With unblemished palm-fringed beaches, powder soft sands and crystal clear waters, it’s easy to see why visitors to the islands of the Seychelles wish to do nothing at all but lay on the beach and catch those rays. From sunrise to sunset, kicking back on the archipelago’s paradisiacal seafront is awesome but don’t embed yourself too far into the sand because there are lots of things to do in the Seychelles and here are 7 of them.
The Alphonse Atoll boasts the best dive sites in the Seychelles archipelago. Dive at Abyss (16-30m), Boiler (10-30m) or Napoleon (16-25m) for a chance to spot the Eagle Ray, Marbled Ray, the Nurse Shark, the Bottlenose Dolphin, the Lion Fish, Butterfly Fish, Scorpion Fish and the Green Turtle. And with its ultra-clear waters and preserved coral reefs, it’s also a top spot for snorkelers.
This 3km uphill hike is of medium difficulty and it offers incredible 360 degree views right at the top – so it really will be worth it. A fantastic walking trail for anyone who loves nature, and your paths will be blessed with fabulous flora and fauna plus pretty vistas of the lagoon and Eden Island along the way.
With a visibility of up to 30 metres and water temperatures sometimes reaching a glorious 29°C, we couldn’t think of a better place for chartering a boat than the Seychelles. Set sail on the Indian Ocean with a cabin charter which comes complete with crew or a bareboat charter for the more experienced.
If you’re looking for somewhere to get dressed up and try your luck on the tables and slot machines, head to Casino des Iles on Praslin Island. The dress code here is smart / casual and other casinos on the island are Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort Casino and Club Liberté Casino.
The Aldabra Atoll is one of the world’s largest raised coral atoll and is home to more than 150,000 giant tortoises and sea feeding turtles – so it’s the perfect place for tortoise and turtle spotting. This unique location is carefully conserved and is also a thriving habitat for robber crabs and various seabirds.
Mahe Island is the place to be seen and if you’re looking for some lively nightlife to spice up your holiday, you’re in luck. La Faya Bar and Tequila Boom are regular spots for local and international DJs whilst Katiolo Night Club boasts a chic beachfront setting.
Birding in the Seychelles is simply spectacular and can be done from various spots in Mahe, Praslin and La Digue. But for serious birders, a trip to Bird Island is a must – and you’ll get to spot some of the rarest birds in the world including endemic species such as the Seychelles Black Parrot and the Seychelles Fody.