6/18/08

Seychelles - An Island Getaway


She sold sea shells by the…
Seychelles?

Sorry! I had to twist that twister around a bit.

The Seychelles (“say-shells”) are a group of 155 islands in the Indian Ocean, located over 900 miles to the east of mainland Africa and northeast of Madagascar. Mahé is the largest of the islands, with a population of 80,000 immigrants (there were no indigenous inhabitants) from France, Africa, China and elsewhere. Mahé is also home to Pointe-Larue International Airport. The Seychelles were actually a British Colony until 1976, at which time they gained their independence.

And this ends the geography / history lesson…

Let’s talk beaches!

Here’s the bottom line with the Seychelles: if you are looking for crazy nightlife and a plethora of tourist attractions, go elsewhere. If beaches, snorkeling, sailing and sunning with a drink in your hand is what you are after, then you have no worries.

Some of our recommended accommodations are…

Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort and Spa – 40 spacious villas, 2 restaurants, a bar and lounge, as well as the Duniye Spa make up the facilities on the main island of Mahé.

Fregate Island – With a bit of a 5-star Robinson Crusoe vibe, Fregate is a private island resort reachable by a 20 minute flight from Mahé. 16 villas, 8 beaches, a spa and excellent service on this tropical getaway.

North Island Lodge – Another private island resort. 11 luxurious, eco-friendly, 4800 sq. ft. villas are available for your stay.

Banyan Tree Seychelles – Located on Mahé, this resort's 60 pool villas provide luxury, style and excellent Indian ocean views.

Described as a year round destination, the best of those months for the Seychelles are generally April and September. These months tend to have the best combination of breeze, temperatures and lack of rain. In truth though, any time of the year is generally very good.

Now it’s time to pack your bags and head to the Indian Ocean for some quality relaxation and recharging…and don't forget to say hello to the giant sea turtles!

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