Villa North Island
North Island, Seychelles
Villa North Island, Seychelles. As the chosen venue for Will and Kate’s honeymoon, you can expect something pretty special. Villa North Island in the Seychelles is one of 11 stunning villas on this paradise private island resort, and is arguably...
Destination Guide: Seychelles
The Seychelles consists of 115 islands scattered across 400,000 sq. kms of the Indian Ocean, just a few degrees off the equator. Some of the islands are granite outcrops jutting out of the sea and some are coral, but they are all known for their talcum-powder soft, white sand beaches.
There is an inner group of 41 granite islands, some with dramatic rock structures, which make spectacular and beautiful contrasts with the immaculate sand beaches. The islands further out are made entirely of coral and none reach more than about 3 metres above sea level.
The international airport is on the main island of Mahé, and most visitors tend not to stay in its capital Victoria.
The Seychelles’ second largest island is Praslin and sits 22 miles to the north east of Mahé. Praslin is a bit more relaxed than Mahé, and has some spectacular beaches.
There are few ferries linking the smaller islands and travel from Mahé is best done by helicopter.
Best places to eat and drink in
Being surrounded by sea, superb seafood features highly in the cuisine of the Seychelles. The creole cooking style of the Seychellois is a wonderful fusion of the multitude of cultural influences on the islands – curries and spices from India, wok cooking from China and gourmet cuisine from France, with a dash of African fire.
Best time to visit
The climate in the Seychelles stays warm and pleasant all year round so it’s always a good time to visit.
From October to March the wind speeds average 8 to 12 knots and from May to September the brisker trade winds average 10 to 20 knots, bringing cooler windier conditions.
In April and October there tends to be periods of calm, warm weather, superb for diving and snorkelling.
The rainy season is from mid-November to mid-February. Showers can be heavy but rarely last very long.
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The Seychelles is on most peoples dream-destination list and for good reason. Teeming coral reefs, crystal clear water and perfect white sand beaches await.
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