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Are you curious, traveling friend? We propose to give you a brief on the Seychelles, before going there. It’s the cultural minute! For your info, the Seychelles is a chain of 115 islands. The main islands are Mahé, La Digue and Praslin. We’ll talk about the 3, do not worry

It should be known that the Seychellois are not hyper numerous, barely 100,000 inhabitants, the majority on Mahé. By the way, did you know that the island is named after the governor of Isle de France (now Mauritius) of the time (18th century)? Bertrand-François Mahé from La Bourdonnais. It is now an independent state.

Here you see, with some information, it always does!

Getting There

We will talk about what we know and we tested: Air Seychelles! Hyper practical night flights, live, from Paris. Like, that, you arrive in the morning, almost fresh and ready to start your day. And we do not know about you, but long flights are better at night, right?

Good service on board, news movies on offer, friendly staff, in short, that’s good. We could even test the business after an upgrade, and there, too, nothing to complain about. Staff navigating the care, you can sleep fully lying down, alcohol at will, and good meals.

In short, it is a faultless. Ideal to start your stay in Seychelles on the island of Mahe.

What do we do on the spot?

You’re happy, you’ve arrived on Mahé, but you do not know what to do. No worries, we take care of you.

Visit of Victoria, the capital

We suggest you start at the beginning, namely, discover the small capital of Mahé, Victoria. So, of course, there is the reproduction of Big Ben in the middle of a crossroads or the botanical garden that you can go to … But we, what we propose to you, is rather to dive into the atmosphere of the city . And for that, only one solution, you queues at the local market! The best is Saturday morning, it is at this time that it is the most animated. Avoid going by car, there is not much parking!

Market that attracts a lot of people. Well, we hope that fish smells do not bother you because there are a lot of fishmongers who come to sell their fishing. Must say that tuna is a bit of Mahé’s specialty. Do not worry, you also have vendors of fruits and vegetables, souvenirs, etc.

Also know that right next to the market is a beautiful Hindu temple that you can visit by taking off your shoes before entering.

 

The King’s garden

So, here we are very excited about the concept. You freely visit a garden that includes dozens, see hundreds of species of trees, spices, plants, etc … Old spice garden dating from the 18th century, which is 100 hectares. Besides, you will probably be received by the owner of the place, who is no longer very young. All with a magnificent view of Anse Royale.

While we found the visit a bit rough (we must try to follow the numbers in order), but in the end, we learn a lot of things. How nutmeg, vanilla, cinnamon grow, and so on. It’s up to you to recognize everything.

There are even some turtles and beautiful birds that come to feast in the flowering trees. In short, a great way to get to know the island of Mahé and its lush vegetation.

 

Takamaka Rumery

Before or after visiting the King’s Garden, not too far from there, you’ll come across the Takamaka Rum. Did you know that the Seychelles had their own rum? We, no.

So, it’s a good surprise! The free visit is free. Otherwise, you have paid guided tours at 11:30 and 13:30, and a tasting. You can also eat there, there is a restaurant.

 

Labrim Bazaar

So, it’s a bit like the Victoria market. You go on Wednesday evening on the beach of Beau Vallon to immerse yourself in the Seychellois atmosphere. On the program: souvenir stands, but above all, street-food stalls and drums concert atmosphere by the fire. There’s something for everyone … And above all, it’s really cheap!

 

Cooking class and street-food

Moreover, as we are always on the subject of food, we will go a little deeper. Your choice can be focused on a Creole cooking class. On the program: smoked fish salad, octopus curry, Creole fish and sweet potato stew (it’s the dessert).

It’s fun to do, and when you get home, you can make good rum cocktails followed by a typical Creole meal for your friends. You will be the star of the evening!

That’s for the side a little pro. The specialty of Seychelles, and that will allow you to save money, is street food and take-away. You will find booths everywhere, either in the form of vans, or at the beach, in the form of barbecues. Ideal for eating well, local dishes and fresh, cheap.

Basically, you eat well for 5 to 7 € per person. And for dessert, good fruits, with fresh coconut water. This what holidays are about.

 

Some Key Places to visit

Mission Lodge: it is a beautiful view of the island of Mahé, but also a historic place. An old school that took care of children freed from slavery to teach them.

Tea factory: there are some tea plantations on the island, and a packing plant.

Eden Island: artificial island which houses luxury villas and some shops.

Treasure of the pirate The Hawk: we will give you some information on the subject. On the other hand, if you find something, we take 50%. Thank you very much. It seems that the pirate Olivier Levasseur would have stashed his treasure around Treasure Cove.

 

The beaches

We kept you the best for the end: the discovery of the beaches of Mahé. That it is a bit of Seychelles’ specialty.

Anse Major Beach: you have to go to the end of the road that leads to the trail to access this beach. About 1h30 walk. But just before, accessible by car, there is a magnificent view of the granitic rocks.

Beau Vallon Beach: surely the most popular and lively beach on the island of Mahé. Perfect for swimming, sunbathing, jet-skiing, parasailing, etc … Numerous street-food stalls, every day, along the beach. And above all, the sunsets to fall!

Anse Royale Beach: an immense beach, one of the most popular in Mahé. The water is calm, perfect for swimming because protected by the barrier reef offshore. From June to September, it is ideal for kite-surfing!

Baie Lazare Beach: This is the beach of the Kempiski Hotel. It is accessible free of charge. It is especially recommended to eat there for lunch, feet in the sand at the restaurant of the hotel.

Petite Anse Beach: This is the beach of the Four Seasons Hotel. However, it is accessible to the public, and you can even eat or just have a drink at the bar in the evening, at sunset.

Anse Louis beach: it is the beach of Maia Resort, accessible by road without problem. Be careful, deep sea and strong waves in windy conditions. Perfect for surfing so. If you want to take for Brice de Nice, now is the time. When the sea is calm, good spot of snorkeling.

Grand Anse Beach: very large white sand beach, along the road, with the mountains in the background. Watch out for swimming, no reef to protect the beach and a lot of depth.

Port Glaud beach: beach often deserted, a real postcard decor. Possibility to access the island at low tide.

Anse l’Islette beach: on the way to Port Launay, you will come across Anse l’Islette, recognizable by the island in the bay. The water is just beautiful in the area.

Port Launay beach: busy beach, offering many water activities. Calm and shallow water. Easily accessible by car. As a bonus, there is a swing, for older children.

 

We hope you have had a glimpse of what Mahe is all about! Have fun in the Seychelles!

From Mahé to Praslin via La Digue and all the other islands in the region, discover our favorites in terms of visits to museums or monuments, jungle excursions or lazy outings to pretty secret coves. White sand beach, nature or culture, you will be spoiled for choice for your trip to Seychelles!

Composed of 115 islands and islets with their own identity, the archipelago is known for its idyllic bays, nature reserves, abundant tropical vegetation and varied wildlife. Going on an excursion to observe the animals of the islands, you will come across turtles, bats (the Rousette, a bat threatened,) birds and many tropical fish. Each island is worth a visit, although travelers often share their time between Mahé, La Digue and Praslin. But no matter where you go, there is a wealth of things to see in the Seychelles, from the most remote areas to quaint villages to heavenly beaches. The Seychelles, with its diverse and varied landscapes, is famous for its beautiful beaches framed by granite rocks, coconut palms and crystal clear turquoise water. There are pretty Creole houses, numerous artists’ galleries, historical monuments, marine parks and nature reserves.

