Today, more than ever, the Seychelles archipelago’s 115 sparkling islands offer a refreshing, new cruising horizon for yachts. While the Secychelles' location has raised concerns about piracy over the past decade the country's Minister for Tourism is now confident this is "no longer an issue" for superyachts.
Good moorings and easy sailing distances between the main islands facilitate the discovery of a wide selection of islands and secluded bays. The pristine atolls and virgin waters of the ‘Outer Islands’ also offer a last frontier of adventure together with extraordinary opportunities for snorkelling, diving, fishing and once-in-a-lifetime exploration.
Day 1 – Discover Mahé Island and more
Leaving Eden Island Marina, travel up the scenic northern coast towards Beau Vallon, the epicentre of Mahé Island’s tourism industry with its various hotels, restaurants, dive centres and other facilities. This is the place to drop anchor while you enjoy a dip or a walk along what is arguably Seychelles’ best known beach — several hotels, restaurants, cafés and a casino are all within easy reach.
For the evening, move round to Port Glaud and anchor on the east side of Ile Therese for the evening and enjoy one of the Seychelles beautiful sunsets. A few hundred metres to the north is the Marine park Port Laurney. The 5-star Ephillia Resort is also an easy tender ride away if you fancy a meal ashore, a relaxing spa treatment or just a quiet cocktail at the bar.
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