Seychelles

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It’s easy to see why the Seychelles are often called paradise on earth. With alabaster white beaches, aqua waters full of dazzling marine life and an ideal climate, it’s as though the islands were created for sailing.
Must see: 

Stop at La Passe harbour on La Digue island, hire a bike or set off on foot to explore its treasures including the gigantic granite boulder, Anse L’Union.  Watch for curious giant tortoises here too.

Must do: 

Visit Praslin island’s World Heritage site, Vallee de Mai, often called the Garden of Eden, where the main attraction is the majestic Coco de Mer palm, believed to have once grown in the ocean.

Paradise on earth

An archipelago featuring 115 sparkling and diverse isles set in an azure sea, the Seychelles offer year-round sailing and an idyllic way of life. A sailing holiday in the Indian Ocean republic is to be immersed in timeless beauty and natural geographic diversity. Densely vegetated mountains with rocky outcrops provide a stunning backdrop for unbeatable beaches. The islands comprise two distinct groups – the Inner islands and the Outer islands. A yacht charter is usually concentrated on the Inner islands, all of which are close together, making island-hopping, carefree and easy.

The charter base and the starting point for your island adventure is at The Eden Island Marina on Mahe, the main island of the archipelago. While on Mahe, visit the charming and historic capital of Victoria Town before setting off to discover the islands. The highlights are many. Snorkel among some 150 species of tropical fish on Cerf island, find your own private cove to sunbathe at Felicite, try a spot of fishing at Grand Soeur and watch for rare birds such as the black parrot. Here lies the ultimate bucket-list for true lovers of the sea.