Seychelles With 115 diverse islands spread across an area of 1,400,000 sq. km. of sparkling waters, one can well understand seafarers who believe that God created Seychelles with the sailor in mind. Chartering a yacht provides perhaps the most rewarding way of discovering the hidden treasures of the archipelago at one's own pace and whim, cruising in cyclone-free waters and enjoying a dazzling array of inner islands with golden beaches fringed by warm, turquoise waters. The Seychelles has some of the most bountiful fishing grounds in the world and you do not have to venture far from the shoreline to break fishing records. Seychelles boasts one of the most varied catches on the planet which varies from sailfish, whaooand tuna to barracuda, trevally, streaker and even the mighty marlin. The blue utopian waters and their inhabitants also provide visitors with breathtaking diving opportunities, satisfying all from the experienced to the novice. Each dive site promises a marine extravaganza as diverse and vibrant as it is unique. This living aquarium enjoys comfortable year-round temperatures of between 24º and 30º Celsius and lies outside the cyclone belt. Colourful reef fish, octopus, lobster and turtle flash in the shallows surrounding the inner islands, while more adventurous dives offshore include the ‘Ennerdale' wreck and rocks that are the playground for larger groupers and stingrays. By jetting off with British Airways, direct to these paradise islands, you can't get much
further away from the madding crowd. For today's weary traveller, fatigued from the stresses and strains of an unrelenting modern lifestyle, the Seychelles spa & wellness experience represents a powerful antidote offering soothing treatments designed to melt away the stresses and strains of modern living, energise the weary body and nurture the soul. Whether nestling in dreamy, mountainside pavilions overlooking the ocean or occupying stylish niches within the luxurious cocoons of 5-star resorts, Seychelles' spas offer natural elegance and refinement in pristine surroundings promising the ultimate voyage of personal transformation. There is also great golf available on the islands with a 9-hole course on Mahé and an 18-hole championship course on Praslin offering a sublime golfing experience combined with stunning panoramas of virgin forest and azure ocean. Seychelles has all this to offer and more but perhaps its most enduring attraction is the security it offers and its enviable pace of life amid the tranquillity and multi-racial harmony of the islands. Here, cocooned within the reassuring atmosphere of a large family, there is still ‘time to enjoy' the finer things of life and to appreciate the elements of a truly refreshing Creole culture and enviable island lifestyle.