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. In this post, we give you the top 12 experiences that you should not miss in Seychelles.
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
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
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
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
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.
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 islands.
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
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’s islands are perfect for a laid-back vacation. 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!
We are sure Seychelles is going to charm you, like no other country.
If you are planning to visit Seychelles anytime soon then these are the top 12 experiences that you should not miss in Seychelles. You can also check Seychelles Tourism India official Facebook, Twitter and Instagram page for more.
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