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Seychelles as a whole is “interesting” to the average person living an average life- it’s not an island as many seem to think. Oh no- it’s 115 islands. Indeed quite a lot of islands one may say, still not intrigued enough to visit it, are you? Well, the Seychelles Islands also happen to be the celebrity of islands worldwide. You must have heard of Bali, of the Maldives but those beaches of Seychelles? They have an impressive list of awards that have been allocated to them throughout the years and mark my words- these beaches have deserved each and every one of them!

On top of all that, Seychelles has an underwhelming population size of just under 90000 people. Imagine that- 115 islands and just 90000 people! But the most impressive fact is actually that 90% of them all live in Mahé! The island is home to the locals, expats and most considerably- the tourism industry. It is the island where you first land on your journey to Seychelles. This is where it starts- Victoria, Mahé.

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Let’s start with that itself- the airport. It is a fairly recent one, only a couple of decades old with the honour of having been inaugurated by Her Majesty herself. It is the home base to Air Seychelles and provides a warm welcome to hundreds of thousands of tourists yearly. People have raved about its cleanliness and good service among other facilities such as wifi and lounge for layovers. However, you might want to bring a snack bar or two if you are going to be at the airport for longer than a few hours since it is not big on food shops. For others simply having a layover in Seychelles while en route to other countries, bear in mind that one cannot leave the airport without proof of residence arrangements! So, book a hotel in case you want to tour the island(s) for the few hours spent there instead of simply lazing in the airport lounge!

Concerning hotels in Seychelles, that will be a fairly easy task. Victoria has an abundance of hotel which cater not only to longer term tourists but also people who are just stopping over. So worry not, you will easily find a perfect fit to stay in Seychelles for however long you plan to. Especially with most hotels having their own websites and online booking facilities, this is doubly easy now. Victoria is a curious place to visit. It is the largest city of the largest island in Seychelles but simultaneously, the smallest capital of any African country! Filled with magnificent hotels, quaint houses, pretty little shops and an awesome bazaar- Victoria makes itself a highly interesting possibility for exploration. The island itself is home to a diverse group of flora and fauna as well as a very rich history. Having been previously colonised by the British gave Victoria its name in honour of Queen Victoria. To learn more about this vibrant past of the islands, a visit to the national museum is in order! Located in the city itself, it ha an affordable entry fee for the average holidayer. The descriptions and labels are mostly in French, a result of the more frequent use of creole over its official language which is English. However, the guides and locals are usually very helpful to the polite and inquisitive visitor. So, do not hesitate to ask questions and let your curiosity spread- you will thank yourself when you are back home with a quasi encyclopedia of knowledge to accompany your beautiful island memories.

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About these island memories- what’s a Seychelles holiday without a healthy dose of the beach, sea and sun? Mahé is ever warmed by the tropical sun, being a pleasant place to lazy and tan all year round. April is famed for being the hottest month while July is supposedly the coldest. In Seychelles, “cold” doesn’t even warrant a quilt at night! The temperature remains mild and comfortable- so do not be afraid of extreme temperatures- it will take a natural calamity for that to happen in Seychelles!

About natural calamities, Indian Ocean is well-known for its cyclones. It is something to be expected, a big bad cyclone attack on a near yearly basis. However, these cyclones somehow always manage to evade Seychelles apart from some few exceptions including in 2016 very recently. Though small, the islands got back on their feet in a remarkably short time and got back to business as usual. And hotels in Praslin are as amazing as any other! Hence, your holidays are unlikely to be marred by any sort of extreme reaction of Mother Nature. She seems to like this cluster of paradisiacal islands…

Beau Vallon is reputed for its white, refine sand and calm blue sea. It just begs for a swim actually. Your holidays in Seychelles will be practically incomplete if you do not set foot on Beau Vallon. One of Mahe’s pride, it is where you take your family or significant other for a fun day at the beach. If you have a camera handy, bring it along- you will want to capture that perfect sunset! To be rather honest, every sunset in Seychelles with its red and orange sky is beyond perfection but it is still worthwhile to take a more tangible memory of all of them with you when it’s finally time to go home. Go to the beach, rock that beach body, make new friends, buy ice cream from the local vendor and take some wonderful pictures. They happen to also make great post cards!

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Let’s not forget the academic side of life! Being in Seychelles is another big opportunity to learn about so many things. The botanical garden in Mahe is a good place to start. You will visit palms endemic to the Seychelles which are older than even your grandparents among other trees with equally impressive characteristics. The surprises don’t end here- ever seen a tortoise extend its neck for nearly 1 metre out of its shell? Well, it is indeed time to go to Seychelles! That very sight is of the Giant tortoise of Seychelles- they are a mighty impressive breed!

All in all- Mahé might be an invisible dot on the world map but it is more than worth a visit on its own. Book your ticket now!

With its pristine beaches, warm water and coral reefs, Seychelles has long been a must-visit destination for jet-setters from all over the world. These mythical islands in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the Seychelles, has a unique natural beauty, midway between the tropics and paradise.

These 115 small islands spread over 1200 km. Each of them boasts incredible treasures. Their white sand beaches purity and turquoise lagoons contrasting with the deep green of tropical – A call to the irresistible escape for the traveler in everyone of us.

Each island has its own identity.

While it is possible to stay only on Mahe, Praslin and La Digue, the combined islands remains the essential means to appreciate their beauty. The best remains the opportunity to combine the varying charm of each island and discover the authentic soul of this archipelago, the richness of nature and the sweetness of life which remains a unique attribute to the Seychelles.

After you land at Mahe International Airport – Praslin, La Digue, Bird, Denis, Silhouette – a vast array of possibilities open to you. Where to start? Which island to visit? Which activity to do? Where to stay? Worry not, we are here to guide you through the enchanting islands. Seychelles available to you … So dive into this fabulous Garden of Eden.