MAHÉ ISLAND

maheview

Largest island of the archipelago, Mahé is a concentrate of nature and culture. Hiking on the highest point of the archipelago to reach a breathtaking panorama, lazing and swimming on one of the 70 beaches of the island, cultural tour of the Baie Lazare … By lodging the shores of Mahé, you can enjoy its most beautiful beaches like the white sand beach of Beau Vallon or that of Anse Royale. Its coastline idyllic landscape lends itself to relaxation or snorkeling (snorkeling) or scuba diving and also makes for beautiful catamaran rides. A day tour should allow you to explore the south of the island or discover the marine park of St. Anne which includes the islands of St. Anne, Long, Medium, Round and Deer Island.

The opportunities to go out are not lacking. Follow us to the beach of Petite Anse, enjoy a breath of fresh air at Morne Seychellois then go stroll on the Sir Selwyn Selwyn Clarke market in Victoria … Guaranteed immersion on the main island of Seychelles.

PRASLIN ISLAND

The second biggest island of the archipelago has nothing to envy to its neighbors with regard to its possibilities of visits and excursions. The island of Praslin, known for its dream beaches, is a paradise of idleness. Discover its most beautiful beaches and its most famous diving spots. On the nature side, you can go to the nature reserve of the Valley of May and meet a lot of wild animals. Between the Cove of Lazio, Kerlan and Georgette, the visit of Curieuse Island, scuba diving to explore the seabed, there is much to discover in Praslin.

Among the things to see in Praslin, do not forget the countless cultural visits that we share with you and that will allow you to learn more about the history of the archipelago. The Praslin Museum and Rita’s Art Studio & Gallery are just a few examples.

THE ISLAND OF LA DIGUE

With its beautiful sandy beaches, hiking and biking trails and its tranquil and authentic atmosphere, La Digue is one of our favorites. Walks in oxcart to discover the translucent waters of Anse Source d’Argent passing of course by meeting with the giant tortoises and the visit of the estate of the Union and its pretty colonial house, the possibilities of excursions and visits are not lacking. Take inspiration from our good ideas to build your future stay in La Digue!

OTHER ISLANDS OF SEYCHELLES

You know us, we love discovering off the beaten track. So follow us and go together to discover the unknown islands of Seychelles.

The pristine and intact natural settings of Denis, the luxuriant vegetation of Silhouette, the turquoise blue lagoon of Fregate … The small islands of the archipelago make it possible to leave the hordes of tourists to discover a more intimate and hidden facet of the Seychelles.

Take a trip on Robinson Denis, discover the fauna and flora of the jungle Silhouette with a naturalist guide, visit the Sainte-Anne Marine National Park on Cerf Island … A maximum of inspiration to discover the Seychelles otherwise!

Happy Holidays in the Seychelles

Une escapade sur une île tropicale est incomplète sans passer quelques jours sur une plage de sable blanc isolée, en absorbant le soleil, en sirotant le doux jus des noix de coco ou des cocktails sous l’ombre d’un palmier ou profiter d’un lagon bleu turquoise. 

Les Seychelles ont sans conteste les meilleures plages du monde, chacune différente du prochain et offrant tous des endroits idéaux pour la natation, la plongée, le snorkeling, les sports nautiques, la navigation de plaisance et la pêche – vous avez l’embarras du choix. 

Indépendamment de la façon dont les vents alizés soufflent lorsque vous visitez, vous pourrez toujours trouver un endroit de baignade tranquille pour vous détendre et passer une journée parfaite sur un endroit isolé à l’abri des vagues. 

Voici nos notre liste des plus belles plages à voir à Mahe, Praslin et La Digue … 

Mahé 

ANSE ROYALE

 

Frangé par un majestueux récif et des rochers granitiques, la baie d’Anse Royale offre des eaux abritées idéales pour la baignade, la plongée en apnée, navigation sur ses eaux calmes, la pêche, le kayak et le paddle boarding. Agréable toute l’année, mais particulièrement pendant la saison des vents alizés nord-ouest lorsque les eaux sont translucides, doux et tranquilles. 

ANSE INTENDANCE

Anse Intendance Mahé

Un endroit idéal pour bronzer toute l’année, Anse Intendance offre un long banc de sable blanc poudreuse. Il n’y a pas de récif, de sorte que les vagues sont beaucoup plus grandes que la plupart des autres plages, ce qui en fait le point de surf idéal, mais attention, il peut y avoir des courants violents. Pendant la saisons des alizé du sud-est, les vagues peuvent atteindre des hauteurs redoutables, mais pendant la saison des alizés du nord-ouest, la mer est plus calme et idéale pour la baignade. 

BEAU VALLON

La plage la plus populaire de Mahé, cette vaste baie de sable blanc et ses eaux claires sur la côte nord-ouest de Mahé offre une zone de baignade très sûre. Avec une grande sélection de restaurants, de marchés hebdomadaires, de sports nautiques et de centres de plongée allongés le long de son sable, c’est la plage pour ceux qui souhaitent faire quelque chose d’un peu plus que de tremper le soleil. Pendant les alizés sud-est, la mer est extrêmement calme et la plage peut être profitée sous sa meilleur forme. 

ANSE MAJOR

Anse Major est situé à environ 3 km à l’ouest de Bel Ombre, sur la côte nord de Mahé. Pour y arriver, vous pouvez choisir de faire une randonnée côtière d’une bonne heure à travers le parc national du Morne Seychellois. Si vous ne voulez pas marcher, vous pouvez réserver un bateau taxi depuis Bel Ombre, qui vous déposera directement sur la plage. 

   PRASLIN 

ANSE LAZIO

Anse lazio beach

Souvent classé parmi les dix plus belles plages du monde, Anse Lazio est un vrai paradis tropical caché au bout d’une longue route venteuse et avec un sable blanc en poudre, une eau bleue et calme et des magnifiques pierres de granit. Elle vaut réellement le voyage aux Seychelles. Idéal pour la baignade, la plongée avec tuba et le bronzage, Anse Lazio dispose également de deux restaurants parfaitement placés pour le déjeuner et des rafraîchissements. 

ANSE VOLBERT (CÔTE D’OR)

La plage principale de Praslin, Anse Volbert , ou aussi apelée la Côte d’Or, est une plage éblouissante avec un lagon au eaux cristallines, idéales pour la natation et les sports nautiques. Dans la baie, vous verrez deux petites îles, l’île Chauve Souris et l’îlot St Pierre, deux endroits excellents pour la plongée.  

 ANSE GORGETTE

C’est une superbe plage de sable blanc, mais l’accès est seulement par la mer en bateau, ou avec l’autorisation spéciale de Constance Lémuria Resort qui l’entoure. Pourquoi ne pas y passer une journée? Vous pourrez profiter de son parcours de Golf 18 trous et ensuite profiter de la plage et du lagon pour vous rafraichir. 

LA DIGUE  

ANSE SOURCE D’ARGENT

Cette plage n’a pas besoin d’introduction. Anse Source D’Argent est réputée pour être la plage la plus photographiée au monde, avec un sable blanc et fin, une eau turquoise claire et d’énormes rochers de granit sculptés par les mains de dieu. Abrité par le récif, la mer est très calme et peu profonde rendant la sécurité pour les enfants. L’accès à la plage via L’Union Estate nécessite un droit d’entrée de SCR100 pour les non-résidents. 

GRAND ANSE

Grand Anse est une étonnante étendue de sable blanc pur bordé de majestueux rochers de granit et des eaux turquoises les plus cristallines que vous n’ayez jamais vu. Alors que les eaux sont invitantes, soyez averti que cette plage peut avoir des courants subaquatiques très fort, alors lisez attentivement aux panneaux et nagez seulement quand vous êtes sûr que votre capacité vous le permet. Il y a aussi un charmant bar sur la plage; parfait pour vous détendre et profiter des vues pittoresques. 

