The Republic of Seychelles is a 115-island archipelago in the Indian Ocean. The diverse natural beauty and landscapes, alongside its ‘eternal summer’ climate, make the Seychelles the ideal sports destination. Known for its great swimming and sailing opportunities, Seychelles is also quickly becoming a popular golfing destination!
As well as the outstanding nature and perfect weather, friendly hospitality and world-class golf courses make the Seychelles a golf lover’s dream. Choose from the spectacular 18-hole Constance Lemuria on Praslin island and the 9-hole Seychelles Golf Club on Mahe.
In December 2018, the Seychelles welcomed celebrity golfers from all over the world for the season end of the Staysure Tour at Constance Lemuria. One of Seychelles’ most excellent golf courses, a par-70, 18-hole course, Constance Lemuria won the “Luxury Golf Hotel” of the Indian Ocean award at the World Luxury Hotel Awards in December 2018.
It was the first time the Seychelles hosted a golf tournament of such calibre and it was such a great success, that it returned in 2019 at the Constance Lemuria. There will be plenty more high-calibre Seychellois golfing to come, so keep your eyes peeled.
Different to most island groups around the globe which are volcanic, the Seychelles are predominantly coralline, with 74 of the islands being made of coral. All of these are low-lying and uninhabited, retaining their remarkable beauty. Meanwhile, 41 of the inner islands are known as being granitic. Still a beauty to behold, this ultimately means the coastline is more irregular with many boulders dotted along the shores, which offers up some great coastal swims!
Snorkelling and diving are fantastic activities too because of the amazing beaches, warm, clear waters and the diverse marine life both above and under the ocean’s surface!
Anse Lazio in Praslin is one of the best spots to swim. It’s picture-perfect with no hotels or buildings visible from the sea, has striking sculpted granite boulders and has super soft sand. The bottom of the bay is almost always clearly visible through the water and there are rarely any big waves or surf to challenge swimmers.
Since the Seychelles’ 115 islands are outside of the cyclone belt, it’s all smooth sailing. The Seychelles’ inner islands offer miles of scenic coastline with safe anchorages and many stunning beaches, secret coves and grottoes.
With less than 32 miles between mooring grounds, the inner islands offer safe and easy sailing too. There are various boat charter companies on Mahe and Praslin, which offer bareboat, crewed boat and day charters. Full gear and amenities on board for a safe and comfortable cruise are provided.
The charter operators have both traditional sailing vessels and modern yachts, which take visitors to various islands, offer water sports and diving equipment. You’ll see the Marine Parks, UNESCO World Heritage sites and wildlife, as well as the famous white sand beaches with idyllic backdrops.
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