When it comes to luxury tropical holidays many places may come to mind; Bora Bora, the Maldives and the Caribbean. One country which often gets overlooked is Seychelles, Seychelles is home to some of the finest luxury hotels and resorts in the world and has the scenery to match. Made up of 115 islands, although only 3 of these are the main focus for tourism with Mahe being the largest which holds the capital of Victoria and the others being Praslin and La Digue.

Seychelles was once called the ‘The Original Garden of Eden’ and it is not hard to understand why. With lush tropical rainforests which border white sand beaches and the blue of the Indian Ocean, with both of these filled with rare flora and fauna such as the Coco-de-Mer palm tree with their giant nuts and you may be lucky to see the black parrots, their national symbol. It is not just on land that you will get to see amazing wildlife Seychelles, it is also snorkelers and divers dream destination. With a vast array of marine life such as Angelfish, Giant Groupers and Stingrays and if you come to the islands in August or October through to January you will have the opportunity to swim with the largest fish in the sea, the Whale Shark. These plankton-eating sharks can only be seen whilst snorkelling giving the majority of people the chance to see these surface feeding fish.

Although most of the resorts are based on Mahe, Praslin or La Digue some of the more uber-luxury resorts are based on their own private islands which can only be accessed via seaplane or helicopter. For Private Island living you have the option of staying the eco-retreat of Denis Island where you may be surprised to know that you will get no mobile phone reception and very limited access to the internet. Or if you want to pretend you are a prince or princess then book into North Island where the newlywed Prince William and Kate Middleton went for their honeymoon. If it is good enough for the future King of Great Britain I think it is good enough for anyone. So if you are thinking about finding your own luxury tropical paradise then why not try a holiday to Seychelles for your next trip.