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The beauties of the Seychelles

Seychelles is an archipelago containing 115 small islands. Each of these islands is special in their own way. Most of them have unique features which make them more valuable and interesting. Besides having good and unique features you will also notice that it is a place of harmony. The Seychellois are welcoming and are always willing to help their guest.

The Seychelles is famous for its mountain rainforest which is Morne Seychellois National Park, white sandy beaches, rare animals (Aldabra tortoises) and the famous Mahé island, the largest and main island of Seychelles.

There are also many Seychelles activities that you should check out!

Port Victoria

Port victoria mahe island Seychelles
Port victoria mahe island Seychelles

How can we talk about the beauties of the Seychelles without mentioning its capital Port Victoria! The latter is located in Mahé where a large proportion of the Seychellois lives. The city was established and named by the British in 1814 after the Treaty of Paris.

Among the beauties of the Seychelles is its culture! Port Victoria is the ideal place to learn about its culture and learn about its history. There are many attractions in the capital, some having interesting historical backgrounds! Some famous attractions are the Courthouse, the Victoria National Museum of History, the Victoria Market and the clock tower which was modelled after the Big Ben clock tower in London, England.

The Wild Life of the Seychelles

Vallee de Mai SeychellesOne of the beauties of the Seychelles is its amazing flora and fauna!

The Fauna of the Seychelles consists of bird species which are exclusively found in the Seychelles! Indeed, there are 12 endemic bird species which resides in the archipelago and you could be among the lucky ones to spot them!

 

Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher
Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher

The 12 endemic bird species are namely: Seychelles blue pigeon, the Seychelles black parrot, Seychelles magpie robin, Seychelles scops owl, Seychelles warbler, Seychelles sunbird, Seychelles White-eye, Seychelles fody, Seychelles black paradise flycatcher, Seychelles Kestrel, the Seychelles bulbul and the Seychelles swiftlet. Among those, the Seychelles black parrot is the national bird of Seychelles.

Among other rare fauna species in the Seychelles includes the Aldabra tortoise, 26 species of crabs among which lies the coconut crab, 20 species of lizard and six species of frogs.

On the Flora side, the Seychelles encloses unique endemic species such as the Coco de mer, the Seychelles paradise flycatcher, the jelly fish tree and the Seychelles warbles.

 

 

Morne Seychellois National Park
Morne Seychellois National Park

Morne Seychellois National Park

The most effective way to contemplate the Flora and Fauna of the Seychelles is through a visit to the Morne Seychellois Nation Park.

The Morne Seychellois National Park in the Seychelles is the largest park of all the Seychelles. The park literally covers 20 % of the largest island of the Seychelles, Mahé. It reaches a height of 905 M which actually overlook the capital city of the island.

The Morne Seychellois National Park have different hiking trails one of which passes through tea plantations, giving you the ideal opportunities of exploring the mesmerising views of the southwest coast of the island where you would end the trail at Baie Terney and Port Launay Marine Parks.

The other trail is directed to the northwest where you will end the journey at Bel ombre. The latter is an isolated beach which is situated at Anse Major. During this trail you will find several endemic birds and panoramic views.

 

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Anse Intendance

Anse Intendance SeychellesSituated in Mahé, Anse Intendance has one of the most gorgeous beaches of this island. This spot is the most suitable place for suffers. As a matter of fact the Anse Intendance is also known for its frequent wild waves which make it a great spot for windsurfing.

In addition, Anse Intendance is also a favourite spot for sunbathers and photographers. This beach is the best place to take some good photos under the shades of the palm trees. You will also notice some turtles nest along the beach. Some restaurants and bars can be found in the near vicinity. As for the parking space, it is quite spacious and you will have no problem finding a spot for your vehicle.

Beau Vallon

Beau Vallon Seychelles
Beau Vallon Seychelles

Found in the island of the northwest coast of the Mahé Island, the little piece of heaven is like a magnet attracter to the tourist as well the locals. The view from the shore is mesmerising, you can spot the Silhouette islands on the horizon.

Enjoy the glittering sand under your feet with a cold beer and watch the waves gently meet the golden sand beach! Feels like Paradise on earth, isn’t it? I bet you would dream to experience such a holiday. This experience can only be achieved in the Seychelles at Beau Vallon!

The most beautiful beach on Mahé is the best place to bring your children to have a nice day at the beach. The spacious beach allows the children to enjoy themselves. Thanks to the calmness of the sea, you can enjoy water sport such as jet skis. Beau Vallon is among the most secured public places in the Seychelles where you have lifeguards patrolling the beach.

 

Praslin Island

Praslin has an area of 38.5 kilometres square which makes it the second biggest island of the Seychelles next to Mahé Island. Praslin is a famous tourist destination enclosing several gorgeous beaches such as Anse Georgette and Ange Lazio. Many hotels and resorts have settled along its coast offering water based activities on the exquisite lagoons of Praslin.

There is even a UNESCO world heritage site found in Praslin named the Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve. Several endemic species of the island can be found at the reserve such as the Coco de Mer.

 

Do not miss the chance of visiting the stunning and unspoiled beauties of the islands. Choosing the Seychelles as a destination can be the best decision you ever took in your life.

Visiting Seychelles in itself is as we have said a million times on this blog- the adventure of a lifetime. The islands, located perfectly in the Southern Hemisphere for you to enjoy a mild weather all year round with the warm sun and sandy white beaches creating a paradisiacal atmosphere with some great hotels in Seychelles. Being of such great diversity, visiting the Seychelles affords you to visit volcanic and granitic islands through island hopping. Not only that but Seychelles is also home to many endemic species which it covets such as the coco de mer or the commonly known long-necked tortoise. But honestly, your visit is never complete without the complete experience of the Seychellois gastronomy with its varied menus and cuisines from around the world.

La Grande Maison 

Located in Takamaka Bay, this is one of the best places you could go to for a fine dining experience. It is modern with a beautiful setting and you can even eat on the veranda if you feel like it. The menu varies according to the Chef who is Christine. She is a well renowned figure around the area for her exquisite cuisine. So, prepare yourself for one great experience. The restaurant is so well admired that all of its reviews so far on its facebook page has been 5* ratings! People rave about how positive their dining experience end up being at La Grande Maison and you definitely don’t want to miss out on anything! The Chef is also often complimented on her good wine choosing skills- this is the one place in Seychelles where you can leave everything up to the chef and be assured that you will be leaving the restaurant with a more than satisfied tummy and a smile of satisfaction. We recommend that you book before going as the servers will make special arrangements at no cost and even welcome you and your companions with a special Takamaka drink, courtesy of the chef! You will not even need to worry about the food quality. Rest assured, it is definitely top notch- with organic and local ingredients, Chef Christine seeks to dazzle you with a modern cuisine with a twist!

