Most people who have visited the Seychelles will tell you: “its paradise”! This is one of the popular destinations in the north western part of the Indian Ocean, especially during holidays. For a long time, the Seychelles Islands have always welcomed thousands of visitors each year. The Seychelles archipelago is luxurious and affordable for a holiday of one to two weeks.
You can easily find a cheap airline ticket to Mahe, Seychelles on the internet. On the accommodation side, there is a wide choice and for all budgets. If you do not plan on staying for a long time on Mahé, or planning to go from island to island, there is the Wharf and Marina Hotel. For couples and honeymoon stays, villas like Le Jardin des Palmes offer unequalled tranquillity. For cheap international or domestic flights alike, we recommend the national airline company: air Seychelles. If you’re on a budget, consider small but charming hotels like Wharf and Marina Hotel on Mahe. Here is a quick overview of what awaits you in the Seychelles:
With its stunning scenery, underwater biodiversity, magnificent beaches, climate and warming hospitality, the Seychelles is a privileged destination, and even more so for honeymooners and couples to celebrate their love. With 115 islands, the main island being Mahé Island, this archipelago located in the middle of the Indian Ocean is the ideal destination for a variety of holiday activities: beach, nature walks, cultural discoveries and more. In addition, these islands dotted with white sandy beaches abound with charming guest houses, luxury hotels and villas by the sea.
A trip to the Seychelles promises permanent contact with a lush nature. Just explore to discover real natural treasures. Visit the islands and discover the amazing biodiversity of the Seychelles. Bird Island, the Sister Islands, Aride Island Nature Reserve or the Aldabra Atoll, there’s a lot of places to see and visit with no entrance fees. This abundance is also visible underwater and it is not surprising given the number of water activities that can be done in one day in the Seychelles. If you like diving, surfing or fishing, you will find something to keep you moving during your holidays. But the best is snorkeling. All you need is fins, masks and snorkel to discover all the aquatic mammon living under these crystal clear waters.
If you’re looking for beaches, there are hundreds and hundreds. The most beautiful beaches are Anse Takamaka, Anse Intendance, Port Launay, Anse Lazio, Anse Petite Cour and of course Anse Source d’Argent. These beaches are located on the three islands of Mahé, Praslin and La Digue, which are the three most visited islands of the Seychelles archipelago. Here’s what awaits you on:
Mahe is the largest island of the Seychelles. The Island was named after the governor of Mauritius and the Seychelles during the French rule, Mahé de Labourdonnais. The capital, Victoria, is one of the smallest capitals in the world. There is only one supermarket on Mahé and although it is much more developed than the other islands of the Seychelles, the rural and very tropical atmosphere is always felt. You’ll find not large structures, they are not allowed and as there are still some pristine places and beaches everywhere. The Seychelles is an authentic destination that favours eco-tourism.
Tourists staying in Mahé can hike to Morne Seychellois National Park or Le Morne Blanc, rent a car and visit the capital or visit the Victoria Botanic Gardens. Right next to the town, one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, Beau Vallon and its long stretches of white sand. Mahe connects all the islands of the archipelago by boat, plane or helicopter, the starting point of paradise!
Praslin is located about 40 kilometres east of Mahé. This is often the next stop for many visitors. It is the second largest island with a population of 7,500, but it remains much less developed than Mahé. The island has several luxury hotels such as Le Château de Feuilles or Le Domaine de la Réserve to welcome its visitors. Praslin is also popular for its heavenly coves. If you like beaches, do not miss Anse Volbert, Anse Lazio and Anse Georgette.
The most beautiful treasure of Praslin lies in the interior of the island, May Valley Nature Reserve. It is a primary forest mainly composed of dense vegetation which serves as a shelter for many endemic animal species in the Seychelles. This natural region, which contains 40% of the island, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site to protect the rare species that live there, such as the Black Parrot or the famous Seychelles sea-coconut. Speaking of treasures, it is said that in ancient times, pirates who crossed the Indian Ocean stopped regularly at Praslin. Even today, we can hear the tales of buried wealth and treasures among the inhabitants of the island.
If all islands are a little different from each other, La Digue is truly one of a kind. This can be seen and felt as soon as you arrive on the pier of the island. Visitors are transported to their hotels by ox-carts. Original, isn’t it? This is even truer when you think there are no cars on the island. There are no large hotels (Seychelles Hotels) either. La Digue offers rather charming villas installed directly on the beaches.
La Digue is best known for hosting one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Anse Source d’Argent. The beach and its gigantic granitic elevations located to the west of the island is one of the the most visited beaches in Seychelles. If you’ve always dreamed of a day on a paradise beach, do not miss Anse Source d’Argent and Grande Anse. The other attraction of the island is the Veuve Nature Reserve the only place in the world to observe famous black bird of the Seychelles. Visiting La Digue is like going back in time, discovering the authenticity of a tropical island. Happy holidays in the Seychelles!