If you’ve ever dreamed of being a castaway ( just for a holiday, of course) then the Seychelles islands offer everything you could possibly want: pearl-white beaches surrounded by tropical flowers, mountains and a sea full of tropical fish.
Where to stay: Set on one of the most beautiful beaches in the region, the Banyan Tree Seychelles is a fivestar resort with spectacular views of the Indian Ocean. A beachfront villa with private pool starts at Dh5,811 per night. For more information visit www.banyantree.com.
Getting there: Flying time is 4 hours 36 minutes. Return flights from Dubai to Mahé Island start from Dh3,110 without taxes on Emirates (www.emirates.com). For more on the Seychelles, see overleaf.