6:21 PM 5th September 2019
Seychelles Paradise Beckons Golfers
The Republic of Seychelles is lining itself up as a new golf destination, eager to capitalise on the multi-million dollar market that sees enthusiasts jetting off across the globe in search of new course challenges.
The diverse natural beauty and landscapes of the 115 islands that make up the Seychelles, an archipelago in the Indian Ocean, along with its ‘eternal summer’, make it sporting heaven as well as a key destination for swimmers, sailors and sunbathers!
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’ top 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.
Unlike most island groups around the globe which are volcanic, the Seychelles are predominantly coralline, meaning 74 of the islands are not only made of coral, but are low-lying and uninhabited, retaining their remarkable beauty.
Meanwhile, 41 of the inner islands are granitic, meaning the coastline is more irregular with many boulders dotted along the shores, ideal for coastal swims!
Snorkelling and diving are also perfect activities 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 is picture-perfect with no hotels or buildings visible from the sea, has striking sculpted granite boulders and has soft sand. The bottom of the bay is almost always 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.
British nationals do not need a visa to visit the Seychelles. Details: www.seychelles.travel/en/