There Is a reason they call  Seychelles “paradise on earth.” and you’ll see as soon as you arrive.

Located off the east coast of Kenya, the Seychelles is made up of 115 coral and granite islands- most have protected areas of marine sanctuaries and UNESCO listed nature reserves, and are home to endemic species like the giant Aldabra tortoises and the rare Coco de Mar palm.

Here is our Seychelles island Travel Guide.

  • Best time to visit Seychelles

With year-round sunshine, there isn’t really a bad time to visit Seychelles. its said the hottest months are December to April. Wet season is from January – February.

  • Is Seychelles Safe For Tourists?

Yes, We would definitely say Seychelles is safe for Tourists! All of the island are very small and laid back and locals are very friendly.

  • Language

English and Seselwa are the offical languages in Seychelles

  • Currency

The main currency used is the Seychelles rupees(SCR). 1 USD will give you 13.50 SCR

  • Getting Around

The best way to get around the Seychelles all depends on where you are staying . There is an affordable bus  service on Mahe and Praslin. if you’re planning on island hopping, You can use the reliable ferry services.

Where to stay in the Seychelles.

  • Four Seasons Resort: This resort is made up of a handful of private houses on Mandem Zabre beach in the north and a collection of private villas in the south, all of which are set in gardens planted with mangrove, bougainvillaea and Frangipani with private pools and direct access to the beach.

Read More about:  Four Seasons Resort Seychelles

  • Fregate Island Private: Fregate island was the pioneer among these nature reserves combined with resorts, and its still the the one from which the others learn their lessons. its large enough to ensure that even if you stay a week you can take a different  walk each morning, through dense forest, over bare upland terrain with thousands of seabirds wheeling overhead, along the coastline above the island’s seven beaches or through groves of coconut palms beneath which the tortoises graze ceaselessly.

Read More about:Fregate Island Private

  • La Digue Island Lodge: The lodge is one of the most unique and vintage establishments of Seychelles – surrounded by a lush green environment and a private stretch of beach. Nestled at the heart of 17.51 acres of sprawling grounds at Anse Reunion, the hotel is a time-honored establishment with its iconic Yellow House – that transcends the island’s traditions and way of life.

Read more about:La Dique Island Hotels

  What to do in Seychelles

  • Explore the Cathedral Of Our Lady Of Immaculate Conception: The imposing cathedral with intricate carvings & delicate tapestries was constructed on the site where Father Leon of Avanchers built the first church here in 1851. Devoted to the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception, the cathedral also holds the tomb of the first Seychellois Bishop – Felix Paul – who passed away on 21st November 2001. The cathedral is another popular inclusion in the Seychelles sightseeing tours.
The entrance to the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception in Seychelles
Cathedral Of Our Lady Of Immaculate Conception
  • Explore the Vallée de Mai National Park: This UNESCO World Heritage Site on Praslin island is known to preserve a prehistoric forest that has been housing several endemic species of flora and fauna for ages. These include giant coco de mer fruit palm, vanilla orchids, splayed traveler’s palm, Seychelles bulbul, fruit pigeon, and black parrot – the national bird of Seychelles. Tourists can take a hike along the marked trail within the national park.Pathway in the jungle of Valle de Mai on Praslin island
  •  Island Hopping: Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 picturesque islands; no doubt hopping and exploring the islands is one of the best things to do in Seychelles. The splendid topography of Silhouette, Praslin, Fregate, and Denis allures tourists to go from island to another and admire nature’s marvel.The island tours include exploring the luxuriant vegetation, biodiversity, mountain ranges, and sparkling beaches & shores. It is one of the best things to do in Mahe Seychelles in January.

A shot from the Anse Georgette beach on Praslin island of a yacht in the blue waters

  • Try the Seychelles cuisine:Seychelles cuisine is actually a unique blend of flavours from African, French, Chinese, Indian and English cuisine. Over the centuries, spices have been united to create a single flavour that revives your taste buds. The large selection of sharp, sweet, rich and spicy combinations makes the Seychelles cuisine a tourist attraction in itself. With an unlimited array of such flavours, the cuisine and beverages have a unique place in the world of cooking and deserves to be discovered. Do not miss the opportunity to try the fresh dishes made from freshly fished fish from its abundant lagoon.

    SAVOUR CREOLE DISHES
    Seychelles cuisine
  • Explore Victoria: Victoria is a place that balances the responsibilities of a capital with the laid-back obligations of an Indian Ocean half-city.Small and walkable, this one oozes a sort of Creole Carib vibe that keeps things endearingly slow and chilled out.Colonial builds fringe the streets with their whitewashed faces and arcades out of New Orleans pop up on the corners.Colorful market halls bustling with equally colorful tropical fruits and veg; the locals chatter over coffees, and the scents of vanilla and fresh fish emanate from the bazaars.As the capital, Victoria is also home to the interesting National Museum – definitely worth a visit!

Victoria

  • Observe Giant tortoise in the Aldabra atoll :A whopping 1,100 kilometers south of Victoria, languishing on their own amidst the aquamarine waters of the Indian Ocean, is where travels will discover the islets and cays of the second-largest coral atoll on the planet: AldabraA mind-blowing beautiful place, this one hosts powdery white sands and chiselled coral and rock formations that look like they’re from another planet. Way back in 1982, the whole atoll was designated by UNESCO for its rich diversity that includes shark, flying foxes and the giant tortoise. OBSERVE GIANT TORTOISES IN THE ALDABRA ATOLL

 

  • Explore the trails on Mahe island:Almost all of the Seychelles’ main island Mahe is covered in luxuriant green jungle, where squadrons of fruit bats and tropical birds patrol over rich old growth rainforest that surrounds the 2700ft (822 m) summit of Morne, Mahe’s tallest peak.  Hiking along one of the many trails within the Morne Seychellois National Park is a pure delight. Look for tiny frogs hiding in pitcher plants, and the harmless endemic wolf snake basking in patches of sun. The best trail is the one that leads to a platform perched atop the sheer cliff of Morne Blanc, offering one of the finest vistas in the Indian Ocean.

HIT THE TRAILS ON MAHE ISLAND

 

Now, the list of things to do in Seychelles is handy and compiled. Tick off your choices and get set go to plan an amazing trip to Seychelles. Make sure you pack a few extra clothes in case this serene paradise changes your mind and you decide to extend your vacay!

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