If your dream holiday involves spectacular beaches on an idyllic tropical island, then the Seychelles will tick the box. Why not combine your relaxing week of sand, sea and sun with a few days in Dubai on the way too? Not only will it break up your long-haul flight but there’s so much to do and see in Dubai that it will be a fantastic contrast to relaxing on the beach.

10 nights,  From £1,670*

Price is a guide for this multi-centre holiday including all your flights, hotels and transfers.

* Prices are only to act as a guide

Itinerary

3 Nights – Dubai
7 Nights – Seychelles


✈ UK – Dubai (3 Nights): You’ll start your holiday by flying from your chosen UK airport to the diverse UAE city of Dubai for 3 nights where ultra-modern city-life meets beach side fun. Everything here is ‘World-Class’ from the shopping and the hotels to the restaurants and the golf courses. There is every kind of entertain you can imagine too from indoor skiing to incredible water parks; and as with everything here, they are some of the best in the world!

Choose one of the dramatic modern hotels to stay in and enjoy the sunshine and waterparks by day and some of the finest bars and restaurants in the world by night. There are also traditional markets for browsing and bartering as well as the mind-blowing ‘supermalls’ that have to be seen to be believed – shopping here is serious business! There’s also every kind of activity from dune buggy adventures to high-speed jet ski tours – so you can spend a day out in the desert or on the water.

Take a lift to the top of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building and also enjoy an abra trip (wooden water taxi) to see the old Dubai at Deira. With over 5,000 restaurants and some of the world’s best chefs, there’s plenty to choose from – enjoy the popular Friday brunches as well as cocktails at the top of towering skyscrapers.

✈ Dubai – Seychelles (7 Nights): After making the most of this incredible city you will then fly on to the Seychelles for a week where you’ll find 115 jewel-like islands scattered across the Indian Ocean. Covered in lush forest and encircled by white sand and azure waters, the stunning Seychelles are known for their unspoiled beauty. Along with their abundant rare wildlife they are quite literally a tropical paradise.

The largest island is Mahe and being home to the international airport, it is a great place to start and finish your trip. The snorkelling and diving around the vibrant coral reefs is exceptional, but there is also plenty to do even away from the coast. The bustling colonial town of Victoria is charming to explore, wander around the colourful markets and also visit the little villages that dot the island. The mountains of the Morne Seychelles National Park are a great place to take a hike to admire the rare plants or simply catch the breath-taking views.

As the islands have such a different feel to them, a popular idea is to go island hopping, so after a few days on Mahe why not explore another island too? Praslin, the second largest island is home to indigenous forests of Coco de Mer palms and its’ beaches are important turtle breeding sites. The island is more laid-back than Mahe and boasts some of the country’s most beautiful beaches. Trek around the island and you should see the giant Aldabra tortoises and if you’re lucky you might also spot a rare black parrot too.

✈ Seychelles -UK: It’s not all Robinson Crusoe though, these islands are home to some of the most luxurious hotels in the world; you can indulge in the fantastic cuisine from top chefs, be pampered in world-class spas and enjoy outstanding service throughout. If you can tear yourself away after a week you will then fly back to your chosen UK airport.