One of the best times to visit Seychelles by sailboat is between October and November. This season allows you to explore the archipelago while being able to enjoy temperatures that are not too high and a light but steady wind. Alongside the magnificent treasures that can be discovered by sea, sailing among the 115 islands that make up the archipelago, the country facing the Indian Ocean in fact provides boat tourists with great and countless nautical conveniences.
Seychelles boating vacation – The most beautiful islands to explore by boat
For those arriving by plane, the starting point of the vacation is the island of
, in fact, the International Airport is located here. On the island, which is also home to the capital Victoria, there are museums such as the Natural History and National History Museums, and of course beautiful hidden coves. Along the 44 miles of coastline around the island, the largest in the Seychelles, are picture-postcard locations such as Beau Vallon Bays, Anse Major, Baie Ternay, Port Launay, Anse a La Mouche, Anse Soleil, Baie Lazare, Intendance, and Anse Royale.
With only 23 more miles of sailing on a northeast course, one skirts the twin islands of Cousin and Cousine to arrive comfortably at the magnificent
. This is the second largest island in the Seychelles and is home to the fabulous Vallée de Mai, where the erotic, double-lobed Coco-de-Mer coconut grows high on ancient palm trees in a hidden valley, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Praslin, however, is most famous for being home to some of the most famous beaches in the entire Indian Ocean starting with the spectacular Anse Lazio, whose clear blue waters are framed by golden sands and thousand-year-old granite rocks.
But the breathless beauty of the Seychelles does not end there: less than 4 miles southeast of Praslin you discover La Digue, known as the island where time has stood still, thanks to the timeless traditions of its inhabitants who lead an enviable and relaxed lifestyle. Along La Digue’s 9 miles of coastline there are then some superb coves: don’t miss those of Reunion, Union and Patate. A stop on the cruise then absolutely must reach that silver sand beach that is considered one of the most beautiful in the world, the stunning Anse Source D’Argent. There are also a number of fascinating islands within a very short sea distance of La Digue, including the islands of Félicité, Marianne and Grande Soeur, all of which, moreover, have safe and sheltered anchorages that are perfect for spending a night at anchor without danger. Finally, those who want to discover the daily life characteristics of the Seychelles inhabitants, disembarking can easily discover how La Digue hosts many distinctive Creole-style restaurants, stores, and boutiques.