The Seychelles is an archipelago composed of 115 islands northeast of Madagascar. They islands are heavily known for the high variety and diversity of underwater life. Visiting The Seychelles you can enjoy snorkeling, diving and basking in the beautiful and almost unreal scenery of the pristine beaches.
Natural wonders are no stranger to the Seychelles as it has two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Aldabra which is the world’s second largest raised coral atoll and Vallee de Mai where some of the best types of the Coco-de-Mer palm and its famed nut. Departing from the main port of entry Mahe, you can make your way to the island of Curieuse which was previously called Red Island due to the color of its soil.
With a small population of only 6,500 people, Praslin is the second largest island in the Seychelles. Visitors flock to Praslin to roam the ancient palm forests and find the Coco de Mer plan whose nut is shaped like a set of buttocks with thighs making it the ‘butt’ of jokes for quite some time.
Don’t forget to make your way to Anse Lazio beach which is known the be the famous default background for PC’s in the 1990’s and early 2000’s. Yes you will be standing in a real life computer image. Next you will sail to Ile Cocos Marine Park for one of a kind snorkeling and diving through waters you would have to see to believe.
The divine Felicite is a lush island with a Six Senses resort where you can see the very best of luxury. Just an hour away from here, Petite Anse is an amazing beach on the Southeast side of La Digue. Later you can sail to La Passe on the west side of the island for a slower way of living. You can ride bikes to the coconut oil farm or the vanilla bean plantation.
The next archipelago on the Indian yacht charter experience is where all luxury goes to heaven, none other than The Maldives. The Maldives is Southwest of Sri Lanka and is composed of over 1,100 islands. Due to the location and history, The Maldives islands span through India, East Africa and South West Asia.
The Maldives is home to some of the worlds best diving spots and has over 2,000 species of fish living in over 3,000 coral reefs. Of the 1,190 islands that make up the Maldives, only 200 of them are actually inhabited and mostly with luxury resorts. You will board your yacht in the capital of the Maldives, Male which has direct flights from Europe and Asia on a daily basis. You can stroll through the city and explore the street market for local crafts or visit the exotic minaret.
Maadhu Finolhu is a desired paradise surrounded by a large lagoon ideal for snorkeling. For the diving lovers, you can cross to South Male Atoll and dive on Kandooma Channel in Makunufushi which is home to the whale shark. The Lagoon of Huvafen is paradise for those who love being in or out of the water.
The main attraction of this island is the world’s first underwater spa. You can relax while getting a massage and admiring the beautiful sea creatures in their natural habitats among the coral reefs. Then head to the islet of Hembadhu which is known for its snorkeling and diving surroundings. You’ll have the opportunity to swim among over 600 species of fish as well as turtles and stingrays.
With a very diverse landscaping from beautiful beaches to snow capped mountains, rainforests and even lively cities, Sri Lanka is not to be missed. Sri Lanka is a lively hub for yachting due to its sandy beaches and luxury living in the southern region.
It’s the perfect place to breathe and reboot and cool off from the Indian sun. Besides beaches and luxurious resorts, Sri Lanka is full of history and authentic culture. You can find ancient ruins, historical sites and abandoned palaces reflecting its diverse surroundings. After exploring the historical sites, you are free to explore the jungle like scenery along with high mountains and waterfalls.
Then head back to sea and sail tot he coral reefs for snorkeling or relax and catch dinner by fishing. For those who would rather buy their food as opposed to catching it, there are lots of critically acclaimed restaurants serving plenty of authentic and traditional dishes.
The central meeting point of many Indian influences that happens to sit on the east coast of Africa is Mauritius. Mauritius is a great destination to visit on a yacht because its surrounded by blue waters and hosts a variety of attractions for visitors.
Mauritius is part of the Mascarene Islands and it was once home of the now extinct dodo bird. This archipelago is a favorite to yacht lovers because of its crystal blue waters for swimming, snorkeling and picnicking. To the north are nature reserves under conservation management to protect native species of palms and reputes while the south is full of beaches that give way to high cliffs.
Yachters can enjoy the secluded coves and green lagoons on the East for a slower pace of life or enjoy the features of a rum distillery on the west. With sailing towards the lagoon of Mon Choisy for a idyllic swim, then snorkeling in Coin de Mire, there isn’t anything not to love about yachting through Mauritius and the melting pot of beautiful destinations along the Indian Ocean.