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The restaurant is known to add local specialties such as lime and bilimbi to add some zest to the dish and wow your palate since bilimbi is an exotic taste that you have to try for yourself. You will most certainly love it. The restaurant is also proud of its friendly and welcoming atmosphere, catering to many locals and expats who drop in for a casual lunch which you can be part of or a classy lunch to woo your significant other- La Grande Maison has everything you need. Whether it’s date night or just another day, this is where you will want to return again and again for excellent wine choice and fabulous service. While we suggest trying to have a meal at every good restaurant you can find, most people end up returning there several times during their holidays, recognising the height of fine cuisine in good old Seychelles! The restaurant of course has its special menus, the dishes from which are always available irrespective of what the chef has chosen for the day due to how much customers adore old classics like the Creole Bouillabaisse or seafood au coco- yes, this is seafood served in a coconut. Don’t believe this is legit? Check it out yourself on your next visit to the Seychelles!

Cafe des Arts

Cafe des Arts defines its cuisine as international, serving a fusion of Seychelles’ all times favourites in a fusion of inspirational dishes from all around the world to present a mouthwatering end product to its customers. Located near the beach in Praslin, le Cafe des Arts is more than often cited as the best culinary experiences the island has to offer. Not only does it have good food but lunch is served right on the beach itself with a rooftop area for those who want to relax with a scotch or one of the restaurant’s impressive cocktails. It is after all more than just a feast for your palate but an island adventure on its own! The service is described by most  as irreproachable and one of the friendliest place on the island to eat at. The waiters and waitresses hardly ever refuse to small talk with customers, happy to discuss lively, making sure that the patrons of the day have an unforgettable time at this gem of a place. If not for the music which is always tasteful if not slightly corny and romantic at times, you can even hear the faraway waves, This place is dream worthy. Even if you are a fussy diner, le Cafe des Arts promises to meet and even exceed your expectations with its wide choice of seafood cooked in the most inventive and inspired way to please your palate. The catch is fresh, what else can you expect from a beachside restaurant in Seychelles? Expect the freshest fish and octopus on your plate whether you want an octopus gratin with pumpkin or a smoked fish smelling of freshly squeezed lemon juice with green herbs- you are guaranteed a good meal.

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The menu varies of course to suit the availability of local produce. This ensures that you have some new things to taste if you are enamoured enough to become a regular. Not only the main menus but even the sauces and dips are impressive enough to appear on famous bloggers’ reviews of their time in the Seychelles- especially Cafe des Arts’ garlic and olive oil dip which has astounded many. As many would say though, don’t fill up with the mightily impressive food on your plate, Cafe des Arts has more coming. The restaurant takes great pride in its succulent selection of dessert, decadent cakes which will make your mouth water from a slight whiff of its sweet aroma as it’s brought to your table! Tell us what you think of it when you go to visit!

BoatHouse

Boathouse in Seychelles is what you are looking for if you love food and a lot of it as well! A buffet style restaurant, with self service- this is heaven for food lovers. On an average evening, the restaurant offers around or more than 20 classic creole dishes which are bound to seduce you. What’s not to adore about discovering new food? The food area is a little bit darker than most expect so prepare yourself for that but worry not, you will still be able to see what you are putting on your plate. It is simply that the place goes for a mostly rustic look to match the menus which are favourites to-go meals of the locals who also mightily love the Boathouse as a great place for family time dining. For the person who is unashamed to eat more than meagre portions, the restaurant is a good economic choice as well as it provides more than just value for money in such a case. Given how it’s self serve, you are free to determine how much you will want on your plate.

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Though if you are new to the creole cuisine, there are servers who will be happy to guide you at your leisure. The staff is reputed for its friendliness and they serve with a smile, adding a nice touch to your dining experience. You are recommended to dress casual smart. Be classy but be comfy! The restaurant’s buffet is only open for dinner though- a fact to keep in mind but lunchers even stragglers are welcomed all day long to admire the view while enjoying a cocktail! Don’t miss out on their grilled fish specialty though! Most of the time it is tuna but on the good days, you might find yourself enjoying a nice red snapper with some fabulous sauces on the side! It is located on Beau Vallon Bay, much like Cafe des Arts, it is a beach side restaurant. The Boathouse even has a semi open dining area which keeps the place aerated with the marina breeze. If your hotel in Mahe is nearby, you can drop in for a light breakfast after having watched the sun rise during your morning walk. It has a wide selection of breakfast items ranging from full English breakfasts to crepes including less common flavours such as honey with nuts, banana and cinnamon or even ice cream. In my honest opinion, nothing can beat ice cream for breakfast so there you are, if you don’t try it at least once, it’s definitely going to be one major regret.

Chez Jules Restaurant

Chez Jules Restaurant started out small a few years back, owned by Jules who is also the Chef with his family helping out in the restaurant, it has now expanded having built a loyal and loving clientele which is the product of being served good food at relatively affordable prices. La Digue doesn’t have the most active of night life of all the Seychelles Islands, and Chez Jules is also quite far back- so if you are one of the few who decided to dine there, do not expect a big crowd. It is a quiet place with Jules the Chef serving his no menu items in the evening. So basically you are automatically signing up for a surprise by the chef. Well, it is very unlikely that you will be disappointed given the glowing reputation the restaurant has since its very conception! So, dive it, enjoy the traditional creole food prepared specially by the chef, somehow taking customers on great culinary adventures, a far contrast to the usual bland restaurants you may find with overpriced menus. Chez Jules welcomes children as well, unlike certain restaurants like Cafe des Arts which doesn’t allow children under 5 years old. Here your children can run around to play after dinner while you enjoy a nice coffee.

chez jules seychelles

It is a very family friendly environment and very safe for everyone. Lunch is the time to go if you want the fancy eating parts with a choice between buffet lunch or a la carte menus. Chez Jules Restaurant prides itself in accommodating its customers and ensuring that they leave as happy and satisfied ones who will endeavour to come again. Traditional plates such as grilled fish with creole sauce with the zing of bilimbi as quasi all good restaurants like to put in the spotlight are among the beloved items of regulars. The chef also encourages customers to try new things which are unique to Seychelles or relatively unusual to foreigners such as his papaya smoothie or fresh mango juice among other crazy things that Jules comes up with which end up baffling most who do fall in love with these innovative menus. Many will miss the restaurant once they leave the island, it does grow on you. The food is fresh and delectable, octopus salad anyone? And the Chef is always happy to replace dishes which do not satisfy customers, so feel free to explore the menu. You will leave there pleasantly surprised!

