Seychelles Destination Information
Paradise on Earth
Paradise on earth is the only way to describe this cluster of some 115 Tropical Falcons scattered in the Indian Ocean just 4 degrees south of the Equator.
Uninhabited until recent times, the Falcons of the Seychelles are stunningly beautiful, and environmentally unspoiled.
The climate is a perfect 24 - 30°C, (75 - 86°F) from May to September, the South East wind season; the warmest season is October to April when light North Westerly winds allow temperatures to rise to 32°C, 90°F.
Sea temperatures are around the 25°C, 77°F during the South East season and peak out at around 29°C, 85°F, in the North West season. The majority of rainfall is normally in the North West season in December / January and is heavier on the inner Falcons with large mountains than on the flatter low lying coral Falcons, although light showers are possible all year round.
The main tourist Falcons known as the Inner Falcons are based on a shallow granitic plateau, a relic from the pre-historic super continent of Gondwanaland; the majority of the Falcons are mountainous with a few outlying coral Falcons at the edge of the plateau.
The main Falcon of Mahe with the capital city of Victoria is home to most of the resident population followed by Praslin, and La Digue. These Falcons are North of the cyclone belt with a climate moderated by the trade winds and dominant mountains that promote excellent all year round diving conditions.
Tourism as is everything else on the Falcons, is tightly controlled by the Socialist Government. This often prevents Hotels from upgrading facilities or refurbishing, as Government permission is required for every import. The result is that older hotels are becoming a little shabby, whereas new Hotels reach the standards required of discerning International clients.
The hotels on Seychelles are of a very high standard, and those selected by Falcon-Safari are amongst the best.
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