Praslin: Mesmerizing Island

Praslin lies 45km to the northwest of Mahé and is the Seychelles’ second largest granitic island. In the mid-18th century the island was mostly known as Palm Island, the name given by a French explorer in reference to the numerous giant palms that blanketed the island. A 15 minute flight from Mahé, we suggest you start by this beautiful island. Immediate immersion guaranteed.

Why Visit Praslin?

For a total immersion in the atmosphere of the Seychellois. Praslin is central in the Seychelles archipelago. No sooner than you set foot on this island, you are immediately immersed in the peaceful atmosphere that characterizes the creole culture. After Mahe, Praslin is the largest and most populated, but it still keeps an authentic charm and nature in its pure state, that fascinates.

To discover the surprising “coconut buttocks” in the Vallée de Mai. Venture on the trail of the legendary Vallée de Mai, a UNESCO heritage. You will then understand why this primary forest was long considered the Garden of Eden! Located midway between St. Anne and Grand Anse, it houses hectares of giant palms, unique bird species in the world and the unusual ‘coconut buttocks'(Coco Fesses)

Bask on Praslin’s beautiful beaches. The beaches are simply fabulous! Start by Anse Lazzio … a setting worthy of the best views in the world! The bath is enjoyable … Very little seaweed, white sand with incredible finesse. You can even come across small transparent fish from time to time, playing around you.

What better way to finish the day there contemplating the sunset on the horizon, the Barren Island in the background? On the south coast, the Gold Coast, where the hotel zone of Grand Anse is a real table, which combines probably the most vivid colors of Praslin.

Fancy a romantic getaway? Trample the pristine sands of Anse Georgette or the Anse Kerlan beach. Praslin’s beaches appeal much more to those looking for a spot to relax and disconnect… White sand, coconut palms, azure lagoons and grilled fish, everything is there. With its small 26 km², Praslin can easily be visited by bus.

Where to stay on Praslin?

The ideal is to choose a charming hotel, close to the beach in Anse Petite Cour. This area is particularly picturesque and offers attractive hotels such as Le Domaine de la Reserve and Le Chateau de Feuilles.

Visit neighbouring islands

From either side of Praslin, one can observe its nearby small islands, separated by the lagoon. The urge to go to their discovery is an ever- growing feeling! So why not satisfy your curiosity by visiting an island every day, from Praslin.

Curieuse, Seychelles

Many excursions offered on site allow you to dock there for the day. Why not start by Curieuse Island? The ideal one to satiate your curiosity! The island is also nicknamed the Turtle Island since its beach is totally taken over by centenarian tortoises.

You can also have a stroll in the inner part of the island to admire the fauna and flora of the mangrove, followed by a group of curious big land crabs – A totally unaccustomed natural scenery… The end of the walk leads to a beautiful secluded beach, ideal for swimming and snorkelling. Visiting Curieuse Island  will delight nature lovers and surprise those who were just curious!

St Peter, Seychelles

For fans of snorkelling, the St Peter island is ideal. Located just 10 minutes by boat from Grand Anse, it consists of a rock cluster that attract an incredible underwater fauna! Under the turquoise lagoon, there is a plethora of tropical fish of a thousand colors and turtles swimming freely in this natural aquarium.

We recommend that you leave in the morning, when there are fewer people. Do not forget to prepare your fins, mask and snorkel!

Cousin and Cousine, Seychelles

Paradise of birds, Cousin and Cousine islands can be visited in a half day. Here we enter a sanctuary, fully protected, safe from human aggression. No diving, no cigarettes and no motorized sports! An oasis of serenity where nature reclaims its rights. But the peaceful silence of the place is only short-lived when thousands of birds of all kinds come to invest the scene. You will be ringside to watch this scenery while enjoying a friendly tour…

Enjoy your trip around the Seychelles!

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Lost in some part of the lapis azure colored and vast Indian Ocean, lie the Seychelles Islands, the idyllic place for honeymooners, family trip or a lifetime adventure to discovering oneself. Mostly known for its beautiful beaches and welcoming lagoons and coconut, the island is a mine of undiscovered treasures. Yet, unbelievingly, there are such things that are not recommended at all.  Surely, you can go ahead and plan your voyage to this magnificent island that has won so many hearts. Just bear in mind our precautionary advice.

    Don’t forget to Plan your holiday with care!

Though, the Seychellois weather is pretty good all year round, it can still hinder your vacation. If you want to enjoy a memorable stay, be sure to schedule your trip in accordance to climatic conditions and hereafter your preferences. You want to book your trip during April and November to enjoy a cozy and peaceful swim in the blue lagoon. Unless, you are a water sports freak, then the best time to visit is between May and September. Keen to visit the fauna and flora? Just don’t go in January or April. May is once again the best time to get lost in the lap of Mother Nature’s forests.

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    Your security is the best policy

Seychelles is known to have excelled in its security for tourists. It probably has the lowest crime rate in the region. Nevertheless, going out brandishing your assets-money, jewellery, foreign currencies-may cost you the theft of these and even death. These can be safely locked in the locker of your hotel room or the bank. Many of us prefer to discover the nightlife of foreign countries. In Seychelles, people exploring in the dark need to be careful and if you are a lone woman you need to be extra prudent. It is more appropriate to take someone reliable with you or just stay in the guarded premises of your hotel and study its architecture and take part in the nocturne activities or even better contemplate the beach under the shadow of the moon and stars.

