The Seychelles hum melodic tales of adventure; scuba diving, serene sailing, gourmet cuisine, and new worlds of snorkelling. At the heart of Seychelles lie adventure and beauty.
Seychelles is considered the world’s oldest only granite island in mid-ocean and with the world’s largest raised coral atoll. Its unique status hosts a load of attractions that make it a tropical heaven on earth. Made of 115 Islands, sights and breathtaking views are endless in Seychelles
The Capital of Seychelles, Victoria home to the culture, heritage, and cuisine of the country all in a lively accessible manner. Tourists rave about the restaurant Marie Antoinette which has a wide range of Creole food. Tourists can get their appetite for museums sated by visiting the Natural History Museum and the Old Supreme Court.
Arul Mihu Navasakthi Vinayagar Hindu temple is also a must-see, with its endless details and colours that reveal a new surprise every time you look at it.
Just like all the Islands of Seychelles, Mahé is a little slice of heaven, with spectacular scenery of aquamarine waters, and vivid colours. It is recommended to visit Seychelles between Spring and Autumn as the Island is annually hit by winds from November to March. One of the most popular beaches is the Beau Vallon, which parallels the Shopping Street by the same name.
Morne Seychellois National Park
Morne Seychellois is the main stair of Mahé, dominating about 20% of the largest Island of Seychelles. This climb is an intermediary hike and will take about 5 hours to complete, the lush surroundings will prove difficult when ascending but also promise a spectacular ending.
The Copolia Trail is known as one of the most iconic trails that take you up 500m high with splendid views of the capital, Victoria, the expanse of sea and the dotted islands of Praslin, La Digue and Eden.
This hiking trail is for the next level unlocked for adventurers with an elevation of 630.
Perhaps considered one of the easier trails, this 5 minutes promenade brings you to a cascading waterfall and crisp water-deep pool.
St. Anne National Marine Park
This Marine Park is made of 6 islands neighbouring Mahé; Ste Anne, Ile Moyenne, Ile Ronde, Ile Longue, Ile Cachee and Ile aux Cerfs.
Boat travel is as easy as catching a bus and permits dives and swims in shallow waters. It is part of the cultural heritage and pride of the Seychellois people and boasts an amazing range of biodiversity.
Praslin is the second largest Island in Seychelles and an hour’s ride away from Mahé. It is recognized by locals and international travellers for its sublime beaches and spectacular sunsets.
This Island is for travellers off-the-beaten-track, it has been preserved and kept as close to its natural state, with nearly no roads and barely any cars. Take a trip back in time and get to know nature intimately. La Digue also protects the remarkable granite boulder shelter that continues to mesmerise.
Aldabra is as hard to reach as it is special, with no public or private transport, the preciousness of this atoll, around 1000km away from Mahe protects giant tortoises. The Aldabra Giant Tortoise is the second-largest of its kind in the world. The remoteness of this Island formed of coral makes it a global biodiversity treasure. Aldabra is also recommended as an ideal location to swim with manta rays.
Easily accessible from Mahé lies Brissare Rock and Shark Bank, these huge rocks are habitats to a wide range of exotic sea animals including parrot fishes, dolphins, sting rays, reef sharks and whale sharks.
For those in need of a little adventure and adrenaline, diving with sharks and rays is a great possibility.
Grand Anse Beach
On the beach popular amongst the locals, you can evade all the extreme water sports for a more chilled-out appreciation of the beach. Anse stands for Royal Bay coming from the French Language and the nature and vibes offer grand relaxation.
Takamaka Rum Distillery
For lovers of this rich drink, Takamaka Rum is the star of the Islands, a visit to the Distillery can give you a tour of flavours from coconut undertones, pineapple flavours and even spiced rum.
Creole Cuisine is a delicious fusion of West African, European and Creole flavours. Its mixed composition includes various dishes of fresh fish, with warm spices spotlighting flavours of chilli, turmeric and ginger.
Other star ingredients of Seychellois cuisine include coconuts,cassava, cinnamon and sweet potatoes.