7°South Experiences In The Seychelles
Seychelles is well known for its ‘out of this world beaches’ and its breathtaking cast away outer islands. 7°South’s beautiful venture began with its uniquely designed fly fishing experiences offered on Alphonse Island in the late 90’s. Located exactly seven degrees south of the equator, this captivating island was the inspiration behind the company’s incorporated name in 1999. 7°South has been designing tailor made journeys for guests visiting Seychelles for over two decades since then.
Established in 1999, 7°South is recognized today as the most dynamic agency in Seychelles offering a wide range of tailor-made holidays to the Seychelles. Indeed, with over a decade of existence in providing tourism services meeting the needs and expectations of discerning travellers to Seychelles, 7°South now handles clients originating from different countries stretching from Europe, Asia and Africa to North America. This is the result of a marketing strategy focusing on new market segments where Seychelles was not yet very well known as a holiday destination and of the development of new products such as golf, fly fishing, tailored cruises and island-hopping holiday programs in addition to the traditional excursions.
Planning an intricate itinerary requires careful attention to detail combined with an active ‘bucket list motivated imagination’ and a great amount of flexibility. Focused on sharing the essence of the beautiful Seychelles archipelago and inspire visitor’s curiosity from across the globe to such an enchanting spot. A great part of the company’s continued success is credited to its passionate and dynamic multilingual team from diverse cultures, enabling them to better understand their guests’ individual needs to create ultimate ‘live in the moment’ stories to take back home.
As an exclusive destination, each island carries its own authentic charm with green cloaked mountains merging so smoothly with the ocean portraying the most spectacular sunsets, offering an abundance of romantic locations perfect for honeymooners to create unforgettable moments.
The different experiences offered appeals to the individual requirements of each guests including the adventure seeking enthusiasts. For the more adrenaline driven, hiking through lush tropical forests which happens to be the home of endemic plants and haven for rare species with the possibility of Zip lining down the valley.
There are wild and atmospheric places to be explored in Seychelles only accessible on foot. Guided walks can be arranged on Mahé, Praslin and Silhouette, led by knowledgeable local guides. Some walks are easy while others in the mountains require a good level of fitness. This is the best way to see the endemic flora and fauna of Seychelles. Walks are also a wonderful way to see spectacular panoramic views of the Seychelles scenery.
Snorkeling the clear turquoise sea, seeing the buoyant marine life or discovering the deep drops through diving experiences, makes for a memorable holiday. Now imagine swimming with manta rays or the protected green turtles. The possibilities are endless. The Seychelles is also the ideal place for water sports and for thrills on the ocean, with the Beau Vallon bay being one of the most ideal places. Enjoy a selection of water sports that includes water-skiing, parachute rides, jet-skis, banana rides, sailing and much more. None-motorised water sports are also widely available at some resorts.
Seychelles has everything to offer to diving enthusiasts by way of the Subios International festival which is held each year. Diving in Seychelles is superb. The variety of fish life is stunning as is the underwater scenery with its towering granite boulders encrusted with coral, school of brightly coloured fish, turtles, rays, tunnels, caves, coral gardens. The team can arrange dives at some of the best sites in the inner islands, including to longer range sites. For beginners, the full range of PADI courses are available and all necessary dive equipment is available at Dive Centres.
Expeditions to outer island groups can be organised with stops on selected islands, anchoring in the Aldabra atoll listed in UNESCO’S protected areas of the world which requires special permission greatly due to its massive breeding grounds for endangered marine species and land species alike. Home to giant land tortoises.
Seychelles offers year-round exciting and unmatched cruising for all types of yacht and the Seychelles has some of the riches fishing waters offering excellent opportunities for fishing. Boats can be hired for private cruising of the islands and with your own skipper, you can choose to visit areas which are difficult to get to by land, or you can visit other islands, with an alternative view from the sea. The variety of charter boats and fishing excursions available allow for individual tailoring of fishing programmes.
Step from uncrowded beaches straight into the warm embrace of the purest turquoise water and live your dream of a perfect tropical island lifestyle in the land of perpetual summer. And, in the waters just offshore you will discover the enchantment of the Seychelles marine parks where a living aquarium awaits you in the form of colorful schooling reef fish, octopus, lobster and turtle…
For those looking to swing a club, 7˚ South can arrange a round of golf on Mahé or Praslin. On Praslin the 18-hole championship golf course situated at Lemuria Resort, a Par 70 was opened in 2000, covering an area of 5,556 m. The golf course with its pools, bunkers and changing topography provides a tremendous challenge as well as a magnificent setting to all levels of players, professionals and amateurs alike. This spectacular course borders the enchanting beaches of both the Small Kerlan Cove and the Grand Kerlan Cove. On Mahé, there is an attractive 9-hole golf course in an old coconut plantation. The best time to play is when it is cooler in the early morning or late afternoon.
Discover Mahé or Praslin at your own pace in a hired car. Your 7˚ South representative will arrange the bookings and tell you all you need to know before setting out, including advice on local driving conditions, sights to look out for on the journey and where to fill up with fuel. Cars can be delivered and re-delivered at pre-arranged points to suit you, such as the airport or your hotel. You will need a valid international driving license.
Seychelles is known for its paradise like islands offering wedding and honeymoon couples an experience to cherish forever – a dream! With 7°South this dream is easily turned into reality, choose among a variety of locations, from 5* star Resorts, private villa estates to the small affordable establishments located on the main island Mahe, Praslin, La Digue or on one of our exclusive islands resort. Leave all the arrangements with the team and your wedding co-ordinator will add all the special touches you may require for your personalised wedding – on the special day you just be there and say “I do”!
7°South also partners with different properties around the islands including exclusive high-end boutique style properties, offering the ultimate barefoot luxury experience with a high focus on the conservation of nature combined with wellness of the mind and body within its portfolio.