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The islands of the Seychelles are a magical, dream holiday destination.

Some resorts are best for families whilst others for honeymooners, be sure to check!

The safe, warm crystal clear waters are perfect for all ages to snorkel

Water activities soon become a way of life whilst on the islands

Praslin Island, the 2nd largest of the Seychelles approx. 115 islands

Sea views are the order of the day of most resorts on Prasline Island


Seychelles: reviews from our travellers

Unedited reviews written by our most recent Seychelles travellers

Showing 11-20 of 36
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Mr D

"A Great Family Holiday"

I visited Seychelles between 30 Sep 2017 and 13 Oct 2017
"This was a wonderful trip.

Our family group of 13 people aged in range from 9 months to 72 years. We were in 2 villas, each of which had a generously sized swimming pool. This was a great success, providing endless fun for the children and relaxation for the adults.

The beach was about 200 yards from the villas and was beautiful with safe swimming in warm clear water. There was a selection of activities to try, some of which were free whilst others (scuba diving, zip wire) incurred an additional charge.

The staff at the resort really did everything that they could to provide an excellent and friendly service in every way." Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 10 on a Seychelles holiday
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The D Family

"My Sep 2016 trip"

I visited Seychelles between 24 Sep 2016 and 5 Oct 2016
"Overall a lovely trip.

Certainly Bird Island was a highlight." Read full review: 11 nights in Africa; 6 on a Seychelles holiday
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Ms F & Ms K

"July 2016 Zambia and the Seychelles"

I visited Zambia and 2 other countries between 11 Jul 2016 and 29 Jul 2016
"We chose Expert Africa on the recommendation of a close friend who had used the agency a couple of years ago. We are so glad we did!

We dealt with Maruska, who was amazing. She is knowledgeable, efficient and our questions (which seemed endless) were answered promptly and cheerfully. We were particularly impressed that Maruska put us in touch with a colleague in the UK office because she was not as familiar with the Seychelles. Admitting that, and getting us the information, is not something everyone is good at doing.

The Zambia portion of the trip was amazing and exceeded all of our expectations. The camps Maruska suggested were excellent - she asked us lots of questions and really tailored the experience to our preferences. She was very familiar with all the camps and her comments were spot on. We would definitely go back to Zambia.

We enjoyed the Seychelles. Seeing those amazing beaches and swimming in the warm ocean was delightful.

We would recommend Expert Africa." Read full review: 18 nights in Africa; 10 on a Zambia safari
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Mr M


I visited Kenya and 1 other country between 30 Jan 2016 and 16 Feb 2016
"Great trip and lifetime memories, the team meeting and transferring us went very smoothly.

We were delayed 2 hours at Bird Island as a tropical storm had delayed the plane at Mahe, but they provided drinks and I preferred to wait at Bird Island than Mahe airport." Read full review: 17 nights in Africa; 7 on a Kenya safari
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Mr K

"Seychelles trip October 2015"

I visited Seychelles between 9 Oct 2015 and 24 Oct 2015
"I thoroughly enjoyed my trip. All the transfers were on time and the hotels were nice.

Everything ran smoothly and my holiday was great." Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 7 on a Seychelles holiday
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Ms Heidi

"Incredible Honeymoon in Africa"

I visited Tanzania and 2 other countries between 9 Sep 2015 and 25 Sep 2015
"Our trip was incredible! Our first time in Africa and our first trip of this extent and we couldn't be happier. We had the perfect combination of safari, tent, beach, hotel and enjoyment.

We thought Tarangire National Park was the most amazing place for a game drive. The elephants were everywhere!! We particularly enjoyed the night game drive and the seclusion of our camp.

We weren't thrilled about Ngorongoro Crater or Lake Manyara. Lake Manyara seemed like a petting zoo compared to Tarangire and the crater had tons of animals but took so much time to get into and exit out. We didn't like the closed safari vehicles which you have to have in both places and the distance from the animals in both wasn't as fun.

The Serengeti is a MUST stop! We got to see the crossing about 4-5 times which was breathtaking. The camp was unreal and everybody should experience a mobile camp bucket shower :) The staff at both tented camps were out of this world.

We looked Asilia!! They were truly unbelievable. The staff was so reliable, intelligent and just fun to be around. We felt completely at home with them and safe. It was so great to work with them!

