Where in the world?
Located in the heart of the Indian Ocean, Seychelles is an archipelago island nation consisting of 115 islands. The largest, Mahé, is also home to the capital, Victoria. Along with Praslin and La Digue, they make up the Inner Islands and are home to the majority of resorts, hotels and tourist areas.
Further afield are the Outer Islands, which include some of the more exclusive private island resorts. These include North Island, Six Senses Zil Pasyon and Frégate Island.
Seychelles luxury family holidays usually begin with a flight to Mahé International Airport, which can be easily combined with a luxury safari in Tanzania or Kenya, or as a stand alone holiday destination in its own right.
Best times to visit
The best times to visit Seychelles are either in April to May, or October to November, because these periods mark the changing of the trade winds and offer the calmest sea conditions.
However, the temperature is consistent all year round, so there isn’t a time when we wouldn’t recommend travelling.
What to do?
For an active family holiday, there is so much to offer. For instance, you can cycle from beach to beach on the island of La Digue, or snorkel and SCUBA dive on teeming coral reefs. You can stand-up paddle board in calm lagoons, or tackle big game fish on a deep-sea fishing charter.
Mike and Tess spent their honeymoon in Seychelles, following a luxury safari in Kenya, which makes it a destination close to our hearts. It’s a total gem that’s perfect for a luxury family beach holiday