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It is easy to understand why the 18th century corsairs, who used these then uninhabited islands as a hideaway, believed that they had found the most remote corner of the world. One of these islands, Silhouette is thought to have been the home of the Indian Ocean"s most notorious pirate Hodoul.

As a result of their extraordinary , isolated history, these beautiful islands are rich in plants that flourish nowhere else, probably the most famous being the coco-de-mer(sea coconut). Its seed is the largest in nature and gave rise to many legends when washed ashore on the coasts of Africa, India and Indonesia. Since the islands were unknown, the nuts were thought to have grown under the sea.

With some of the finest beaches in the Indian Ocean there is a wide range of accommodation, from the larger resort hotels on Mahe and Praslin, to some of the smaller islands which only have rooms for a few guests and offer varying levels of accommodation - the ultimate being Fregate, one of the most luxurious island resorts anywhere.

Alphonse, Seychelles

Well appointed and luxurious new lodge famous for its fly fishing facilities (bone fishing and blue water fly). Exceptional diving and snorkelling and day boat trips to exquisite neighbouring islands.

Bird Island, Seychelles

A remote coral island ideal for escapists. Simply styled cottages along the beach. Snorkelling, game fishing, turtles and, in the breeding season, serious sooty terns.

Denis, Seychelles

Discreetly positioned and thoughtfully designed bungalows overlooking a sparkling lagoon. The island is on the edge of the Seychelles bank which plunges to the ocean depths. Diving and fishing are therefore excellent in this sea. Our first choice for a honeymoon island.

Desroches, Seychelles

Comfortable bungalow villas along the beach. The diving and game fishing are excellent and the island can be eexplored on the mountain bikes.

Fregate Island, Seychelles

One of the world’s most luxurious lodges. Just sixteen villas, each with private Jacuzzi and terrace, designed to provide absolute comfort and privacy. An exquisite hideaway for the well-heeled.

La Reserve, Praslin

A stylish, privately owned hotel on Anse Petite Cour, a sheltered bay on the north of the island. A jetty restaurant and good snorkelling from the beach are features of this interesting property.

North Island

Simply outstanding. This is the ultimate in barefoot luxury with every whim catered to. Exclusive, stylish, luxurious, excellent cuisine and attentive service. It doesn"t get much better than this in the Indian Ocean.

Plantation Club, Seychelles

A five star hotel set in the landscaped gardens of a 180 acre coconut plantation and fronted by a one kilometre beach. Each of the rooms has a split level bedroom and living room and a view of the lagoon.


At 27km long and 12km wide, Mahe is the largest granite island in the Seychelles. This is one of the most spectacular islands, with huge mountains, tropical vegetation and numerous beaches. It is the economic and political centre of the Seychelles and...


The perfect tropical island with lush vegetation is home to the world heritage site, Vallee de Mai and pristine coral sand beaches. This second largest island has some small, privately run hotels as well as a new five star resort.