Read more about the Seychellois Cuisine on our blog!

Lambousir Restaurant

You can’t pronounce the name? Don’t worry, most visitors can’t do that either! However, irrespective of confusing name or not, it is definitely the place to go if you desire some fantastic seafood. While most restaurants will feature seafood on their menus by default given its high availability and ease to acquire fresh seafood on a frequent basis, Lambousir Restaurant has made this part of the Seychelles Islands its speciality. Unpronounceable name and all, this is the place to be when it comes to great seafood dishes which will remain forever engraved in your memories. If you hadn’t guessed yet, it’s a lot of fish or octopus or shrimp or calamari, what ever floats your boat really! The usual entree would be a nice calamari crouistillant or deep fried until crispy fish depending on what is available on the day’s menu. Next you may move on to anything you want, soups or main course items such as tender grilled fish with spicy sauce doused on top. It is in all a great culinary experience, bringing you closer to Seychelles culture with such typically Seychellois food items. Seafood after all is the staple for most locals. Lambousir creates new twists to old dishes. Expect the delicious unexpected at Lambousir! Even the setting is design to take your breath away.

lambousir restaurant

Lambousir Restaurant is found within the Union Estate and hence has a mesmerising sea view which can almost distract you from what’s on your plate! If you don’t feel like experimenting with some dish with a bizarre name, you can stick to a basic burger with chips on the side and maybe a salad to keep the appearance of being healthy! It is strongly recommended to remain on the seafood side of the menu given how that is in fact the speciality of the restaurant and thus other menus such as chicken sometimes do not satisfy the picky customer. Lambousir has found its way to please with its great view and great seafood dishes, let it mesmerise you as well. After that satisfying lunch, you can go rest or take a walk on the beach. Anse L’Argent is withing walking distance and you simply cannot leave Seychelles without having visited the most photographed beach on the planet to your heart’s content! And as usual, take a lot of pictures to bring home- it is not for nothing that Seychelles is known for being a little paradise, you definitely want to keep tangible memories of your time here!

 

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Seychelles, Seychelles, Seychelles- un exploit de la nature serait trop peu une louange pour ces îles!

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Ils sont un groupe de plus de cent îles, à la fois granitique et volcaniques de la nature abritant des milliers d’espèces de la flore et de la faune en danger d’extinction dans le monde entier. De tortues avec un long cou de mètres à la forme étrange Seychelles coco- est un trésor à découvrir. Sur la côte est du continent africain, les Seychelles est souvent considéré comme l’un des pays africains. Les îles sont petites par le norme normale et Mahe étant la plus grande est en train  d’accueillir une ahurissante 90% de sa population. Il moyenne 155 km carrés. Cela est très très petit pour la plupart des gens autour du monde qui visitent- ce serait peut-être l’équivalent d’un village ou une ville d’où vous êtes. La capitale de Mahé est Port Victoria. La capitale elle-même est la maison à 70000 personnes des 90000 qui vivent sur Mahé. La logistique des îles Seychelles est l’un qui est très fascinant à réfléchir à-propos. À Victoria, le port de Victoria qui porte bien son nom est le centre de l’industrie du tourisme des Seychelles. La ville elle-même a été nommé d’après Sa Majesté, ainsi que l’aéroport entre autres bâtiments assez vieux pour avoir été en existence depuis quelques décennies au moins.

Mahé est également célèbre pour ses belles plages et une mer bleu eclatante que vous pouvez apprécier à travers diverses activités sur l’île. Les hotels aux Seychelles sont extremement agreables aussi. Cependant, ne vous limitez pas qu’aux activités de fantaisie! Une journée à la plage, profiter du soleil avec votre bien-aimé est un début parfait pour vos vacances. Acheter des souvenirs sur la plage, nager dans la mer chaude et claire, il est ce que beaucoup appellent le paradis après tout. Parlant des plages, Beau Vallon est l’endroit à être à Mahé. Il est la plage qui est toujours cité pour être l’un des joyaux de Mahé. Il est en fait parfait pour une baignade, calme avec une belle brise- c’est votre rêve de vacances tropicales parfaite qui vont être vécus en réalité. Plusieurs activités de sports nautiques sont accessibles aux vacances amateurs comme le jet ski et de la marche sous l’eau parmis autres. La mer calme et les sauveteurs sur la plage et la mer assurent un coffre-fort et sécurisé sont pour tous et chacun qu’ils cherchent à se détendre ou se livrer à ces activités mentionnées ci-dessus autour des plages.

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Mahé est également où Anse Intendance est situé. Oui, Anse Intendance- l’oe qui Manges pour figurer parmi les meilleures plages dans le monde entier sur une base quasi annuelle. Que seul étant l’une des plus belles plages de toutes les îles Seychelles, il peut mettre un combat puissant pour ce titre dans le monde entier. Il est l’endroit idéal pour les sports comme le surf en raison de son avoir des vagues plus fortes que Beau Vallon. Anse Intendance est le jumeau plus féroce des deux plages. Il est d’autre à l’expérience, mais plutôt agitée pour nager quelque chose. Il ne fait pour un endroit parfait pour les séances photos, des bains de soleil et de visites.

Maintenant hors de l’île de Praslin. Tout comme Mahé, il ne manque pas de belles plages, mais si vous êtes un fan de casinos et considérez-vous chanceux à jouer avec la monnaie, vous avez trouvé vous-même un nouveau repaire. Casino des Iles est un endroit élégant, avec son propre restaurant ainsi. Une main de poker, une heure de blackjack ou peut-être un peu la roulette et vous pourriez aussi bien être en laissant les Seychelles plus riche que vous avez atterri ici. Il est un des casinos chose- passionnants. Vous pourriez faire de nouveaux amis pour passer le reste de vos vacances avec ou vous pourriez avoir une grande conversation avec quelqu’un d’un autre côté du monde. Être au casino, il est en quelque sorte plus facile de socialiser avec les gens, contrairement à la plage où tout le monde est occupé dans leur propre petit monde ou dans les visites de groupe. Avec l’imagerie de la grandeur et de la positivité avec les gens réussissant à rire d’eux-mêmes, même quand ils viennent de perdre 100 $, Casino des Iles est un endroit chaud pour se reposer et profiter de la vie nocturne sur l’île. En gros, ne habiller joliment depuis pas de sandales ou des shorts sont autorisés tard le soir jusqu’au soir, apportez vous-même et bien sûr, de l’argent pour démarrer votre nuit et profitez-en! Espérons que dame chance va frapper!

