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    Victoria: The Museum of National History

    by globetrott Written Apr 17, 2015

    In Victoria on the island of Mahé you will find this: The Museum of National History is just a few steps from the postoffice and you will recognize the building easily by the sea-cow- and a crocodile-sculpture set up in front of the museum.
    Unfortunately both animals have died out in the area around the Seychelles!
    I did not go inside but will do so next time !
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    The Museum of National History is open for visitors:
    Mon - Thu : 08.30am - 04.30pm
    Fridays, Sundays and holidays its closed !
    Saturdays : 09.00am - 05.00pm

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    Jardin du Roi on the island of Mahe

    by globetrott Updated Apr 15, 2015

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    Jardin du Roi is in the south of the island Mahe, high above the village called Anse Royal. Drivingtime from Victoria to Jardin du Roi is about 30-40 minutes and I got there by a halfdaytrip organized by our cruiseship for 40 euros, including a tour of the island of Mahé.

    Jardin du Roi / the King's garden is a farm in the south of the island of Mahé high up in the hills above the village that is called Anse Royal. The view from up there is terrific and you will be able to find tropical fruits, plants and spices there.
    This farm was built by Pierre-Louis Poiret,who was said to be the missing son of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, in the 18th century, but he was not really very successful, because he had to find out that many plants would not grow there at all and others would not bring the same rich harvest like in other parts of the world. So the farm was abandoned for some time before someone had the idea to make an openair-museum out of it.

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    Jardin du Roi is open for visitors :
    10.00am - 05.30pm
    entrancefee is 5 euros / 10US $
    (yes, that is in fact THEIR exchange-rate !)

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    Beach party!

    by FinTrvl Written Oct 6, 2013

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    Seychellois love to have fun! From time to time there are some nice beach parties around the island. For example in Baie Lazare where they throw parties sometimes. At parties you can enjoy good beer and delicious Seychellois food!

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    Swimming in the ocean

    by FinTrvl Written Oct 5, 2013

    Swimming in the ocean is relaxing and fun. The best beach of Mahé in my opinion is definitely Anse Intendance: The beach is long and the sand is fine. You can even sometimes catch some big waves and try bodysurfing! But do not swim too far because there might be some ocean currents!

    Beautiful beach of Anse intendance! Wave The beach
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    Anse Georgette

    by Africancrab Written Dec 30, 2012

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    This is a smaller beach, more intimate and not as busy as Anse Lazio. We went here after a night talking at the bar with some German visitors who had spent the day there. We had to get permission to visit, access to the beach is through the Lemuria Resort. It is worth the trouble getting permission because once you are at the beach, nothing beats the feeling of pure freedom with nature and water. I do not believe we saw more than 3 or 5 people within sight.

    The silky white sands underneath your feet feel like someone is massaging your feet. I would definitely return here with a lover, husband fiancee', this is definitely a romance place, great place to rekindle or burn existing fires of love.

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    Anse Lazio

    by Africancrab Written Dec 30, 2012

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    This is an outstanding beach with absolutely beautiful blue waters and white sands. It is busy with snorkelers and sun bathers. The path to the left leads to the lagoons, it is definitely the best beach on the island. I'm not a great swimmer so I would caution travelers with children, there are big waves that come through and a child or an adult who does not know how to swim well could get caught. Otherwise, nothing speaks paradise like tion; the hotAnse Lazio.

    Caution: The hotels outdoor bars are incredibly expensive.

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    Praslin Island

    by Africancrab Written Dec 30, 2012

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    We left Mahe and checked into the Berjaya Resort on Praslin Island. Great resort and highly recommended. I'm not a water person, but my friend was; she booked a diving and snorkeling tour with a swiss operator on the Island. I decided to order a massage and cocktails by the pool at the resort. Praslin is great for diving and snorkeling. Many of the visistors at the time we were there were doing dives. Rosalina went to Red point and Channel rock respectively. The ancient coral reefs draw thousands each year to the Island.

    Praslin is one of Seychelles most popular destinations; it has great beaches with intimate and romantic hotels. It boasts of the Praslin National Park which has a spectacular palm forest.

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    Mahe Island

    by Africancrab Written Dec 30, 2012

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    This was our arrival destination. Beautiful French/creole Island with beautiful people and beautiful beaches. The white sands great you right from the air as they are vivid from the plane as you land on the Island. Points of interest here is not different from the other Islands;
    Swimming, sun bathing, snorkeling, diving, kayaking, sailing, fishing, etc

    We visited the Bel AirCemetery, the museums including the Michael Adams gallery and hat lots of coffee from Maria's Rock coffee shop. We tasted the coco de mer fruit which is popular on the island and regarded an afrodisiac for men and women alike.

