Mahe to Desroches

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Mahe to Desroches
Seychelles, 6 Days

For an Indian Ocean itinerary that encompasses both the delights of island life with all the discovery of underwater adventure, the Seychelles are an ideal choice. Including chic towns and more secluded anchorages, this six day itinerary offers just a glimpse into what this alluring group of islands has to offer. From the larger beach-haven of Mahe to the luxurious hideaway of Fregate, visitors to the Seychelles will find calm anchorages, pristine beaches, warm translucent waters and exclusive resorts.

Day 1: Mahe – Praslin 30 Miles
Begin your trip in this glittering archipelago on the largest island within the Seychelles, lush and vibrant Mahe. Reputed as one of the most beautiful destinations in the world, Mahe is home to 70 exquisite beaches that are as gorgeous as they are pristine and untouched by urban development. Sail from glorious Mahe to the second largest island in the Seychelles, Praslin. Home to a primeval rain forest as well as a smattering of designer boutiques, Praslin offers a diverse array of opportunities for adventure and excitement, no matter what kind of pleasures you choose to pursue.

Day 2: Praslin – Curieuse 15 Miles
From bustling and verdant Praslin, head to the lovely anonymity of Curieuse. Home to a protected fleet of giant turtles, among other beautiful species, Curieuse is a destination rich in natural delights. Explore the mangrove and 'coco fesse' forests of the Marine National Park on Curieuse, or explore the small beach-front museum. Sail to St.Pierre islet for picture-perfect views and excellent snorkeling. Anchor at Baie Laraie for the night.

Day 3: Curieuse - La Digue 15 Miles
From the bucolic bliss of Curieuse, head to La Digue, a gorgeous island of slow-moving ox carts, dusty roads and tumble-down plantation houses. Rich in scenery and peopled by genial inhabitants, La Digue is a stunning location for intense relaxation. Anchor in Petite or Grand Anse, and wheel out the bicycles for a glorious ride along the sedate roads of this largely undeveloped locale. Horse-riding is also a great possibility for taking in the rich scenery of palm-roofed houses and shimmering beaches of bone-white sand.

Day 4: La Digue – Fregate 50 Miles
From the breathtaking scenery of La Digue, sail onward to the exclusive private island of Fregate. The most remote and secluded granite island within the Seychelles, this tropical paradise is indescribably pristine and beautiful. This area of exquisite natural preservation should be explored as much as possible, either by foot or bicycle. Theisland is home to a luxurious resort which is perfect for those wanting to relax into intensive spa treatments and indulge in some premier international and local cuisine.

Day 5: Fregate – Desroches 130 Miles
Though it may seem a long distance to sail, this trip is worth the trouble. Heading from the diminutive perfection of the private island of Fregate to the tropical paradise of Desroches is a journey that will delight the eyes from beginning to end. The famous 'Desroches Drop' is the ultimate destination for premier snorkeling and scuba-diving in crystalline waters rife with a vibrant array of exotic sea life, where the fish are a living kaleidoscope.

Day 6: Desroches
End your journey in the tranquil beauty of Desroches, a long coral island flanked by glittering beaches of the finest white sand. Snorkel and scuba dive within the vivid schools of fish and exotic marine life that teem within the 'Desroches Drop', all beautifully visible within the crystal, warm waters of the Indian Ocean. The southwest coast of the island enjoys waves perfect for all level of surfing, while the single hotel on the island offers a small number of luxurious bungalows for those wanting to steady their sea legs.
Mahe to Desroches
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