The inner islands are the islands close to Mahé. The more distant outer islands include the Amirantes, the Farquhar group, and the Aldabra group. Mahé is usually the starting point for any trip in the Seychelles, whether it is a tour, cruise or combined holiday. The island is home to Victoria, the capital of the Seychelles archipelago.
The most famous and easily accessible inner islands are endowed with great natural, historical and cultural wealth. Not far from each other, the inner islands are ideal if you want to moor often and make more discoveries during your cruise. By choosing to rent a boat, you can be sure to see infinitely more than by staying on land and you will immediately immerse yourself in an extraordinary experience. La Digue, Mahé and Praslin form the essential trio for discovering the Seychelles aboard a yacht.
Numerous islands are uninhabited, the beaches are sublime and many of them are deserted. Environmental protection is at the heart of the Seychelles’s concerns, unlike other tropical sailing and tourist spots, and that makes all the difference.
Splendid and unspoiled Praslin is an idyllic setting to rent a mono or multihull. The island is home to an incredible primary forest, the Vallée de Mai (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), where the coconut palm grows: the delicious sea coconut has become the symbol of the country.
La Digue shows off all the beauties of the Seychelles archipelago: beaches surrounded by granite rocks, hills covered with coconut palms, latan trees and takamakas. Calm, charm and authenticity are the key words, a feeling of real well-being. No noise from cars or other vehicles, just tourists and locals riding bicycles.