Seychelles is a country in the Indian Ocean which amazes us with its natural beauty and chain of islands that surrounds the heavenly beautiful country. The archipelago country is well decorated on the land close to Africa. Seychelles is also a member of the African Union and is a perfect tourist place with plenty of scenic beauty to please your eyes and soul. The island rests on the Indian ocean with pristine water treating your eyeballs.
The island is a perfect destination for honeymooners, kids and friends. The place treats you with majestic places, thrilling activities, appetizing dishes and bustling streets.
Fact: It is the largest city and its capital is Victoria.
There are a plethora of white sand beaches where you can relax. The shacks can also be lit up for a perfect romantic night or bonfire with friends. Apart from the beaches, you can treat your taste buds with the flavourful exotic dishes that are available in the local market.
The wildlife in Seychelles is also a great thing you should witness if you are coming to Seychelles. The diversity of birds and animals are a wonder of nature’s creation.
This is a planned itinerary which briefs about the things you can do in Seychelles. Read it till the end as it holds some major things and places you should cover in your trip.
1. Relaxing On The Beaches
If you are visiting an island you must be eager to walk on the soft sand and dive in the pristine water. Beaches are the best place to calm your nerves and relax your mind.
“After A Visit To The Beach, It Is Hard To Believe That We Live In A Material World”.
Beaches are a favourite spot of the tourists travelling here so we suggest you to opt for a secluded beach. The incredible beauty of the sparkling beaches will capture your heart surely. There are a diversity of beaches to choose from:
- Anse Source d’Argent, La Digue
- Grand Anse, Mahe
- Beau Vallon, Mahe
- Anse Lazio, Praslin
Tip: Don’t forget to carry your sunscreen.
2. Explore The Romantic Islands
If you are visiting Seychelles for your honeymoon then it is one of the most exotic locations to spend quality time with your partner. The exotic and natural beauty of the city pleases everyone. The luxury and comfort of your stay on the romantic beaches will make your honeymoon the most memorable affair of your life.
The glittery white sand beaches are an alluring beauty which you should definitely witness. You can stroll on these couple islands that ensure privacy, safety and luxury on your honeymoon.
- Praslin Island
- Cousine Island
- Moyenne Island
- Aldabra Island
Tip: Island hopping in Seychelles can be a bit expensive, you can commute from one island to another using the public ferries. After all, exploring places under budget gives us a different level of satisfaction
3. Water Sports That Will Thrill You
Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 different islands which makes it a great venue to try adventurous water sports. Seychelles is a paradise for people who love beaches and water activities.
The enthralling water sports will give you a chance to witness the magnificent coral reefs, and be a part of the aesthetic marine life of Seychelles. There are many activities that Seychelles boasts to have:
Snorkelling is one of the best ways to explore the marine life. Get under the turquoise water and observe the diversity of beautiful fishes like batfish, butterflyfish, parrotfish and many more.
Where: Port Launay in Pristin, Anse Source D’Argent in La’Digue, Beau Vallon Bay
Best Time: October to January
Kayaking is one of the environment-friendly and safest ways to explore the island. This water sport allows you to look at the mangroves, shells and corals from above the water. You can enjoy the marine life at your own pace while kayaking.
Where: Taka Maka in Mahe Island, Au Cap in Praslin and Port Launay in Mahe.
Best Time: April to May and October to November is the safest time to try this sport.
Tip: Although it is safe still wear your gears while kayaking.
- Scuba Diving:
Scuba diving in Seychelles is the best water sport you can experience. Scuba diving is the most exhilarating water sport in which you can witness the aquatic marvels of the Indian Ocean. This is the best way to teach the depths and have a mesmerizing marine experience.
Where: St. Pierre, St. Anne National Park in Mahe, South Marianne Island and Desroches Island.
Best Time: April to November
Tip: You can also try a banana boat ride, glass-bottom boats, surfing and jet skiing in Seychelles.
4. Best Food To Gulp
The beautiful island is also a hub to try delectable dishes in the Seychelles cuisine. The cuisine includes flavourful dishes that are influenced by French, Chinese and Indian cuisine.
Seychelles is one of the best places to try seafood with an authentic taste of Seychelles cuisine. There are a variety of fresh seafood dishes that are mixed with exotic spices and herbs which make the cuisine and the dishes stand out.
You can try grilled fish which is a must-try dish from the Seychelles cuisine. There are red snapper, jackfish and sailfish which taste delicious and flavoursome.
Octopus curry is another major dish from the seafood list that you must try in Seychelles. It is not only a famous dish in Seychelles but also the traditional dish which is loved by the locals and the tourists.
You can also try Roussettes, Satini, Shark Chutney and Breadfruit chips.
5. Shop From Seychelles Local Market
If you want to shop for good apparels at a very reasonable price then you should visit one of the busiest streets in the city. You can buy necklaces, outfits and souvenirs from Victoria Bazar in Seychelles.
The place also has a beautiful French architecture building called Kweyn House which exhibits many branded clothes, precious gems and jewels. The company has a premium and luxurious brands.
6. Enjoy Your Luxurious Stay By The Beach
You would enjoy your stay beside the long coastline appreciating the serenity and calmness of the island. The extravagant stays in the resorts nearby make your every penny spent worth.
The lavish resorts ensure your comfort thus provides you with endless amenities such a spa, a private butler in your villas, gym area, best massages for relaxation and rejuvenation, yoga sessions and most importantly the peace of your mind.
Here are some plush and elegant resorts that you can choose for your vacation in Seychelles.
- Maia Spa, Maia Resort, Mahé
The resort has abundant amenities to ensure you a lavish and enjoyable stay.
Location: Anse Louis, Mahé Island
Estimated Price: INR 1,40,000 | USD 2,140 for two
- Aquum Spa
This place is constructed keeping in mind the ecosystem and natural beauty. The infrastructure enhances the beauty of the island and is amazing for sightseeing and adventure activities.
Location: Labriz Silhouette, Silhouette Island
Estimated Price: The package for seven nights will cost you around INR – 1,81,000
I’m sure you must be intrigued by the natural beauty of Seychelles and would be desperately waiting to visit the splendid and enchanted Seychelles.