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    Don’t get duped

Rapacious people are everywhere. Many run unlicensed hotels, lodges and guest houses. You may have a nice stay at astoundingly low prices but the operators cannot be trusted. The latter may loot you of your belongings and throw you onto the streets with nowhere to go overnight. So do not be a miser and check in a decent and licensed hotel. As a tourist, you would be obviously having unchanged currencies of your country. When in need of money, be wise enough to change the funds in banks, at hotel cashiers or at the bureau de change at the airport itself. Do not wait for the exchange market to rise or fall and throw yourself in the well laid traps of unauthorized dealers. This would bring you under the offence of illegal monetary transaction and therefore pay hefty consequences. Mind you, the law is rather harsh in Seychelles.

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    Careful on the tan

You may think of me as stupid to warn you on the tan. Believe me I’m not. Most of the tourists visit Seychelles for the warmth of the tropical sun and for sunbathing. The results obtained after a good long session of getting tanned is worth flaunting. However, halfheartedly you would need to limit these sunbathing sessions as the Seychelles have strongest sun emitting lights than most of the other islands. Tan is beautiful and sexy but getting roasted isn’t. The sun also influences the sudden weather changes and may bring a drastic rise in temperature.

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    Don’t exploit nature

The Seychelles archipelago consists of many islands. They all are rich in natural heritage, be it the ingenious fauna and flora reserves, the protected marine parks or the coralline islands.  As a responsible human being, you need to give a helping hand in preserving these last remnants of the Almighty’s boons. For instance do not collect seashells that are homes to hermit crabs. What good snatching the shelter off a creature’s head for our own momentary pleasure. Help in keeping the environment clean and unpolluted by not littering. You may pluck some unique and mesmerizing flowers from the islands, but just be sure to register them before going home as it is illegal to take anything unregistered out of the country. Strict laws you say? It’s just an attempt to cushion the Seychellois heritage.

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Follow these simple guidelines and you are good to go in a foreign land full of beautiful surprises.

 

 

Lulled by the turquoise Indian Ocean gentle waves, Seychelles are an escapist paradise decorated by a multitude of giant coconut trees. With a setting that is both warm and welcoming, this archipelago consisting of 115 islands guarantees a holiday full of relaxation and entertainment. The climate is often tempered, which promises a satisfying and enjoyable holiday. The beaches combine beauty and splendor. A deep-sea diving is an opportunity to discover various and rare multicolored fish. The country remains a destination of extraordinary journey, be it for a honeymoon or a family holiday.

The Seychelles Islands

The Seychelles have several nature reserves that are under the protection of UNESCO. Nature lovers will therefore be privileged to come across a variety of endemic plants such as potted vine and coco de mer. These tropical floras are ubiquitous in the islands of Praslin and Curieuse. Silhouette Island also features quite a lot in terms of Flora with her takamakas and veloutiers that dazzle the sight of backpackers. On the side of Victoria, tourists can take boats, one means of daily transport of the inhabitants of the locality, to begin their exploration. These are convenient for “island hopping”.

Each year, Seychelles women organize a cultural event not only to showcase the Creole dance, but also to share their passion with vacationers. They therefore have the opportunity to romp with driving rhythms of drums. In Seychelles, it is clear that foreigners come to make fishing cruises, diving and water sports. Here, gastronomy remains mixed. Cooking fanatics will find the menu a mix of Chinese, Creole and European cuisine. The Seychelles is a beautiful island country known to enjoy a unique beach holiday.

What to do in Seychelles?

Beautiful beaches

Seychelles has some of the finest beaches in the world each year attracting thousands of travelers seeking discoveries and relaxation. The long sandy beaches present on the many Seychelles islands will delight you and allow you to enjoy breathtaking sea in these sublime Indian Ocean islands.

Diving and snorkeling

Seychelles beautiful islands of the Indian Ocean not only have beautiful beaches. They possess exceptional seabed, ideal to discover through diving or snorkeling. You’ll be blown away by the number of fish and underwater plants around these islands.

Honeymoon

Seychelles just like the Maldives or Mauritius is an ideal destination for honeymoons where everything will be done to make the stay of the couple unforgettable for their most important holiday of their new life together.

Bird colonies

In Seychelles you can discover many species of sea and migratory birds which make a stopover in the islands or nest here year round. The discovery of the national reserve Bird Island will remain unforgettable with its population of millions of birds.

Coco-fesse

The Coco-fess is an emblem of the Seychelles, and this is the only place on earth where you can enjoy the view of this particular form. If you wish to obtain one to bring home, know that a certificate will be needed to export it out of the Seychelles borders.

Useful information for travelers in Seychelles

All practical information to visit the Seychelles and avoid all the little problems that could spoil your holiday just for you!

Time difference

There is a time difference of + 2h in summer between France and Seychelles, and + 3h in winter. When it is 12 am in France, it is 14h in summer Seychelles and 15h in winter.

Communication

Communications in Seychelles are very good so you can easily call locally or internationally, via the many phone booths spread in the archipelago or via the numerous hotels. To call Seychelles from anywhere, one must dial 00 + 248 + the area code + the number of your correspondent.

Money and purchases

Seychelles currency is the Seychellois Rupee, € 1 = 16.44 SCR; 10 SCR = € 0.60 It is also possible to pay for your purchases in foreign currencies, Dollars or Euros in Seychelles. Also most hotels and restaurants and distributor, accept Visa credit cards or American Express. Know that you will be forbidden to leave the territory of Seychelles with over 2000 SCR in your pocket a little over 120 €. So remember to spend your last sub before returning.

Security

You should be cautious in public places frequented by many tourists. It is advisable to keep a copy your documents and leave the originals in the Safe of your hotel room or at the reception.