Un autre incontournable des Seychelles est bien sûr Vallee de Mai. Sons plutôt discrète mais ceci est l’un des deux seuls endroits où le coco de mer survit encore. Quand la plupart des gens pensent des Seychelles, voici ce qui vient à l’esprit de la plus favorisée de la célèbre noix de coco avec une forme étrange comme le derrière d’une personne. Objet d’un grand intérêt, de nombreux touristes font un must pour prendre une photo tout en maintenant le coco de mer ou debout à côté de lui avec un grand sourire. Un peu, mais de plaisir coquin ne fait pimenter les vacances, mais cela fera pour une photo impressionnante sur votre manteau à la maison. Pratiquement aucun des gens sont conscients du fait qu’il est non seulement une image doctoré mais qui en effet existe réellement! Apres avoir s’amuser un peu et ayant eu une expérience enrichissante avec toujours plus de connaissances sur les animaux et les plantes de cette belle île tropicale et vous êtes près pour démarrer sur un autre aventure des iles. Si vous avez apprécié, vous voudrez peut-être réserver une autre aventure à l’une des nombreuses îles qui sont exclusivement dédiés à être des réserves naturelles. Si ceci est votre passion, alors Seychelles a des îles entières attendent votre exploration!

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Etre à la découverte des Seychelles est déjà une grande aventure qui fait rêver la plupart et comme on dit, les vacances à l’étranger ne sont jamais complètes sans une très bonne dégustation des plats du pays! La gastronomie Seychelles prend de multiples cuisines d’origine compte tenu de sa diversité culturelle et ethnique pour créer ce qui est maintenant bien-aimée comme la cuisine seychelloise. Unique dans son mélange de saveurs, cela va prendre votre palais à un autre niveau du « wow » gastronomique. Il existe plusieurs types de restaurants pour dîner ou déjeuner, y compris les restaurants de l’hôtel. Certains sont bien connus pour leurs recettes traditionnelles qui vont vous donner un vrai goût des Seychelles alors que d’autres feront des plats plus exotiques tels que la cuisine asiatique, entre autres. A la fin de la journée, vous aurez du avoir un grand merveilleux voyage dans le monde de la gastronomie seychelloise.

Si vous êtes prêt à explorer la grande cuisine des Seychelles, alors vous devriez vous attendre à voir le poisson comme une partie principale sur vos plats avec des fruits tropicaux comme les mangues, les bananes, les papayes, les pamplemousses tout en fonction du fruit est de la saison. Parmi les habitues tels que le poisson, le poulet, le bœuf, le pork- les crustacés feront une apparition fréquente eux aussi. Le niveau du gout épicé sera varié – les restaurants normalement vous demanderont vos préférences lorsque vous commandez. Si vous n’êtes pas un fan de la nourriture épicée, il faut leur dire à l’avance.

Tous les plats ne sont pas aussi communs que l’on peut attendre si vous visitiez, disons Maurice. L’une des spécialités des Seychelles est le chutney de requin et comme on dit aux Seychelles un « chatini requin ».

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Oui, vous avez bien lu, le requin. Comme le grand méchant poisson effrayant qui mange parfois les gens et cela fait par conséquence la une des journaux. Eh bien, il est en fait moins excitant que tout cela en vraie vie. La peau du requin est enlevée, puis bouillie jusqu’à ce que la chaire est moelleuse dans l’eau avec un peu de sel pour le goût. Ensuite, la viande est finement écrasée en petits morceaux. Il est cuit légèrement avec du bilimbi qui est un fruit dont le gout qui ressemble un peu aux cornichons confits et du jus de citron. Il peut être consommé avec des oignons frits ou caramélisés. Donc, si vous allez aux Seychelles, l’un des éléments sur votre liste à faire est certainement de deguster le fameux chutney de requin! Imaginez les histoires à raconter quand vous êtes à la maison.

Ce n’est pas tout- il y a d’autres plats qui, même s’ils ne sont pas aussi redoutables que le chutney de requin, ils valent la peine de goûter pendant votre temps dans les Seychelles. L’un des plus communs est le ladob qui peut être salés ou sucrés. Cela dépend sur si c’est un plat principal ou un dessert. Le poulet ou le poisson au curry cuit dans le lait de coco sucré frais donne une nouvelle tournure à un plat que vous pourriez être déjà habitué et il faut définitivement y gouter.

 

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Praslin is the second largest island of the Seychelles and probably one of the most beautiful and one of the most endearing. Indeed, it is more developed than La Digue and more relaxing than Mahe where the agitation is relatively strong around the Seychelles Capital: this is the ideal compromise.

Of the three main islands of the archipelago, Praslin is the one that best embodies the Seychelles paradise. More relaxed than Mahé, La Digue more developed than it brings together all the components of a Garden of Eden: the beaches that rival beauty in a turquoise symphony, hills languidly who complete their race in berries at the perfect curvature, scalloped shores of glaze (granite blocks) in shades of pink and little roads that crisscross made good by bus or car. Praslin is really the ideal destination for romantic strolls. The island also has its reputation to the Vallée de Mai, a unique plant sanctuary in the world, which grows in the sea coconut. Its fruits unusual shapes, the coco de mer, became a symbol of the archipelago . A few miles from the coast, the lagoon is sprinkled other islands worthy of postcards: Cousin, Curious, Barren and St. Pierre island. In these models ecotourism destinations, one can snorkel and get close to the birds and turtles. Get more active dive on one of the many sites readily available around Praslin.

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If the heat is to go all year on Praslin, the presence of trade winds should make you cautious in choosing your accommodation, depending on the season. In general, these winds on the south coast from May to September and on the north coast from November to March. During these periods, the algae make deposits in some places considerably less pleasant swimming. April and October mark between seasons and are considered the most pleasant. If you wish to travel to neighboring islands, know that sea turtles nest on the shores between October and February / March and qu’Aride will visit in general that from September to April (because of the heavy swell of the rest year).

Wonders abound and it can be difficult to choose between the different places to visit.

Anse Volbert Praslin

There are only two villages in Praslin and one of them is in Grand Anse. Yet nothing disturb your peace! Indeed, there are a few little shops, hotels and restaurants.

The beach stretches over 2km and is gorgeous:  white sand, turquoise sea! A pleasure to walk down the beach.

For those who are passionate about or who just want to learn to dive, there are some great spots to throw as around the island! The latter is one of the symbols of Seychelles as it really is an idyllic place!

Basically, you can relax in this small village where walking, swimming and diving occupy your day!

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Praslin Seychelles

The Vallee de Mai is a beautiful forest on the UNESCO World Heritage list. This is the only place where there is a tree called the coconut sea products which fruit to erotic forms: cocos-ass! It is the emblem of Praslin and even Seychelles!

