Made up of 115 islands dotted throughout the Indian Ocean, just off East Africa, and home to numerous beaches, coral reefs and nature reserves, as well as rare animals such as giant Aldabra tortoises, the Seychelles is a breath-taking destination (and it’s only a short 4.5 hour flight from the United Arab Emirates).
The climate is relatively warm throughout the year with temperatures rarely dropping below 24°C or rising above 32°C. All but the remotest southern islands lie outside the cyclone belt making Seychelles a year-round destination for beach lovers. A large amount of the annual rainfall falls during the months of December to February compared to other months. The average number of rainy (days with 1 millimetre or more rainfall) in December, January and February are 18, 17 and 11 days respectively. It is also fairly cloudy at times during those months and therefore less sunshine. The weather is hottest from December to April, and the humidity is high – often 80% or higher. The months of May to October bring drier, cooler weather, and livelier seas – particularly on south-eastern coasts.
At the gastronomic delight known as Chez Plume, named after the late former owner who created the concept more than 25 years ago, the restaurant continues his legacy with very specially prepared and imaginative local and international cuisine. Famous for, Chouchoute Salad, a locally grown vegetable close to the family of the gourd, Crab Giraffe in Ginger, Curry of Crab Giraffe, Soup of Carcassaille, a famously rare local rock crab, and the iconic desserts of Passionfruit or Coconut Soufflé.
Positioned just opposite the Botanical Gardens and nestled on the outskirts of the capital Victoria, lies Le Bistro. Using the finest local and international produce Le Bistro serves breakfast and lunch. Run by the Seychelles’ premier supermarket, Le Bistro offers a convenient dining option with the best produce at the most reasonable of prices.
Overlooking the marina at Eden Island, Bravo provides an enjoyable dining experience. Serving mostly Italian food this open-air restaurant is a great place to relax, enjoy a meal or a few beverages and watch the world go by.
MAIA Luxury Resort & Spa
Discover a new kind of restorative luxury escape on the oldest islands in the world. Thirty acres of forest-garden fringed by porcelain-white sand is the setting for 30 private villas, each with dedicated butler attention. This private peninsula on Mahé in the Seychelles is defined by a philosophy of Whatever, Wherever, Whenever dining.
North Island Seychelles
Set foot on your own private island in the Seychelles. Infinite, exclusive space where the embrace of lush tropical palms and giant granite peaks dwarf your presence with their drama. With just 11 villas on this property, your footprints will be the only evidence on the Island’s vast, untouched beaches.
Fregate Island Private
Disappear from the world at this conservation sanctuary surrounded by sapphire seas. Fregate Island Private is a mini Galapagos in the Seychelles, with just 16 secluded Villas amidst three square kilometres of pristine nature.