Seychelles Things to Do

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Seychelles Things to Do

  • Beach party!

    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

    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!

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  • Anse Georgette

    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...

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  • Anse Lazio

    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...

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  • Praslin Island

    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...

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  • Mahe Island

    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,...

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  • Praslin Vallee de Mai (Coco de mer)

    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...

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  • Botanical Gardens, Victoria

    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

    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...

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  • Seychelles, Mahe, Beau Vallon beach

    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...

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  • visit the island of...

    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

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  • Port Victoria Beaches

    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

    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...

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  • Underwater studies

    There are lots of fun things to do under water, much interesting stuff to study for those who are keen.

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  • Day tripping cheaply to La Digue from...

    The case for yiourins the boat(s):If you want to do a day trip to la Digue on the cheap, go by the first catamaran in the morning to Praslin and transfer directly to the schooner to La Digue. The cat and the schooner use the same pier, and they correspond. On La Digue, rent a bike as you arrive (in the quay area) and buy your food (grocery store a...

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  • La Digue: L'Union Estate Park

    L'Union Estate Park is a national heritage site on the island of La Digue.You can stroll around the gardens,vanilla plantations or go horse back riding.And of course see the most photographed and famous granite rocks of Anse Source d' Argent.The estate only accepts euro,dollar or english pounds for the entrance fees.Entrance Fee: 4 Euro or 2£

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  • Praslin: Zimbabwe

    Probably the steepest road on the island but offers the best view .Quiet scaring,especially if you're not use to left hand driving but public bus runs here as well.If you're driving,just take your time and be careful driving,the road is so steep and narrow and some bus drivers there are sometimes running too fast.

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  • Mahé:Natural History Museum

    Actually I'm not sure if I should post it here or in "tourist traps",there's only few "things" to see here,some of them don't even have descriptions.On the 2nd floor,you'll find fotographs taken by their local artists.And that's it!Entrance fee: 10 SCR

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  • Mahé:Tea Factory

    We didn't see a lot here because we came in the afternoon, factory tour is only until midday. But they still let us visit the tea packaging.The factory has also shop,where you can buy different tea flavours and/or have a snack in their little café.

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  • Giant Tortoises

    Most of the resorts and hotels have tortoises but if you want too see them roaming freely on the island and living in the wild,you 'll have to go to Aldabra Island.There you'll find over thousands of tortoises.

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  • Praslin:Vallée de Mai

    This UNESCO Heritage site is the home to the famous Coco de Mer (coconut of the sea),the seed inside can weigh more than 20kilos,so it's the heaviest and largest seed in the world.Exploring the forest is very easy,the paths are clearly signed and well made.But make sure to bring water,you'll definitely need it.Opening hours 8:00-17:30Entrance Fee:...

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  • Praslin: Beaches

    There are loads of beautiful and secluded beaches in Praslin.The water is warm and crystal clear. You'll see different species of fish and other marine life.Anse Lazio is probably the most famous beach thereAnse La Blague is almost deserted because this part of the island isn't known yet,the sea is very calm compare to Anse Lazio.When we came...

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  • Praslin: Fishing

    You can fish here anytime and anywhere you like,you don't even need a license;) So for hobby fisher,this place is heaven.My husband did it day and night.He was so obsessed that he would even get up early if he's got new ideas for catching fish.He caught many but we only kept 2,one is a crocodile needle fish,almost 1m long,the other one is blue...

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  • Vallée de Mai on Praslin

    A must thing to do on Praslin: Walk around in the UNESCO world heritage listed Vallée de Mai. There you will find the famous coco de mer palms and lots of other kinds of palms like: Latanier palm, Vacoa Parasol, Vacoa de rivière. The coco de mer palm is famous for its erotic nuts (from the female tree) which can be up to 20 kg. The species is said...

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  • Sister Island and Coco Island

    From La Digue take a day trip to Sister Island and Coco Island for some great snorkling.They will serve you lunch (Fresh barbecued fish! Very yummy!) on Sister Island and you will have time to explore the island which is very beautiful as all the others as well.... Trips can be booked at the jetty or at the tourist information.

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  • Snorkeling at St. Pierre Island

    Very nice snorkeling spot for a few hours. Lots of fish and some turtles. Sea is a bit rough but if you get tired you can rest on the Islands rocks. Be aware of lizards trying to steal your stuff! :-)You can combine this snorkeling trip with a visit on Curieuse Island.

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  • Glasbottom Boat Trip

    On Mahé take a Glassbottom Boat Trip to the Morne Seychelloise Nationalpark for some good snorkeling and turtle spotting.For example with Teddys Glass Bottom Boat.We had a great day with good food!Best relaxing day before the flight home.

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  • Curieuse Island

    If you staying on Praslin, Anse Volbert, do not miss out in taking a boat trip to Curieuse Island. It hosts a little turtle hatchery and a nice nature walk (bring a drink) and you will end up on Jose Beach one of my favourite spots in the water on the Seychelles. As water is cristal clear and deep for a change.

