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Seychelles is truly a rendition of master artist. Picture postcard beauty plastered across this archipelago of 115 islands, in the Indian Ocean, brings people face to face with the finest acme of natural grace and exquisiteness. Beautiful beaches, turquoise seas, pristine sands and wonderful warm climate - the ingredients are all there for Seychelles to stake its claim as the world's most picturesque holiday destination. Flora and fauna is unique as well in this tropical paradise. Add to it the opulence of luxury resorts and Seychelles becomes an ideal beach escape that thrives on exclusivity!
Those booking international flight air tickets to Seychelles will land on the island of Mahé, the largest and most heavily populated island of the country. Mahe holds the country's capital city, Victoria as well as some of the most charming sightseeing avenues. There is a lot to see in Mahé with the Botanical Gardens and the Natural History Museum being among the top beguilers of the island. The beaches of La Digue are exceptionally relaxed and parade very peaceful surroundings. Bird Island is a protected sanctuary for bird life and a huge hit with nature lovers. Silhouette Island is another one for those keen on bird life.
Seychelles' unrivalled beauty has managed to impress even the most unimpressionable souls setting foot on the islands. Not surprisingly, the place is a huge hit with global explorers, which in turn has ensured that several operators from all corners of the globe run flights to Seychelles. Talking particularly about the United Kingdom, several airlines provide flights to the Indian Ocean Island from different UK airports. Of course, London Heathrow, being the largest in the country, has most number of frequencies originating. Emirates, Kenya Airways, Etihad Airways and Air France are among the most prominent airlines offering flights services to Seychelles. The flag carriers - Air Seychelles (Seychelles) and British Airways (UK) - are other obvious favourites.
Geography: Seychelles is a 115-island country in the Indian Ocean, some 1,500 kilometres east of mainland Africa.
Key Holiday Destinations: Mahe, Praslin, La Digue and Morne
Popular Airports: Seychelles International Airport
Popular Airlines: Air Seychelles is the flag carrier of Seychelles
Language: French, Seychellois Creole, English
Time Zone: UTC+4
Popular Holidays: Beach, Bird watching, Winter Sun, Sightseeing, Adventure Sports, Shopping, Honeymoon
British High Commission: British High Commission Victoria
3rd Floor, Oliaji Trade Centre
Francis Rachel Street, Mahe
Seychelles, in general, is a year-round destination as it enjoys warm tropical climatic conditions for almost the entire year. Travel experts usually choose the period between May to September when asked about the best time to visit Seychelles. This period is much drier and is comparatively cooler, offering respite from the heat to those tourists who are booking tickets on flights from Europe destinations. Rainfall is less as well. December-January could be the busiest period in Seychelles as it is a hugely popular winter sun destination. Cheap deals on flights and hotels can be scarce during this peak season.
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