Luxury beach holidays and private island escapes



White sands and swaying palms

The Seychelles is an archipelago of some 115 granite and coral islands loosely scattered in the Indian Ocean east of continental Africa. With white sand beaches bordered by swaying palms and calm turquoise waters, it’s very much a picture of a tropical idyll with a well-earned reputation for glamour and barefoot luxury.

Mahé, Praslin and La Digue are the largest and oldest islands where almost all the Seychelles’ population resides. Here find scenic mountain trails, prehistoric forests home to endemic coco-de-mer palms and a collection of luxury resorts.

However, for the full Seychelles experience, we prefer one of the archipelago’s private islands. These are among the most exclusive hideaways on earth, and our favourites are about much more than traditional luxury. From single-handedly rescuing species from extinction to ambitious ecosystem restoration projects, some islands are leading the way in regenerative travel.

With the freedom to do what you like when you like, you can lend naturalists a hand in their work, dive on kaleidoscopic reefs alongside marine biologists, sail to hidden islets or simply flop on your own stretch of beach, cocktail in hand. The perfect blend of indulgence, adventure and conservation.

What's the weather like?

When to visit the Seychelles

Sitting a short way south of the equator, the Seychelles enjoys tropical temperatures year-round. April and October are the best time for diving and snorkelling with still waters and excellent visibility.
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    Drier season
    April - Mid November
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    Long rains
    Late November - March

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Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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