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  • Enjoying beaches

    It should be the main thing to do!They are so incredibly beautiful that you cannot choose and we just kept going from one another! There are so many of them and one is more beautiful than another, but, after having seen them all, you will be enable to say which one is the most beautiful!When we saw them we realized that the post-card pictures of...

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  • Hike to Anse Major

    Some excursions offer a hike to Anse Major as part of their package, I would recommend you rather do the hike on your own. It is an easy hike and very accessible. The hike itself is beautiful, the black granite rocks, bright green foliage and turquoise sea is your backdrop to what may be the only form of physical exercise you will get on your...

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  • Swim / Snorkle at Anse Lazio

    A must do on your travels to the Seychelles is a visit to the most beautiful beach in the world, Anse Lazio on Praslin. Anse Lazio is on the North-West tip of Praslin, in Chevalier Bay.It is a beautiful secluded, sandy beach with spectacular granitic rocks embracing it. The sand is so fine and white and the sea clear and blue - a wonderful spot for...

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  • BellyBoarding in Beau Vallon

    One of the many water sports you can do in this lovely beach is bellyboarding for only 25rupees for 2 hours. Its fun and the waves are good. There are other sports like snorkling and diving, also those water motors? whats it called that costs about 40 euro for 15 mins. too expensive!

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  • Visit Zimbabwe

    Rent a car and drive up to Zimbabwe (naturally not the one in Africa...unless ofcourse you LIKE dictators). Zimbabwe is the highest point on Praslin island and you can see all around the island. Don't even think about renting a bicycle...not even Lance armstrong could do it!

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  • See the black pearls & giant clam farm

    Here you can see black pearls (admittedly they are more gun-metal grey) as well as a touch farm including a 45 year old clam, a cushion starfish and a 7 year old lobster. CAUTION: Don't get clever & try put your finger inside the clams as they will take your finger off...thank God we don't speak from experience but that is what we were told.

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  • Excursions are a must!!

    The excursions here aren't cheap, but they cannot be compared to the cheaper excursions you get on the Carribean Islands or Mexico. Remember when you sign up for a day trip in the Seychelles, you can be assured it won't be crowded. When we went on a 2 island, marine park excursion we got so much more than what we paid for. The group was tiny, only...

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  • Enjoy the local festivals

    We found ourselves at this festival by chance, and we were the only tourists!!! The food was great, and the atmosphere also, with ladies weaving handbags and hats out of banana leaves....everything happy and colorful

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  • A day trip to Cousine, the bird island

    The special bird reserve of Cousine island is something amazing....an intact island of white sand not touched by man...it is possible to visit it only with organized trips..it is really worth. You cannot bearly speak because you are literally overwhelmed by birds birds and birds singing, chattering, as loud as you have ever heard. This is the...

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  • Birdwatching.. and not only

    Seychelles is more than the beaches and the sea...actually I think the best activity is birwatching, as there are hundreds and hundreds of species, also very rare, that you can spot really easily. Aside from the thousands of birds, you can enjoy admiring the giant turtles, the gecos and lizards

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  • Day trip to La Digue and Praslin from...

    I did not have time to visit these two islands on my own, I had to use a tour company. My family and I really enjoyed this trip. It is probably true, it would have been alot cheaper to do it on your own but I was running out of time. We took a boat from Victoria to La Digue 1 hour and 45 mins.!!!! what a killer!!!!....If you easily sleep this trip...

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  • Snorkelling

    Snorkelling on Anse Lazio beach in the North of Praslin was the BEST but Anse Soleil beach on Mahe was good too - we saw so many wonderful multi coloured fish, reef sharks, rays, turtles, squid, puffer fish, pipe fish, giant parrot fish (they were amazing to see on a larger reef on Praslin) in fact we were amazed every time we entered the water as...

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  • visit La Digue

    Viisit la Digue - go to Anse Source D'Argent Beach - lovely for swimming not so great for snorkelling. Take your time and go to Anse Major beach - it'a a bit of a trek on the bike (take a towel to cushion your bum !) but it is worth the slog - beautiful beach although just to look at , dangeruos currents - you can also walk along the coast from...

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  • Le Jardin du Roi (Spice Garden on Mahe)

    Don't bother visiting the Botanical Gardens in Victoria visit the Jardin du Roi instead - this is much better by far (if your hire car can make it up the hill that is !!!) the views are fantastic and it's a really lovely walk around the gardens - well worth the time and effort !! (nice cafe too)

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  • Plage source d'argent - La Digue

    Une des plus belle plage du monde...Chaos rocheux et sable de corail...InoubliableOne, or perhaps THE Beach ...Rocks and coral sand...Unforgetable.

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  • Botanical Gardens

    A good place to see the amazing Coco de mer palm trees and other exotic plants introduced and indigenous to the Islands. Many of the plants and trees are not labeled so it might be a good idea to go with a guide. Bring insect repellent!

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  • see the coco de mer at Vallee de Mai

    Vallee de Mai is one of the smallest \world Heritage Sites. It is a quiet secluded vally in the heart of the Praslin National Park, and is home to the coc de mer palm. It is a remnant of the prehistoric forests which existed in Gondwanaland.The fruit of the coco de mer is very large and resembles both male and female reproductive structures on...

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