ANSE COCOS

Cette jolie baie sur la côte est de La Digue n’est accessible qu’à pied, soit en empruntant un chemin de Grand Anse, soit dans l’autre direction d’Anse Fourmis. En raison de son aspect plus abrité, cette plage, contrairement à ses baies voisines de Grand et Petit Anse, est sûre pour les nageurs, mais il y a encore des courants forts, il faut donc être toujours sur vos gardes. 

Réserver un vol pour les Seychelles.

Brief definition of geography:

It is the investigation of the physical characteristic of the earth and its atmosphere, and of human animation as it influences and is influenced by these, including the sharing of populations and resources and political and economic activities.

 

Location of the Seychelles

Map of the Seychelles

Maps of the Seychelles
Maps of the Seychelles

The Seychelles is an archipelago (a collection of islands) situated in the Indian Ocean.

It is found to the northeast of Madagascar while being 1600km to the east of Kenya.

Seychelles is located roughly between 4ºS and 10ºS and 46ºE and 54ºE.

The Seychelles include 155 tropical island which is broke into two parts:

The inner part of Seychelles

The Outer part of Seychelles

The population of the archipelago includes 90 000 people of which more than 80 000 lives in the principal island namely Mahe Island.

Inner Islands

Seychelles MapThe inner islands include 45 islands of the Seychelles which together make a total area of 247.2 km2. The inner islands cover a total of 54% of the total Seychelles area. However, more than 99% of the Seychelles population lives in the inner part of the Seychelles.

The three main islands of the Seychelles are found in the inner island. They are Mahé Island, Praslin Island and La Digue Island. Mahé is the principal island with its capital Port Victoria.

Some of the Inner Seychelles are:

Mahe from aboveMahé is the biggest island of the Seychelles and is also the most populated island of the Seychelles. It has many stunning beaches and historical sites. Visitors can also try the many activities in Seychelles which are available around the island’s coast such as scuba diving, kite surfing, sea kayaking and many more!

The coast of Mahé us filled with gorgeous beaches and lagoons ideal for swimming. The beaches are often tranquil while the best beaches are situated in the south and the north of the island. The south is also the most ideal and beautiful place for you to stay where tourists have full tie to discover and explore the island. Many holidays packages are available. You may stay on the east-north coast where you will find attractive coastline or the south for the best beaches.

 

Praslin

Praslin is another gorgeous island of the Seychelles and is the second biggest island of the Seychelles in terms of population which is around 6500 people. Its beaches are famous around the world among which are Anse Lazion and Anse Googette.

Several hotels in Praslin are available for you to consider. There are many interesting packages offered by the hotels throughout the year.

La Digue

Anse Marron La DigueThe fourth largest island of the Seychelles is La Digue. The only way of accessing the island is by boat or helicopter as there are no airports on La Digue.

La Digue is home to the five star hotel La digue Lodge. The hotel provides the following facilities:

Le Veuve restaurant offers local Creole cuisine with remarkable professionalism. It also provides international cuisines and manages frequent themed nights for your entertainment.

There is also a restaurant near a pool which provides a wide variety of light-lunch options as well as more filling dishes for heartier appetites.

La Digue lodge also offers a lot of activities for your Seychelles vacation.

 

Silhouette

Top view of silhouette island seychellesThe most important islands are only Mahe, Praslin, Silhouette and La Digue. The majority of the remaining islands is unpopulated and has no means for accommodation. Other famous inner islands of the Seychelles are Bird Island,Cerf Island, Cousine Island, Denis Island, Fregate Island, North Island, Round Island and Ste. Anne Island.

 

Seychelles Outer islands

The Outer Islands comprises of 5 batches of coralline islands namely:

The Amirante Islands

The Southern Coral Group which include the island Ile Platte and Coetivy Island.

The Alphonse Group which contain the Alphonse Atoll and St Francois Atoll.

The Farquhar Group having the Farquhar Atoll, St Pierre Island and Providence Atoll.

The Aldabra Group which consist of Astove Island and Cosmoledo Atoll.

 

The Outer Islands are about an area of 211.3 km2. This makes up of around 46% of the total Seychelles area. However they make less than 1% of the population of the republic of Seychelles.

The corallines islands are flat with up raised coral reefs at variant stages of formation. Those islands have no drinkable water (you will find only sea water) and individuals will find it very difficult to live there.

 

Climate of Seychelles

Weather Seychelles

Anse Intendance SeychellesThe Seychelles is the only archipelago where you will experience a gorgeous weather with clear blue sky, Sunny and warmth atmosphere nearly all year round.

Although quite humid, the Seychelles are blessed with calm and healthy climate which is rarely disturbed.

However as the islands are small they are subject to marine influences. The temperature may vary a little bit during the year. On Mahé, the temperature may range between 24 to 30 °C.

On the other hand, rainfall may vary from 2,900 mm to 3,600 mm yealy at Victoria.

July and August are the coolest months of the Seychelles. The temperature may drop to 24 °C at the utmost. The southeast trade winds puff systematically from May to November which is the most enjoyable time you can have in the Seychelles during the year

December to April are the hot months accompanied with higher humidity. The hottest months of the year are March and April. However, the temperature rarely overreaches 31 °C. High winds seldomly arise since the majority of the islands are located outside the cyclone belt.

 

Flora and Flauna of Seychelles

Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher
Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher

The Seychelles’ ecology was enhanced in the US$1.8 million project of the Global Environment Trust Fund of the World Bank which started in 1993. The World Bank research for this project declares that the islands is home to a sum of 1,170 flowering plants, 3 of mammals, 15 of birds,  30 of reptiles and amphibians, and many hundreds species of spiders, snails, insects, and other invertebrates” found only in the Seychelles.  The variant species in the islands is being evaluated by the Nature Protection Trust of Seychelles.

Moreover, the waters comprise of more than 1000 kinds of fish.

Seychelles est une destination touristique très fréquenté ! De milliers de gens du monde entière vienne passé des vacances dans cet archipel bourré d’iles tropicales paradisiaques ! Les Seychelles inclure 115 iles qui ensemble forme l’archipel du Seychelles.

Mahé, Praslin et La Digue sont les trois iles principales du Seychelles. Ces iles ci comptent la majorité de la population du Seychelles qui fait plus de 90 000 personne dont plus de 77000 vivent à Mahé, 7500 à Praslin et plus de 2800 habitent à La Digue (ces chiffres sont approximative).

Les Seychelles sont reconnues pour leurs magnifiques plages, lagons et climat qui sont une combinaison parfaite pour des vacances de rêves. Voici une guide pour profiter au maximum votre séjour aux Seychelles !

 

Mahé

Mahé est l’ile principale du Seychelles. Le capital de Mahé est Port Victoria. Celle-ci est l’endroit ou habite la majorité des Seychellois, contenant plus de 86% de la population de Mahé.

Port Victoria

mahe seychelles victoria
mahe seychelles victoria

Port Victoria dérive son nom de la reine Victoria, reine britannique du 1837 à 1901. Etant le seul port que possèdent les Seychelles, Port Victoria est l’une des attractions touristiques principale de l’archipel. Celle-ci inclure de nombreux sites où  vous devez aller faire un tour !  Voici une liste des attractions touristiques à Port Victoria :

 

 

 

Little Ben Mahé
Little Ben Mahé

Little Ben

Celui-ci est le portrait craché de la tour de l’horloge du Big Ben à Londres. Il a été construit en 1903 et fuir maintenant un site historique et une attraction touristique très fameux.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seychelles National Botanical Gardens

Victoria botanical garden seychelles
Victoria botanical garden seychelles

Le jardin Botanique fait plus de 15 arpents de plants exotique et endémique au cœur du capital de Mahé.  Il a maintenant plus de 100 ans. Au départ, on l’avait instauré comme une expérimentation pour la cultivassions de plusieurs espèces de plantes. Aujourd’hui, c’est devenu un parc  où les amoureux de la nature peuvent y balader et en profiter.

