Seychelles remains one of the most dazzling places to visit in the world. The small island country off the coast of Africa and just northeast of Madagascar has conquered more than one. This tropical paradise still feels like heaven. The Seychelles is one of the world’s best kept secret when it comes to holiday getaways. To fully enjoy your holidays in those magnificent islands here is a list of 13 cool things you can enjoy on the island while enjoying your stay in a hotel, bungalow or villa on one of its 115 islands.
I. Visit Anse Intendance and enjoy the other beaches of the islands.
Anse Intendance is, without any doubt, one of the most picturesque beaches on Seychelles and one of the widest too. The beach is usually stroked by high energy waves constantly and remains very much stable throughout the year. Anse Intendance also exhibits a massive reservoir of very fine sand, which will definitely make it a worth trip there. All the beaches of the Seychelles are great and the most stunning one remains Anse Source D’Argent on la Digue. Well, if you find time…. Visit the most beaches possible… you will regret nothing!
II. Rent a car!
To fully enjoy the Seychelles at your own pace, renting a car is the best way to visit either Praslin or Mahe. With your hired car you will be able to visit the most remote parts of those islands and discover every hidden gems of these wonderful islands while enjoying perfect holidays.
III. Try Seychellois’ Cuisine!
Seychellois cuisine is actually a unique blend of flavours from African, French, Chinese, Indian and English cuisine. Over the centuries, spices have been united to create a single flavour that revives your taste buds. The large selection of sharp, sweet, rich and spicy combinations makes the Seychellois cuisine a tourist attraction in itself. With an unlimited array of such flavours, Seychellois cuisine and beverages have a unique place in the world of cooking and deserves to be discovered. Do not miss the opportunity to try the fresh dishes made from freshly fished fish from its abundant lagoon.
IV. Take a hike to Mission Lodge and enjoy the great views it proposes.
Rated fifth on the list of the best things to do in Seychelles, the Mission Lodge has a lot to offer in terms of stunning view over the Seychelles. Situated just below the summit of Sans Soucis, the Mission Lodge gives one of the most astonishing views of Mahé’s west coast.
V. Do not miss a visit of The Vallee de Mai
Being one of only two places in the world that have Coco de Mer palm trees, the Vallee De Mai remains a must visit while spending holidays in the Seychelles. No surprise it is one of UNESCO world heritage protected places. In that nature reserve you can see how those palms grow and propagate since it is its natural habitat. You can see also five other palm species (Latannyen) and can compare them. It is an escape from all things-beaches and sand- and reminds you of being in a primeval forest.
VI. Visit The Veuve Reserve
The superb Seychelles island of La Digue is home to many great attractions, among them of which figures the Veuve Reserve. The Veuve Reserve is the last place of refuge for the black paradise flycatcher. It’s a picturesque reserve that you won’t want to miss. Even if it is a small reserve, it boasts the merit of having the only remaining population of Black Paradise Flycatchers, which are also known as “Veuves”. There are reportedly only about 100 of these rare birds in existence, so anyone looking to do some birdwatching in the Seychelles will certainly appreciate a visit to this enticing Seychelles reserve.
VII. Have some fun at The Casino Des Iles!
It is a great place to go gambling. It’s huge and has a variety of different games. If you fancy a nice thrill of winning some money while on holiday in the Seychelles then it is the place to be. There you can relax and enjoy the gaming or watch many others enjoying themselves while having an exotic cocktail.
VIII. Enjoy a romantic stroll on the beaches of the Seychelles.
It is worth having a romantic stroll on the beach with your significant other since the Seychelles boasts the most beautiful beach in the world. Do not miss Anse Source D’argent- one of the most photographed beaches in the world!
IX. Play Golf!
There are numerous resorts that take advantage of the island weather and let you golf. If you are an enthusiastic golf lover then the Seychelles Golf Club which is a nine-hole course built on an old coconut plantation, would be part of your agenda for your holidays in the Seychelles. The course is situated at Anse aux Pins, off the road leading to the Reef Estate… You can also enjoy golf on Praslin’s Golf Course.
X. Hire a yacht and set out into the waters.
Want to have some good time at sea? Hire a yacht and enjoy it at your own pace! With you yacht you will have the opportunity to experience a full day dive or snorkelling trip around Mahé, Praslin and La Digue or why not try a number of dive courses and dive excursions. Another fun thing to do would be going fishing. Catch your own fish and come back to your beach villa to have a great BBQ. Whether you fancy big game fishing or deep sea fishing the choice is yours. Mahe has some wonderful spots for fly fishing. While having fun fishing, sip on your Seybrew and watch the beautiful sunset.
XI. See the tortoises on Moyenne Island and other surrounding islands.
These colossal tortoises are some of the largest in the world. You’ll find them throughout the Seychelles archipelago, but for a close encounter, head to Curieuse Marine National Park. On Moyene island too you will find these adorable creatures.
XII. Have a dive at Aldabra Atoll!
Aldabra Atoll is one of the largest coral atolls out there. If you like underwater life it’s worth a look. There you will come across lively undersea life and meet up with unique marine species. Discovering the Seychelles underwater life is a must do for sea/ diving lovers.
XIII. Enjoy Nightlife in the Seychelles!
Two of the hottest nightspots in the Seychelles, La Faya Bar and the Tequila Boom Discotheque, are at Bel Ombre in the Beau Vallon area on Mahe Island. They both have well-known local DJs who mix the top tracks from different countries around the world.
Katiolo Night Club is the only discotheque that is by the beach. It is past the international airport when travelling from Victoria and on the north side of Mahe Island. It is a small, but lively place with good music including international top hits, reggae, rock and oldies as well as local music. Guests should dress sharp with no shorts or sneakers.