The Seychelles are synonymous with luxury, romance and tropical paradise. A gorgeous string of 115 low-lying coral islands in the Indian Ocean, they’re also an adventure playground for scuba divers, birdwatchers and nature lovers. Take to its splendid beaches – glorious ribbons of whiter-than-white powder sand and shimmering azure waters, backed by verdant hillsides and craggy boulders, with next to no one in sight. This might be hard to picture when you first arrive on the island of Mahé – the biggest and busiest of the archipelago – but a westward hike along the coastline from Beau Vallon to Anse Major will reveal such rewards. The main island also boasts Morne Seychellois National Park, where an extensive network of hiking trails leads to a 905-metre summit of sweeping views. If this isn’t enough, then the smaller island of Praslin may well tempt you away. The entire island is a national park, encompassing Valée de Mai Nature Reserve and more oasis-like beaches like Anse Georgette and Anse Lazio. Explore the park to encounter black parrots, bulbuls, vivid tree frogs and the native coco de mer plant, or watch giant Aldabra tortoises roaming freely on Curieuse Island, off the north shore. This tropical life thrives beneath the waves, too. Dive in to see schools of iridescent fish, manta rays and even whale sharks swim through the dazzling coral reefs. Accommodation is ample on the Seychelles, with luxury resorts, villas, apartments and lodges lining the shores of Mahé and Praslin. There’s also plenty to choose from on La Digue Island.
I would recommend Avani to everybody. Resort is really nice place for a vacation, especially for families and honeymooners. It’s so calm and peaceful. Restaurants are excellent, food is really great and very tasteful. Rooms are cute and equipped with all necessary things. Staff is very friendly and kind. Big tnx to Hrvoje(Harvey), manager in the hotel who treated my friends and me as queens during our stay at Avani.
Staff were superbly friendly and helpful, we were in a senior suite - excellent - very spacious and comfortable. Food was superb in all resteraunt every night - our favourite was The Nest. Cannot speak too highly of the resort and the staff - very very commendable - and will definitely return again. Thank you all.
JoAnne was brilliant,checked us in quick, showed us to the car park then took us and luggage to our luxury apartment, views were amazing, showed us around, set up the WiFi.gave us a map so we knew where to find beaches, shops & pool, how to use the golf buggy to get about.
The intimacy of contact with the extraordinary migratory birds and the tortoises. Wandering freely across the island and the delight of talking with conservationists. The eco lodge is very well thought out in an open plan - Bravo. Food was excellent as is management.
Everything is fantastic from facilities to the room, location and very friendly and helpful staff. We had a late afternoon flight and we were allowed to stay in our room till 6 p.m.
Pool ane beach area are wonderful.
Savoy, see you again :)