 

 

market entrance Seychelles
market entrance Seychelles

Sir Selwyn Clarke

Sir Selwyn Clarke Market est le seul marché qui existent à Mahé. Vous pouvez donc vous attendent que tout les seychellois qui habitent à Mahé vont s’approvisionner à  Selwyn Clarke. Celui-ci porte le nom du gouverneur anglais qui le fit construire en 1869.

Selwyn Clarke est l’endroit idéal pour ceux qui sont intéressé de connaître un peu la culture Seychellois. Il est typique, remplit de couleurs avec une atmosphère agréable! Le marché est ouvert de lundi à samedi jusqu’à quatre heures de l’après-midi et ferme ses portes les dimanches.

 

Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum du Seychelles inclure de nombreux expositions sur des sections de la zoologie, la botanique, l’anthropologie et la géologie ! Il contient aussi des objets qui sont lié à l’histoire intéressante du Seychelles.

 

 

Envolé vous pour les Seychelles avec Air Seychelles pour un prix pas chère. Découvrez les offres que vous propose Air Seychelles sur son site web. Vous n’allez pas être déçus ! Allez sur le site maintenant et choisissez l’offre qui vous convient le mieux.

Beau Vallon

Beau Vallon Seychelles
Beau Vallon Seychelles

Beau Vallon est la plage la plus populaire de l’ile Mahé et ce n’est pas pour rien ! Il se trouve à trois kilomètre du centre du capital. La baie de Beau Vallon inclure une magnifique plage de sables fins et un lagon clair remplit de corail multicolore le rendant idéale pour la plongée.

La plage de Beau Vallon fait plus de trois kilomètre.  Il y beaucoup d’activités qui sont ouverts par les hôtels dans les environs parmi lesquels sont le jet-ski, le ski nautique, la plongée en apnée ou en bouteilles, le parapente et beaucoup d’autres. Vous pouvez également faire des visites en bateaux.

 

Praslin

Plage de Côte d'Or Praslin

Praslin est la deuxième plus grande ile du Seychelles faisant 38 kilomètre carré. Il a une population de plus de 7500 personnes. Praslin se trouve à 44 kilomètre au nord-est de Mahé. Depuis Mahé, vous pouvez accéder à Praslin par le bateau ou l’avion. En mer, il vous prendra 45 minutes pour y arriver tandis qu’en volant, vous y parviendrez en 15 minutes !

Praslin possède de nombreuses attractions touristiques parmi lequel est se trouve Patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO.

 

Vallée de Mai

Le Vallée de Mai est une réserve qui est classé par l’UNESCO comme un patrimoine mondiale. Celui-ci renferme la plus grosse quantité de coco de mers, un plant endémique du Seychelles. La réserve inclure aussi plusieurs espèces d’oiseau rares comme le perroquet noir.

Vallée de Mai a été fondée en 1966 et fut inscrite au patrimoine mondial de l’humanité par l’UNESCO en 1983. Ce foret tropical renferme beaucoup d’espèce d’animaux et de plants qui sont hautement protégée par la Seychelles Islands Foundation (SIF)

 

Vous vous préparez à des vacances aux Seychelles et cherche un hôtel pour se loger ? Le Domaine de la Reserve vous propose ses services de qualité à un prix exceptionnel ! Découvrez ces villas de rêves à quelques mètres de la plage et du lagon. Visitez le site web du Domaine de la Reserve pour plus d’info sur ce magnifique hôtel à Praslin.

 

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Anse Lazio

Anse Lazio est une plage sublime situé à l’ile Praslin. Ce dernier a été voté comme la meilleure plage des Seychelles par les utilisateurs de TripAdvisor. En effet, Anse Lazio est reconnue pour sa plage muni de sable très fin et son lagon d’eau limpide et turquoise, une combinaison parfaites que cherche la plupart des touristes qui voyage à une ile tropicale. Celui-ci est l’un des sites distingué ou les plongeurs peuvent souvent repérer des tortues de mer.

 

La Digue

La Digue est la troisième ile la plus peuplés du Seychelles. Elle est l’endroit idéal pour votre petite escapade avec votre partenaire. L’ile est entretenue par l’hôtel La Digue Lodge. Ce dernier a son propre centre de plongée ou vous pouvez apprendre la plongée à plusieurs niveaux ! Il a aussi un centre de spa, bref tous ce qu’il vous faut pour une expérience inoubliable aux Seychelles !

 

Comme vous pouvez le constater, le Seychelles est un véritable paradis sur terre. Pour la suite de l’article, nous vous avons faite une liste des meilleurs hôtels abordables aux Seychelles.  

The Seychelles

Les Seychelles sont une collection parfaite d’îles, abritant certaines des plus belles plages du monde. Nous vous recommandons de ne pas vous limiter à seulement une de ces îles enchanteresses, mais d’explorer au moins deux iles pour vraiment sentir le véritable esprit des Seychelles. Que vous soyez à la recherche d’un hôtel familial, d’une retraite romantique ou d’un refuge idyllique, vous le trouverez aux Seychelles.

Les Seychelles

Composé de 115 îles étincelantes, chacune avec son propre charme, il n’est pas facile de décider où vous allez passer votre temps aux Seychelles.

D’Île en île

Une combinaison des deux plus grandes îles – Mahé et Praslin est l’option parfaite pour ceux qui veulent découvrir les divers paysages des Seychelles et des plages spectaculaires. Si vous êtes plus pour un aperçu authentique sur la vie de l’île, visitez Praslin avant de se diriger vers La Digue, où la vie existe à un rythme plus lent. Les amoureux de la nature tireront le meilleur parti d’un séjour qui comprend Mahé et Silhouette, où les parcs nationaux exceptionnels attendent.

Mahé

La plus grande île des Seychelles, Mahé est aussi sa plus active, avec 90% de la population du pays résidant ici. L’aéroport international peut également être trouvé ici, ce qui en fait un endroit idéal pour commencer et terminer votre aventure. Au-delà des plages typiques, il y a beaucoup à faire. Dans les spectaculaires montagnes du Morne Seychelles National Park. Une randonnée sur le Morne Blanc vous emmène à travers des plantes endémiques rares, telles que l’Arbre des méduses et la Carnivore Seychelles Pitcher Plant au sommet, où la vue est à couper le souffle.

Alors que la ville de Victoria a son propre charme colonial unique, il y a aussi beaucoup de jolis petits villages à explorer et des marchés locaux colorés pour se promener. Lié par des routes sinueuses, vous pouvez conduire autour de l’île en seulement deux heures et demie, ce qui signifie que si les conditions de plongée ne sont pas tout à fait comme vous le souhaitez, vous pouvez facilement vous aventurer le long de la côte à un endroit plus calme.

Praslin

La deuxième plus grande île, Praslin offre une atmosphère plus décontractée et rustique. Si vous cherchez un équilibre entre l’agitation de Mahé et la somnolence de La Digue, c’est le choix parfait. Pour les voyageurs les plus aventureux, la réserve naturelle de la Vallée de Mai offre une tranche d’Eden et est l’un des deux seuls endroits sur terre ou vous pouvez voir le coco de mer dans son environnement naturel. Si vous êtes chanceux, vous pouvez repérer le perroquet noir insaisissable.

