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Seychelles, the ‘Land of Perpetual Summer’

The Idyllic Islands of Seychelles offer everything from island-hopping exploring in your yacht to a luxury spa at a high-end beachfront resort. Seychelles is also home to over 1,000 species of fish, making snorkelling and diving particularly popular activities. A mix of African, Asian, European and Polynesian culture, here you can experience music, food and folklore that can only to be found in Seychelles.

Boasting over 491 kilometres of coastline, the most identifiable feature of the Seychelles are the beaches and as 50% of Seychelles is a national park or reserve with many opportunities for hiking and wildlife spotting. Spectacular beaches, amazing resorts, phenomenal food and luxurious surroundings along with marine sanctuaries and UNESCO World Heritage sites all add to Seychelles appeal. 

Providing state-of-the-art marinas, visitors can immerse themselves in the thriving island life found on Mahe and La Digue or choose to enjoy tranquil cruising grounds. Tucked away in a remote corner of the Indian Ocean, Seychelles’ outer isolated Islands are a haven for adventurous scuba and snorkeling fans as there are remarkably few visitors, leaving huge areas of the surrounding waters almost entirely uncharted.  

“From imposing boulders to secluded award winning beach spots, the Indian Ocean’s dot on the world map, Seychelles, represents one of the very few luxurious and untouched frontiers for vessels wishing to cruise in tranquility and diversity”, reports Asia Pacific Superyachts Seychelles General Manager, Gilbert d’Offay. “We can suggest what to do and not do so the trip goes well and awards an amazing and memorable experience around Seychelles.” 

  • Mahe Island is the largest island in Seychelles and home to the capital city, Victoria with a mix of stunning beaches, lush rainforests, and vibrant culture. 
  • Praslin Island is famous for its pristine beaches, including Anse Lazio and Anse Georgette, often listed among the world’s best and explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve. 
  • La Digue Island has a laid-back atmosphere, picturesque beaches and iconic granite boulders. Cycle around the island to discover secluded beaches like Anse Source d’Argent and visit L’Union Estate to see traditional coconut processing and giant tortoises. You might also want to hike to Nid d’Aigle for panoramic views.
  • Desroches Island offers exclusive luxury and pristine beaches, perfect for a secluded getaway and indulge in gourmet dining at the luxury resort. 
  • Alphonse Island is renowned for its world-class fly fishing, snorkeling, and diving opportunities and explore vibrant coral reefs, and encounter diverse marine life, including turtles, rays, and reef sharks.
  • Farquhar Atoll offers remote and untouched natural beauty, with excellent diving sites and abundant marine life. Dive among pristine coral gardens, explore underwater caves and swim-throughs on the uninhabited islands.
  • Astove Atoll is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a haven for birdwatching. Take guided nature walks to observe birdlife and giant tortoises, snorkel in pristine coral reefs, and enjoy sunset beach picnics.
  • Providence Atoll is a remote and untouched paradise, offering excellent diving and snorkeling opportunities. Dive among healthy coral reefs and underwater pinnacles, encounter schools of colorful fish and pelagic species, and relax on deserted beaches.
  • Aldabra Atoll is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most pristine and ecologically significant locations in the world, home to unique wildlife and stunning landscapes. Take guided nature walks to observe giant tortoises, rare bird species, and vibrant marine life, snorkel in turquoise lagoons, and marvel at the otherworldly beauty of the atoll.

Arriving in Seychelles, the Eden Island marina offers an unparalleled berthing experience for vessels of all sizes, including superyachts up to 120 meters. The marina itself forms a part of Eden Island, with access to a host of services and amenities right at the marina’s edge with many more a short stroll from your berthing location. 

The best time to visit Seychelles is between April-May and October-November, as these months are much less windy than other months. However, as Seychelles is just below the equator all the islands benefit from warm, optimum beach weather year-round. The temperatures rarely drop under 20°C and the Indian Ocean boasts an average temperature of 26°C. Offering a near-perfect climate with temperatures ranging from 26 to 33 degrees Celsius, Seychelles has earned the archipelago the nickname, The Land of Perpetual Summer.

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