With so many idyllic islands to choose from, you'll be spoilt for choice trying to find the perfect one for you. Every island in the Seychelles boast soft white sands that lead into turquoise and emerald waters, but each island still retains its own unique identity, which makes island hopping here a joy.
Discover beaches like Intendance Bay where resorts overlook verdant rainforests and the Indian Ocean or stay in Mahé where you'll find plenty of water activities like snorkelling, kayaking and windsurfing. Otherwise, head to La Digue, a tranquil island serving up gleaming beaches juxtaposed with big granite boulders. You'll notice the villas blend into their natural surroundings adding to the overall sense of serenity. Visit the Wildlife and Conservation Rehabilitation Centre and see endangered turtles and the efforts to restore their numbers.
Enjoy nature walks and a spot of fishing, and at the end of the day relax in your very own private pool. Be sure to stop by Praslin, the home of an 18-hole championship golf course and the Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve. Alternatively, travel to Félicité, a private island only accessible by boat or helicopter, but the trip is worth it, as this magical gem has a mountainous interior with thick, vibrant palms that reach right down to the island's perfect beaches.
A few degrees from the equator, the Seychelles enjoys warm weather all year round. Sitting comfortably around 30 degrees celsius, you'll find the climate pleasant and welcoming. Luxury travellers tend to visit the Seychelles from April to October as these months are great for sunbathing and snorkelling.
January through December and July through August are also popular months to visit. For surfing and windsurfing, visit from May to September. These months enjoy cooling southeast winds that whip up some stellar waves to ride on the southern coast.
You should carry some identification with you at all times and it's also a good idea to keep a photocopy of your passport. A tourist visa is not required for British passport holders. Visit GOV.UK for more advice on passports, visas and travel.
The Seychelles cuisine is a blend of Asian, Indian and European influences. Enjoy a luxury concoction of local staples like lemongrass, coriander, tamarind and ginger, served up with fresh seafood, tropical fruits and fragrant spices.
Fine dining is also on the menu at the Seychelles with lots of international cuisines on offer. Sample foods from la carte menus or experience the personal touch with a no-menu concept where the chef cooks specifically for you and your needs.