Seychelles is an archipelago about 1,600 kilometres east of the African coast. It is in the Indian Ocean, halfway between Africa and Asia, that you will find this paradise.
The Republic of Seychelles is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful tropical islands in the world. The 115 islands that make up the archipelago stretch over 1.3 million square kilometres in the northeast of Madagascar. If you only count the floor area, the Seychelles is about the same size as Andorra, with 444 km². Its location near Ecuador makes it a non-cyclonic zone, an essential point if you plan to spend your holidays with us.
About half of the islands are granitic, with thin rib strips and hills in the centre, some rising to 900m.
The other islands are of Coral origin and are primarily uninhabited.
Like any archipelago, the Seychelles are first and foremost discovered by the sea… Even though the three main islands (Mahé, Praslin, and La Digue) offer an infinity of things to do, a catamaran cruise to Seychelles will allow you to discover all the jewels that this archipelago has to offer: the deserted islands, the transparent waters, the vibrant aquatic fauna… A discovery of Seychelles on the sea is a guarantee to live a truly memorable experience.
With only 88,000 inhabitants, the Seychelles is sparsely populated but incredibly friendly. Here, the official language is French, but you can also speak English and even Creole (a language inspired by old French).
What to do in Seychelles?
Seychelles is therefore made up of 115 islands, but there are three unmissable islands: Mahé, Praslin and La Digue. We recommend you visit them, in addition to your cruise in the Indian Ocean, because they offer many activities specific to this region of the world: big game fishing, scuba diving, golf on exceptional courses, etc.
They are granite islands and offer breathtaking scenery: Anse Independence, Anse Lazio, or even Source d’Argenta are names to remember if you don’t want to miss some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
If you prefer hiking, the islands’ heart is often covered with dense tropical vegetation leading to magnificent mountains. During your hikes, you will have the chance to come across a vibrant fauna, but harmless to humans: giant turtles, dogfish (Giant Bats), terns, black parrots or even shearwaters.
What to eat in the Seychelles?
During your holiday in Seychelles, we can only advise you to let yourself be tempted by the rich local gastronomy.
Due to its location, the cuisine of Seychelles revolves around fish, always fresh and caught on the same day. In the archipelago, it is eaten either grilled or in sauce, often served with rice. You will find tuna, ray, Shark or Barracuda on your plate.
Thanks to its mix, the cuisine is inspired by French classics, Chinese, and of course, African.
The dishes are always spiced and quite spicy (but don’t worry, don’t be too spicy either).
You can also taste octopus (called Zourits on the island), seafood, sweet potatoes, bananas or, for the more adventurous, bat meat (Roussette), which is very tender.
You can taste all these dishes on board our Catamaran, in the restaurants during your stopovers or in the many take-aways scattered around the archipelago.