Designed for travelers seeking a more meaningful experience, this luxury Seychelles vacation invites you to participate in marine conservation initiatives alongside marine biologists.
Designed for travelers seeking a more meaningful experience, this one-of-a-kind Seychelles vacation invites you to actively participate in marine conservation initiatives alongside the marine biologists at WiseOceans and the Marine Discovery Programme by Four Seasons. From coral reef restoration projects to discovering the educational snorkelling expeditions alongside marine biologists, this responsible itinerary will help you leave a positive legacy in Africa’s oceans.
Your journey begins on arrival at Victoria-Seychelles Airport on Mahé island. A Ker & Downey® Africa representative will welcome you and accompany you to the luxurious Four Seasons Resort Seychelles. Located on the shore of Petite Anse bay, Four Season Resort Seychelles offers guests an exclusive escape with stand-alone villas dispersed between the beach and lush tropical hillside. During your stay you will gain a unique insight into the environmental initiatives at the resort – from guided snorkelling experiences alongside the resort’s marine biologists, to actively participating in a coral reef restoration project with WiseOceans. Back on land, you can enjoy a traditional Creole cooking class where you can learn the secrets of Creole cooking from one of the resort chefs. Your final day on Mahé Island will be spent on a private guided excursion to the surrounding islands – Cousin, Curieuse and St Pierre. From September to March, guests can witness baby hawksbill turtles hatch on the beach and make their way into the water.
This luxury resort offers guests a private escape with stand-alone villas each fitted with a private pool. The resort features a hilltop spa overlooking Petite Anse beach, an expansive outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, yoga pavilion, library and a variety of world-class restaurants and bars to tantalize your taste buds.
There are several conservation-based activities that you can enjoy during your stay at Four Seasons Resort Seychelles including snorkelling alongside marine biologists to restore coral reefs with WiseOceans. Other activities include creole cooking classes, yoga, watersports, and exploring the resort’s jogging trails.
After a refreshing breakfast overlooking the shimmering waters of Petite Anse, you will be transferred to Victoria-Seychelles Airport for your onward journey to Desroches Island. You’ll be welcomed by the team at Four Seasons Desroches, the sole resort on the coral island, and accompanied to your Ocean View Pool Villa by golf cart. Once you’ve unpacked, you can choose to unwind at your villa’s private pool or grab a map and explore the island by bicycle. A highlight of your stay will be visiting the island’s Aldabra Tortoise Sanctuary and learn about the centre’s breeding programme. Other conservation initiatives include snorkelling alongside marine biologists from WiseOceans to learn about the reef and marine life, joining the Island Conservation Society on guided nature walks and night time nesting turtle walks, and meeting the marine educators at the resort’s Discovery Centre.
Four Seasons Desroches is the sole resort on Desroches Island with luxury villas dotting the idyllic coastline. Each villa features a private pool and cabana, lush gardens and direct access to the beach. Guests can enjoy the resort’s tennis court, yoga pavilion, two restaurants as well as deli and bar.
Try your hand at an array of water-based activities alongside marine biologists to learn about the marine conservation initiatives on the island. Back on land, you can explore the island by bicycle and on foot with the Island Conservation Society and visit the Aldabra tortoise sanctuary.
Day ten marks the final day of your marine conservation safari. After a refreshing breakfast at Claudine restaurant, you will be transferred to the resort’s seaplane for your flight to Mahé Island, and onward journey home.
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