Top 12 Experiences that you should not miss in Seychelles

Home to some of the best beaches in the world, laced by luminous cyan blue water, dripping with the boulder-strewn landscape, lush forests rich with unique flora and fauna, and an astounding marine life, Seychelles is everyone’s image of a tropical paradise!

We were in Seychelles for 10 days in 2015 and had so much fun — hopping from one island to other, snorkeling, sampling local cuisines, biking, driving, hanging out with locals, and exploring some of the stunning beaches. We can’t wait to revisit with our drone this year or maybe next year. If you are planning to visit Seychelles anytime soon then don’t forget to check some amazing offers on Yatra.

But beware; Seychelles’ alluring landscapes may steal your heart.

From snorkelling and sandcastle building on sun-kissed beaches to exploring UNESCO heritage sites like Vallee de Mai and Aldabra, there are seemingly endless ways to spend your time on the beautiful islands of Seychelles.

If adventure and luxury are your things, you can enjoy a slew of activities while you’re a guest in this blissful country. Let us share!

Top 12 Experiences that you should not miss in Seychelles

1. Stay in a Villa with a Private Pool or at a Beachfront Resorts

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For a truly memorable experience, opt for one of the romantic rooms with a private pool. There are plenty of top-notch luxury resorts in Seychelles. The resorts are gorgeously designed and offer unrivalled privacy overlooking the ocean.

Some of the gorgeous properties that you might want to consider for the stay are

Mahe – Four Seasons, Kempinski Seychelles & Savoy Resort & Spa

Praslin – Raffles Praslin, Constance Lemuria

For Ultimate Luxury –

 North Island – Stay at North Island Seychelles

 Felicite Island –  Stay at Six Senses Zil Pasyon

2. Indulge in Adventurous  Activities

Top 12 Experiences that you must not miss in Seychelles

If you’re a water baby, you are going to love your time in Seychelles. Powdery white soft sand fading into the emerald waters and the rich marine life make the Seychelles islands an ideal place for unparalleled underwater experiences. Diving and snorkeling are particularly spectacular, with bountiful marine life.

Don your snorkel or scuba gear, descend into the deep blue waters and hang out with a school of colorful fishes.

Zip lining, paragliding, and mountain trail hiking are also quite popular.

3. Hang out with unique Flora & Fauna

180-year-old Tortoises

Seychelles is known for peculiar land-dwelling species.

Don’t miss a day trip to Curieuse Island from Praslin, home to hundreds of freely roaming giant Aldabra tortoises and unique bird life. Additionally, a delightful barbeque lunch on the beach makes it a must-visit island for a simply serene experience.

At Praslin island, do visit the famous UNESCO heritage site, Vallée de Mai where you can find Coco de Mer which is the largest seed in the plant kingdom.

4. Take In the Gorgeous Seychelles Sunsets & Sunrises

Watch the sunrise wrapped in a blanket from the comfort of your room/villa or catch unobstructed sunsets at any of the secluded beaches. These beaches make for a perfect romantic backdrop.

5. Romantic Beach Dining or Picnic

Top 12 Experiences that you must not miss in Seychelles

Enjoy a scrumptious gourmet dinner on any of the pristine beaches.

6. Breakfast / Lunch with a View

Ditch breakfast in bed and hike up for an amazing breakfast with a view at Kempinski Seychelles Resort & Spa. 

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7. Island Hopping or Sailing Trip

Unlike the Maldives, island hopping is quite fun in Seychelles. There are many islands to explore. Book yourself an island hopping day tour from Mahe, Praslin or La Digue and have some fun.

Or hop on a catamaran for an ultimate sailing tour. Take a sailing tour, where you can wake up in a different place every other day. Dive into the blue when you wish and explore the deserted island.

8. Rent a Car and explore the islands – Mahe & Praslin 

Especially in Mahe & Praslin! Renting a car and exploring the islands is one of the best things to do.

Drive along the coastal route, browse the charming shops, wander the historic streets, visit Takamaka distillery, hang out with locals and go for hiking trails. One the most popular hiking trails is Copolia.

