Unspoiled, timeless, unhurried and pristine – the 115 granitic and coralline islands of the Seychelles archipelago lie just south of the equator – 1000 miles off the east coast of Africa. They are blessed with a pleasant tropical climate all year round with a temperature which seldom drops below 24° or rises above 33° celsius.
Nestled in glorious seclusion in the north-west corner of Praslin, Constance Lémuria is perfect for those in search of five star luxury Seychelles holiday. Stylish and elegant, it is one of the largest resorts in the Seychelles, renowned for its extensive facilities and high standards of service.
Denis Private Island is a magical private island with idyllic deserted beaches and an amazing flora and fauna - this is ‘unspoiled Seychelles’ at its romantic best! Denis’ style is ‘barefoot chic’ and unlike the other granitic islands which make up the Inner Islands group of the Seychelles - the idyllic romantic getaway.
The Hotel L’Archipel provides the perfect location for your luxury Seychelles honeymoon. Enjoy the romance of the Seychelles with one of our honeymoon packages.
The small variance in weather is dictated by the direction of the prevailing tradewinds. When the south-east trade-winds blow between the months of May to September, the weather is usually drier and slightly cooler but with livelier seas, particularly on south-east coastlines; whilst during the north-west trade-winds between October and March, the weather is warm and humid, but the sea can be rougher on the north and west sides of the islands. Inevitably, short-lived tropical showers may fall at any time – but as a general rule.
December to February tends to bring the life-giving rains, teasing the foliage into rainbows of colour. The periods of calm in April, May and October, produce warm and wind-free conditions, particularly ideal for snorkelling and diving.
The spectacular granitic islands (which largely make up the Inner Islands group) are easily recognisable by their unique sculptured granite boulders which run alongside stunning white sand beaches (see adjacent picture). They lie clustered around the main island of Mahé, and the second largest island, Praslin – home to the wondrous Vallée de Mai – where the legendary coco-de-mer grows on ancient palm trees. In complete contrast, the far-flung Outer Islands consist mainly of sparkling sand cays and remote coral atolls.
Beyond the breathtaking beaches, Seychelles is also famed for its turtles, corals and amazing bird life. Many of the islands remain sanctuaries for rare and exotic flora and fauna – and it is this geographical diversity which makes island hopping extremely popular.