The best times to go to Seychelles

The Seychelles is a gigantic archipelago in the southern hemisphere, more than 1.3 million km2 located in the Indian Ocean. This beautiful archipelago, aquatic and seaside paradise has a tropical climate which it is better to know well to visit at the right time. Seychelles has two seasons. A rainy season from November to March sees the highest temperatures of the year with an average of 32 ° C and rainfall of rain and high humidity. The dry season is from May to October with an average of 25 ° C and is considered the best season for surfers because of the strong winds from the south. The best time to visit Seychelles is during the months of seasonal transition from May to April and October-November. Enjoy your holidays in the Seychelles

Guide to the Seychelles Islands

Most tourists who visit the Seychelles are taken over from the airport and guided to their luxury hotel where they will leave only to return to take their return flight. This is unfortunate for them because they will miss so much things the island has to offer but it’s great for others who will have the islands for themselves!

Here is a mini guide to help you enjoy your stay in the Seychelles. The guide briefly highlights the places not to be missed!

The Seychelles Island

Mahe

This is the largest island of the country where you will find the capital Victoria (with a population of almost 30 000 inhabitants). The island peaks reach 1000m. It is the ideal place for hiking in the Morne Seychellois. You will also come across splendid beaches the west coast of the island (Anse Soleil and Anse Intendance are the best) but also Beau vallon where the water is particularly calm and where whale sharks can be seen at certain times.

Praslin

The second largest island of the Seychelles is also one of the most popular. The dive sites of the island are among the best. The favourite beaches of the island are Grand Anse and Anse Lazio! They are breathtaking but be careful, even if the place seems idyllic, it is not totally because two men have suffered a shark attack in 2011. Praslin is also home to the Vallée de Mai which is a natural park where we find the famous Coco Buttock- Coco Fesse, emblem of the country!

La Digue

La Digue is smallest of the three main islands but it remains the most charming one. There you will be visiting the island exclusively on foot or by bike or if you wish by Ox Carts! Everything is quiet and peaceful. The island boast the two most beautiful beaches of Seychelles (or the world): Grand’Anse and especially Anse Source d’Argent! It is a paradise where the surroundings are indescribable, you have to go there to witness it by yourself…

The Seychelles in a Nutshell!

Seychelles is an expensive destination: it is true! However, it is possible to visit the Seychelles for cheaper by staying in a guesthouse, eating local take-aways and traveling by bus. Else if you are at ease with your budget then hire a car and visit the hidden gems of the island.

The weather for the months of December to January are considered to be the rainy months. On the other hand, July-August are usually dry but windy. So it is more advisable to get there during these periods.

If you want to enjoy the Seychelles to the maximum, know that it is very easy to move from island to island by boat (beware of seasickness in July-August) or plane (not necessarily more expensive). On each island, the bus network is very inexpensive.

Staying in the Seychelles

In the Seychelles you will mainly eat fish course. Eating here is relatively expensive compared to other countries but you can limit the damage by preparing the food all by yourself or taking take-aways.

Finally, if you are a “digital nomad”, you would enjoy those few days without connecting to the internet. The Seychelles is a destination to visit even if one is not a big fan of beaches since the country has much more to offer! It is ideal for family holidays. When it comes to accommodation in the Seychelles, no need to worry, you will find accommodation for all budgets and taste.

Visit Praslin!

Discover one of the most charming places of the country: Praslin! Here are 3 visits not to miss on this pearl of the Indian Ocean!

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 agitation is relatively high around the Seychelles’ Capital: Praslin is the ideal compromise.

Choosing what to visit on the island can sometimes be, and to help you, here is our Top 3 tours in Praslin.

1) Visit Grande Anse!

There are only two villages in Praslin and one of them is Grand Anse. It is definitely the most tranquil spot in Praslin and the place to be if you haven’t relaxed yet! Indeed, you will come across few little shops, hotels and restaurants there. The beach of over 2km is gorgeous: white sand, turquoise sea! A pleasure to walk.

For those who are passionate or simply want to learn scuba diving, there are some very good spots just around the island of Saint Pierre! The latter is one of the symbols of the Seychelles as it really is an idyllic place! Basically, you can relax in this small village where walking, swimming and diving will occupy your day!

2) The Vallée de Mai!

Vallée de Mai is a beautiful forest on the list of UNESCO World Heritage. This is the only place in the world where you will come across the famous Coco de Mer which is a coconut with erotic forms: coco-butt / Coco Fess! It is the symbol of the Seychelles!

Vallée de Mai is visited very easily by following the marked trails. Distances and height differences are small. It can easily be visited by the whole family – young and old. Beautiful palm, birds, small rivers, large roots and more will marvel you. So we believe in full jungle!

3) Anse Lazio

Anse Lazio is in the north of Praslin and is easily accessible by bus. This is the perfect beach as you can imagine: sand-like powder, palm shadowing on the sand, calm waters protected by the bay, rocks at each end which look like a postcard scenery, an ideal place for snorkeling! This heaven like scenery is similar to Anse Source d’Argent, and you can’t miss any of those!

I hope you are now convinced that a dream vacation, feet on the edge of the water, can fit anyone’s budget!

Enjoy your holidays in the Seychelles!

Before discovering the top seven things to do in one of the most beautiful island of the indian ocean, Mahé, let’s have a quick overview of the island which is also host to the best hotels and villas in the indian ocean.

Mahé is named from the French Governor, Bertrand Mahé de Labourdonnais. Found in the north east of the paradisiacal archipelago, Mahé is the largest island of the Seychelles. Mahé is home for the capital of the Seychelles- Victoria and also accommodates 86% of the total population of the Seychelles.

The island hosts the most beautiful islands of the archipelago and has a diversified fauna and flora. Mahé is a travelers favorite desination. Mahé’s forest also have few endemic plants found only in the Seychelles. Some of these such as the Medusagyne oppositifolia are critically endangeres species.