Si vous aimez les plages, l’île abrite également certains des plus beaux paysages de la région, dont Anse Lazio, qui a figuré dans les 10 meilleures plages du monde. Juste en face de l’eau au nord de l’île, un voyage sur le petit parc national maritime protégé de l’île Curieuse est un must. Ici, la couleur rouge du sol contraste de façon frappante contre les feuilles verdoyantes du coco de mer et plus de 300 tortues Aldabra géants y erre sans entrave.

La Digue

Le rythme de la vie est fixé à un amble définitivement détendu sur le petit paradis île de La Digue. Il y a très peu de voitures ici, avec les bicyclettes comme principal mode de transport et les chariots de bœuf traditionnels utilisés pour se déplacer. Les vieux bâtiments coloniaux donnent un aperçu du passé de l’île, tandis que les plages isolées ont été magnifiquement préservé et protégé du développement.

L’environnement naturel fait partie intégrante de la vie insulaire et il n’est pas difficile de comprendre pourquoi. De grands blocs de granit anciens lisses reposent sur le bord de l’eau, répartissant les baies isolées et il est facile de se sentir hors des sentiers battus. Gardez un regard sur que vous marchez et essayez de repérer le célèbre moucherolle des Seychelles paradis, l’un des oiseaux les plus rares sur terre.

La planification d’un voyage aux Seychelles ?

Voici 10 conseils qui peuvent être utiles :

# 1 Comment s’y rendre

Situé dans l’océan Indien, les Seychelles sont desservies par leur transporteur national – Air Seychelles – et par seulement quelques autres compagnies aériennes.

# 2 Visa à l’arrivée – et il est GRATUIT

Enfin un pays a le sens d’offrir le visa à l’arrivée, et ne perçoit pas de frais.

# 3 Monnaie

La monnaie locale est la Roupie des Seychelles, et fixé à environ 13 roupies pour un dollar américain. Le taux de change est plus ou moins pareille, peu importe où vous changer de l’argent. Toutefois, le dollars américains et l’euros sont largement acceptée partout.

# 4 Se déplacer

Les taxis peuvent être un peu cher, mais vous pouvez louer des voitures à partir de 40 euros par jour. Vous avez également les options de louer des motos, des bicyclettes, des bateaux et même une charrette à bœufs. Il y a des bus publics limités sur les grandes îles comme Mahé.

# 5 Logement

Il y a une option pour tous les budgets – en particulier ceux qui cherchent des segments de luxe pas trop cher. Procurez-vous d’un appartement indépendant ou d’une villa à partir de cent Euros seulement.

# 6 Plan d’activités

Il y a une large éventail d’activités que vous pouvez réserver avec les opérateurs locaux, même à la dernière minute. Les prix sont tout à fait semblables, et la plupart offrent une haute qualité de service. Alors, petit conseil, planifier bien votre emploi du temps, pour pouvoir tout essayer.

# 7 C’est tout le temp l’été, soyez prévoyant !

Les températures varient 30-32 C (86-90 F) tout au long de l’année, donc faites vos valises en conséquence. Il fait assez humide – vous pouvez prendre une douche plus d’une fois par jour. N’oubliez surtout pas une protection solaire, des chapeaux, des nuances, etc…

# 8 Acheter une SIM locale pour les données et les appels

Choisissez-en une lorsque vous atterrissez pour pouvoir rester connecté durant votre séjour au paradis et partager vos photo sur Instagram.

# 9 Pas de soucis à propos de la sécurité

La criminalité et les vols sont presque inconnus aux Seychelles – vous verrez rarement des flics autour. Vous vous sentirez toujours en sécurité.

# 10 Profitez de la nourriture

La nourriture aux Seychelles est un pur délice pour les gourmets – il y a quelque chose pour tout le monde. Et généralement, avec vue sur mer et les montagnes pendant que vous mangez, bref un pure moment d’extase.

Bonne Vacances aux Seychelles !

the seychelles

The archipelago of 115 islands forming the Seychelles is famous for its beautiful beaches, which are the main attraction for visitors. Almost the entire island is surrounded by spectacular white sand. The SNA has considered the top beaches in the Seychelles.

The Top Beaches

There are these fabulous rocks from another age, that give each a Jurassic coastline pan majesty, that give depth to the cards, and change the romance adventure film. This goes beyond the beauty that awaits the tropics, light sand, clear water, palm trees accomplices everything takes an epic dimension, and the people imagination these beaches pirates, cursed ship, hopeless romantic. Some beaches are coves with tunes from around the world, gold enclaves in the forests, where there are fears almost to surprise some unspeakable secret. Anse Takamaka, Mahe, or Anse Georgette, Praslin, have this wild look of hidden gem, with their form half-moon bristling with rocks, their treasure map draws. Everywhere the water comes in precious stones, one hesitates to resort to kitsch, but how to say otherwise? it combines the transparency of the diamond to the smoothness of the turquoise. Others are huge, wide open bays inordinate whose brilliance dazzled out of sight. Lazare bay, Beauvallon beach in Mahe and Anse Lazio on Praslin, are large gentle beaches, where some palm trees just grow horizontally to better work towards the pearl of funds. On Praslin, the beach coast Golden is huge and flat out of sight, without depth, so much so that we imagine to walk on water to the rocky islets that low tide strips. The sand is almost white ice, and the zenith, the light is blinding literally – it’s the kind of beach where reflected causes snow blindness. You get the impression of having been transported to another piece of paradise, as if you jumped from sphere to sphere, to increasingly clear nirvanas.

1. Anse Source d’Argent

This is one of the best beaches in the world. Located on the island of La Digue – the third most populated island of the archipelago, its white sand beaches, azure blue sea, surrounded by massive granite boulders make this beach a place of unique souvenir for Seychelle’s tourists. The beach dotted with massive boulders and smooth, came out first in a survey by the British newspaper “The Guardian”. TripAdvisor website, which collects user reviews, classified the beach in the Top 12 of the most beautiful beaches of crystalline water. The beach is also featured among the best beaches in the Traveller’s Choice 2014. The beautiful National Geographic book elected Anse Source d’Argent best beach in the world. The beach was also voted 4th best beach in the world by CNN on 100 staff. She is the fifth best beach ranked 12 in the world by US News & World Report.

2. Anse Lazio

Located in the northwest of Praslin – the second most inhabited island of the Seychelles, it is regarded by many as the best beach in the island nation. This is probably the one that is the most photographed. Long and wide, with its satin sand and enchanting blue sea, the beach is surrounded by large granite blocks and gives the feeling of being isolated in a small corner of paradise. In 2015, users of Tripadvisor elected Anse Lazio as the 6th most beautiful beach in the world.

3. Anse Georgette

Located on the west side of Praslin, this beach – compared to Anse Lazio – is nice and quiet. Accessible only by boat, the beach has preserved its isolation, making it an ideal place for couples. US News & World Report indicates that the beach “one of the 10 best beaches in the world. ”

4. Petite Anse

The producer and British actor Jamie Theakston, described the beach “spectacular -with one hand steep volcanic cliffs and across a growing perfect azure blue sea that sliding on the sand barely caressing your feet. “It is on the east side of the island of La Digue and listed idyllic beaches in the Seychelles in the Lonely Planet guide. This is the place for you if you wish to play castaway on a deserted beach.

