Top Things To Do In Seychelles
A tiny dot on the world map, Seychelles has gained popularity in the last few years. The three main islands of Seychelles include La Digue, Mahe and Praslin. Mahe is the largest island and the main point of entry for tourists. Praslin is the second largest island which has some of the best beaches and resorts. Since the islands are not very far apart, you can simply hop from one island to another through plane or a ferry.
Seychelles is not only a honeymoon destination, it is ideal for nature lovers, peace seekers and those who simply want to relax and do nothing. Here are the top things to do in Seychelles.
Top Things to do in Seychelles
Walk back in time at La Digue: This island is preserved for the world to see. The island has minimal vehicles and a few paved roads. It also has the most unspoiled beaches in Seychelles. You can hire a bike and make your way to the Anse Coco beach or Anse Source D’Argent and enjoy the serene views. You can also head to the Veuve Nature Reserve to see the rarest bird on earth- the Seychelles Black Paradise Flycatcher.
Enjoy a secret waterfall in Praslin: There is a waterfall located less than half a kilometer from the Vallee De Mai, the UNESCO site. This waterfall is worth a visit and you will literally have the place to yourself. There is a 100 meter uphill walk to the waterfall from the entrance. It is a must do when you are in Seychelles.
Savor local delicacies: You will find a number of creole takeaways around the island which offer excellent food and great value. Try the fish curry, rice and lamb stew. Enjoy your stay at this luxurious property aptly located by the beach.
Go snorkeling: Snorkeling might not be at the top of your list but when in Seychelles, you got to do it! Get a glimpse of the undersea world when you snorkel around Praslin Island. If you are not experienced in Snorkeling, I recommend you try it in the shallow waters of Anse La Blague before you go for the ultimate experience to St Pierre Island.
Discover the heaviest seed: Vallee De Mai is famous as one of the two UNESCO heritage sites in Seychelles. It forms a part of the nature reserve which covers a significant part of Praslin. Coco de Mer was considered as a mysterious ‘coconut from the sea’ until the French found its real source.
Visit Cousin Island: Cousin Island was a coconut plantation until the Seychelles Warbler was discovered. The island is now a special reserve and is a fascinating place to visit. It gives an island feel that is hard to match anywhere else on Seychelles.
Have a selfie with giant tortoises: Seychelles is the only place in the world where you will see wild giant tortoises outside of Galapagos Islands. In order to get up close with the tortoises, you need to book a trip to the Curieuse Island where you find the most accessible population.
Copolia Trail: Trekkers and hikers visiting Seychelles must go for a Copolia Trail in Mahe Island. You can enjoy jaw-dropping views of the island, sand beaches and Indian Ocean while tracking up to the granite hilltop.
Morne National Park: The national park is a hotspot amongst trekkers and nature enthusiasts. It is a bio reserve that consists of rich diversity of flora and fauna. It has numerous interlinked trails ideal for nature lovers and it remains open from 9am to 5pm.