Vallée de Mai is visited very easily by borrowing the marked trails. Distances and gradients are low. We can easily do so by family. beautiful palm It shows, birds, small rivers, large roots, etc. so we believe in full virgin forest! Small anecdote: at the entrance, the courses are described with estimated time! You can simply divide the time by 4 unless you decide to do the route on their hands!

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Anse Lazio Seychelles

Anse Lazio is north of Praslin and is easily accessible by bus. This is the perfect beach as we imagine: sand-like powder, palm flowing on the sand, calm waters protected by the bay, rocks at each end which look like cardboard scenery, an ideal place for snorkeling!

Unfortunately, in 2011, two shark attacks in Praslin on this beach came tarnish the quiet and idyllic side of this place! Not enough to no longer worry about more than that since it is extremely rare facts and we must not think about it and enjoy.

For a holiday getaway, you can find villas in Seychelles and amazing hotels in Praslin, for an even more thrilling experience…

Les Seychelles restent une destination fantastique toute l’année, malgré des averses de pluie qui tombent généralement soudaines, ils quittent rapidement un ciel bleu clair et ensoleillé. Il est préférable de planifier votre voyage autour de ce que vous voulez faire.

Randonnée pédestre, le surf et la planche à voile sont les meilleurs au début et à la fin des alizés, généralement autour de Avril et Octobre; tandis que la plongée, la natation et la plongée sont meilleures Avril, Mai et Octobre ,Novembre quand les moyennes de température de l’eau 28 ° C et la visibilité est beaucoup plus que d’habitude. On pouvait voir jusqu’à 40 mètres sur un jour de chance!

L’observation des oiseaux est le meilleur en Avril pendant la saison de reproduction qui est entre Mai et Septembre pour la nidification des sternes fuligineuses, et en Octobre lors de la migration.

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îles diminutive et petits comme La Digue abritent quelques-unes des plus belles plages du monde, où les décontractées habitants obtiennent dans les rues de sable à vélo.

Avec un temps magnifique toute l’année, les températures chaudes glorieux et beau ciel bleu, il n’y a pas de mauvais moment pour être ici. Cependant, selon ce que vous voulez faire pendant votre voyage, il y a quelques choses à considérer:

Il ne pleut toute l’année aux Seychelles, il est en plus de pluie moyenne entre Novembre et Janvier. Cela dit, comme partout sous les tropiques pluie douches ont tendance à être court, d’une durée de quelques heures plutôt qu’en quelques jours à la fois, donc cela ne doit pas être un facteur important dans votre décision. En fait, ils sont plus comme bruines pour être apprécié que d’avoir peur de!

La plupart des gens trouvent que avec des brises fraîches de mer, des piscines et de belles mers la chaleur est jamais vraiment un problème. Les températures nocturnes jamais top 25C toute l’année, ce qui rend le sommeil facile, et tout, mais le logement le plus basique offrira la climatisation. Si vous êtes particulièrement sensible à entendre que vous pourriez souhaiter pour éviter les mois les plus chauds de Mars, Avril et mai et optez pour un temps breezier refroidisseur, comme Juillet à Octobre.

La plupart des plages sont fantastiques toute l’année, à la recherche magnifique et offrant une grande piscine. Si vous avez votre coeur sur votre séjour à une propriété sur le sud-ouest de Mahé ou Praslin, vous voudrez peut-être rester pendant les mois d’Octobre – Avril quand les vagues sur de superbes plages de l’ouest au sud de Mahé sera plus calme faire nager plus sûr, et il y aura beaucoup moins d’algues sur la côte sud-ouest de Praslin.

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Surf et planche à voile sont les meilleurs pendant les alizés du sud-est de Mai à Septembre lorsque les vents et les vagues se combinent pour offrir une expérience beaucoup plus excitant.

Honeymoons sont fabuleux à tout moment – mais si vous sentez les petits enfants peuvent gâcher un peu l’ambiance, vous pourriez vouloir éviter de visiter pendant les vacances scolaires en Europe, qui provoquent des périodes de pointe en Juillet et Août, ainsi que les grandes fêtes comme Noël ou Pâques.

Plongée avec tuba et de plongée sous-marine est grande toute l’année, et les opérateurs de plongée sauront quels sont les meilleurs sites pour une visibilité à un moment de l’année. Cela dit, les meilleures conditions tous les sous-marines rondes peuvent être trouvés pendant Avril-Mai et Octobre-Novembre, lorsque la visibilité peut haut de 30 mètres et la température de l’eau peut être aussi élevée que 29C.

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La voile est grande toute l’année, bien que les vents plus forts entre Mai et Octobre peuvent offrir des conditions plus intéressantes pour certains, tandis que ceux qui recherchent une croisière paisible de la plage de la plage pourraient préférer conditions entre Avril et Octobre. Si le côté compétitif des choses est d’intérêt pour vous, alors vous devriez savoir que la Seychelles Sailing Cup a lieu en Janvier, le Beau Vallon Regatta en Octobre et le Concours international de pêche en Novembre.

Compte tenu de l’année des Seychelles rond beau temps, la meilleure réponse est le plus tôt possible! Réservez ce billet maintenant!

The Republic of Seychelles comprises of 115 islands known as an archipelago with an estimated population of ninety thousands. It is well known for its beaches and lagoons attracting at least two hundred thousand yearly. In 2013,230,272 foreigners visited those islands out of which more than ninety percent came for vacation purposes only. So if you are planning for a holiday in the Seychelles, here is a list of the top places you might want to check out in the group of islands.

1.Port Victoria

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The Port Victoria is the capital of the main and largest island of Seychelles, the Mahé Island. It is named after the queen of England and is the heart of the Seychelles’ tourist industry. You will find a botanical garden which is almost a hundred year old. With fifteen acres of native and exotic plants, bats and giant tortoises, it is the ideal place for nature lovers.

Port Victoria also has a clock tower, a small version of the Big Ben found in England. The little Ben was build in 1903 and is the most well-known and noticeable historical monument there. Furthermore the Mahé Island holds many hotels, making it easy for visitors to find comfortable accommodation during their small journey in the granite land.

Looking for a hotel in Mahé island ?Check out Le jardin des Palmes 

2.Anse intendance

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Anse Intendance which is also found in the Mahé Island has one of most gorgeous beaches among the 115 islands. It is an ideal place for surfing thanks to the strong winds there causing frequent big waves. However, due to the lack of protective coral reefs and the southeast trade wind, we would not advise one to go bathing there. On the other hand, one can sunbath and shoot beautiful pictures with the palm framed landscape.

