Seychelles Carnival


Seychelles in a Nutshell

Yes, Seychelles is one popular destination among tourist but the influx of visitors that these paradise islands enjoy does not alter the beauty of the place, or the tranquility of the stay. Tourism in the Seychelles archipelago is indeed quite elitist and environmentally. Hopefully the trend will remain stable and that the country will be long maintained from a negative environmental impact.

No, postcard clichés do not lie. Here you have an appointment with the warm, soft, fine sand; crystal clear waters; lush coconut trees … You might be telling yourself we’ve omitted beaches? Those of Beau Vallon, Royal Cove, Petite Anse, Anse Lazio, Anse Georgette, Grand Anse or Anse Source d’Argent are the must see gems of this unparalleled archipelago. Real small pieces of paradise!

International Carnival Seychelles

When the Seychelles Islands was first inhabited, it was by an amalgam of varied ethnicities possessing different customs and ways of living. Throughout its history and down to this very day, Seychelles has continued to be a melting pot of cultures and people from the four corners of the planet who have each donated their particular thread to the fabric of this vibrant society, adding to it and being, themselves, subtly transformed in return.

Against this background of multi-ethnicity, diversity and the coming together of peoples, it is fitting that Seychelles should once again be the central point of an annual ‘Carnaval des Carnavals’ – bringing representatives from the world’s best carnivals to participate in a 3 days celebration. Carnival groups from as far as Brazil, Italy, Swaziland, Cambodia and South Korea have flown to Mahé in preparation for Seychelles Carnival.

Carnival 2016

The 6th edition of the Seychelles International Carnival of Victoria will happen between the 22nd and 24th April. Again this year, it will become a focal point for representatives from the world’s most famous carnivals who will be invited to the islands participate and give a hand in this exciting international event.

Promising to be the center of international as well as local attention, the Seychelles International Carnival of Victoria will feature a parade of colourful floats representing the various participants’ national carnivals, as well as a range of other dedicated activities all of which will fall under the carnival’s theme.

Extensive international press coverage is anticipated for this colourful event which is sure to be a feast to the eyes for the crowd! Everyone will enjoy the lively ambiance brought by international carnivals to the islands. This annual event brings together all the nations where the carnival is an institution, making this event the most festive international gathering of the world.

Through the costumes, floats and music, the whole culture of each participant who speaks, and allows us to bring ethnic richness of the participating nations.  This event will allow different countries of the world to showcase their culture and achievements by scrolling aboard colorful carnival floats in the joyous and lively streets in Victoria. What created the buzz in the smallest capital in the world will open its doors to host a colorful cultural melting pot!

The carnival of carnivals, with the evocative slogan: “Bringing the world to Seychelles” offers a rich entertainment program of live music, a variety of stalls offering dishes from many countries. Christmas lights bright colors will complement the picturesque setting that will dress the streets of Victoria time of 3 days of carnival.

The second day, join us for a huge parade floats that will bring together local communities and the many participating countries. A large crowd came to scroll to see all those colorful floats will add to the success of a show designed to exceed that of the first edition … For the third and final day, the carnival will end in an explosion of color, shows and music which should last throughout the day and continue into the night …

Where to stay in the Seychelles?

Whether you’re looking for a luxury family getaway or your own simple spot near the beach, you’ll be able to find accommodation in the Seychelles so as to enjoy the 3 days carnival!


The lodge is set among a peaceful and exotic garden of coconut palms and takamaka trees on Anse Reunion beach overlooking Praslin Island. Among its many assets, the lodge boasts the only swimming pool on the island and accommodation in a variety of rooms and villas.


Le Domaine de La Réserve Hotel, Praslin Island Seychelles, has a wonderful setting at the beautiful Anse Petite Cour on the island of Praslin in the Seychelles. The beach is essentially private with white sand, granite boulders at each end and views of Curieuse Island in the distance.


Set amidst the sylvan backdrop of the majestic Mount Copolia and overlooking the peaceful bay of Eden Island, The Wharf Hotel and Marina is a tranquil refuge that promises complete relaxation and rejuvenation. Designed on colonial, Creole Architecture, the hotel is strategically located on the east coast of Mahe!

These 3 days of entertainment will be the opportunity to spend an unforgettable time with family or friends to fully enjoy the atmosphere of the carnival …

Happy Carnival!