Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands located in the Indian Ocean off the coast of East Africa. Discovered at the beginning of the 16th century by the Portuguese explorer Vasco de Gama, the archipelago owes its name to the Frenchman Jean Moreau Séchelles. The Seychelles were considered a French colony from 1756 to 1814, then a British colony until 1976. Since then, it is a kind of independent Republic, member of the Commonwealth and the Francophonie. These islands are very rich in coral reefs, and are home to wonderful white sandy beaches and nature reserves. Here you can swim with rare marine animals such as giant turtles. The ideal time to stay here is between June and August, which is the time when rainfall is lowest, and temperatures are the most pleasant. This is a great way to get away from it all and discover the Indian Ocean on a yacht and its riches in a new way. But its marine fauna is not its only asset as Seychelles has tropical forests and national parks. From Mahé to Victoria, the capital, you will not stop staring at the beauty of this paradise. All in all, it is a place that will allow you to move around and enjoy a vacation in the sun aboard one of our luxury yachts, the ideal means of transport to easily berth on the different islands that make up the archipelago.
The Valley of May
The Vallée de Mai is located on the island of Praslin in the Seychelles. It is a natural park inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1983. It is one of the most beautiful natural parks in the world thanks to its exceptional fauna and flora. Enough to delight nature lovers who wish to discover species that we do not have in the rest of the world. A small thirst? Do not panic, in the valley is also the largest forest of coconut palms. The Vallée de Mai is what you could call paradise on earth and what you expect to see when you decide to fly to the Seychelles.
Anse Source d’Argent Beach
Climb aboard our luxury yacht for a new destination in the Seychelles. You will now proceed and dock on La Digue Island and discover the Anse Source d’Argent beach. You probably already know this name as it is one of the most famous beaches, if not the most famous, in Seychelles.
This long quiet beach is very well preserved and if you decide to access it, you can get into your cocoon and enjoy a day under the burning Seychelles sun. It is easy to understand why this the best yachting destination, with its beautiful coasts, and one of the most popular destinations for internationally renowned stars. Its name comes from the imposing grey granite rocks scattered all along the coastline. The sun creates a magnificent ballet of colors and lights by playing with the imposing palm and coconut trees.
Victoria: capital of the Seychelles
Victoria is the capital of the Seychelles and is located on the island of Mahé. This colorful city is full of greenery and treasures. If you walk through the streets you can admire the buildings that have preserved the architecture of yesteryear, creating a clever mix of ancient and modern. You will feel like you’re walking through an open-air museum.
As the Seychellois are very invested in the preservation of nature and environment, you can appreciate the dense greenery that surrounds and adorns the city. Want to immerse yourself in the local culture? Visit the colorful Sir Selwyn Clarke market, where you will find spices, fruits and even art objects. Or go to the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate for a moment of harmony and inner peace.
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