The Seychelles…….The Islands of dream



The Seychelles…….The Islands Of Dream

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The Seychelles  are a group of 115 islands, only a few are inhabited, in the Indian Ocean that lie off the coast of  East Africa  and Northeast of Madagascar. These Islands were disputed between France and Great Britain during the age of colonialism, with Britain ending up in control in 1814 after the Napoleonic  Wars. The islands achieved independence in 1976; however, free elections did not occur until 1993. The politics of this island group remain stable, hence visitors can relax and enjoy.

The Outer Seychelles are Corralline and mostly uninhabited. Visitors are rare; travel is via private yacht or remote airstrip on small local planes.

The vast majority of the Seychelles' population lives on these granite islands. 

Best time to visit

As the Seychelles islands are blessed with a year-long warm, tropical climate, it’s always a good time to visit, although different times of year may be better suited to your particular interests. Two opposing trade winds generally govern the weather pattern: the north-westerly trades blow from October to March when wind speeds average from 8 to 12 knots; and the brisker south-easterly trades blow from May to September with winds of between 10 to 20 knots, bringing the cooler and windier conditions ideal for sailing. The periods of calm between the trades produce fairly warm and wind-free conditions throughout April and also in October. Conditions for swimming, snorkelling and especially diving are superb during April/May and October/November when the water temperature sometimes reaches 29ºC and visibility is often 20 metres plus.

The ‘SUBIOS Underwater Festival’, showcases Seychelles’ extraordinary underwater world through a series of film shows, talks and competitions, while the 'Festival Kreol' (a week-long celebration of Creole heritage and traditions) is held in October each year.

The Seychelles Sailing Cup, an international sailing event, is held in January and the International Fishing Competition in November. Further local fishing competitions are held throughout the year.

Seychelles is hot and humid, with an average yearly temperature of 84°F (29°C), and average sea temperature rarely dropping below 81°F (27°C). However, the heat is usually mitigated by refreshing sea breezes, especially by the beaches. The cooler season in Seychelles is during the Southeast monsoon season (May to September) and the warmer season is during the Northwest monsoon (November to March). April and October are "changeover months" between the two monsoons, when the wind is variable. The Northwest monsoon season tends to be warmer with more rain, while the Southeast monsoon season is usually drier and cooler.

When should I go?

The busiest periods are between December and January, and especially during the Seychelles ‘summer’ from May to September, when the weather is usually dry and settled, and prices take a hefty hike upwards, (But Alternative To Hotel) will make sure that you get the best possible value for money. Our motto is making the un-affordable  Affordable. The ‘winter’ from October to April is when the islands receive most of their annual rainfall, but since the climate rarely drops much below 24 degrees year-round, you’ll still have a reasonably good chance of at least some beach-lounging weather.

The table below summarises the best times to visit Seychelles for different types of activities.

Now Here is the Real Deal

Close your eyes. And just imagine. You're lazing on a talcum-powder beach lapped by topaz waters with a backdrop of lush tropical hills and big glacis boulders. Idyllic Treasure Island material? No, just routine in the Seychelles. And will make this dream your reality. With such a dreamlike setting, the Seychelles is unsurprisingly a choice place for newlyweds. ( ATH) will be offering such a service once we get this infrastructure in place). But for those looking for more than a suntan or romance, this archipelago offers a number of high-energy distractions. There are jungle and coastal walks, boat excursions, and diving and snorkelling to keep you buzzing. Ecotourism is big – there are marine parks and natural reserves filled with endemic species that are easy to approach.

The Seychelles is more affordable than you think. Thanks to Alternativetohotel .com  we offer  home and spare room accommodation with local families at BARGIN PRICES..making it affordable. So if you are suffering from visions of tropical paradise, we  welcome you.

With stunning beaches and brilliant blue seas, it’s hardly surprising the Seychells rank among the world’s most idyllic island getaways.

Marooned in the middle of the Indian Ocean, this archipelago of 115 islands is notoriously exclusive (and can be expensive), and if you simply couldn’t imagine holidaying where the rich and famous hang out without a reiki spa and a private helipad, then you’ll certainly find plenty of places to indulge your taste for luxury travel.

But a visit to the Seychelles doesn’t necessarily have to be a budget-buster. With a little pre-planning and our HOSTS with  island know-how, you’ll find it’s perfectly possible to experience these beautiful islands without having to remortgage your house.

My Business, Is your Business, which becomes our Business.  By spreading the good word about Alternative To Hotel we hope to attract more host/ travellers to join up as members  thereby  building our online community that will give us the bargaining  power to branch out into the transport industry bringing even greater savings to our  Alternative To Hotel Family Members. Hence you must build your family of which you are a very important member.