Archipelago of the Indian Ocean, the Seychelles consists of 115 beautiful islands. Year after year, tourists are choosing a Seychelles as a holiday destination, specially in December, what about you?
Traveling to Seychelles is to choose a timeless journey where you will be surprised each time a little more than the previous by the rich landscape. This archipelago in the Indian Ocean, lying to the nearest islands 480 km off the coast of Africa, offers a wide variety of landscapes. Seychelles is also 455 Square foot kilometers of land and about 1.4 million square kilometers in total, 50% of natural reserves. Traveling to Seychelles is to make the choice to live in total harmony with nature. Within the archipelago wildlife impose their charm and rhythm. 2 places are unavoidable, World Heritage of UNESCO, the Vallée de Mai on Praslin and Aldabra Atoll are magic-filled sites where you can find the animal and rare plant species.
Why opt for a trip to the Seychelles?
Mountains overlooking the azure color water overlapping pretty beaches of fine sand deemed to be the prettiest in the world – you will be dazzled by so much beauty. After a mix between different peoples, different religions and different generations Seychelles culture is a unique one and highly contributes to the richness of these islands. Local people though small in number are very pleasant and would be delighted to introduce you to his lifestyle, cuisine and customs. The plethora of possible activities during a trip to the Seychelles offers much surprise, the ride by bike or jet ski mountain hiking through the discovery of the seabed, there is something for everyone!
Before returning to the international airport of Mahé, give yourself a few days to discover “the island’s capital.”
Mahe in Seychelles is the largest island but has one of the smallest capitals in the world, Victoria.
Although the island seems less typical and more “international” than its neighbors Praslin and La Digue, which have preserved a certain charm, Mahe is well worth a visit and is the perfect transition before returning.
Why visit Mahe?
To stroll the streets of Victoria …
With a population of “only” 27,000 inhabitants… It is swept away by the excitement of the market, you can stroll to shops and boutiques and you can taste delicious local specialties in its many restaurants …
At the exit of the city, go up the road to join the beautiful Beau Vallon Bay. This is the most touristic area of the island and remains the only site where you can enjoy motorized water sports, the rest of the lagoon is protected.
To go on an adventure in the National Park Morne Seychellois.
A stay in Mahé offers multiple possibilities, the ideal is to rent a car or take day trips to explore the island. Nicknamed the “Island of Abundance” Mahé has a very lush vegetation and high terrain with the Morne Seychellois, located in the northwestern tip rising to over 900 meters. Hiking enthusiasts will find their happiness.
To walk along the pristine beaches of the west coast.
It is on this coast, wilder and authentic, that extend from north to south, that you will find the most beautiful beaches. A few steps from the National Park, the beach of Anse Major unveils its clear waters full of small tropical fish.
Along the coastal road from Port Launay to the wonderful Anse Takamaka and Anse Intendance, the fun is endless … A berry parade, coves of white sand, sometimes deserted, that you will discover around the turning of a long snaking road.
The National Marine Park of St. Anne.
The semi-private island of Sainte Anne, is gently placed on a fabulous giant aquarium. A pioneer in the protection of underwater fauna in the area, diving enthusiasts will discover some 800 species of fish.
Relax on the beautiful beaches of Cerf island. Come and meet some of his people and let yourself be overwhelmed by this good life …
You can also make a stop at Round Island, 800 meters from Cerf Island, to enjoy a Creole meal on the beach …
Our advice for island hopping in Seychelles
Remember to bring some money along since on some of the islands you have to pay for environmental taxes (prices vary from 5 to 30 €). Remember in the Seychelles, the cost of living is relatively high. Most consumer goods are imported … Think promote local products such as fish. To enjoy the shade of coconut trees in grill on the beach or why not cooked to the Seychelles in a palm leaf.
In the Seychelles, each island is worth a visit … We permeate their good life, the emphasis is almost unrealistic to their beaches, as outputs of a movie set … So it’s only to go on discovering new, which resolves to leave its beautiful landscapes …