On arrival in Mahe you’ll travel to AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa, your home for the next two nights. This fabulous hotel embodies the true island lifestyle, offering stretches of white sand beach, sparkling waters, and luscious forest. You could add a bit of fun to your first two nights with water sports, yoga and even cooking classes, or truly relax by sunbathing and spoiling yourself with rejuvenating spa treatments.
Today you will depart from Mahe on the Eleuthera 60, a lovely catamaran offering five air-conditioned double cabins, snorkelling and sea kayaking equipment, and a large deck for soaking up the sun. Today you’ll cross to Saint Anne Marine Reserve and anchor for the night.
St. Anne Marine Park, Coco Island, La Digue
Today you’ll visit the Marine Reserve of St. Anne, featuring a beautiful seabed perfect for scuba diving and snorkelling. Afterwards you’ll depart for Coco Island for another round of snorkelling, plunging into this natural aquarium to swim next to tropical fish and colourful coral reefs. Anchor in La Digue harbour.
In the morning you’ll rent a bike to explore the island of La Digue, following trails that wind past picturesque houses with palm roofs and small copra factories, before enjoying the white sandy beaches and looking out for the rare black paradise flycatcher. No cars are allowed here, giving the island a tranquil ambience. You’ll anchor in La Digue Harbour again.
Start your day with a visit to Cousin, a stunning nature reserve since 1968, and home to hundreds of birds and giant tortoises. You’ll be able to explore the native woodlands in search of the island’s indigenous islands, before tucking into lunch on board and sailing to Praslin. Here you’ll be able to visit Vallée de Mai, a UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring well-preserved palm forest, and try to spot the rare Seychelles black parrot. Anchor in the bay of Saint Anne.
Tuck in to a delicious BBQ on Grand Soeur’s exceptional beach, before wandering along the island’s romantic trails. Afterwards, you can choose to either enjoy fun water sports, or take in the beach’s natural beauty whilst sunbathing in the sun. Anchor in Curieuse or Little Cove Court.
Curieuse, Saint Pierre
Today you’ll discover Curieuse, part of the Marine National Park, well known for its red soil and indigenous fauna and flora, including over 100 tortoises. After lunch you’ll arrive at Saint Pierre, a beautiful clump of rugged rocks covered in swaying palms that offer wonderful snorkelling spots and is a regular photo op for travel magazines. Afterwards, you’ll anchor in Volvert Cove or Lazio Cove.
Anse Volvert or Lazio Cove
Your morning will be free for you to swim, snorkel or sunbathe on the picture perfect beaches of Praslin. At lunchtime you’ll get back on board and sail to Mahe, where you’ll enjoy a sumptuous dinner and anchor in Anse Major.
Mahe, Anse Major
Swim, free dive and relax in this picturesque spot. Nestled in north-west Mahe, this pristine beach is very secluded and can only be accessed by boat or foot, offering unspoiled natural beauty. After lunch you’ll depart for Silhouette, where you’ll anchor for the night.
You’ll discover the Seychelles’ best kept secret today – Silhouette. With hills covered in exotic forest and coconut trees lining the pristine beach, this park is truly spectacular and perfect for hikers. In the morning you’ll be able to take some scenic walks throughout the park, before heading to Beauvallon in the early afternoon for dinner and anchorage.
Beauvallon, Eden Island
You’ll be wowed by Beauvallon, a huge, white sand beach that is truly unspoiled. Here you’ll be able to snorkel, kayak, swim and soak in the sun, before heading to Eden Island Marina after lunch. One of the most prestigious private residential marinas in the world, this spot is lively and vibrant, offering energetic bars, restaurants and shops. You’ll have dinner and anchor here.
Day 13 - 15
In the early morning, between 6am and 8am, you’ll travel to Eden Island, disembark, and travel back to AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa for a further two relaxing nights.