Top 7 Things To Do In Seychelles

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Seychelles is a group of islands off the east coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean. While most people think of Seychelles as a place to relax or go on a honeymoon. There is a lot more to it than that. Here are the top 7 Things to do in Seychelles.

7. Watch Turtles Lay Their Eggs

It’s January. The hotel guests are transfixed as she pushes out one egg after the other, the white jelly-like ovals plopping every few minutes into a hole she has dug earlier. Next, she cups her rear flippers and shovels sand into the hole – before beating it down to remove any trace of the precious eggs. Maneuvering her bulk back to the sea takes time but, once there, she disappears swiftly into the turquoise sea.

There are 38 turtle nests on the two beaches at the Constance Lemuria Resort, the only place on Praslin, where turtles return each year to lay around 1,000 eggs in five-weekly cycles. After they hatch, few babies will survive and one or two have ended up in the swimming pool after losing their way. Seeing the thousands of small baby turtles hatch is an incredible thing you should try and catch in the Seychelles.

6. Laze on Stunning Beaches

Despite recent hotel building, the Seychelles remain pristine, its tropical islands fringed by crystal blue seas and white powder sands, each picture-postcard beach more breathtaking than the last.

It is a perfect place for a romantic wedding or honeymoon or to just while away the hours and drink in its picturesque beauty.

Anse Lazio beach on Praslin — the second largest island in Seychelles — was once rated as one of the best beaches in the world by Giorgio Armani.

5. Witness the Unique Coco de Mer on Praslin

Praslin and Curieuse Island are the only places in the world where these trees grow naturally. The UNESCO-listed Vallee de Mai in Praslin is home to the towering Coco de Mer trees, whose enormous seeds, shaped like a pelvis on one side and a human bottom on the other, are the largest and heaviest seeds in the world.

There are various footpaths to explore, each with sign posts which explain the origins of the prehistoric forest, its endemic palms and very rare birds such as the shy Black Parrot which usually remains as elusive as its reputation.

4. Cycle Around La Digue

From Parslin, most visitors take the 15-minute ferry across to tiny La Digue, which has only 29 cars on the island. Cycle through the Union Estate with its giant tortoises, coconut mill, coconut oil factory and vanilla plantation. Also don’t miss Anse Source d’Argent, whose silver granite boulders have featured in many films and advertisements including the one for the coconut bar Bounty. A more novel way to tour the island is by traditional ox cart, which is lined up at the ferry port.

3. Go Island Hopping

Mahe, Praslin and La Digue are the most popular islands but there are 10 other islands to explore, each offering their own slice of paradise and Robinson Crusoe experience. For barefoot luxury, check out the Bird Island with its infamous resident, Esmerelda, the giant tortoise. The Fregate island is lush and boasts one luxury hotel and plenty of secluded beaches strewn with pretty seashells.

2. Stroll Around the World’s Smallest Capital

Mahe’s capital, Victoria – the world’s smallest – is worth a short visit for its Silver Big Ben replica and market selling souvenirs, spices, and crafts. The market is liveliest on Saturday mornings and is closed Saturday afternoon and on Sundays.

1. Rent a Car

The roads are relatively empty and they drive on the left, so renting a car is a great way to explore Mahe. Unfortunately, the popular open-top mini mokes have disappeared but this is the only way to truly get off the beaten track.

 

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1 Comment on "Top 7 Things To Do In Seychelles"

  1. The places where the couple often go for a honeymoon? Not out Seychelles is the most top place in the world.

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