Saturday, 21 May 2011

Lisa, our Seychelles expert gives us the lowdown on this beautiful destination...

Lisa in our office visited the Seychelles earlier this year and offers her opinion on the destination below...
Who does the Seychelles appeal to? Honeymooners looking for a romantic, paradise setting or those who are looking for a prefect beach destination in a completely non 'built up' environment. It would also make a fantastic wedding destination at surprisingly good value for money.

What surprised you the most? How easy it was to get around the islands either by a small aircraft or short boat ride, meaning it is ideal for island hopping. Plus everybody on the Islands were incredibly friendly.

Which was your favorite hotel and why? My favorite hotel was the Domaine de L'Orange. I loved the lush tropical gardens it was set in and the style of accommodation, a excellent boutique hotel and the views from the from the Villa presidentielle were amazing. I also loved the island of La Digue, as it is very relaxing and amazing beaches.

What kind of budget does it appeal to? Prices for some of the hotels may seem very high. However it is very exclusive and this quality of the islands should be taken into account as there really is nowhere like it to compare. However there are affordable options suiting lower budgets such as guest houses which are beautiful and a great way to allow you to visit the islands if your budget doesn't allow more luxurious hotels.

What is the flying time? Between 10-11 hours with Air Seychelles.

Where can you fly from? Air Seychelles fly from Heathrow with touch downs in Italy or France. Emirates also offer flights from regional airports with good connections from in Dubai meaning you do not have to travel just from London Heathrow.

Would you combine it with anyway and if so where? With the Emirates flights been so convenient you could spend a few nights in Dubai. You can also combine Mauritius and the Seychelles together.

What else is there to apart from the beach? There is the Valle De Mai which is a Nature Reserve and World Heritage site. There is also the option to island hop which I would definitely recommend!

What kind of food is served? The majority of the food served is fish as it is readily available and is delicious. It is highly inspired by French, Indian and African cuisine and there are lots of fish curries. Is very rich and is exotically prepared.

Call Lisa to plan your dream holiday to the Seychelles on 01543 258631 or email

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