The Seychelles is a destination of choice for travellers seeking relaxation and a change of scenery in an idyllic setting. To make your stay as pleasant as possible, here are 10 things to do.
The Seychelles are world famous for their many beaches lined with granite rocks. To enjoy this enchanting setting, follow the coastal roads of Mahe which border more than 70 white sandy beaches. Take a trip to Anse Lazio and Anse Source d'Argent in Praslin.
A trip to the Seychelles is not complete without a visit to the capital, Victoria, which is also the only city in the archipelago. Take time to discover its attractions, namely its steeple, its national museum, its botanical garden, its colourful market and its museum of natural history.
The colonial houses of the archipelago are quite fascinating. Their architecture, inherited from the French and English colonies, will not leave you wondering. You will be able to see these mansions built in the 19th century for the planters in La Digue.
When we talk about the Seychelles, we also think about scuba diving. The marine reserve of the Marine National Park of Sainte-Anne promises you an unforgettable adventure underwater.
If you decide to leave for the Seychelles in the month of August do not miss diving alongside the whale sharks along the western and northern shores of Mahe, and more precisely at Port Launay Marine National Park. The diving centre offers you nice excursions at sea.
A glass bottom boat is a great way to explore the St Anne National Marine Park. In addition to discovering several varieties of fish, you will also be allowed to feed them safely.
La Digue is a charming island that offers an unforgettable escape in the countryside. Because of its very modest proportions, you can visit it on foot or by bike. Immerse yourself in its luxuriant vegetation, stroll along the roads shaded by a succession of banana trees, coconut trees and badamiers.
During this journey in the wilderness, you will discover the fruit that is the reputation of the archipelago: the sea coco, nicknamed coco buttocks. The setting is resolutely enchanting: several species of birds have found refuge and the decoration is shaped by gigantic roots.
Bird watching is one of the main activities in the archipelago. With the frigates, the terns, the noddis and the flycatcher of paradise, the spectacle promises to be unforgettable. Go to La Digue or Mahe. Giant turtles are also local stars. You can observe them closely in the parks.
Because visiting the Seychelles is not just about the sea and the beach, your stay will certainly be punctuated with beautiful culinary discoveries. Enjoy typical local fish dishes such as barracuda, trevally, bourgeois or job, accompanied by vegetables and breadfruit. Do not skimp on tropical fruits rich in flavours, and of course the local Seybrew beer.