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Seychelles

  • Hi Frances, We had such a fantastic honeymoon! We loved Blackheath; the staff were really friendly and helpful with booking tickets and printing off maps etc. The room was lovely and the breakfasts delicious! We really enjoyed our time in Cape Town, can’t wait to go back! At Auberge Burgundy we had a really lovely big room with a balcony that we could watch the whales and dolphins from! The small pool area was nice and the restaurant opposite where breakfast was served was really good. We really liked Hermanus, lots of nice restaurants. The drive to Franschhoek was stunning, we had lots of photos stops! When we arrived at Auberge Clermont we were really blown away, the backdrop was beautiful and we loved being able to walk around the vines. The reception staff were really knowledgeable and helpful with the restaurants and where to go. Our room had a really nice homely feel to it, would love to go back here. Raffles was amazing, we’ve never been anywhere like it. The beach was beautiful as was the pool area. Every part of the hotel really was just perfect. Le Domaine de L’Orangeraie was a nice hotel with a lovely pool area and spacious rooms. The bikes were great and we enjoyed cycling around, the island was beautiful. Overall we had a fantastic time, we saw some amazing places and would thoroughly recommend the trip to everyone. Thank you so much for organising an amazing honeymoon that we will never forget.

    Roanna and Peter from Cornwall travelled on their honeymoon to South Africa and the Seychelles
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Seychelles

Introduction

Introduction to the beautiful islands of The Seychelles

The Seychelles are made up of 115 islands in the heart of the Indian Ocean, north-east of Madagascar and due east from mainland East Africa. The main ‘inner’ islands are largest and are ‘granitic’ in origin, with high boulder-strewn mountains and dense tumbling forest creating a wild and beautiful scene. The ‘outer’ islands are mostly flat ‘coral’ islands, often small enough to walk around in an hour or two, and offer a more exclusive desert island experience.

Mahé, Praslin and La Digue islands are the three largest in the Seychelles, and the only ones that offer multiple accommodation options and ‘sight-seeing’ excursions. Golf is available on Praslin, and general touring by self-drive is possible on Mahé and Praslin only. Birding and scuba diving are available throughout. Smaller ‘granitic’ islands include Silhouette, Round, Cousin, Cousine, Fregate and the reputed North Island. Although the Seychelles is not universally known for ‘superb service’, there are a number of top quality five star hotels located on these ‘inner islands’.

The best known outer islands include Bird, Denis, Desroches and Alphonse, all of which are large enough to support an airstrip and offer reasonably good accommodation. As well as being very exclusive and escapist with empty beaches, most of these islands offer superb scuba-diving and fishing. Alphonse, in particular, is said to offering some of the best salt water fly-fishing in the world.

Island hopping is certainly possible in the Seychelles, with travel between most islands by scheduled flight or private helicopter charter. Moving between some of the main inner islands can also be undertaken by boat/ferry.

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