5. Anse Intendance

Ranked as one of the most unspoilt beaches of the main island of Mahe, it lies on the south coast of the island and stretches over nearly 3 km. With no reef, the big powerful waves make it an ideal place for surfers. However, this is not the best site for those who just want to swim. US News & World Report has ranked 5th activity things to do in Seychelles

6. Anse Major

The beach borders the Seychelles Morne nature reserve northwest of the main island of Mahé. It is accessible by boat or by hiking trails. The online version of the Daily Mail in the UK was ranked No. 1 of the 6 best outputs to the Seychelles. As for Tripadvisor, the site was ranked No. 5 in outdoor activities on Mahe. According to a user of Tripadvisor “Hiking to get there is long and exhausting, but it’s really beautiful because it offers magnificent views of the coastline. Once you’ve made it, Seychelles reward you by allowing you to admire one of the most enchanting places on earth! “

Carnaval Seychelles

 

Les Seychelles en bref

Oui, les Seychelles sont l’une des destinations dès plus populaires parmi les touristes.  Il faut aussi noter que l’afflux de visiteurs que ces îles paradisiaques acquirent, ne modifie pas leur beautés ou leur atmosphères paisibles. Le tourisme dans l’archipel des Seychelles est en effet assez élitiste et respectueux de l’environnement. Espérons que la tendance restera stable et que le pays sera longtemps à l’écart d’un impact environnemental négatif.

Les clichés de cartes postales certes ne mentent pas. Ici vous aurez un rendez-vous avec le sable chaud, doux, fin; Eaux cristallines; Cocotiers luxuriants … Vous pourriez vous dire que nous avons omis les plages? Ceux de Beau Vallon, de Royal Cove, de Petite Anse, d’Anse Lazio, d’Anse Georgette, de Grand Anse ou d’Anse Source d’Argent sont les pierres précieuses de cet archipel inégalé. De vrais petits morceaux de paradis!

Le Carnaval International des Seychelles

Lorsque les îles des Seychelles furent habitées pour la première fois, ce fut par un amalgame de culture variées qui possédaient des coutumes et des modes de vie différents. Tout au long de leur histoire et jusqu’à ce jour même, les Seychelles ont continué à être un creuset de cultures et de personnes des quatre coins de la planète qui ont chacun donné leur fil particulier au tissu de cette société vibrante, en y ajoutant et en étant, eux-mêmes, transformés subtilement en retour.

Dans ce contexte de multiethnicité, de diversité et de rassemblement des peuples, il est approprié que les Seychelles deviennent une fois de plus le point central d’un “Carnaval des Carnavals” annuel – en amenant des représentants des meilleurs carnavals du monde à participer à 3 jours fête. Des groupes du carnaval du Brésil, de l’Italie, du Swaziland, du Cambodge et de la Corée du Sud se sont rendus à Mahé en prévision du carnaval des Seychelles.

Carnaval 2016

La 6e édition du Carnaval international des Seychelles de Victoria s’est déroulé du 22 au 24 avril. Encore une fois cette année, le carnaval est devenu un point focal pour les représentants des plus célèbres carnavals du monde. Ils étaient invités aux îles afin de participer et de donner un coup de main dans cette événement international passionnant.

Etant le centre d’attention internationale et locale, le Carnaval international des Seychelles de Victoria a mis en vedette un défilé de flotteurs colorés représentant les carnavals nationaux des participants différents, ainsi que toute une gamme d’autres activités dédiées qui relèveront tous le thème du carnaval.

Une couverture internationale importante de la presse était prévue pour cet événement coloré et était certainement un régal pour les yeux de la foule! Chacune des personnes présentes ont pu profités de l’ambiance animée apportée par les carnavals internationaux aux îles. Cet événement annuel sans aucun doute a aidé à rassembler toutes les nations, faisant de cet événement le rassemblement international le plus festif du monde.

À travers les costumes, les flotteurs et la musique, toute la culture de chaque participant parle d’eux mêmes, et permet d’apporter de la richesse et de l’harmonie à travers les nations participantes. De plus, cet événement permet à différents pays du monde de mettre en valeur leur culture et leurs réalisations en se déplaçant à bord des flotteurs de carnaval colorés dans les rues joyeuses et animées de Victoria. Ce qui a créé le buzz dans la plus petite capitale du monde a ouvert ses portes pour accueillir un carnval culturel haut en couleurs!

Le carnaval des carnavals, avec le slogan évocateur: «Apporter le monde aux Seychelles» offre un riche programme de divertissement de musique live, une variété d’étals proposant des plats de nombreux pays. Lumières de Noël et couleurs vives ont complété le cadre pittoresque tout en habillant les rues de Victoria pendant les 3 jours de carnaval.

La deuxième journée fut une expérience dès plus exclusive. Un gigantesque défilé a rassemblé les communautés locales et les nombreux pays participants. Une grande foule fut rassemblés pour voir tous ces flotteurs colorés, ajoutant au succès d’un spectacle conçu pour dépasser celui de la première édition … Pour la troisième et dernière journée, le carnaval s’est terminé par une explosion de couleurs, de spectacles et de musique durant tout le long de la journée et continuant dans la nuit …

Où loger dans les Seychelles?

Que vous soyez à la recherche d’une escapade familiale de luxe ou d’un lieu simple près de la plage, vous pourrez trouver un hébergement aux Seychelles pour profiter du carnaval de 3 jours qui se deroulera l’année prochaine!

LA DIGUE ISLAND LODGE – La Digue

Le lodge est situé au milieu d’un jardin paisible et exotique de cocotiers et de takamaka sur la plage d’Anse Reunion surplombant l’île de Praslin. Parmi ses nombreux atouts, le lodge dispose de la seule piscine sur l’île et l’hébergement dans une variété de chambres et de villas.

DOMAINE DE LA RESERVE – Praslin

Le Domaine de La Réserve Hôtel, Praslin Island Seychelles, a un cadre merveilleux à la belle Anse Petite Cour sur l’île de Praslin aux Seychelles. La plage est essentiellement privée avec du sable blanc, des rochers de granit à chaque extrémité et des vues de Curieuse Island au loin.

QUARTIER SEYCHELLES – Mahe

Situé dans le cadre sylvestre du majestueux Mont Copolia et surplombant la paisible baie de l’île Eden, le Marina est un refuge tranquille qui promet une relaxation complète et le rajeunissement. Conçu sur l’architecture coloniale, créole, l’hôtel est stratégiquement situé sur la côte est de Mahé!

Ces 3 jours de divertissement seront l’occasion de passer un moment inoubliable en famille ou entre amis pour profiter pleinement de l’atmosphère du carnaval. Nous vous tiendrons au courant du prochain carnaval 2017.

A suivre…

With its 115 islands, the Seychelles archipelago covers an area of ​​1.4 million square kilometers in the heart of the Indian Ocean. The archipelago known for the beauty of its natural environment. Seychelles remains the most enchanting of all the Dream archipelagos.

Difficult not to be intoxicated by these small islands sprinkled in the middle of the Indian Ocean. And on those few green spots lost in the blue cards, divine beaches that only distract some palm trees. Here you have an appointment with nature in its purest form!

The 115 islands are divided into two different categories: mid-oceanic granite islands, are among the oldest on earth. They are found around Mahé, the main island of the Seychelles where the international airport and the capital, Victoria are located.

These inner islands near Mahé, Praslin and La Digue are the other two main islands on which the cultural and economic wealth are concentrated. Many hotels in the seychelles are also located there, bordering the beaches of exceptional beauty. The second category constitutes the outer islands which is made up of 74 islands, atolls and coral islands combined.