 

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3.Beau Vallon

Beau Vallon beach

Beau Vallon,located on the northwest coast of Mahé, has everything that tourists whom seaside is far from reach in their natives’ countries may want. The sea is usually calm making it the perfect place for swimming. You will also find a range of water sports on offer namely jet skies,water skiing and underwater walking. It is also very safe for families with children thanks to the calm sea and lifeguards that circulate around the borders of the beaches.

4.Vallée de Mai National Park

Valle de Mai National Park

The Vallée de Mai National Parkis a UNESCO world heritage site. The latter maintains a very old forest that includes approximately four thousands samples of the giant coco de mer fruit palm which is special to the Seychelles, Vanilla orchids, Palmists, Latanier, Splayed traveler’s palm and Chinese fans. Photographers and nature lovers will adore adventuring in this reserve. The valley is also home to many types of lizards and rare birds

5.Baie Lazare

Baie Lazarre lagoon

Baie Lazare, a beautiful village named after Lazare Picault who was a 18th century explorer. The latter was sent by the government to explore the islands. The primary tourist attraction in the rural area is the neo-Gothic Baie Lazare church which gives a wide view of the area. Numerous hotels have settled around the border of the beaches. A day at those hotels would provide one with striking azure water and dazzling white sand views.

Note: Check out Wharf hotel in Mahé island!

6.Morne Seychellois National Park

Morne seychellois national park

Morne Seychellois National Park is the largest national park in the Seychelles. It occupies more than twenty percent of the Mahé Island with mountainous borders. Morne Seychellois is the highest mountain there, reaching 905 meters high. If you would like a good view of Port Victoria, you might want to climb this high point of land. It will also offer a gorgeous view of the southwest coast of Mahé. Green activists will get to do hiking trails and admire the tea plantations there.

7. Cousin Island

Cousine island beach in Seychelles

Cousin Island was established in 1968. It is a nature reserve protected by the Seychelles law and hosts mainly the Seychelles Warble and hawksbill turtle. Different types of animals can be found there namely the Seychelles magpie robin, the Seychelles brush warbler, the Seychelles turtledove and the Wedge tailed shearwater. The reserve holds breeding grounds for the lesser noddies, fairy kerns and tropic birds. The island is accessible to visitors every morning from Monday to Friday but is closed on weekends and public holidays.

8.Anse Lazio

Anse Lazio beach

Anse Lazio is found on the north shore of Praslin Island and is the place where you can get the best pictures of the beaches. Sided by rounded granite boulders, the fine small sands merges with the crystal clear waters in light shades of blue.It’s lagoon is protected by coral reefs and so offers excellent swimming and snorkeling opportunities. Takamaka trees surrounds the beach, providing shades from the hot shinning sun for relaxing and eating after a good bath in the waters. There are also many restaurants on both ends of the beach, so no need to bring provisions of food or water.

Note: Check out lareserve.sc to book a hotel in Praslin.

9.Bird Island

Bird Island
Bird Island

The name itself says everything about the island. It harbors at least 1,500,000 black terns.  Bird lovers and passionate photographers will find the perfect opportunity to go to Bird Island from May to October which is the breeding season for these terns. Fairy and noddy terns, cardinals, ground doves, mynahs, crested terns, and plovers giant land tortoises are also inhabitants of the island.Visitors can have access to the Island in 30 minutes through a flight from Mah­é Island.

10.Silhouette Island

Top view of silhouette island seychelles

Silhouette Island is reputed for its rich biodiversity. It has a mist forest and is the third largest granite island in Seychelles. It has a park which preserves more than 2000 species including birds, geckos, chameleons, turtles, and skinks.Visitors will also find caves to adventure and beaches with best swimming and snorkeling opportunities.

 
As you can see, the Seychelles is an ideal place for you to visit on your vacations. Fed up with the high buildings views and the polluted air in your country? Then book your ticket to visit the Seychelles now and do not forget to bring this list with you. Also, you might want to check out this article on the 5 best affordable hotels in the Seychelles if you are planning a trip in the archipelago.

 

 

The world’s most renowned place for relaxation is at the beach. However, not all beaches are worth the trip. Many of the beaches in the world would leave you disappointed. Here is a list of the top 10 beaches we think you should visit in the Indian Ocean to make your vacation one of the most memorable experiences of your life. Our choices are based on factors such as the beauty of the places and the level of satisfaction one will get while visiting these shores.  A trip to one of these beaches would make you feel like you are in heaven and you would definitely want to come back for more.

 

 

1. Pereybere Beach, Mauritius.

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Pereybere during week days

The beach is located in the north of Mauritius in the village of Pereybere.  It is one of the many seasides in Mauritius with beautiful sands and calm lagoons. Arriving at the beach, you will find a lot of casuarinas trees around the borders of the shore. Photographers will have a nice playground and good photo shoot opportunities.

But the reason this beach is first in our top 10 is because it is very safe for families with small children. In fact, the lagoon is very calm and shallow at the beginning. You will not find any corals that will hurt your foot in the waters. As a result, you can run and walk carefree at the starting point of the shoal.

Furthermore, there are coast guards roaming in the area while there are great numbers of inhabitants bathing in the waters. Therefore one can let their babies play on the beach with no worries. There are many water sports activities that you can get access to, like windsurf, parasailing, water ski and many more.It is also a nice spot to admire the sunsets and sunrise.

 

Are you planning to come to Mauritius for a holiday? Check out the Activities in Mauritius you can try!

2. Trou aux Biches Beach, Mauritius

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Trou aux Biches is situated in the north west of Mauritius. It has one of the most gorgeous beach in the island. Many hotels are available there and plenty of water sports and adrenaline rush activities are also proposed. The quality of the sand is phenomenal, powder-like while the beach gives a beautiful picturesque view, being decorated by coconut trees around the borders.
Being home to many beautiful and multicoloured corals and different types of fishes, the sea offers the most spectacular snorkelling experience.

3. Beau Vallon, Seychelles

Beau Vallon beach sunset in Seychelles

Beau Vallon is situated on the north west of Mahé Island. It is the most renowned and largest beach in Mahé Island. The beach is clean and is home to some white crabs which can be seen early in the morning. At night, you can have a romantic walk over the beach while the small waves crush against your legs just as we see in the movies.

Moreover, the waters are deep enough for swimming although you will have to keep your eyes opened for fishermen’s boats. Coconut trees and takamaka trees can be found along the beach with good picturesque view.

 

4.  Anse Intendance, Seychelles

Anse intendance beach in Seychelles

One of Seychelles’ and among the most beautiful beaches in the Indian ocean, Anse Intendance has the finest of sand and nice picturesque view with palm trees decorating the borders of the beach. Found in the main island of Seychelles, the Mahé island, Anse Intendance offers great surfing opportunities while having the drawbacks of dangerous waters. As a result, we do advice not to go bathing in the sea at Anse Intendance.

