Do you dream of a sundowner on a secluded tropical beach or on a rocky outcrop without a single soul in sight? All this can be yours on your stunning Seychelles holidays!
Experience your own island paradise on one of the Seychelles’ hundred islands that are scattered across the Indian Ocean and thousands of miles from anywhere.
Discover a lush wilderness of pristine palm-fringed beaches, unspoiled coral reefs, powdery white sand, and a gentle turquoise sea that meets an azure sky.
In addition to offering fantastic snorkeling, diving and sailing experiences, the Seychelles are an exciting fishing destination for both experienced and novice fishermen.
Seychelles hotels are generally small and sensitive to their surroundings with the main emphasis being on relaxation, informality and simplicity.
Ideal for a romantic getaway, a Seychelles tour can be appreciated on a long relaxing stay at a single resort, or with island-hopping by plane or yacht.
This is the blissful life!
Oh arrr me hearties! If you wish to experience some true pirate history then there is no place like the the Seychelles beaches.
The islands’ coves were once ideal havens for smugglers and they were the only inhabitants when Europeans discovered them.
During this time the population stood at around 7,000 and important crop-producing estates were established. Slaves from Africa and Arab nations were brought to the islands.
The whites (known as the Gran’bla or big whites), originating from France, dominated over plantations even after the British prohibited slavery in 1853.
The Seychelles gained its independence in 1976, except for a few islands retained under British Indian Ocean Territory, including the US military base of Diego Garcia.
With the country considered one of the least crowded in the world, it is no wonder that Seychelles holidays are exceedingly popular with honeymooners and leisure travelers.
The Seychellois, the citizens who live in the Seychelles, are from varied ethnicities, many of which come from Africa, and this is reflected in all elements of the culture from music to cooking to architecture! Having said this, there is no indigenous culture to the country.
Creole, French and English are the primary languages spoken in the Seychelles.
Influenced by Polynesian, Arcadian and Indian styles, folk music plays a big role, and you can expect some heavy beats of drumming and wonderful singing during your Seychelles tour.
90% of Seychellois are Catholic and there are also Protestant Christians, Muslims and Hindus inhabiting the islands.
Even with organized religion in full-flow, many Seychellois believe in witchcraft, sorcery and magic as these traditions were brought over with the African slaves.
The Seychellois also believe in ghosts and during your Seychelles tours you may find each island has its own myths and fables. It is not uncommon for shamans, known as bonom di bwa (man of the woods), to consult on daily life.
You can expect excellent food during your private Seychelles tour!
Taking the best of African, American, Indian, British, Chinese and French cuisine, the dishes are varied with their tangy, sweet and spicy flavors.
For example, it would not be unusual to find yourself eating a giant crab soup with ingredients of sweet potato and citronella!
Chillies are prominent in the cuisine, with a different variety used for different dishes.
You can expect all sorts of seafood, from shark, kingfish and barracuda to octopus, red snapper and jack fish, and Seychelles beef is the term used to describe turtle meat.
Fish and rice make up much of the cuisine of Seychelles, but are usually served with delicious aromas like coconut milk.
Enjoy a vast array of tropical fruits and vegetables that are grown locally, such as spinach, aubergine, calabashes, breadfruit, lychee, guava and melon. On your Seychelles holidays, you ‘ll find that every ingredient is fresh because of transport challenges!
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