9. Witness a Dance Performance by Locals

The locals are fun-loving and very friendly. If you do get a chance, don’t miss to witness dance performances by the locals and be a part of it by just shaking a leg or two!  😉

10. Bike Around the island at La Digue and find secluded beaches

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Instead of visiting La Digue on a day trip, stay on this beautiful island for at least 2-3 days. You are bound to fall in love with the island.

Rent a bike and explore the island. There are stunning beaches sprinkled all around which make for a perfect place for some “WE” time.

11. Sample Local Cuisine

Creole cuisine has been influenced by African, French, Indian and Chinese cuisines. Don’t forget to try grilled fish, bat curry and breadfruit chips.

 

 

12. Bask in the romance of the outdoor or Private Island Experience

Last but not the least, Seychelles’ islands are perfect for laid-back vacations. The islands invite you to slow down and savor the company of the one you love.

Just laze on any of the sun-soaked beaches surrounded by the endless blues of the ocean. Find your own piece of paradise, go sun basking or just enjoy a beach picnic for two, sip cocktails, watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean or just feel the breeze as you watch a quiet sunset, walking hand-in-hand!

You can also check our detailed post, how to do it on a budget, reasons to visit and things to do in Mahe, Praslin, La Digue.

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We are sure Seychelles is going to charm you, like no other country.

You can also check Seychelles Tourism India official FacebookTwitter and Instagram page for more.

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25 Comments

  • Reply
    Marcie
    April 16, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    Holy moly! You are living the dream! The Seychelles look like the ultimate destination spot! And I can’t believe you got to meet tortoises that were 180 years old. They are so much larger in real life!

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    Sara Essop
    April 16, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    The Seychelles is high up on my bucket list, even though I’m not much of a water baby. A private pool villa with gorgeous sunrises and sunsets sounds amazing. I would definitely go island-hopping and exploring too. And those tortoises are huge!

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    Nicola
    April 17, 2018 at 2:47 am

    Definitely looks like somewhere that would steal my heart. Those tortoises are huuuuge! They’re so gorgeous. Cycling around and exploring the island sounds really fun as well. And the sunsets looks absolutely stunning. What a beautiful place to visit.

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    Anu
    April 17, 2018 at 3:22 am

    Those tortoises look so huge, I assumed they would be even older. I once saw 300 years old tortoise in a zoo in Hyderabad.

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    Rachel Gabrielle
    April 17, 2018 at 5:41 am

    I couldn’t be more jealous. The Seychelles have been high on my bucket list for a long time! I appreciate you sharing these activities, I definitely want to try them all when I make it there. Your pictures look so gorgeous, can’t wait to get there!

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    Denny George
    April 17, 2018 at 6:53 am

    Seychelles often gets ignored due to the excessive focus on its larger cousin, Mauritius. It is good that you’ve highlighted the charms of Seychelles here, since they will be quite useful for anyone visiting. The photographs look great too.

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    Abhinav Singh
    April 17, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    I loved all the pictures you shared. 10 days in Seychelles sounds great! I would love to explore the islands on a car, better still, a bike! And ofcourse, I would not want to miss the local dances.

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    Rhiannon
    April 18, 2018 at 8:11 am

    Those tortoises <3 The Seychelles looks like an absolute dream! Hunting for secluded beaches sounds like my kind of fun – I try to do this in most places I visit as I love to explore the unexplored, but it’s really hard in most places these days to find a completely unspoiled location. I don’t think I’d have that problem in the Seychelles!

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    Lisa
    April 20, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    Yes, yes, and yes again to everything on this list! I really want to visit the Seychelles this year, and reading this makes me want to go even more! La Digue looks amazing and I would like to stay a few nights. I could see myself easily falling in love with this place in a second.

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    Maggie
    April 20, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    What a beautiful place! It reminds me of the Cook Islands. I love Islands where you can Island hop, that’s what we did in the Cook Islands. I am adding this to my list of beach destinations!

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    Dada
    April 21, 2018 at 5:14 am

    Seychelle is so well-known and its everybodys dream destination…except myself but reading you post kind of changed my mind because it seems as there are terrific things to do on and around the island! It looks like you had a great vacation and by the sound of it you will problably going back there very soon!