And if you are looking for a hotel in mahe , Jardin des palmes will surely meet your expectations, providing value for money.

5. Anse volbert, Seychelles

Anse volbert is situated on the north east coast of Praslin, an island among the other 114 islands of the archipelago of Seychelles. Anse volbert is among the most popular beaches in Praslin. It has fine sands and warm shallow waters. It is safe for children to bath as the sea is protected by coral reefs resulting in calm and peaceful waters.

6. Mont Choisy Beach, Mauritius

Mont Choisy beach in Mauritius

Mont choisy is found in the north of Mauritius. It is usually the beach most local inhabitants go to as it is easily accessible and has plenty of space. If you would like the beach to be a little deserted, you might be granted your wish during week days. The beach also has a football area with sand on the ground instead of grass. It offers facilities such as public toilets and bathrooms.
The sand is of average quality with a shallow lagoon and patrol roaming in the area. There are numerous casuarinas trees on the borders of the beach. In fact, most of the trees one will find there are casuarinas trees. Many water sports are available to the public, like water skiing, tube riding, surfing, parasailing and glass-bottom boat.

7. Anse Lazio beach, Seychelles

Anse Lazio

Anse Lazio is located on the north shore of Praslin Island. This beach is a must go for the photograph lovers. It provides the best quality shoots for even the amateur camera holders. With the beautiful sands being merged with the crystal clear, light blue coloured water and the nice sun shining bright over them, you will feel like the view is from heaven itself. Its lagoon is protected by coral reefs resulting in calm waters. Here you will have good swimming opportunities.

8. Blue Bay Beach, Mauritius

Blue bay beach in Mauritius

The Blue Bay beach is situated south east of Mauritius. A very beautiful beach, with the sand white merging with the light blue lagoon following the dark blue deep sea. Its lagoon is very deep while not being very suitable for small children to go swimming without proper surveillance.
You have a wide parking space to park your vehicle but the parking area is not in so good conditions. One may sunbath on the spacious beach or may rest in the shades of the casuarinas trees while other average swimmers can go for a swim in the attractive turquoise waters of blue bay.
Snorkelling will be quite an experience there. The waters are crystal clear, making the wide variety of fishes, crabs and other sea animals easily spotted.

9. Ile aux Cerfs

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Around the east coast of Mauritius, you can take a boat for a trip to the Island of Ile aux cerfs, a small island surrounded by good quality sand with nice waters .

However, be careful where you land your foot in the lagoon. You might step on sea urchins which when sting, hurt extremely. The natural habitat there was preserved and so provides a wonderful snorkelling experience. On the other hand, hotels on the ilot offers high quality services and there are numerous activities on offer. You will surely enjoy yourself there.

10. Maafushi, Maldives

Maafushi Maldives top view

If you are looking for a trip to the beach to relax with nothing much of a budget, Maafushi is the right place for you. Among the many islands in the archipelago, Maafushi homes a gorgeous beach with powder-like sands and light blue coloured waters. You may find some water sports there such as snorkelling. However, it is not a place where one can experience adrenaline rush activities. It is mainly designed for relaxation. Moreover, if you like calmness and tranquillity, we suggest you go in September which is in the low season when the prices are also very low. October and November are the peak seasons. There will be a lot of foreigners and prices will definitely be on the rise.

All the islands in the indian ocean are worth a trip, Mauritius and seychelles being the most popular among holidaymakers.  If you are planning a trip to any of these two, we highly recommend you to book a villa in mauritius, or stay at villa caroline which one of the most affordable hotels in mauritius, offering 4-star services.

 

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Seychelles!

The 115 scattered islands located in the northwest of the Indian Ocean form the Seychelles archipelago, a rare representation of paradise on Earth. Greeneries, coconut trees, Palm trees, endless beaches and azure lagoon characterize the Seychelles Islands and its magnificent environments.

Often seen as lush and peaceful, Seychelles islands attracts travellers from around the world who in search of a relaxing vacation! With its majestic beaches, a colourful culture and its legendary hospitality, the Seychelles archipelago is outclass many other destinations in the world. Let’s discover the main island of the archipelago, Mahe.

 

Mahé

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The largest Mahe of the 115 islands is also the most inhabited with a population of 78,500, representing more than 90% of the Seychellois population. With its international airport, the island is the country’s only access, any traveller will visit Mahé. The island is home to the Victoria capital, (one of the smallest capitals in the world) the main administrative centre of the country.

Mahé is the main island and connects all the other islands of the archipelago either by air or by ship stopovers and is considered as the richest and most complete of all the Seychelles archipelago, here are a few pictures of Mahé!

 

Victoria

Port Victoria  Photo Nelson Tauro
Port Victoria
Photo Nelson Tauro

Symbol of a whole country, the city Victoria is visited and inhabited by a multicultural population. Also known as Port Victoria (by the Seychellois), the city very attractive and is full of religious monuments, colonial houses and museums.

 

Sir Selwyn Clarke Market

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Located at the heart of Victoria, the central market (or “Bazaar” in creole) is the main attraction of the city. In a multitude of colours is gathered all the flavours and scents of the Seychelles. There is everything, from vegetables, fruit, fish and other seafood. At the stalls, you will discover enchanting characters who will tell you an anecdote or a little story before sell you their products. Another section of the market has a craft market and a few traders will delight you with their handmade souvenirs. Not to be missed!

 

Le Jardin du Roi

"Jardin Du Roi" Spice Garden Seychelles
“Jardin Du Roi” Spice Garden in Mahe Seychelles

Not far from the capital Victoria, there is a garden with particularly exotic scents, Le Jardin du Roi, which translates as “King’s garden”. Representing an area of about 25 hectares, the garden brings together local and endemic plant species often used in creole cuisine. During a trek of an hour you will discover a range of spices and fruit in the middle of the very aromatic aisles. At the end of the course, at the top of a hill, you can enjoy a breath-taking view on the sea. The particularity of this place is that it has its own restaurant, a restaurant where they use spices and fruits found in the same garden to prepare the meals.

 

The beaches of Mahé

Although Mahe is the most populous of the Islands, it is relatively easy to find a deserted Beach to spend a good time at the seaside. Renting a car is the best solution to discover the island and beaches are not what’s missing on Mahé, there not less than fifty sublime beaches. Several internationally renowned hotels have been built their resorts in harmony with the tropical scenery of the beaches of the island. Therefore, the traveller can at the same time enjoy a unique hospitality, the beach and all in a tropical climate. Here are five of the most beautiful beaches of the island of Mahé.