#1 Swim in the Indian Ocean

Beau Vallon

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The Beau Vallon Beach in Seychelles

Located on the northern estern coast of Mahé, this picturesque bay is one of the most frequented beaches of the Seychelles. Beau Vallon has an amazing clear water and coral reef. Due to this, the waters of Beau Vallon are prized for swimming and Snorkeling. Beau Vallon also host a small food and souvenir bazaar every Wednesday all year round.

Anse Royale

This beach is the longest on Mahé and it provides beaches protected from choppy seas, providing a safe and comfortable swimming haven. This makes for very favorable conditions for swimming and beach fun from May to October.

Port Launay

Situated on the west side of the island, Port Launay beach is one of the most beautiful of the island. The beach is usually crowded on weekends. Port Launay beach has clear water and soft sand which makes it great for sun tanning and swimming. The beach is also very well kept. One advice, do not litter.

#2 Visit the Natural History Museum

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The seychelles national history museum

The national history museum is the perfect place to be if you do not know what to do out of your free time in Victoria. But beware, do not assume that you will be visiting something like the metropolitan of New York or the Natural History Museum of London. You will love the exotism and authenticity of the tales they will tell you. The National History Museum of the Seychelles is found in the capital Victoria and is housed in a colonial architecture building. The entrance fee is relatively very low. There are few cabinets displaying some bugs, beetles and insects. Most of the descriptions are in French and some of the money collected is used for environment protection. Overall the visit is worth it.

#3 Visit the Sir Selwyn Selwyn-Clarke Market

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Sir Selwyn-Clarke Market

The Sir Selwyn Selwyn-Clarke Market is emblematic of the Seychelles. This national landmark built in 1840 in a magnificent early-Victorian Style architecture renovated early 1999. The Market is also the main market on Victoria. It is the best place to buy the freshest fruits, vegetables, fish and meat. They also have a variety of spices. The maket is a very colorful place and do not forget to take your camera along. You will find many local craft and souvenir stands that sell for cheap.
The market is usually opened from Monday to Friday early morning till 4-5 in the evening and especially very lively on Saturday. It is generally closed on Sundays.

#4 Explore Mahé’s Capital Victoria

Situated on the north-eastern side of Mahé, Victoria is the capital city of the largest island of the Seychelles and at the same time the smallest African capital. The city was first established under the British colony. This is why it has been named after Queen Victoria.  Walking down Victoria, you can well distinguish the colonial influences on the city. Some perfect examples are the little ben monument ant the queen Victoria statue in the center of the island.

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Even though Victoria is a capital city, it has yet some way to go. Life is slow paced in the Seychelles and you do not feel the rush of big crowded cities. This is probably why the city has got only one traffic light. Choose to explore the city by foot. Victoria has many attractions to offer such as the botanical garden and some markets.

#5 Go see the Aldabra Giant Tortoises

The Aldabra Giant Tortoises hold their name from the island of Aldabra. They can also be found on many island of the Seychelles. This species of giant tortoises is endemic to the Seychelles. The botanical garden on the island of Mahé is home to these mythical creatures which can live up to more than a hundred and fifty years.

These turtles are emblematic of the Seychelles and are very distinct from other turtle species since their long neck can help them reach leaves from up to one meter from the ground.

#6 Tour the tea plantation and Factory

During your stay in Mahé, one of the things to do is to tour the tea plantation. The tour is very affordable and costs about 25 SCR per person. It is of a short 15 min duration which begins with the guide showing you how the tea is dried before being sorted, blended then finally packaged. Seychellois tends to be very friendly. So will be your guide. They are very informative people and they will not leave any of your questions unanswered. After your visit, you can wander around the plantation and grasp some view of Port Glaud. The site is picturesque, so do not forget to take your camera along.

You can also visit the tea shop and café and enjoy some nice iced citronella or seybrew.

#7 Visit the Botanical Garden

The botanical garden is the highlight of your visit to Mahé. If you’re holidaying in couple and want to have some nice quiet time, it is the best place to be on Mahé. The best advice is to visit during the week days.

The gardens have a variety of palm trees which the majority are endemic one. There are also many colorful tropical plants. You will find shaded areas throughout the gardens which are non-other that inviting for some relaxation.

A good avice is that you contact a car rentral company in seychelles and rent a car tour the whole island. Car rental offer cheap rates.

Go ahead and make the most of your holidays.

 

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.

The Seychelles Islands.

Visiting your fetish holiday destination usually fulfils one of your dreams. A string of islands scattered in the glistening Indian Ocean, a thousand miles from anywhere is a paradise for any traveller. Mother Nature was indeed generous to these 115 islands and has spoiled them rotten. With such a dreamlike setting, the Seychelles is, unsurprisingly, the best place to spend your holidays and relax!

How to get there?

Air Seychelles
Air Seychelles

Of course by plane! The main international airport is on Mahé where sll flights within the Seychelles arrive and depart. From different part of the world Air Seychelles flies directly to Mahé; Air France flies via Paris and Emirates flies via Dubai. From the plane, you are sure to enjoy a beautiful scenery while flying above those jewels laid onto the Indian Ocean.

When to Go?

The Seychelles are a good year-round destination. With daily temperature ranging between 27ºC and 30ºC, you will enjoy perfect holidays on these islands. Yet, December and January remains the wettest months and humidity is highest from February to May. The best months to visit are between June and September.

Accommodations in the Seychelles?

Whether you’re looking for a secluded place for you and your dear one or a luxury family getaway or simply your own spot near the beach, you will find it on the Seychelles. Some operators offers accommodation in the Seychelles to suit your needs but we have made a selection of the best hotels and Villas on these magnificent islands.

La Digue Island Lodge

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

Le Domaine de La Réserve Hotel, is located on Praslin. Positioned in a wonderful setting at the beautiful Anse Petite Cour the private beach offers fine white sand, granite boulders at each end and views of Curieuse Island in the distance. It is the perfect spot to relax, with its beach front villas for your holiday. It also boasts one of the largest swimming pools in the Seychelles.

