Top things to do in Seychelles
Explore the beaches
Think of the Seychelles, and you will immediately imagine turquoise waters and powder-fine white sands. It is no exaggeration to say that visitors here find that the beaches take their breath away and there are countless shores to explore. There is a long list of different beaches that you can explore and every place in the Seychelles offers its own unique charm and beauty.
The most beautiful beaches, in my opinion, are:
La Digue Island: Anse Source D’Argent, Anse Marron, Grand Anse, Petite Anse and Anse Coco
Mahe Island: Grand Anse, Petite Anse, Port Launay, Anse Takamaka, Anse Major, Anse Intendance
Praslin Island: Anse Georgette, Anse Lazio and Cote d’Or (Anse Volbert).
Seychelles have sublime beaches, but they also offer the chance to explore untouched jungle and forest. In many places the jungle meets the sea, so you can work up a sweat exploring the lush forests, then dive into the ocean to cool yourself down. Don’t be afraid to hike through the jungle because the reward will be unforgettable, hidden beaches emerging from the exotic wilderness of the jungle offer unparalleled opportunities for adventure and romance.
See the islands from a different perspective, get the best view from Mahe and La Digue Islands
If you visit Seychelles why don’t have another perspective of this beautiful islands? Reaching the best spots from where you can admire the paradise that surrounds you, let you speechless. On Mahe Island, you can hike Capolia Trail and on La Digue, the peak Nid d’Aigle offers you the best view of the island.
Feed a gigantic turtle
In Seychelles, you will see for sure the beautiful gigantic turtle that can live more than 200 years. Here you will have the occasion to cuddle and feed them.
You cannot come to the Seychelles and not seize the opportunity to snorkel around the islands. There are many and varied locations that offer dazzling displays of coral formations and fish.
Among the best locations are Cap Ternay and the St Anne Marine National Park. If you want to snorkel St Anne, you will need to arrange a day trip. This is easy to do as there are a big number of licensed agencies that can take you there.
La Digue island is an excellent choice for snorkeling with the beach Grand Anse Source d’Argent waters offering tranquil waters and excellent visibility. Also near Ile Coco island is no problem for you to adventure for hours along the beach and marvel upon the variety of fish that inhabit the warm waters of this part of the Indian Ocean.
Visit Vallee de Mai
The best emblem for describing Seychelles is Coco de Mer that is it found only on the Seychelles Island, having its unique form. You have the occasion to see it on Vallee de Mai Reservation.
Visitors from other destinations around the world marvel at the tropical vegetation and the gorgeous landscapes offered up there, the best spots leave you in no doubt that you have arrived on tropical jungle oasis hidden in the Indian Ocean.
Experiencing creole food
The creole food that has become a stample for the locals, has developed over hundreds of years into unique local fare. Here you will find some delicious dishes, depending on the places you buy it the prices can vary. The food from restaurants can be quite hight but from street fast foods you can found it reasonably cheap. There is a variety of cuisine to be tried with restaurants on practically each corner serving up rice, chicken and seafood dishes. The most delicious fish you must try is red snapper and if you are feeling particular daring. You might like to try one of the local delicacies, bat!
Try out the local drinks
Alongside the local food, you should also try out the local drinks. The most popular local drink is Seybrew beer, Takamaka rum is another popular local choice that has to be sampled during your time on the islands. Don’t forget about Moonshine vodka, it comes in different flavors and the mix with exotic juices is phenomenal.
Meet the locals
Not only the destination itself it’s beautiful but also the community. One of the best things about the Seychelles are the people. The locals are very friendly, don’t be afraid to interact with them. From my own experience, I can say it will take your trip to the next level!
Do at last one excursion on other islands
Wherever it is that you end up staying while visiting the Seychelles, it would be sad not to visit other islands too. There are plenty of operators taking short trips and day trips to other surrounding islands such as Ille Coco, Curiouse Island, Denis Island, Bird Island. You will also have the occasion to see rare bird species which are found in the Seychelles Islands.
Do water sports
Why don’t add some adrenaline to your trip? On Beau Vallon beach from Mahe Island, you can try paragliding, ski jet, kayaks, water skiing or windsurfing.
Visit Victoria market
You will be amazed by the variety of fish, fruits and vegetables that you’ll find here. The smell of fish from the main entry will make you turn back, do not take this into account. It will be a nice experience to buy and taste a different kind of exotic fruits and why not, you can adventure and cook your own fish. Victoria Market is located in the city of Victoria from Mahé Island.
Enjoy the beauty of a sunset
The sunsets from Seychelles looks like out of this world, so don’t miss the chance to stay and relax or why not having a romantic dinner, watching the colorful sky on fire. It will make you dream with your eyes wide open!
Don’t forget that you are in a place that needs to be discovered. Seychelles offers you sparkling waters, beautiful beaches and jungle, but not only that, they also invite you to experience an unrivaled culture, amazing cuisine, beautiful community and a lot of fun!