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Things to do in Seychelles

Things to do in Seychelles

An utterly stunning tropical archipelago that’s 115 islands strong, the Seychelles are something of a wonderland when it comes to tranquillity. A fleeting collection of secluded islands, where idyllic beaches, extravagant hotels and laid-back life is what it’s all about. Get ready to experience true bliss on your Seychelles holiday, discovering the joys of the oh-so-blue Indian Ocean, tucking into flavoursome island cuisine and basking in the year-round sunshine that graces these gorgeous shores. Believe us when we say that this trip is bound to be extra special.

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What are the beaches like in the Seychelles?

Dig your toes into silky sands and open your eyes wide in amazement, prepare to see beaches as you’ve never seen them before on your Seychelles escape. Some of the best beaches in the Seychelles includes Anse Source D'Argent in La Digue, which has been voted many times as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Why does it come so high up in the rankings? Well, with jaw-dropping forested mountains in the backdrop, fascinating granite rock formations and even giant tortoises - there’s no doubt that this special edge of the island deserves some credit.

Another popular beach pick is Beau Vallon Beach, located on the Seychelles largest island – Mahe. This picture-perfect stretch of sands looks as though it's been cut from a postcard, with fringey palm-studded shores and clear crashing waves; it’s the perfect spot for lazy days in the sun. There’s also a bunch of beach eateries here run by the locals who grill fresh seafood straight from the sands - so be sure to stop by for a delicious afternoon snack.

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What's it like in the Seychelles?

A country made up of many far-flung islands just off the East Coast of Africa, the Seychelles has a flux of different cultural influences with African, European and Indian just to name a few. If you want to get a true feel for the vast cultural varieties in the Seychelles then October is a great time to visit, as this is when you’ll find the colourful Creole Festival that takes place on the islands of Mahe, La Digue and Praslin. You won’t want to miss this glorious celebration of cultures uniting for a week-long fiesta featuring dancing, parades and bucket-loads of fun. If you’re up for throwing yourself into life on the island, then why not try learning the traditional island dance while you’re here? The Moutia is an exotic style jig that involves rocking your hips back and forth, whilst swaying to the tribal sounds of light-hearted African beats.

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Seychelles Food & Drink

Seychelles cuisine is quite the catch with many travellers visiting these paradise shores. Like many remote islands, the seafood here steals the show. With the abundance of fresh fish so close by, the locals have certainly perfected their fish dishes - so make sure to try one out while you’re here. Something of speciality in the Seychelles is the Red Snapper, which is usually succulently seasoned in lashings of garlic, chilli and lemon juice, then charred straight over the coals. If seafood isn’t your thing, then try tucking into another of the locals favourite - coconut curry. You’ll find curry to be a staple dish on the islands, with many different variations and flavours found in different parts of the Seychelles. When it comes to drinking, nothing quite sums up island life like the Seychelles very own Takamaka rum. If you find yourself on Mahe Island on your Seychelles holiday, then you can even visit the Takamaka Rum Distillery to find out all about how this wonderful rum is made.

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What's the nightlife like in the Seychelles?

As the sun begins to set over these incredible islands, we’d recommend finding a beach bar to enjoy a cocktail (or two) as you watch the sky light up before your eyes. Sunsets in the Seychelles are quite simply astounding, so it’s worth getting a front-row seat for all the action. For this, we’d recommend a trip to Ocean View Bar in Victoria, Mahe. This scenic paradise overlooks the bay, providing that perfect sunset view. Plus there’s an outrageously good selection of cocktails to choose from too. So if sunsets are your thing, you’ll feel right at home here. Seeking something a little more lively for your evening? Then the Casino is a great option for a luxurious night of fun; chance your luck at the slots, check out the cocktail menu or play your cards right at the poker table. One of the most popular in the Seychelles is Club Liberte Casino, plus they serve excellent food here too if you are looking to make an entire evening of it.

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Important Information

  • Flight Time: 4 hours
  • Time Difference: No difference
  • Currency: Euro
  • Official Language: Portuguese
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    Things to do in Seychelles ...

    ...for couples | ...with family | ...at night | ...for adventure


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    Things to do in Seychelles for couples

    Whether you’re planning on jetting off on the honeymoon holiday of a lifetime or simply whisking your loved one off for some alone time in the sunshine, Seychelles offers that idyllic island escape you’ve both been dreaming of.

    Our top pick for couples is a scenic day trip around Mahe Island. Starting with a bountiful breakfast by the oh-so blue bay, before heading up into the hills to find the Mission Lodge Lookout – the highest point on the island. Trust us, it’s totally worth the trip. Snap a quick picture as you find yourself surrounded by peaceful panoramic views of rolling mountainous landscapes cloaked in lush tropical trees and bright blue bobbing bays below.

    As you return down to shore once more, why not spend the afternoon exploring the best beaches for couples in Mahe? Our personal favourite has to be Sunset Beach. With the gentle lapping waves of aqua-toned ocean lapping elegantly over the velvety white-sand shores, breezy palm tree-fringed sands and plenty of cosy spots to cuddle up and catch the crazy sunset views – this one is a must for any couples holiday in Seychelles.

    Things to do in Seychelles with family

    Family holidays to Seychelles are bound to be one to remember, with fun-filled beach days, superb snorkelling hotspots and fantastic hotels to suit the tastes of all.

    For a fabulous family day out, we’d recommend heading over to Curieuse Island. This small yet mighty place is blessed with fresh forests, gloriously soft-sand beaches and most importantly free-roaming giant tortoises! There’s even a tortoise nursery here too, so you can get up close and personal with these magical creatures that are safely protected here on the island.

    If you’re up for a family adventure we’d also recommend the Seychelles Semi Submarine, which offers a chance to head below deck for a unique view of the islands extraordinary coral reefs and tropical fish species below.

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    Things to do in Seychelles at night

    This secluded set of islands may be far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, but there’s still plenty to do here as the moonlight twinkles over the calm ocean shores. So for those off on an Adults Only holiday, who are seeking some evening entertainment - here's what we'd reccomend. For fruity beachside cocktails with warm and welcoming vibes, head to Beach Shack on Mahe Island. This shabby-chic bar is a great place for an after-dinner drink (or two).

    Fancy carrying on the party? Then the Club Liberte Casino is the place to be. Take a seat for a fun game of blackjack or head over to the slots – it might just be your lucky day.

    Adventurous things to do in Seychelles

    If you’re an avid explorer, an animal lover or a wildlife wanderer then there’s plenty of scenic hideaways that you can add to your Seychelles to-do list. That's the beneift of a long-haul holiday, you can discover truly exotic animals, beaches and scenery whilst your away on your travels! We'd reccomend venturing over to the island of Praslin to discover the preserved palm forest Vallée de Mai. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to wide-spanning forests of stunning palm trees, along with many endangered animals, including rare parrots and exotic reptiles.

    Another top-ranking day trip among adventurers is the Ste Anne Marine National Park. A collection of six stunning naturally beautiful islands, this sacred East-African gem is a snorkeler's dream. Dive into huge reefs and join the tropical fish for the afternoon, or simply enjoy the sparkling ocean views from the silky white-sand shores – this will be trip to remember that’s for sure!



    Seychelles Resorts

    Funchal

    La Digue

    An island of luxury resorts and gorgeous beaches

    Funchal

    Mahe

    The main island and hub of the Seychelles

    Funchal

    Praslin

    Home of gorgeous beaches and the famous Coco de Mer


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