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Beach at La Reserve in the Seychelles

With students returning to classes, now might be the best time to secure a fantastic Seychelles deal, especially if your holiday time isn’t tied to school holidays.  It’s a tempting thought…escape the coming autumnal weather of Great Britain and head for the tropics!

Speaking of weather, the Indian Ocean archipelago of Seychelles is governed by trade winds and luckily sits outside the cyclone zone, making it a fantastic place to visit year-round.  Temperatures are generally between 24°C and 32°C year-round, which means choosing your holiday wardrobe will be a breeze.

Seychelles has the typical trade wind cycles of rainy and dry seasons, with October to April traditionally warm and wetter, and May to September tending toward drier and cooler weather.  While an autumn visit might include a rainy day or two, will it matter if you are curled up on a comfy sofa with a good book, lifting your eyes to gaze out on lush tropical foliage, granite-strewn beaches and perhaps your own private verandah?

Great Seychelles Deals

Alongside the fact that prime holiday destinations won’t be inundated with other tourists, the price of holidays in Seychelles generally goes down after the summer holiday season and tour operators will be keen to offer great Seychelles deals.

In fact, a quick look at one specialist operators’ site, Elite Vacations, shows that Seychelles deals are abundant – including a terrific deal at La Reserve Seychelles on Praslin Island.  This idyllic retreat has just 40 air-conditioned rooms set along the secluded, private Anse Petite Cour Bay.  Right now, you could book a 7 night stay in October on bed & breakfast from just £1,459 per person, which includes return flights from London, inter-island flights and private transfers.

If you’re keen to explore the main island, Mahé Island boasts several amazing boutique hotels including Sunset Beach, with 29 air-conditioned rooms in a peaceful, tropical setting.  You could book a 7 night package from £1,329 per person, or stay 12 nights from £1,769 per person – including your return flights, hotel transfers, and accommodation in an Ocean View room. Alternatively, Cerf Island Resort – situated on a small island just a 10-minute ferry ride from the capital Victoria – is offering 40% discounts in September. This means 7 nights Half Board in a Hillside Villa starts from just £1429 per person.

Luxury Seychelles Deals

If you’re looking at a late September or October visit to Seychelles, you’ll find that barefoot luxury at the Denis Private Island is attainable and very desirable with a 50% partner discount offer – meaning that a five night stay on full board can be had from just £1,989 per person, staying in your own air-conditioned cottage with a private courtyard and outdoor shower, plus a spacious sitting area and easy access to an unspoilt beach.

If the idea of a remote island retreat sounds a bit too relaxed, think about a luxury holiday at the fabulous Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & spa – the world’s smallest Hilton with just 40 rooms. Five nights on Half Board in an Ocean View Hillside Villa costs from £1590 per person this November.

All these Seychelles deals and many more include return flights from London, private hotel transfers, accommodation and airport lounge passes.

Move Quickly

If you’re interested in a Seychelles holiday, these and many more fantastic Seychelles holiday deals can be studied at your leisure by visiting www.seychelleselite.co.uk.  But don’t wait too long – most of the prices mentioned above expire at the end of September or October 2010!

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