Why visit the Seychelles?

The beaches lined with coconut trees

You will find during your holiday in the Seychelles, real postcard beaches. If you are looking for the most beautiful beaches in the world, some are in the Seychelles. When you are on a beach in the Seychelles, your only wish will be that time stops.

Book your flights to the Seychelles now!

His genuine and Protected Islands

This is one of the great strengths Seychelles: its islands. There are two types of islands in the Seychelles archipelago. The granitic islands with mainly Mahé, Praslin and La Digue. The specificity of coves of the islands is that they are surrounded by large blocks of granite, especially in La Digue. For the more daring, there are coral islands, Denis Island, Desroches Island and Bird, all offering much larger beaches.

His breathtaking seabed

Seychelles is particularly popular with travelers for the quality of its seabed. A simple dip in the lagoon with a mask and snorkel in the blue lagoon allows you to discover the wonderful marine fauna and flora of this unique archipelago.  Those protected reefs and marine life are simple beautiful and thriving.

The Seychellois

The Seychellois are friendly and love to share and this is what makes the charm of life in the archipelago. You can spend a Sunday at the beach to better understand the soul of the Seychellois.

The climate

The Seychelles archipelago has a near to perfect climate all year round. Its location close to the equator makes it an ideal holiday spot as it is never subject to cyclones unlike its near neighbors, Madagascar or Reunion. With high but pleasant temperatures and sunshine for about seven hours a day, Seychelles experience a rather good weather throughout the year. This archipelago, is indeed a tropical paradise where it is a must so spend some time.

Activities to do in the Seychelles

This heavenly archipelago in the Indian Ocean, offers a wide range of activities and excursions that can be easily arranged if you do not want to spend all your time at the beach!

Among the most popular choices, there are diving courses anddiving excursions … It’s a great way to explore some of the islands around Mahé that make up the 115 islands of the Seychelles. Excursions to the islands like Praslin and La Digue are also possible.

Why not go fishing and go back to your house and have a barbecue? Whether you want to practive sea fishing or deep sea fishing, local operators will be happy to help you. There are also some wonderful places to practice fly fish. Another way to fish is simply to sit on the beach with your cane.

Seychelles

This must be one of the tours we strongly recommend: a ride on a glass bottom boat in the marine park of St Anne “St Anne Marine National Park.” You will feel like swimming with the fishes … You can also feed them, so do not forget to take some bread with you.

With most of its islands located outside cyclonic zone and enjoying a tropical climate, the Seychelles are ideal to navigate in calm waters throughout the year. It is an ideal destination for sailing. You can optimize the discovery of the archipelago and its unique environment at your pace over water in your own catamaran. Enjoy the fantastic browsing experience of the inner islands of the Seychelles.

If you are not that into water activities then you will surely find other activities during your holidays in the Seychelles: hiking on La Digue, Visit Vallee de Mai on Praslin, and visit the giant tortoises on Aldabra Atoll.

Also discover Anse Source d’Argent, which is probably the best known and most photographed beach in the Seychelles. It is located within the Union plantation (entrance fee required) and within 10 minutes by bike. Located on the tiny island of La Digue, its beauty is immeasurable. Everything here is a postcard picture landscape. Other beaches are between 10 and 15 minutes to the north, Anse Severe and Anse Patates, and 15 minutes to the east, to the beautiful Grand Anse. For those looking for a little more solitude, a short walk beyond Grand Anse takes you to Petite Anse and Anse Coco.

The jewel of the Seychelles, the Vallée de Mai on Praslin, a World Natural Heritage by UNESCO, icontains all eight endemic species of palms of the country, including the famous Coco de Cer, called coconut-buttock for its resemblance to a certain part of our anatomy.

Yet, one activity we are sure you won’t miss remains sunbathing and swimming. One cannot resist the call to visit the beautiful beaches of the Seychelles such as Anse Intendance or Anse Lazio. Also, make it a must to visit Victoria Market which is located in Mahe and little Ben, a small replica of Big Ben.

So go ahead and embrace this adventure that rhymes with discovery and relaxation.  Happy holidays in the Seychelles!

must know seychelles

Sun and heat all year round, Creole delicacies, perfectly intact coral reefs, best beaches in the world, Seychelles transport you to an idyllic world that will make you forget the daily stress. Lying on the sand in the shade of coconut palms, you can admire the crystal clear water and enjoy absolute relaxation. Fly to Seychelles and enjoy and unparalleled experience.

Victoria

Seychelles capital account less than 25 000 inhabitants. Its mixed population, younger than the other islands, gathers around Independence Avenue and Albert Street.

This historic, commercial and administrative center where departments, the court and other buildings can be found, bears the imprint of the English and French colonization. The styles of the nineteenth century are biased to the colonnaded facades, domes and other flirtations. Symbol of that time, the Clock Tower reproduced in miniature the Big Ben of London.

The atmosphere of the indoor market in Sir Selwyn-Clark (1840) better reflects the Creole lifestyle. Under its arcades, merchants and shoppers remake the world and reputations. It is alert, cheerful and eager that you will enjoy this spot that provides delicacies and spices. Do not miss seeing the nearby Hindu temple honoring Ganesh and the cathedral where flock the faithful for celebrations.

On Francis Rachel Street, the National History Museum offers a collection of works of craftsmen, objects that belonged to the founding of the colony. Further south, the botanical garden of Paul Dupont has 200 species of flowers and an amazing collection of endemic palms.

The coastline is hardly disturbed by the presence of the city. It faces the National Park of St. Anne. Aside inland you will find the residential area of ​​Bel Air towards the Morne Seychellois National Park and its colonial cemetery overlooking the city. It is accessed by the road Sans Souci, an evocation of the more relaxed lifestyle.

Plane

From Paris, Air Seychelles, Etihad Airways and other airlines serve Mahé and Praslin. Rates vary significantly depending on the tourist seasons.

Inter-island flights are operated by Air Seychelles and Etihad Airways from Mahé airport. You can connect two islands without passing through Mahé. Daily flights to Praslin (15 minutes – from 20 to 30 flights per day), and variable frequencies depending on the season to Bird, Denis, Desroches and Alphonse.

The Mahé airport is located fifteen kilometers from Victoria. Connections by taxi or shuttle are readily available. A free shuttle is available for travelers who join the ferry to Praslin (reservation required – 2-3 day).

must know seychelles

Boat

The islands of Mahé, Praslin, Fregate and La Digue are connected by ferries. The trip varies from 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on the destination. From June to September, the sea is particularly rough and providers may be forced to cancel schedules.

Bus

The company Seychelles Public Transport Corporation (SPTC) covers many routes on Mahe and Praslin islands. The service is reliable and offers comfortable buses.

Car Rental

A national license is sufficient but one must be over 22 years and have a credit card for booking and driving. Rental companies only offer insurance to third parties, which calls for particular caution. You can request that the contract is written in French or English. Read the terms carefully and locate disclaimers.

Service stations are spread over both islands – Mahe and Praslin and are open from 7 to 19 as a rule. Only Mahé and Praslin have a road network that is well maintained. Former Commonwealth countries, in Seychelles you drive on the left (priority right). The roads are quite narrow and winding. The speed limit is 65 km / h on the road and 40 km / h in town. At night you need to be even more cautious than the day, you have to be extremely attentive to pedestrians, bicycles and carts…

What you can drink on the island?

In the vast majority of towns and cities, tap water is drinkable. However, uneven rainfall and failing networks can cause problem. So it is better to consume bottled mineral water. You should not refuse though a fresh exotic fruit juice in places where hygiene is respected or refreshing green coconut water. Fresh lemongrass is particularly tasty.