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    Kate
    April 21, 2018 at 9:59 am

    The Seychelles have always been one of my dream destinations, and so much of this is why! The nature is just incredible–that water must be just overwhelming to look at in person. Biking around La Digue to find secluded beaches sounds like absolute paradise. <3

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    Cat Lin
    April 22, 2018 at 4:47 am

    Seychelles is such a beautiful destination for couples! The setting up of the private dinners are gorgeous! The water looks pristine, it must have been so much fun snorkeling and scuba diving there.

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    Parnashree Devi
    April 22, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    I have been thinking of visiting Seychelles and your post just made me confirm the location. Its stunning and I loved each pictures. I am going to check the other posts on the same destination. You have convinced me to take up a trip to Seychelles for sure 🙂

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    Juliette S
    April 24, 2018 at 8:05 am

    Seychelles look like the ultimate romantic escape! I’d love to take my husband here and snorkel and scuba dive together. It’s so far away from NZ but perhaps it adds to the idea of it being such a luxurious holiday spot. Renting a bike is a great idea – I try to do this in new cities or countries I visit because I think it’s a great way to explore. I love the island lifestyle and the entertainment would be such a great evening!

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    Val
    May 7, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    Once I find the man of my dreams I’ll finally head to Seychelles ahahah… Joking apart, what a gorgeous destination! The beaches look incredible and those tortoises are so beautiful! Great to know that you can take beautiful road trips too 🙂

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    Ha
    May 8, 2018 at 10:15 am

    Seychelles is definitely a beach paradise! I love the resort with beachfront and a swimming pool. Having a great time on a beach with a glass of wine or two is awesome too. I’d love to do some island hopping as well.

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    Lisa
    May 8, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    I’ve read so many good things about La Digue, and would want to spend a long time there! Seychelles looks absolutely beautiful, and somewhere high on my list. Those sunsets I’m sure are memorable, especially when taking it in from a beachfront villa. I really hope to go soon!

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    Dann Castillo
    May 10, 2018 at 4:25 am

    Wow! What a place! You had me at private pool, but the rest is just as wonderful. I am all up for secluded beaches, dancing and amazing local food. Would love to visit this place soon, I need vitamin sea haha

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    Nisha
    May 10, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    Though I don’t want to, but can’t stop myself comparing Seychelles with its neighbor Mauritius. So similar and yet so different!
    They are capable of stealing your hearts. Each of these experiences are to remember forever. The food, the flora and the fauna. And yes, poolside villa too. 🙂

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    Archana Singh
    May 14, 2018 at 7:17 am

    Seychelles is definitely a dream destination for beach lovers. The beachfront villas are perfect for couples and even families. I love exploring secluded places. So, I would totally take my bike out and go exploring.

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    Manjulika Pramod
    May 14, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    Such lovely pictures and what a cute couple you both make. I had always heard that Seychelles is a perfect holiday destination for those who love beaches and I am quite convinced about it now. I like lazying around in pools and going for indulging local walks. Learning about the flora and fauna would be next on my list.

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    Joanne @ Travel Visa UK
    May 17, 2018 at 5:34 am

    Thank you for posting this! it’s very interesting to see and know information about this place, sound so pretty to visit it one day.

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    Amanda baker
    June 4, 2018 at 5:11 am

    This is the best place for a romantic date. You guys are spend a great time in Seychelles and capture some wonderful picture of your trip. I am visited there last year with my hubby, amazingly we both love traveling, this trip make are more closer, we mostly enjoyed the beach side in sunset time, and really its feel awesome, take breakfast in front of sea. Here we found the rare animal such as giant tortoises and coral reefs and nature reserves. Its was a sweet momery. Its fell very good to read your article, All of your information and tips will help all the beginner for the best travel experience in Seychelles. Thanks for sharing your wonderful experience with all of us.

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    Chaitali Patel
    June 21, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    Seychelles has been on my mind, and after seeing this, looks like we have to plan a trip sooner than later. Love that swing over the water!

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