With its wild, granite boulder-strewn beaches and flourishing jungle humming with a soundtrack of wildlife, the Seychelles is a nature lover’s paradise. In particular, over its scattered islands, you’ll find it has a huge population of nesting seabirds such as terns, frigates and tropicbirds.
The Seychelles also has a reputation for being the home of the world’s most exclusive resorts. While this is true, we have also found some of the Seychelles’ islands to be affordable, and shying away from bigger resorts can give you a more enriching trip. For something different, stay in a characterful self-catering apartment on Mahé or Praslin, using local markets for ingredients, eating out in traditional Seychellois restaurants and hiring a car to explore. The biggest island, Mahé, has well-paved roads and you can soak up Creole architecture in its capital Victoria or find hidden beaches in the north.