    Coco de mer fruit
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    Praslin Vallee de Mai (Coco de mer)

    by skippinrocks Updated Apr 4, 2011

    From Mahe, you can take a ferry (Cat Cocos) over to Praslin (and from there to La Digue if you wish). Once you get to the port on Praslin, there are plenty of taxis that will take you where you need to go. For most people, it seems there are two main reasons to visit Praslin, and both of them are worth the trip. First is the Vallee de Mai forest which is where the famous Coco de Mer nut grows. It is worth a trip just to be able to see this forest. It looks like somewhere from the Jurassic period with huge palm fronds and these nuts growing in the trees. If you are lucky, you may even get to see the Black Parrots there, which are endangered. I didn't get to see one on my trip, but I did get to see plenty of the Coco de mer. The trail into the forest takes about 1 hour if you don't stop and there is a fee to get into the park. I believe it was 250 rupees but I could be wrong. It is a very cool place and definitely should be on the list of things to do on a trip to the Seychelles.

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    Botanical Gardens, Victoria

    by grets Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The gardens were established in 1901 and it covers around six hectares with almost 500 different plants. As it is mostly on the flat, it is a really pleasant place to walk around, very peaceful and beautifully landscaped.

    The gardens are open 08.00 to 17.00 and there is a charge of US$ to enter.

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    Praslin Anse Lazio

    by skippinrocks Written May 24, 2010

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    The second reason most people seem to come to Praslin (other than the Coco de Mer) is to visit this beach. I would not say I'm an expert on beaches, but I have visited many of the beaches in the U.S. and I would say this beach is the most beautiful I have seen. Large bolders on each end, white sand, virtually deserted, more fish that you care to see on either end by the rocks if you like to snorkel and the water is a brilliant blue. It looks like crystal. It may well be one of the best beaches in the world and worth a trip. If you want to be surprised, don't look at the pictures, but they can't compare to the real thing. There is a small creole restaurant there at the beach, but nothing else, so come prepared with some water, sunscreen, towels, etc.

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    Seychelles, Mahe, Beau Vallon beach

    by skippinrocks Written May 14, 2010

    Beau Vallon beach seems to be the center of activity for fun. It is a huge, beautiful beach. Some of the activities they have there are snorkeling, parasailing, and kayaking. There are also some guys walking up and down the beach asking you if you want to go fishing. Boats for fishing and diving come right up to the beach and pick you up from your hotel. Fishing for 4 people will run around 1000 rupees per person for half a day and 1500 rupees for a whole day or more. You can troll for Dorado or sailfish or bottom fish for snapper and grouper. If you are going to try and fish from shore, bring your own equipment. It is incredibly difficult to find any sporting goods whatsoever. There is one small place I found, which is on Beau Vallon Beach, next to the Boathouse called “Stryker”, which has enough equipment on hand to at least make an attempt to fish. But trust me, I love to fish, bring your own gear. Parasailing is around 400 rupees. Pretty much everything is negotiable so these prices can vary. As far as snorkeling, bring your own gear if you can. You can find snorkel equipment here, but you’ll have to look to find them. They cost about 500 rupees. There is a dive center at the Berjaya and from what I am told they have great trips and a reasonable price.

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    visit the island of...

    by hanspeter_W. Updated Aug 14, 2009

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    visit the island of Praslin..where you need to visit the National Park of Vallee de Mai (up to 500 metres over sea level) famous as World Heritage Site as the Original Garden of Eden: a magical forest thick with wild tropical vegetation, home of the world unique Coco de Mer and many other rare plants and animals

    COCO DE MER FEMALE FRUIT - PRASLIN COCO DE MER MALE FRUIT - PRASLIN IN THE GARDEN OF COCO DE MER PRASLIN
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    Port Victoria Beaches

    by maemae11 Written Jun 17, 2009

    The water is extra salty, but it is well worth it. The scenery is so much more beautiful than anything I've ever seen. It is a very relaxing little island with some of the kindest people you'll cross paths with. Have fun catching "Seychelles Fever."

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    Lagoon life

    by Saagar Updated Jun 13, 2008

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    Inside the reefs there will be quite a lot of fish and other aquatic life during high tide. Most of the fish tend to go out of the lagoons with the current on ebbing water. Compared to the outer reef itself, it's very limited life inside the reef. Still, it's enjoyable and fun and not dangerous to don a mask and flippers and flap about in the lagoons and study colorful fish. There will be some live coral, too, but limited. Bring a book of reef fishes etc., and you'll have your day made out for you, beach bumming and learning too! Careful, so you do not get sunburnt on your back side as you swim about in the shallows, and watch your feet for sharp coral.

    Lagoon life
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