The tea smallholder on Mahé is not enough to cover all the needs of the Seychellois. Make sure that the tea you consume comes from this region because it can be an imported tea. Local teas are also flavored (mint, cinnamon, vanilla).

The local beer is a must. Seychelles brewery produces two brands: Seybrew and Eku. The kalou (fermented coconut sap) is prohibited for sale in the shop. Among the spirits, you can test the Coco d’Amour, a liqueur with coconut milk. Palm wine, or toddy is also a product from the same family.

Must eat in the Seychelles

The Seychellois Cuisine had long been enlivened by the likes of curries from India, highly spiced and smoothed with coconut cream; Chinese stir-fries and grilled or steamed fish; and aromatic blends of garlic, ginger and herbs from La Belle France.

Added to the abundant seafood of the Indian Ocean, and a cornucopia of tropical fruits and vegetables, Creole cuisine is fusion without the fuss – simply gorgeous fresh produce, cooked in a myriad mouth-watering ways.

Seafood and many fish species (trevally, barracuda, vielle, bourgeois) used in the preparation of the most common dishes like Carry koko. On family tables, the kat kat comes prominently mixing tuna, banana and coconut milk followed by curry zourite, a bouillabaisse of spicy octopus. The pepper sauce – commonly named chatini – is usually presented separately preserving delicate palates. Various salad mixes local products, do not miss tasting the palm heart salad called salad billionaire. The green fruits are eaten as vegetables, ripe they are served in salads or crushed and embellished with spices. Looking out to taste something new? The bat curry, great bat-based specialty, is served with a mazavarou – highly spicy preparation consisting of garlic, red pepper, ginger. Why not try that?

Try the donuts (pumpkin and vanilla syrup, bananas) or cassava cake (pudding) cooked with grated coconut, sweet potato and red fruits and mountain honey. Bananas and mangoes have a significantly different tastes from their cousins ​​sold in Europe.

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Indian Ocean Sunset

The Indian Ocean: nestled in its warm waters are beautiful tropical destinations. The third largest island in the world, Madagascar, with its unique endemic fauna and interesting culture, is located just off the coast of Africa. A little further east are the islands of Mauritius and Reunion with their superb and fantastic beaches offering a variety of activities and water sports. The countless islands in the Maldives and the Seychelles all have a fantastic underwater world ideal for scuba diving and snorkeling, as well as some of the best beaches in the world.

Mauritius

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Located in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is a tropical island with as capital Port Louis, which is located in the north west of the island. This city is the business center and main administration of the island. To visit the capital, you can start with the Caudan Waterfront followed by the market where exotic fruits vegetables and souvenir of the island will delight your eyes,.

You will also have the opportunity to discover the Aapravasi Ghat – UNESCO Heritage site- where the many Indian immigrant landed when they first came to the island. Le Morne located southwest of the island was also declared as World Heritage by UNESCO in 2008. The mountain of Le Morne is a strategic location that was used as a shelter by runaway slaves, thinking that if they were captured again and they would be killed, so they chose to jump from the top of the mountain. They preferred death to save their honor, their dignity and their right to freedom.

The welcome is warm in Mauritius. You can also discover different cultures and exquisite traditional food such as chicken curry and rougaille. Mauritian sega is the musical soul of the island. There is a lot of places of interest to visit on the island. Do not miss the beautiful beaches surrounded by warm lagoons and calm seas. These perfect conditions allow you to go to the discovery of the underwater treasures of the ocean Indian. You will surely want to stay in Mauritius.

More than 200 species of fish live in Mauritian waters. And these waters allow for many different activities such as swimming, windsurfing, diving, snorkeling, big game fishing, or swimming with Dolphins. Savour island hopping trip in Mauritius on the catamaran with sun and sea, beer and guitars in hand while discovering surrounding islands – Ile Aux Cerfs, Ile aux Aigrettes…

Mauritius is a tropical island with lush greens, you can admire the magnificent panorama of the island during a tour to Curepipe, on Trou Aux Cerfs, to beautifully end your sojourn.

Reunion Island

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Located in the Mascarene Islands, the island of Reunion, a French department offers to the traveler the unique charms of a tropical island in the Indian Ocean.

To the north lies Saint Denis. The island has extensive networks of trails pirouetting lush nature. More than 40% of its total area is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage. The climate and volcanic soil are very ideal for cultivations such as Arabica, Bourbon vanilla and other species. The cultivation of sugar cane in turn holds the first place in production in Reunion Island

The musical soul of the island of Reunion is Maloya. This moving and meaningful art is the pride of Reunion. Maloya was born to express the pain and rebellion among the slaves of Malagasy and African origin in the sugar plantations of Reunion. This emblematic musical genre contributes to the festive atmosphere which made the reputation of the island. The Reunionese culture, with its various fusions, offers a cuisine with excellent dishes that are very balanced in rice, beans, meat or fish in sauce – rougaille. A menu with appetizer, like vegetable salad, palmist or chayote gratin, accompanied by dessert such as sweet potato or cassava.

The Piton de la Fournaise has an area of ​​2632m and remains the main attraction of the island of Reunion. Being one of the most active volcano in the world in recent years, everyone is curious to see the interior of this majestic volcanic crater.

Reunion is also known for his three circuses named Cilaos, Mafate and Salazie. These volcanic cloverleaf stand proudly in the heart of the island, at the foot of the Piton des Neiges. Cilaos best represents the intense island’s reputation which Reunion forged. While some come only to enjoy the view and to buy the traditional rum others are here to spend a moment of tranquility in a place where you are completely cut from the world. Mafate is the wildest of the three circuses with abundant vegetation and waterfalls. As for Salazie, it has the most visible treasures, The Bridal Veil. It is a waterfall with several sources and is as legendary as Reunion. Geologically speaking, the Iron Hole is the most beautiful place on the island of Reunion. There are majestic waterfalls and some are almost the size of the Eiffel Tower.

The Seychelles

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The Seychelles consists of 115 coral and granite islands in the Indian Ocean with unparalleled beaches and majestic cliffs. The capital of Seychelles is Victoria and is located on the largest island of the archipelago, Mahé.

The Seychelles are especially known for their beaches, these blocks of smooth rocks washed up on the white sand and wet with a transparent and hot water are definitely an uncommon sight. Among its most beautiful beaches, Anse source D’Argent remains the most popular. It is popular especially for the panoramic view it offers and the beautiful surroundings. Water sports are not left out, especially with a dive center for those wanting to discover the underwater fauna and flora. The excursion in the glass bottom boat will allow you to see fish and marine species if you are not ready to get wet.

Some islands are home to colonies of giant tortoises. Each island reveals its original beauty: from peaks covered with lush forests to the ocean sapphire, through hillside clearings and beautiful granite rocks that surround the beaches considered among the finest in the world.

The Seychelles has two sites listed as World Natural Heritage by UNESCO: the fabulous Vallée de Mai and Aldabra Atoll, the largest coral atoll in the world.

Accommodations in the Seychelless are also varied as the range extends from small boutique establishment with their beachside bungalows to luxury 5 star hotels. English and French are the official languages. The Seychellois Creole also became the semi-official language in 1981, in the press and literature.

We find the Seychelles Creole cuisine the best of the Indian Ocean. Rice and fish, are decorated with succulent fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices. The moutia is the traditional Seychellois dance; its rhythms are strongly influenced by African and Malagasy origin. The songs are prayers that the slaves transformed into chants during work, accompanied by throbbing dance.

Have wonderful holidays in the Indian Ocean!