s biggest appeal is its natural beauty and its remote location. With no airport, the only way to reach La Digue is via the water by boat, yacht or ferry. Main forms of transportation on the island are bicycle, walking or by ox-cart. Delicacies include seafood, bat carry and palm wine.
Praslin remains your best beach getaway spot. With sprawling white sands winding along the coastline and in between coves, you can delight in a new swimming and snorkelling spot every day.
Curieuse is known for its red soil that grows the unique Coco de Mer palms, found only on this islands and nowhere else in the world. The palms grow the largest coconuts found anywhere in the world and also has a rich biodiversity of rare flora and fauna.
Inner Island Highlights:
Beautiful stretches of white sand beaches, exotic fauna and flora with towns full of culture. Most of the towns reside around these islands and offer fantastic insight into the archipelagos social and economic history.
The Outer Islands
Mahe is the largest island in the Seychelles archipelago. It is also home to its capital city of Victoria which is home to more than 80% of the country’s population. All who visit the Seychelles will arrive in Mahe and it has a main airport. Mahe is a great spot to start or end your trip the country as you can delight in its vibrant culture and nightlife.
Silhouette was named after the 18th century French Prime Minister Etienne de Silhouette by Charles Ogier. The island offers by far the most dramatic vistas of the archipelago with looming volcanoes set atop lush rainforest brimming with rich biodiversity. The island is home to about 200 people and the Hilton resort hotel which has become an exclusive tropical hideaway!
Bird Island is a nature lover dream, especially for the eager ornithologists! The beautiful island offer the true castaway experience, located north of Mahe. The private and secluded island can only accommodate a few guest on land at a time. The use of any electricity is limited as to protect the large population of birds and giant tortoise. The rich cays filled with corals reefs are a divers paradise as you will find a wealth of marine life of bird Island’s shores.
Outer Island Highlights
The Atolls and corals reefs are a nature lovers’ paradise!
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