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Set Sail to The Seychelles

27/01/2016

It's not a secret that the Seychelles are a natural paradise. Enjoy a lifetime experience sailing Seychelles' Inner Islands, where safe anchorages and easy sailing distances will make you discover a breath-taking natural beauty. Today we propose you seven perfect days in these pristine waters.

Day 1Your yacht charter holiday starts on Mahé, the main island of the Seychelles and home to the capital, Victoria, with its port and international airport. Sail around Mahé past the island's scenic northern coastline and L'Ilot Islet to the famous Beau Vallon Bay. Spend the night at anchor or and visit the famous strand, where you can savour mouth-watering Creole dishes at one of Beau Vallon's many restaurants. Among the many tourist facilities, you will also find a casino and a number of bars where you can spend the evening before heading back on board. 

Beau Vallon Bay - Mahé

Day 2: As you set sail for Silhoutte, you might want to ask the captain to trail a fishing line in the water. The sea surrounding these islands is renowned for its great fishing and you could be lucky enough to end up with some of the tastiest fish around. Continue onwards towards the beautiful North Island, with its breathtaking beaches - a great place to spend the night. 

Day 3: Leave North Island's rugged beauty behind and sail back towards Beau Vallon and then on down Mahé's lovely west coast to explore the splendid beaches of  Anse Royalle, Petit Anse, Takamaka and Intendance. Hopefully, you will have enough time to stop at each one, enjoy a swim or a snorkel in the warm cristal-clear waters or even have a late lunch at a nearby beachside restaurant. 

Anse Royale Beach - Mahé

Day 4: Head for Praslim, the Seychelles' second largest island, once known as Ile des Palmes (Palm Island) on account of its dense coconut groves and lush vegetation, sailing past the twin island gems of Cousin and Cousine on the way. On Praslim, you will find the fabulous Vallée de Mai, one of the Seychelles' two UNESCO world heritage sites, as well as some of the islands' most stunning beaches, such as Anse Lazio, Anse Georgette and Cote d'Or, which are ranked among the best in the world. If you have time, you could also visit the satellite islands of Aride,Curieuse, the Sisters, Maryanne, Félicité and Coscos. 

Anse Georgette Beach - Praslin

Day 5: Visit the neighboring island of La Digue, which is an enchanting place where ox carts and bicycles are still the main modes of transport. Stop at Anse Source d'Argent, one of the most photographed beaches in the world, where you will find a cemetery that dates back to the island's first settlers, a working oven for refining coconut, a giant tortoise pen and a magnificent Creole mansion. 

Granite Rocks - La Digue Island

Days 6 & 7: Your captain will sail northwards, leaving the granite islands behind and heading for the coral isles of Bird and Denis, some 55 miles north of Mahé. This is a natural paradise full of seabird colonies and nestling turtles, and a superb fishing ground where the shallow Seychelles bank suddenly gives way to a 2000m drop into the ocean. Enjoy some memorable swimming, snorkeling and diving in super-clear waters where few have ventured.

Contact YourCharterYacht team for an unforgettable vacation around the Seychelles. 




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