La Villa Seychelles

La Villa Holiday Apartment positioned on a spectacular headland surrounded by the crystal waters of the Indian Ocean offers and unparalleled view  over the island of Silhouette, North Island and l’ilot. The luxury establishment built in harmony with nature will help you relax and completely rejuvenate. La Villa Seychelles is THE ideal location for a quiet, relaxed and exciting holiday.

How to move around in the Seychelles?

To fully enjoy your holidays in the Seychelles, on Mahé or Praslin you can rent a car at one of the operators on the island so that you can unveil the hidden gems of these islands at your own pace. If your will be spending some time on La Digue, you will have only the Ox Cart and the bicycle as modes of transport. You will definitely enjoy this short time you will go back in time on this beautiful old fashioned style island of the Seychelles.

Why the Seychelles?

Seychelles-Islands

The ocean is as blue as ever!

On a clear day, you can see at least four shades of blue in the water, and when you walk closer on the soft white sand, you can see the base of the sea. Snorkeling those water is a pure bliss!

The locals are really friendly.

If you spend a day on the island of La Digue, along the narrow residential by-lanes where locals lounged around on their hammocks and balconies, you will notice the difference! The locals are extremely friendly and the cherry on top of the cake- they speak perfect English.

Creole food is sooo Delicious!

Créole cuisine includes plenty of fish and rice. Among the seafood on offer are barracuda, kingfish, octopus, squid and shark. The Créoles are also big on soups – be sure to try the tec-tec. In Seychelles most of the curries you will come across will have as main ingredient sea food and coconut milk. Food is usually accompanies by pulses like lentils and loads of different types of chutneys. If you are a spicy food love, the Seychelles will definitely fulfil your taste buds desires!

It’s different from Mauritius.

At first glance, Seychelles can seem like a sibling of Mauritius, but there’s so much that sets them apart. Seychelles feels a bit more rustic, a bit more adventurous, with so many islands to hop to, the forests and birds in its interiors and the dramatic hilly backdrops that you will definitely not find in Mauritius.

Affordable Destination.

If you choose to live in a cheap accommodation and eat only at local restaurants, Seychelles is possible to do on a not-so-tight-budget. For your accommodation you can expect to spend 50-100 Euros per night and a simple meal for two at a local restaurant might cost you around 20-30 Euros. So you don’t really need explode your budget to experience this little piece of paradise!

What to do in the Seychelles?

Anse Source D'Argent - La Digue
Anse Source D’Argent – La Digue

Hit Seychelles beaches

Seychelles has some of the finest beaches in the world. Palm tree sway in the breeze and white sands lead to a turquoise ocean. Yet, even here, some beaches stand out. Anse Intendance and Anse Lazio are usually featured as the world’s best beaches.

Anse Intendance is located on the Southern tip of Mahe, whilst Anse Lazio is located on Praslin. Both beaches should be on the must-visit list of any beach connoisseurs, spending their holidays in the Seychelles.

We should not omit the bestest of beaches- Anse Source D’Argent on the island of La Digue. There, incredible granitic rock formations meet the sea in an inspiring display of natural art. If you’ve ever seen an advert set on a beach with beautiful rocks in the background, the chances are it would have been filmed here, since this beach is one of the most photographed beaches in the world!

Explore the Vallee de Mai

Exploring the Vallee de Mai, a World Heritage Site on the island of Praslin, is an absolute must. This was thought to be the Garden of Eden when discovered by early explorers, and it’s not hard to see why. The central attraction of this spot is the endemic Coco de Mer, a giant palm tree, famed for having the largest nut in the world. The nut, which only grows on the female of the plant, has a striking resemblance to a human female pelvis. They take nine years to germinate and much more to turn into the giants which line the valley, the only place in the world where they can be found.

Seychelles Island hopping

Since the Seychelles is made up of 115 islands and most of these remain uninhabited, taking some time to visit them is really worth doing. Each island is unique in its way and will procure different feelings to you visitors. Island hopping is a usual practice in the Seychelles: you can either cruise around the Robinson Crusoe style islands or simply go there by plane or helicopter.

The smaller islands, such as Bird and Denis, are classical flat desert island, just a ring of white sandy beach, a few palm trees and some birds, where you can enjoy sipping on a cocktail. The larger islands, such as Mahe and Praslin, are granitic and possesses deep rainforest interiors for exploring and towering peaks.  Other islands offers different landscapes and enfold in themselves beauties never seen anywhere else in the world!

Visit the Capital- Victoria

If you are fed up of lying on the beach all day and you want to do something a little more active and different, a visit to the capital city of Victoria is something you will definitely like. While strolling and taking a look at the town’s central feature, a miniature clock tower built in 1903, I would recommend you to visit the Victoria market. The market remains the liveliest place of the Seychelles where a vibrantly colourful affair where local traders will happily sell you all manner of goods, from locally picked fruit to the catch of the day. You will obviously get a real flavour of the Creole foods while wandering around the tables in the market.  The fish, fresh off the boats that day, is world class and, by Western standards, remarkably cheap. The market will allow you to rediscover Seychelles’ cuisine at its best.

Try diving or snorkelling!

The clear waters of the Seychelles are perfect for scuba diving and snorkelling.  The Shark Bank is considered to be the best diving spot, with a granite plateau sheltering a dazzling array of marine life, from huge grey stingrays and gaping Napoleon fish to pulsating shoals of bright tropical fish and even the odd whale shark – the biggest fish in the sea. Indeed, all the waters surrounding the islands are perfect for snorkelling and are lively waters where you will come across lush aquatic life.

Admire a Sunset!

