What To Do In Seychelles

By on April 9, 2018

Seychelles is a collection of 155 islands in the Indian Ocean that make up the Republic of Seychelles. Known for the glorious beaches, crystal clear water, breathtaking views, and the ideal romantic getaway, Seychelles has everything you need for an unforgettable holiday.

Whether you are going on your honeymoon, an anniversary celebration, or a family holiday, Seychelles has something for everyone. Explore the many beaches, snorkel in the beautiful sea, make friends with tortoises, or discover the local markets and cuisine.

Anse Volbert

Anse Volbert Beach is regarded as one of the most popular beaches for tourists and locals alike in Seychelles. The one and half mile long beach ensure the beach never feels crowded and you can always have a comfortable and relaxing day.

The super soft sand and shallow waters make this the ideal beach for families with children. The beach is lined with many restaurants and bars all up and down it, allowing you to spend the whole day soaking up the sun, meals and drinks included.

Beau Vallon

Beau Vallon is found opposite of Victoria on Mahe’s northwest coast. The stretch is widely regarded as one of the best beach areas in the country, and it isn’t difficult to see why. The calm waters and silky soft sand offers fun for everyone.

The calm waters allow travelers to explore out in the bay/ swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving are the best ways to explore below the surface, while other watersports like boating and fishing are brilliant, especially to start or end a long day.

The beach is also lined with many hotels, bars, and restaurants, making it a perfect home base for tourists and travelers, soak up the sun all day long.

Anse Lazio

Anse Lazio has been called a paradise by many visitors and it’s no surprise. Found on Praslin’s north coast, this beach with silky soft sand, bright, clear water, and the incredible amount of wildlife under the water, this place is a divers and snorkelers dream.

This is one of the busiest beaches, so we suggest you get there in the early morning or go later in the day, but either way, this beach is not one to be missed, and is definitely a great spot to take the leap and try out scuba diving or snorkeling.

Anse Lazio, like the other beaches, has bars, restaurants, and hotels right near it, making it another brilliant beach to spend the day.

Anse Georgette

Anse Georgette is still one of the more secluded beaches in Seychelles and is a must for any couples looking for some alone time away from the big groups of people and families. Once again, swimming and snorkeling is a must in these crystal clear waters.

The one thing that will most definitely take your breath away, are the spectacular views. Anse Georgette is known for having some of the best beach views and no amount of words can describe them, you have to see them for yourself.

Le Jardin du Roi Spice Garden

For a very long time, Seychelles was a hub and major trading point for spices, and to experience some of the histories with regards to the spices of Seychelles, the Le Jardin du Roi Spice Garden will give you a taste.

Found on the hills above Anse Royale Beach, the spice garden is still full of the aromas of vanilla and cinnamon. Learn about the spice trade at the small museum that is onsight, get close to giant tortoises, go for a delightful meal at the restaurant, and pick up some spices of your own at the spice shop.

Victoria

Victoria is the capital city of Seychelles, and even though it is small, it is still the central hub if the country and full of life. Get a taste of the local cuisine at the Sir Selwyn Selwyn-Clarke market, or explore the history of the country at the Natural History Museum.

The only thing you need to get around the city is your own two feet. The city is incredibly small and you can easily take the take and walk around and explore the entire city. We definitely recommend spending a couple of days in this little gem.

Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve

The Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve is a 48 acre UNESCO World Heritage site due to the fact that there are roughly 6000 coco-de-mer trees that are protected within the site. The reserve is also home to many different types of wildlife.

Walk along one of the many paths and see the beautiful coco-de-mer trees, alongside chameleons and black parrots that take shelter amongst the trees. Just remember, go with a guide, you will miss out on a lot if you go by yourself.

Seychelles National Botanical Gardens

Being over 100 years old, the Botanical Gardens hose some of the most beautiful and most spectacular plants and flowers. Not only is there an incredible amount of local flora, you will also come across some wildlife while you walk through.

The Botanical Gardens have an abundance of massive Palm tree’s, spice trees, and fruit trees, along with the undeniable beauty you will find within the orchid house. Watch your step though, you may come across a resident giant tortoise.

Curieuse Marine National Park

Taking a trip to Curieuse Island, you will find the Marine National Park. the 2 square mile island is a free-range zoo that is owned and operated by the big locals, the giant tortoises.

The Seychelles Tortoise is one of the biggest species in the world and can weigh in at between 300-600 pounds. The Park also has many hiking trails and guided tours and is well worth the effort to explore.

Seychelles may be a small island nation, but it has big, big things to offer. The beautiful beaches that look like they come out of a movie, the crystal clear waters you will never want to get out of, and of course, the wonderful locals who will make a trip here, one you will never forget.

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