7 Things To Do In The Seychelles Other Than Lie On The Beach

The week’s blog is about seven things to do in the Seychelles other than lie on the beach. The islands of the Seychelles are stunning with their untouched beaches of soft sands and beautifully clear water and so it is understandable why many people that travel to the Seychelles choose to do nothing but relax and soak up some rays all day everyday. However, this blog is about reminding you that perhaps there can be more to your next trip to the Seychelles other than lying on a beach all day…

Number one is that you can scuba dive off Alphonse Island. There are different points at which you can dive from and to: Abyss (16-30m), Boiler (10-30m) or Napoleon (16-25m). Whilst you are diving down into the amazingly clear waters you can expect to see a wide range of different marine life including Marbled Ray, Nurse Shark, Lion Fish, Scorpion Fish, Green Turtles, Eagle Ray and many more…This is a top spot for snorkelers as well and a dive here really is a once in a lifetime experience – one definitely not to be missed out on.

Number two is that you can hike the Copolia. This trail is of medium difficulty as it is an uphill trek for over two hours but the views at the top are definitely worth the effort. The trail ends up on the wide expanse of a granite mountaintop where you can experience 360 degree views of your surrounding areas. This is a beautiful walk where you can appreciate the flora and fauna that the Seychelles has to offer you as well as stunning views of Eden Island and the lagoon whilst you are on your trek!

Thirdly, we suggest chartering your own yacht. With clear blue waters where you can see up to 30 metres down into the sea as well as these waters being delightfully warm, we can think of nothing better to do than chartering a boat here. You can charter boats with a full crew if you are less experienced but sailing the Indian Ocean and soaking up some rays that way definitely beats laying on a beach all day…

Our fourth suggestion that you must give a go whilst you are in the Seychelles if you want to get dressed up and try your luck is the gambling on Praslin Island. Casino des Iles in on Praslin Island and the dress code for the casino is smart/casual, this is great fun and a great opportunity to get out and about on the island.

Number five is turtle spotting on Aldabra. The Aldabra Atoll is home to more than 150,000 giant tortoises and sea turtles which makes it the perfect place for you to go to get up close with some of these creatures. There are around 20 free roaming tortoises and they are very placid and friendly creatures so you can get right up close to them. At Passe Coco you can do some turtle spotting and if you’re lucky you might even get to swim with a few juvenile green turtles.

Our sixth suggestion is that you get all dressed up and go and have a night out in Mahe. Mahe Island has some fantastic lively nightlife and so many brilliant bars and clubs for you to enjoy there, many of which regularly host both local and international DJs.

Our last, but definitely not the least, suggestion is bird watching on Bird Island. You can go birdwatching from various spots in the Seychelles including Mahe, Praslin and La Digue but if you are serious about birdwatching then you must take the trip to Bird Island. On Bird Island you will have the chance to spot some of the rarest birds in the whole world including the Seychelles Black Parrot and the Seychelles Fody.


We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s blog and that when you next find yourself in the Seychelles you remember all the fantastic and interesting things that you can do there besides lying on a beach all day…