Top 10 Things to do in Seychelles
With its sandy beaches, azure waters and rich and varied marine life abounding in the stunning coral reefs, Seychelles, surrounded by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean is a divers’ paradise. Add to the mix, luxurious resorts, stunning sunsets and delicious Creole food – there are so many things to experience and do in Seychelles! And, of course, you cannot get a more romantic destination than the beaches of Seychelles to spend your honeymoon on!
While Mahe, the capital city of Seychelles, is the place to be to enjoy a truly immersive experience in Creole culture, the other islands such as Praslin, La Digue, Silhouette Island and several surrounding smaller ones offer a wealth of wildlife, marine and nature experiences in Seychelles. On Curieuse Island, you can encounter the Aldabra giant tortoises, while Cousin Island is replete with rich birdlife and mangrove forests and a hiking excursion across the Vallée de Mai (or Vallee du Mai) will take you through giant waterfalls and flora. Don’t forget to look out for the unique Coco de mer on Praslin!
If you are wondering what are the fun things to do in Seychelles that you simply cannot miss, then this is the guide for you. Here is a list of the top things to do in Seychelles curated by our Enchanting Travels specialists, which should definitely be part of your Seychelles travel guide!
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1 Visit Praslin Island
Praslin is considered to be the most beautiful island in Seychelles! Abounding in dense vegetation, lush coconut groves and six endemic palm species, including the strange-looking coco de mer, Praslin is a tropical delight.
Snorkel among living corals abounding in 900 species of fish, or go swimming at Anse Lazio that ranks among the world’s best beaches! What makes Anse Lazio in Praslin so special? Its pristine blue waters, great waves, luscious vegetation and granite boulders together with a remote feel add to its appeal.
2Unwind on the beaches of La Digue
The famous Anse Source d’Argent beach on the island of La Digue was the setting for many international feature films and photoshoots. Arrive in La Digue and head to the Anse Source d’Argent beach in the morning or late in the afternoon: then you have the beaches almost to yourself!
You can swim in the beautiful sea-green waters and witness wonderful marine life, explore the lush forests, and relax on the white sandy beaches. The island a delight for birdwatchers – explore it on foot or on a bicycle.
3Explore the delights of Mahe
Creole culture (especially the cuisine) is particularly good on Mahe, the largest island in Seychelles. We highly recommend you watch the sunset on the beach of enchanting Anse Soleil Bay. Mahe’s forests have rare endemic plants found only in Seychelles and many unique species of orchids.
Visit the Craft Village, the Creole Institute, go for a walk as you admire the Victoria clock tower and immerse yourself in Mahe’s lively Creole culture.
4Go island hopping in Seychelles
The best way to get to know all the facets of these idyllic tropics is to go island hopping around Seychelles. From the three main islands of Mahe, La Digue and Praslin, you can take wonderful day trips to the surrounding, smaller islands of Seychelles.
Lie on sandy beaches, swim in warm blue waters, enjoy a range of water sports, marvel at the marine life or simply relax in a luxurious resort – your options are aplenty! This is easily one of the best things to do in Seychelles!
5Explore the underwater delights of Saint Anne Marine National Park
The vast Sainte Anne Marine National Park is impressive with its endless coral reefs and tropical fish, rays and reef sharks! Experience the colorful underwater world of this island paradise during your Seychelles diving vacation.
Saint Anne itself is an unspoiled island paradise, with several beautiful beaches that are perfect to relax. Admire the stunning natural beauty of the island, against the backdrop of a large mountain surrounded by verdant tropical vegetation.
6Explore the underwater delights of Desroches Island
Divers will adore exploring Desroches Island in Seychelles with its spectacular labyrinthine underwater world of caves and tunnels. On the southern side lies the huge atoll called ‘off the wall’, made of ancient limestone reef with dramatic caverns, caves, tunnels and overhangs.
All these natural features combine to provide a stunning backdrop for scuba diving unlike anywhere making it one of the top Seychelles attractions!
7Explore the waters of Cerf Island
In the middle of the Sainte Anne Marine National Park lies Cerf Island, and its location is what makes the tiny island a perfect starting point for snorkelers and divers. It is the only island in the park with a small local population of locals. The waters around here are teeming with marine life – more than 150 species of reef fish, crabs, sea urchins, starfish, octopus and more!
Diving centers are plentiful and snorkeling equipment is readily available for hire as well. One of the best places to dive in Seychelles!
8Go birdwatching on Bird Island
Bird Island is – funnily enough – the perfect place for birdwatching. Millions of soot terns breed here from May to October. With more than 20 bird species around the year and a nesting site for turtles, this small, tropical island has plenty to offer for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts alike.
Expect endless stretches of white sand beaches, surrounded by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Go snorkeling in the protective barrier reef, home to colorful tropical fish and swimming in the open beach area.
9Enjoy a romantic honeymoon in Seychelles
A honeymoon in Seychelles – what can be better? This tropical paradise is the perfect destination for romance with its white beaches, stunning sunsets and luxurious beach resorts.
Enjoy long walks on the sandy beaches, go snorkeling together, enjoy delicious meals and savor a luxurious stay in the world-class resorts that afford stunning views of the natural landscape – the perfect ingredients for a romantic vacation!
10Go animal watching on the luxurious Fregate Island
The luxurious Fregate Island is the perfect place to encounter rare bird species and giant tortoises. The island is named after the Frégate bird, famous for its six-foot wingspan. Frégate is one of the only two islands in the world where the giant tortoise roams wild.
And that’s not all – you will also see the green turtle and the hawksbill turtle here. With its fresh springs flowing down white-granite rock formations and a jungle of exotic fruit trees, Fregate is a true tropical island paradise.
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