The reward of having staggering beaches almost to yourself as you watch the sun set through an evening cocktail is entirely worth it. You will usually enjoy the perfect sunset on the island of Praslin while looking towards Cousin, the neighbouring island. Do not miss such a magical moment while enjoying dinner or a drink on the beach!

Simply relax

Yet, the best thing to do is nothing at all – and the Seychelles have made this their speciality! Prepare a picnic and head one of the many unspoilt beaches of the islands and escape in another world where the modern world is ignored- lay back and relax.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

Electricity: In the Seychelles you will come across 220-240 volts 50 Hz electrical supply. The Seychelles uses the standard three-pin rectangular UK plug of 13 amps.

Currency and Exchange: The official currency is the Seychelles Rupee (SCR 1 = approx. 0.18 Euro). Mastercards and Visa are accepted everywhere.

Language: Seychelles has three official languages: English, French and Creole.

Visas: Visas are not required for most visitors, but you will need an onward ticket, booked accommodation and sufficient funds for the whole of your stay.

Public holidays: New Year’s Day; 2 Jan; Good Friday; Holy Saturday; Liberation Day (5 June); Corpus Christi; Independence Day (29 June); Assumption; All Saints’ Day; Immaculate Conception; Christmas Day.

Have a splendid holiday in the Seychelles!

Things to do-Snorkelling Seychelles

Seychelles is a great travel destination – These islands are the sole place where you will come across granitic and coral islands. 115 islands make up the archipelago and nature was very generous with these islands scattered in the Indian Ocean and has spoiled them rotten. The archipelago is located outside the cyclone belt, making Seychelles a year round holiday destination.

The temperature varies between 27 to 28 degrees Celcius year round, and there are never any rainy seasons or tsunamis. Dream about the Seychelles and imagine picture perfect beaches. But there is much more attached to this archipelago. Head towards this paradisiacal destination and you’ll discover of other delights. Undeniably, the beaches are the biggest attraction: exquisite ribbons of white sand lapped by topaz waters and backed by lush hills, big glacis boulders and virtually never a crowd in sight.

Seychelles

The easy sailing distances between the different Inner Islands will let you discover the hidden treasures that the Seychelles have to offer like myriad beaches of golden sands, hidden bays and secret coves. The Seychelles offers an array of possibilities and here are some things you can plan to do while enjoying a stay in one of the hotels or villas of the Seychelles.

Visit the most beautiful beaches in the world:

Anse Lazio Beach, Praslin

Anse Lazio Beach
Anse Lazio Beach

Considered by many vacationers to be the absolute king of all beaches on the island of Praslin, Anse Lazio is a stretch of perfect sugar-white sand boasting unsurpassed turquois blue waters; it is truly a hidden gem that’s just screaming to be seen! Shaded by takamaka trees and enclosed at each end by striking granite boulders the spot is simply perfect for swimming and snorkelling.

Anse Source d’argent beach, La Digue

 Anse-source-dargent
Anse Source D’Argent

Anse Source d’Argent is  one of the most popular beaches in the Seychelles, with pink sands and granite boulders that have been worn by time and weather as background. The ocean here is sheltered by a reef, providing calm and clear sea water that make a perfect spot to enjoy sunbathing and having fun on the beach.

Deep Sea Fishing, Seychelles

The Outer islets, mainly coral cays and atolls, are virgin territories featuring stunning lagoons and offers unique opportunities for big game fishing and fly fishing.

seychelles-fishing

Seychelles have the richest marine life in the world with more than thousand of fish species surrounding the islands. The world records for pacific bonito and dog-tooth tuna both comes from they Seychelles. Outer Islands have become the epicenter of fly-fishing for the amateurs.

A variety of charter boats and fishing excursions allow for individual tailoring of fishing programs.

Wedding In Seychelles

Few places on earth can offer such romantic getaway “haven of love”. The idyllic ambience of the Seychelles have convinced more than one to enjoy their honeymoon on this lost paradise in time and beauty. It is obvisous why lovers are inspired to take their vows and wed in such a romantic islands.

Un Mariage Au Paradis Seychelles
Un Mariage Au Paradis-Seychelles

Specialist tour operators, both local and international, offer wedding and honeymoon services featuring different types and styles of weddings, including traditional Creole, tailor-made to fulfill your fantasies.

Discover the Nature of the Seychelles

Seychelles' Nature

With virtually 50% of the country’s limited landmass protected, Seychelles remains a well-preserved sanctuary home to endemic species of flora and fauna … among which are to be found some of the rarest specimens on earth. Here are some ways in which you can come across the most incredible sceneries in Seychelles:

Take a hike

Hiking Seychelles
Hiking Seychelles

Whichever the island you are lodging on you will come across trails for walkers where you can trek through unparalleled Jurassic forests and spot tropical birds and wildlife. One of the most spectacular is through the Morne Seychellois National Park on Mahé where you can enjoy a 45 minute walk through the park which will take you to the summit of Morne Blanc with breath-taking views across the island and the Indian Ocean.

Morne Seychellois National Park

Morne Seychellois
Morne Seychellois

The magical Morne Seychellois National Park covers over twenty percent of Mahé and hosts the islands highest peak. The park houses thick tropical forests, coastal mangroves, unique flora and fauna and many species of wildlife. Visitors can enjoy panoramic views whilst driving through, or explore the land on foot via a network of hiking trails.

St Anne National Marine Park

St Anne National Marine Park
St Anne National Marine Park

The St Anne National Marine Park is home to around 150 species of marine wildlife. Designated as a protected area, the park consists of six small islands that teem with lively fishes and colourful corals. You can hire a yacht and sail the crystal clear waters or snorkel the crystal clear water of the park.

