Seychelles: Sea Turtles & Sunsets

Strewn with World Heritage Sites, the granite archipelago of the Seychelles clusters together over 100 mostly uninhabited islands, dotted with picturesque hidden bays and awe-inspiring scenery. Located in the north east of Madagascar, the Seychelles island group is a popular superyacht charter destination with the lure of exceptional underwater pursuits and captivating landscapes. Due to such exceptional beauty, Praslin Island is considered the original site of the mythical Garden of Eden; certainly a visit here is the epitome of paradise.

Amongst the oldest islands in the world, this barefoot getaway is swathed in miles of untouched shores sprinkled with lush, tropical flowers and inhabited by rare, exotic wildlife. When chartering a superyacht in the Seychelles make time for a private picnic lunch on a ribbon of powdery sand flanked by crystalline waters, palm-fringed jungles and granite boulders, with just the odd sea turtle observing your repast. Beaches are a huge pull with choice beyond belief; top picks include the famous Anse Source d’Argent, out-of-the-way Anse Marron and pretty Anse Lazio. Peppered with secret anchorages just begging to be explored, a daily smorgasbord for mooring and exploring awaits visitors; relaxation comes easily in this luxury charter destination.

Escape to the remote bliss of Denis Private Island or be transported back in time to serene La Digue, where cars are strictly prohibited. Anchor at the Aldabra Atoll, an awe-inspiring, protected island group surrounded by coral reefs creating snorkelling hotspots and also home to giant tortoises, manta rays and tiger sharks; thriving in their natural environment.

From emerald jungles to sizzling sunsets, idyllic beaches to dramatic shipwrecks, the Seychelles delivers a bewitching superyacht charter destination you will long to return to again and again.

In Mahé, moor your luxury superyacht in Victoria Harbour and, to experience a typical Seychelles welcome, wander the local markets selling fresh spices, salted fish and pure coconut oil; oh and don’t forget to indulge in the effervescent nightlife.


If you are craving sophistication, head to Intendence Bay for luxurious surroundings and exquisite restaurants alternatively those hankering for adventure must head inland for incredible mountain walks, cascading waterfalls and rock climbing activities.


The verdantly lush island of Praslin hosts the beautiful Vallee de Mai Nature reserve, strewn with endemic Coco de Mer palm, the bearer of the largest seed in the plant kingdom. Praslin is also the only island where you can enjoy an 18-hole round of golf on a championship course or if you need some thrills, catch the waves and enjoy exhilarating windsurfing.


When to go:

November - April

High season:

Christmas and New Year

Highlights

1

Bird Island is a private nature reserve and member of the Green Globe eco-tourism organisation. As well as conducting a successful turtle-tagging programme, visitors can watch the fascinating sea turtles nesting on the beaches.

2

Leave your superyacht at the jetty in La Passe, La Digue on a Saturday evening when this sleepy tropical port comes alive - join locals eating, mingling and dancing on the seafront into the early hours.

3

Take the brief and insightful Takamaka Bay tour; not only a stunning neighbourhood but the island’s distillery and rum-making procedures are fascinating with a delicious tasting for the finale.

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