 

Beau Vallon

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Located north of the island, the beach of Beau Vallon is the most appreciated by the Seychelles but is also a famous beach for tourists. The beach is long and spacious. However, it is quite busy on weekends when Seychellois gather there for family picnics. Beau Vallon beach is popular for its azure lagoon, deep water and its abundance of aquatic life, which is ideal for diving and other nautical activities such as glass-bottomed boat trips.

 

Anse Intendance

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The beach of Anse Intendance is located to the south of Mahé, a beach perfect for those who want to enjoy the beauty of the Indian Ocean. A beach of almost a kilometre long aligning granitic rocks and coconut trees. Unlike most other beaches of Mahé, the beach of Anse Intendance has no reef, which makes the place most suitable for surfing for swimming. The beach of Anse Intendance is also very popular for sunbathing and seaside strolls.

 

Sunset Beach

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As its name suggests, this beach is coloured every evening by beautiful sunsets. If you come to Mahe for honeymoon, this beach is for you. You will enjoys stunning views of the surrounding islands including Silhouette and the North Island. The beach is wild, granitic formations wrapped by coconut trees and the turquoise lagoon amazingly tranquil.

 

Anse Major

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Photo credit: Juergen Feuerer http://www.jf-fotografie.biz/

 

The beach of Anse Major is certainly the most special of all the beaches of the island of Mahé. The only way to access it is hiking the Anse Major trail or by boat. Therefore, it is also one of the less visited beaches on the island, and if you are looking for a place out of the ordinary to spend the day, Anse Major is the place you need. Framed by ancient granitic rocks, this charming white white sand beach is a source of inspiration for any traveller!

 

Port Launay

Port Launay Marine Park
Port Launay Marine Park

Located on the northwest coast of Mahe, this beach is one of the hidden treasures of Mahé. The beach is part of a National Marine Park and is surrounded by a stunning coral reef with a variety of colourful fish. Protected by thr reef, the beach is very quiet, which is even better to enjoy water but especially for scuba diving. The beach itself is large and abundantly lined by trees. Like any other classified National Park places in the Seychelles, it is strictly forbidden to collect corals and other sea shells.

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It is often said that Mahe is the best place to start your holidays in the Seychelles!

 

1.      Anse Intendance

Anse Intendance is not to be left apart out of Mahé‘s group of most beautiful and famous beaches. Anse Indentance is wild and remote but yet the stretch of coastline in the fast south west, populated by just one exclusive resort, carries an exotic charm not to be seen elsewhere. The Banyan Tree which is made up of pool villas spread along part of the beach and the headland to the north of the bay.

Public can access the beach via the south of the bay, where there is a very well-marked path through the jungle just to the side of the resort, Walking through the path will give you the sensation of a complete immersion in the sounds of the fauna and flora.

What is amazing about Anse intendance is the fact that it is completely virgin of all habitations. Apart from the hotel, amongst the only signs of civilization is a small exotic bar, completely carved from tree trunks which gives it a total immersion in the nature. Sitting on wooden stools, you could get a cold drink to cool yourself off from the hot Seychelles tropical climate.

A lifeguard, from the top of a banyan tree constantly watch over the lagoon watching for eventual incidents. It is said that it is unsafe to swim from June to September due to high winds and waves.

From Quatre Bournes to Anse Intendance, you can drive through a lush appealing vegetation. It is a sight to be seen since at times although still in the forest you can see straight to the sea which gives it quite of a Hollywood scenery.

2.      Seychelles National Botanical Gardens

To take a good deal of the rich nature of the Seychelles, a visit to the Botanical Garden of Mahé is all set! One hour of walking through small gardens which combines native trees, flowers, ornamental plants, palm trees, turtles, and serenity which adds to the magic of the place.

It’s not a bad idea to begin the visit by knocking on the door of Sabrina the librarian who knows the garden on her fingertips. She will surely have a little story to tell about the attractions of this national heritage of Seychelles.

A haven of tranquility founded by Rivaltz Dupont, a Mauritian agricultural enthusiast exotic plants. At first it was a garden of acclimatization of plants imported by the agronomist but it soon became a place discovery park and ride for any visitor. Victoria’s Botanical Garden is both a pleasure garden with its equatorial forest scraps, garden ornamentals, its granite blocks and lawns that give an air of paradise…

 

3.      Victoria Market

If there is a place where all the flavors and colors of the Seychelles mix together is without doubt the Sir Selwyn Selwyn Clarke Market in downtown Victoria.

This is the “bazaar” as it is known in Creole, always animated and noisy. This market whose name comes from an old English governor offers a fascinating view of the daily life of Mahé: the nonchalant side of the people, bright colors, spices, perfumes, conversations noise … It is also the market where farmers sell their crops coming week on Saturday morning, the day of the great festival of the country products.

The stalls are located in the central courtyard of the market, arranged through narrow alleys where fruit and vegetable vendors coexist in a brouhaha worthy of a true market. Ask to Leon, the papaya seller to explain how he treats his plantation, how it works in his field to harvest beautiful papaya whose interior is a dazzling yellow and whose flavor is even more appetizing. Beside him, small bunch of ripe mangoes or lawyers, all of the country.

Spices are almost ubiquitous in this market with their colors and scents that make you dream with these delicious curries which Seychelles housewives secret. Powdered coriander, saffron, cinnamon rods are some of the spices that are the delight of dishes every day.

A little further, it is the fresh fish merchants who are heard. They are noisy and are trying by all possible actions to attract the housewife or cook came for the day’s catch. The bourgeois famous, red captain silver mackerel or tuna slice often give plenty of choice.

4.      Bel Ombre Beach

Again one sight to be seen in the Seychelles. You can’t miss the Bel Ombre beach is you’re traveling to the Seychelles.

Situated in Beau Vallon, the Beach is one of the main tourist attraction. The water is crystal clear and the sand soft.

The lagoon is so clear that many prefer to snorkel at Bel Ombre.

 

5.      Cassedent Trail

In the mood of a challenge or simply want to get fit? Trail and hiking lovers, you are served. Probably the most beautiful trail and hiking track of the Seychelles.

The Cassedent Trail offers an extensive, moderately difficult path that travels along the ridge of a mountain base.

The Cassedent route ascends and descends along the way in a series of gentle climbs. The picturesque terrain features groups of screw pines, a palm marsh and a host of other native trees. Along the way, hikers navigate across a series of foot bridges. Upon reaching the end of the trail around three hours later, travellers can take a cooling dip in the soothing waterfall and take a moment in the shady cave, which provides the idyllic setting for a peaceful rest and a possible picnic.