Paradise on Earth is what they call this archipelago that lies in the middle of the Indian Ocean, a thousand miles from Africa. Seychelles' warm waters, high standards of service and friendly people draw visitors year after year. Islands like Mahè, Praslin, La Digue, Aldabra and Desroches are every bit as enchanting as their names. Wherever you go, you will always find gorgeous beaches and upscale restaurants. For honeymooners, the romance of Seychelles promises the experience of a lifetime.
Mahè is by far Seychelles' largest island and home to its capital, Victoria. Here you will find the international airport, the fishing and commercial ports, most of the population and several resorts, hotels and casinos. Its powdery white beaches, lush vegetation, coconut and cinnamon plantations and forested peaks make the Seychelles an enchanting, magical place. Surrounded by coral reefs, the clear azure water is perfect for water sports. Take an island helicopter tour for a spectacular bird's-eye view of the island.Seychelles is one and a half hours behind Indian Standard Time. The currency is the Seychelles Rupee. English, French and Creole are widely spoken.
The spectacular Taj Denis Island is a 375 acre coral island set amidst the azure waters of the Indian Ocean. It is, without exaggeration, one of the planet's most magical, romantic retreats, blanketed by lush tropical foliage and ringed with powder soft beaches, all set amidst turquoise waters.
Taj Denis Island is a quick 30 minute flight from Mahé.
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Each cottage has its own private sea facing verandah and courtyard, amidst casuarina and coconut trees. Alongside are pathways that meander through the coconut groves into the interior of the island. There are 25 Deluxe Cottages. Denis is an excellent fishing location and is renowned for its abundance of game fish. Chartered fishing boats operate daily from the lodge on request. Affiliated to the lodge is a professional dive centre that provides dive excursions for beginners and advanced divers alike. The protected underwater life around the island makes for fabulous dives
The resort's restaurant is known for its international and Creole cuisine. The seafront restaurant serves local and international specialties and boasts a well stocked bar.
Taj Denis Island is perched at the rim of the Seychelles plateau, where its shallow waters meet the ocean's depths. The resulting diverse ecosystem has changed little since the island was discovered.
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A complimentary bottle of wine.
We suggest you spend the first day of your holiday exploring beautiful Mahè, at the heart of the Seychelles. The largest of the 115 Seychelles islands, Mahè boasts of 60 beautiful beaches and numerous sandy coves. The famous Intendance beach in southern Mahè offers half a mile of powder white sand and huge breakers. Explore the Anse Major nature trail that follows part of the rocky coastline of northwest Mahè and leads to the small secluded beach of Anse Major. Visit the popular resort beach of Beau Vallon. Also visit the Seychelles National History Museum, the colourful Sir Selwyn Clarke Market, the Tea Factory and the Victoria Clock Tower.
Next, you could explore the neighbouring islands of Praslin and La Digue. Each of Seychelles' islands is unique in character and ambience, and as most of these are within easy travelling distance of each other, we recommend that you stay on at least two islands during your holiday. Transfers between the islands are mainly by light aircrafts and most transfers originate from Mahé.
Attractions on Praslin include the Black Pearl experience, the Art Gallery at Café des Arts, the George Camille Art Gallery, and Vallée de Mai - a UNESCO World Heritage site. Must see attractions on La Digue Island include the Barbara Jensen studio, the Granite Boulder, the Green Gecko Gallery, and the L'Union Estate. There are many other facilities in Seychelles for activities like big game fishing, diving, snorkelling and fly-fishing.