We loved visiting the Giraffe Centre and David Sheldrick's elephant orphanage. They were both unforgettable and moving experiences. We learned so much and have a huge appreciation for the work both places are doing for these animals. We also visited Mamba Village (crocodile place) and we were not fans of this at all. It was more like a zoo. Animals were captured and brought into this village to be looked at by guests. We saw injured ostriches and camels with mussels. Not a great experience.

After having such incredible experiences during safari, we were so exited to spend time in Seychelles relaxing. Although the islands are beautiful, they were too secluded for us. We found that the islands didn't have much to offer for activities or enjoyment. We left the hotel every night for dinner which was good, but the taxis were VERY expensive so that was disappointing. The highlight of Seychelles for us was scuba diving. We loved it so much we went 2 days in a row. We had a good time relaxing by the pool and taking in the breathtaking views of the beaches. I don't know if I think the amount of travel to get to Seychelles is necessarily worth it but it allowed us our layover visit in Kenya and we really enjoyed that.

Elizabeth is so great to work with, she made the planning promise seamless! I actually had fun picking out the destinations and accommodations. Ellie also was great in Elizabeth's absence. She helped us with our very minor issues while we were in the Seychelles. Both ladies were extremely responsive and helpful. Expert Africa is a superb travel agency, I hope to use again and I will recommend to all of my friends and family. Thank you for giving up the honeymoon of our dreams!!" Read full review: 16 nights in Africa; 8 on a Tanzania safari
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Mr S

"Fabulous trip to Mahe, Praslin and La Digue"

I visited Seychelles between 2 Sep 2015 and 16 Sep 2015
"We very much enjoyed the Seychelles. Many people think of this as a beach holiday destination but it is an awful lot more. The wildlife was superb.

Giant fruit bats in the sky and trees, Hawksbill turtles in the sea, tenrecs among the forest leafs and myriads of different crabs along the shoreline. The tortoises were, of course, in pens - but watching them mating was something else.

The birdlife was great with the bright red Madagascar Fody everywhere. A kestrel used our balcony as a look out spot. And we hiked the trails to see the rarer Black Parrots, Blue Pigeon and Paradise Flycatcher (on La Digue). Officially, we went in dry season (September) but it rained almost constantly for first 7 days! That was a bit disappointing but it didn't stop us doing anything.

And the last 3 days in the sun were great for a spot of warm water swimming in the Indian Ocean.

All arrangements went smoothly and the accommodation (including food) was great.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Nothing really - unless you are able to stop the rain!" Read full review: 14 nights in Africa; 5 on a Seychelles holiday
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Mr G

"Excellent trip"

I visited Seychelles and 1 other country between 29 Aug 2015 and 18 Sep 2015
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Miss C & Mr R

"Brilliantly organised -- and a joyful holiday"

I visited Seychelles between 2 Jan 2015 and 16 Jan 2015
"Megan Ingoldby organised this trip so well -- thank you! -- and she and Chris made three excellent suggestions for places to stay in the Seychelles.

We loved having a car on Praslin -- and explored different beaches and the interior every day. And yet we loved not having a car on Mahe at the tail end of our trip -- so we could just flop. That said, it means we'll have to go back and explore Mahe some time!!

Thank you team Expert Africa.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Try as I might, I struggle to think of anything!

Perhaps a 'don't miss' note for each hotel? Perhaps that's too much work?… e.g. When in Coco de Mer, don't miss doing some paddle boarding, visiting Anse Georgette (the hotel has a relationship with the Hotel Constance Lemuria which means you can access their beach), visiting the Vallee de Mai, etc.

That's me digging deep… it was so well organised with some excellent accommodation choices on your part, and v good logistics linking it all together. THANK YOU! Chris, Megan and the team." Read full review: 14 nights in Africa; 4 on a Seychelles holiday
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Mr & Mrs C

"Seychelles, March 2014"

I visited Seychelles between 4 Mar 2014 and 16 Mar 2014
"Brilliant. Everything we wanted it to be.

The week on Bird Island was the highlight, but the two stays on Mahe got us acclimatised and ready for the trip home." Read full review: 12 nights in Africa; 6 on a Seychelles holiday
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