The Seychelles have been a popular destination for holiday makers for a long time now, and this is because of the diverse range of islands, climates, terrains and cultural experiences offered by each unique territory within. With over 50 unique destinations to experience in this paradisiac cluster of islands, the Seychelles makes for a rich experience regardless of what kind of holiday you are looking for.
The Seychelles’ climate
Temperatures and weather conditions in the Seychelles rarely vary throughout the year. It’s warm, tropical climate endures, making it a great summer destination throughout the year. Most of her islands are granitic and lush with vegetation, wildlife and marine-life rarely found elsewhere in the world. Temperatures in the cool months drop just below 24 °C, while they can climb to around 30 °C in the summer.
The Outer Islands
The outer cluster of island’s in the Seychelles make up over 46% of its size at around 211 km2, yet less than 1% of the region’s population call these islands home. This is because of the lack of naturally occurring fresh water on these islands, which makes the task of sustaining human life there a difficult one. As a result, these islands are typically better suited to vacationers, hotels and resorts that give a tropical island experience. The outer islands of the Seychelles include the Southern Coral Group which is made up of Ile Platte and Coetivy Island; the Amirante Islands; the Alphonse Group; the Aldabra Group and the Farquhar Group.
The Inner Islands
The 45 inner islands of the Seychelles make up the remaining 54% of the Seychelles with a land mass of 247.2 km2. The largest of these islands is Mahe at 156.7 km2. Most of the islands in the inner region are granitic and fall within a 53km radius of the main island. Out of these areas, the most popular holiday destinations are Praslin and Silhouette Island, but they also hold secluded jewels where luxury private resorts such as those found on Cousine Island reside.