WHAT'S IN A NAME?
The official name of the Seychelles is the Republic of Seychelles. (In Creole: Repiblik Sesel).
The Seychelles is an archipelago and country in the Indian Ocean. It consists of 115 islands. The capital Victoria lies on the island Mahe, which is also a hub for visiting the other islands. It lies 1,500 km east of mainland East Africa (Kenya) and lies north of Mauritius and northeast of Madagascar. The majority of the islands are uninhabited. Many islands are nature reserves. The inland islands is a group of 42 islands with a total area of 244km2. Although it only comprises 54% of the total land area, 98% of the entire population lives there.
WHY GO THERE?
The Seychelles has numerous beaches, coral reefs and nature reserves. Consequently it has a rich and versatile flora and fauna. Additionally it is home to rare animals like the giant Aldabra tortoises.
On Mahe you can visit the mountain rainforests of Morne Seychellois National Park and several beaches, including Anse Takamaka and Beau Vallon.
BEACHES AND NATURE PARKS
Have a look at the many beautiful beaches and nature parks the Seychelles has to offer.
The Seychelles is a great golf holiday destination. There are two different golf courses. Although they are different and lie on separate islands, they have the magnificent beauty that surrounds them in common.
GOLF THE SEYCHELLES CLUB
The first golf course, on the South-Eastern coast of Mahe, is the The Seychelles Golf Club, formerly Le Reef Hotel and Golf Club. It is only a 10 minute drive away from the International Airport. 30 years ago, this land served as a coconut plantation. In 2003, the Reef Hotel and Golf Club won the Indian Ocean’s Leading Golf Resort award from the World Travel Awards. It is a challenging course, with nine (repeatable) holes at par 68 and lacking roll which causes the increased difficulty level. Be aware of the red crabs that live there though, as they tend to "steal" the balls. During the game you are likely to see rare migratory birds because the course is also part of a wildlife sanctuary. Professional golf lessons are available and of course golf clubs and trolleys are available for hire on request.
GOLF THE LEMURIA RESORT GOLF COURSE
The second golf course is the Lemuria Resort Golf Course. It lies on the north-west coast of the island of Praslin at Anse Kerlan. It is a five star resort. In fact the facility also has a spa and wellness centre. Without question it can compete with any other luxury old holiday destination in the world. The famous architects Rodney Wright and Marc Farry designed this award winning golf course in a breathtakingly beautiful scenery. To illustrate, the views comprise three beaches and beautifully terraced greens. The course has 18 holes, (PAR 70, 5580m). It is a challenging course due to elevated tees, dangerous water and wide fairways. Every year the Seychelles Pro-am is held at the resort. This championship course has won many awards for excellence. This spectacular place is only a five minute drive away from the Praslin Airport. It is also possible to visit the Lemuria Golf Course for a day trip.
SCUBA DIVING AND SNORKLING
Have a look yourself to find the scuba diving and snorkeling spots of your liking here.
LUXURY YACHT CHARTER
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OTHER SPORTS AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
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WHERE TO STAY
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