The islands of the archipelago of Seychelles have received quite a number of visitors from over the globe. These islands are blessed with a wonderful weather almost all year round, attracting tourists throughout the year. The main islands of the Seychelles remain Mahé, La Digue and Praslin. These three islands include many tourist attractions and activities such as deep sea fishing, scuba diving, kite surfing and many more!
The other islands are filled with natural treasures of flora and fauna. They include rare species found nowhere else in the world such as the Wright’s Gardenia on the flora side and the Seychelles magpie robin on the fauna side.
Mahé is the capital island of the Seychelles. Its capital is Port Victoria where many interesting tourist activities await you. The island is also surrounded by magnificent beaches which are known throughout the globe such as Beau Vallon and Anse Intendance.
Interesting places to visit in Mahé includes its botanical garden, the small Ben, the Victoria supermarket and the Kenwyn House.
Lying in the middle of Port Victoria, the great Botanical Garden was established in the 1900’s. It is a stunning garden which includes a five acres landscape which is home to a wide range of exotic and endemic plant including a wide range of unique spice and fruit trees.
You can visit the botanical garden from Monday to Sunday at 7hr30 Am to 5pm.
The Small Ben is a miniature version of the Big Ben in London. It is an important historical monument of the Seychelles and represents an important landmark of Port Victoria. The clock tower was built by Messrs Gillet & Johnson of Croydon from 1844 to 1957.
Kenwyn House is among the most renowned attractions in the Seychelles. It comprises of a shopping mall which included rare dazzled diamonds. Kenwyn House was constructed in 1855. Today, It constitutes the most luxurious retail company in the archipelago.
The Sir Selwyn Selwyn Clarke Market was established in 1840 and has since become a local hotspot for the inhabitants of the Seychelles. The market is the spot to be if you want to learn about the Seychellois’ cultures and daily routines. The market is vivid and has a pleasant atmosphere where a variety of fruits, vegetables, fishes and souvenirs items are on display for sale. You may acquire your daily consumables there during your time in the Seychelles.
There are many things that you can try out in Mahé. Here are a few on the list:
There are many local casinos spread around the area in Mahé although the most recommended one would be the Amusement Centre which include 200 slots machines and a licensed bar. The night life of Mahé cannot be fully discovered in one night! However, don’t rush things! Take your time to enjoy the ride.
Insider tips: The Katiolo is the best club to go to enjoy the nightlife of the Seychelles. It is an air opened club where you can dance to the Creole music and enjoy a lively Creole ambiance with 100% creole services.
Mahé include the largest golf club in the Seychelles which is namely the Seychelles Golf club. The latter is established on an old coconut plantation which can be reached in 15 minutes from the airport of the island. Have fun on a nine-hole course which is probably the best that you will get in the Seychelles.
Praslin is a famous tourist destination where many hotels (Seychelles Hotels) and resorts have established themselves on the coast of the island. It is a small island which can be explored in a 2 hours drive. However, there are plenty of activities to try and spots to visit.
Beaches of Praslin
The beauties of the beaches of Praslin are not to be underestimated. Praslin includes beaches which are listed among the world’s best beaches. The most renowned ones are Anse Georgette and Anse Lazio. These two beaches are listed in the Top 10 list of world’s best beaches.
Anse Georgette is located at the north-east of Praslin. It is a unique spot which you can access from Anse Lazio. Anse Georgette offers you a magnificent landscape view- It is surrounded by lush vegetation while the scenery of the turquoise water merging with the golden sand is just mesmerizing!
Vallée de Mai
One of the most important sites in Praslin is the Vallée de Mai which is a UNESCO world Heritage Site. The Vallée de Mai is located in the middle of Praslin. This nature reserve includes an old forest which is filled with rare endemic plant such as the Coco de Mer, palmers, Vanilla orchids and Palm of the traveler. There are also rare birds that are exclusive to the Seychelles like the Seychelles black parrot.
La Digue is the third biggest as well as third most populated island of the Seychelles archipelago. The island is privately owned by the hotel La Digue Lodge and is sometimes reserved for the exclusivity of its clients. La Digue is one of the best spots for scuba diving. While tourism is its main industry, La Digue has gone through a significant tourist increase over these years and has had major influence on the economy of the Seychelles.
La Digue is the shelter for many rare species, some which are even endangered such as the black paradise flycatcher. The latter are only about 100 in the entire globe.
The island has a rich marine life which includes a variety of fish, sharks and rays. While scuba diving, some divers have affirmed spotting blacktip reef sharks and whale sharks.
If you are planning for a trip to the Seychelles, you might want to check the website of AirSeychelles. The latter offers many interesting packages that will definitely pick your interest.