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7 Very Good Reasons To Book Yourself A Getaway To The Seychelles ASAP

Ah the Seychelles - such a magical place, and relatively close to Dubai, with a flight time of just 4h 35m from DXB to Seychelles International Airport.

A quick look on Instagram will show the absolutely breathtaking natural beauty of this 115-island archipelago.

With crystal blue waters, white sandy beaches, and gorgeous lush greenery, the Republic of Seychelles is a tourism hot-spot for good reason.

And it's the perfect time to book a getaway, here's why:

1. There's a fabulous sale on

Seriously, the three Hilton properties based in the Seychelles are giving you up to 25% off the BEST available rate - which means it's an absolute bargain.

With three properties to choose from: Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa, Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa and DoubleTree by Hilton Seychelles Resort & Spa, you're spoilt for choice too.

Northolme Ocean Veiewbar

2. It's gorgeous weather all round

January falls within the climate's 'hot months', but that doesn't see much higher than a balmy 31C, so it's brilliant weather and a little warmer than what we've got here in Dubai at the mo.

Enjoy clear skies, tropical warmth and glorious sea breezes for the next few months.

Dt Infinity Pool Area

3. It's an adventurer's playground

Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa, the only resort located on Silhoutte Island in the Seychelles archipelago, is perfect for adventurers and explorers, with its jungle foliage with hiking trails and a surrounding reef making it ideal for kayaking, snokelling and diving.

Labriz Aerial

4. You can feed the world's BIGGEST tortoises

The Aldabra giant tortoise is one of the largest species of tortoise in the world, and the biggest population of these beauties lie on the Aldabra island of the Seychelles.

There's also a friendly group within the Seychelles National Botanic Gardens, a short drive (jut 15 minutes) from Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa that you can FEED.

Or if you're a family, stay at the DoubleTree Allamanda, which is a 30-minute drive to visit the tortoises, the kids will LOVE this.

You can see these gentle giants in action when you stay at any one of the three Hilton properties.

5. There's an adults-only resort!

THE DREAM for some. Kick back in this haven for people aged 13 and older, at Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa.

The luxe villas are nestled in the hills of the Seychelles' biggest island, Mahe, offering gorgeous panoramic views of the clear blue waters.

Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway or an upbeat adults' retreat, this resort is a REAL TREAT for grown-ups looking to enjoy some quiet and calm.

Hilton Northome Pool

6. It's a family-friendly destination too

The Seychelles, while known somewhat for romance, also has plenty of family fun to get involved in. The DoubleTree by Hilton Seychelles is ideal for families looking for a tropical escape, with snorkelling, scuba diving, a day at the sandy white beaches, kayaking, or hit one of the nearby walking trails.

Kids will love the gorgeous DoubleTree pool, and frolicking in the calm bay waters of the beach.

Dt Allamanda Rock View Front

7. You can visit the world's smallest capital city

Victoria is one of the world's smallest capital cities, but it is the biggest city in the Seychelles, and has a rich offering of things to do.

You can visit the local markets, walk the streets (there are just 24 streets, and two sets of traffic lights in this capital city!), explore the local shops, or visit the National Museum of History.

It's also home to the incredible Arul Mihu Navasakthi Vinayagar Temple, one of the most visited sites in the Seychelles with its brilliant colours and ornate designs.

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Book your trip now! The sale is on until January 31, 2019

Stays to be completed on weekends between now and May 29, 2019 except as otherwise indicated.

Written By

Caitlyn Davey

Caitlyn is an Aussie journalist looking to change the world. In her spare time she loves playing sport, travelling and basically doing anything that means she doesn't have to sit still.