The Seychelles includes a group of small tropical islands. Talking to someone about Seychelles will make him think of the blue sky and brightly sunlit beaches. The Seychellois climate is indeed the same as a paradise. It is always warm, never arriving at an extreme cold or hot temperature.
The Seychelles comprises of 115 islands. These islands can be broken down into two categories namely the Inner part of the Seychelles and the Outer part of the Seychelles. Most of the Seychellois population live in the inner island.
The inner Seychelles are the most visited by the tourists. It includes islets such as Mahé, La Digue, Praslin, Silhouette Island, Denis Island and Bird Island.
The three main islands of the Seychelles are Mahé, La Digue and Praslin.
The main island of the Seychelles is Mahé. Its capital is Port Victoria. Mahé is also the largest island of the Seychelles. If you are searching for a hotel to stay in the Seychelles, we definitely propose a mahe hotel. Get to experience the daily life of the Seychellois townsmen.
Few places of interest in Seychelles: Mahé Island
Port Victoria Seychelles
You are sure to find something interesting in the capital of the Main Island of Seychelles. Port Victoria is home to many luxurious hotels in Mahe. Furthermore, numerous attractions are available for visitors such as:
- The little Ben: A miniature copy of the Big Ben clock in London.
- Seychelles Victoria Botanical Gardens: are composed of more than five acres of gardens full with exotic and endemic plants and animals such as the Aldabra tortoises.
- Victoria National Museum of History: The museum has in its possession historical artifacts which include the oldest map of the Seychelles.
- Sir Selwyn Selwyn-Clarke Market: This is the local hotspot for Seychellois. Experience the vivid atmosphere in the market. You will also get the opportunity to acquire some souvenirs at the market.
Beau Vallon Seychelles
The beach of Beau Vallon is the most reputed seashore on Mahé. It is located on the north-western coast of the island. The lagoon is rich in beautiful colourful coral reefs living clear waters. As a result, it has become the ideal spot for diving and snorkelling. The beach is much visited by locals, especially on weekends.
Praslin is the second largest and most inhabited island of the Seychelles after Mahé Island. The island is home to heavenly beaches. Many hotels in Praslin are available for short and long-term stays. Whether it is a villa or a beach resort, rooms are fairly priced to suit everyone’s budget.
This beautiful beach offers a picturesque view and good swimming opportunities. The lagoon is calm and clear, from light to deep aquamarine blue. The trees lining the beaches provide shade for you to laze and relax.
The Nature reserve is located at the heart of Praslin Island. This rainforest is a UNESCO world heritage site. Vallee de Mai contains a well preserved Palm forest, consisting of endemic Palm trees. The wildlife of the park includes the Seychelles black parrot, snails, mammals and reptiles.
The fourth largest island of the Seychelles is La Digue. The only way of accessing the island is by boat or helicopter as there are no airports on La Digue.
La Digue is home to the five star hotel La digue Lodge. The hotel provides the following facilities:
Le Veuve restaurant offers local Creole Seychelles cuisine with remarkable professionalism. It also provides international cuisines and manages frequent themed nights for your entertainment.
There is also a restaurant near a pool which provides a wide variety of light-lunch options as well as more filling dishes for heartier appetites.
La Digue lodge also gives you the opportunity to try the oldest tradition of the Seychellois; fishing. Whether you are going for a private trip aboard the ocean using a motor boat, or a group vacation for seasoned reef fishermen; La Digue Island Lodge is disposed to meet your every needs and demands.
The island La Digue is the perfect and ideal spot to camp and visit other islands of the Seychelles. You will get to try a variety of activities such as Snorkelling, fishing, diving and trekking on the islands around la Digue.
On the other hand, la Digue is the utmost romantic place in the Seychelles. For your dream like honeymoons, anniversaries or just a special treat that you definitely deserve, La Digue is the place for your romantic escape in Seychelles.
Some Islands to visit during your travel to the Seychelles:
It is a nature reserve protected by the Seychelles law as a special reserve. It is managed by Nature Seychelles, a national non- for profit and partner of BirdLife International, for which the island has been identified as an important bird area.
Felicié Island is a small island of granite which is located four kilometres to the east of La Digue. The islet was a coconut plantation back in the 1900’s.
The Sisters Islands
Grande Soeur and Petite Soeur Islands are referred to as the Sisters islands.
Situated 6 km northeast from their neighbouring island La Digue, these small tropical retreats are popular for excursions because of their spectacular ocean views and excellent opportunities that they offer for hikes and picnics.
The islands are also famous for snorkeling and scuba diving in waters where marine life is prolific.
The hotel Château de Feuilles on Praslin manages the islands.
If you are going to the Seychelles, you might want to check the other articles we have on our blog, the Indian Ocean on the Seychelles.