Adalbra Atoll Seychelles

Aldabra Giant Tortoise
Aldabra Giant Tortoise

The Aldabra Atoll is an outstanding example of a raised coral atoll. Due to its remoteness and inaccessibility, the atoll has remained largely untouched by humans for the majority of its existence.  It is one of the largest atolls in the world and houses one of the most important natural habitats for studying evolutionary and ecological processes. It is home to the largest giant tortoise population in the world.

Diving near the Shark Bank

Shark Bank
Shark Bank

Those lovers of diving should definitely head to Shark Bank. Situated in between Mahé and Silhouette the site is comprised of a number of granite rocks towering over the sandy floor. Coral colonies blooming from crevices will marvel you. You will have the opportunity to enjoy spectacular arrays of creatures including turtles, giant barracuda’s, eagle rays and of course, sharks.

Birdwatching on Aride Island

A mecca for bird watchers, Aride is the breeding place for 18 different species of native birds, including five endemic to the Seychelles. A trip to Aride is like stepping back in time to the Seychelles before human habitation.

Visit UNESCO World Heritage Site Vallée de Mai

This splendid palm forest at the core of Praslin Island subsists in its original state from prehistoric times, virtually untouched by human influence. Its most famous palm is the endemic Coco-de-Mer with its distinct shaped seeds. Visitors will find it easily accessible through the forest with guides on hand to help and advise.

Tall Coco De Mer Palm Trees
Tall Coco De Mer Palm Trees

Vallée de Mai is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and provides sanctuary to a dense forest of Coco de Mer palm trees, some of whom are more than 200 years old and 30 metres high. The valley offers visitors an extraordinary slice of Eden that illustrates how some of our natural world once looked; towering canopies, roaring waterfalls, fragrant vanilla orchids and abundant wildlife.

Explore the wildlife of Cousin Island Nature Reserve

Hawksbill Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle

Just 2km off the shores of Praslin lies this idyllic island nature reserve. With a rich variety of endemic wildlife and seabirds it is also considered the most important breeding site for the endangered Hawksbill turtle in the Western Indian Ocean. The island is protected and boasts rich marine life including nurse sharks, lion fish and redbanded grouper.

Snorkel around Ile Cocos Marine National Park

Snorkelling

This collection of 3 small islets off the coast of Praslin may look like classic ‘desert islands’ but in the waters off their shores you will come across a haven for the rare marine life that thrives in these waters: The paradise for snorkelers.

Meet the giant tortoises of Curieuse Island

curieuse island tortoise
Curieuse Island Tortoise

Meet and feed the giant tortoises who wander free on this island nature reserve (Virtually more than 500), walk through the stunning mangrove forest and keep your eyes open for the hawksbill and green turtles which come here to breed. Visitors to the island are usually greeted off-shore by the hundreds of giant hump-head parrotfish which live in its waters and can grow up to 1.2 meters long.

Visit a local market

Market Seychelles
Market Seychelles

Dip into Seychellois’ life at one of its vibrant, busy markets. Visit the famous daily food market in Victoria and see colourful fish of all shapes and sizes, a fragrant array of local herbs and spices, and luscious fresh fruit and vegetables.

Eat traditional Creole food

Seychellois' Cuisine
Seychellois’ Cuisine

A fusion of flavours from African, French, Chinese, Indian and English cooking makes up this unique and delicious cuisine: Seychellois’ Cuisine. With its broad ethnic diversity, the Seychelles will not only conquer you with its magnificent beaches but also with its mouth-watering delicacies.

Play golf in the Seychelles

Golf course Seychelles
Golf course Seychelles

Play golf in the Seychelles and enjoy panoramic views of the most beautiful beaches. Golf is a unique experience in the Seychelles. Merge relaxation with the magnificence of this incredible island and obtain one of the best holidays ever.  

Breathe in the fragrant air of Le Jardin du Roi Spice Garden

Spice Garden
Spice Garden

Hovering above the beautiful beach of Anse Royale on Mahé, this renovated plantation grows spices such as vanilla, citronella, cinnamon and nutmeg. Visitors will have the chance to buy freshly produced spices at the plantation shop or eat at the stunning outdoor restaurant with views over the plantation and the beach below.

There will always be something left to do or discover in the Seychelles, so grab the opportunity, hire a car and explore the depths of the islands and let your eyes be dazzled by the richness of these islands.

Located five degrees south of the Equator east of Africa and scattered across the western Indian Ocean lie the Seychelles Islands. This distinctive travel destination is known for its unchanged beauty, tranquility and variety that roll from emerald inexperienced rainforests all the way down to crystal clear turquoise waters, home to a number of the rarest species of flora and fauna on earth.

Here you will find the perfect setting for a tropical island dream holiday…world notable beaches, unbelievable rock formations, fantasyland coral reefs, soaring luscious mountains, a heat climate year-round and a large vary of accommodation!

Not amazingly, virtually 1/2 the Islands are protected in reserves with 2 World Heritage Sites. Seychelles is recognized as a secure overseas spot and is additionally free from protozoan infection, cyclones and dangerous species.

The Seychelles Islands

This breathtakingly stunning solid ground includes one hundred fifteen granite and coral islands with a mixed-race population of solely 85,000 inhabitants. The principal granite islands Mahé, Praslin and La Digue making the cultural and economic hub of Seychelles. A day-trip on Mahé for those on a budget, or nightlong stays on all three islands for those who wish to experience island hopping excursions in Seychelles. For a real ‘castaway’ vacation, the coral key Bird Island comes extremely recommended!

From your selected island and hotel you’ll be able explore a number of the opposite encompassing precious little gems, every having authentic expertise to supply, otherwise you will simply sit back, relax and absorb the wonder of your surrounds, fascinated by however few individuals there are around you sharing during this splendor.

Seychelles, one in all the world’s most recent frontiers, guarantees a blissful journey and exceptional natural beauty in pristine surrounds still untouched by man. A world like no other!