seychelles

Seychelles Mini Guide

16th June 2017

People who visit the Seychelles often tell of how much of heaven it looks like. Post card-like photos of the Seychelles are unbelievable. The islands are the dream of every cast away traveler around the world. A quick look at one of the hundreds of beaches will make you want to spend your next summer holidays there.

Seychelles, is situated off the eastern coast of Africa. It is an archipelago of around 115 islands. The Seychelles are the most well-preserved islands in the world in term of fauna and flora. The islands are prized by honeymooners, celebrities and high-profile personalities.

Accommodation

The Seychelles islands provide a wide spectrum of accommodation. From 5 star hotels, to bungalows. There is something for everyone’s budget. If your budget permits, there are exclusive hotels islands around the archipelago. They are perfect for honeymooners or if you want to get a sense of what a cast away feels like. If you want to travel on a budget, don’t worry, Airbnb is present on the island. You may also book your flight to the Seychelles at an affordable price with Air Seychelles.

 

Food

Seychelles cuisine is an actual fusion of different types of cuisine: African, European, Asian and Indian. The fusion of these different types of cuisine makes of the Seychelles a unique gastronomic destination. Seychellois are fond of seafood. The islands, being surrounded by a vast ocean of blue, the main ingredients are fresh and just add up to the taste of the different dishes which are usually accompanied with rice, breadfruit and vegetables.

Transportation

Discover the islands at your own pace by bike. There are islands with no cars on the Seychelles! Moreover, car rental is available only on the Main islands of Mahé and Praslin. The beauty of the islands of the Seychelles only demands that they are protected. Thus, getting around by bike is an ecological and efficient way to discover the island.

If you want to go try out some island hopping, then the fastest and more efficient way is through domestic flights. The only airline present on the island is Air Seychelles which will get you to your destination in total comfort. Book your flight from Mahe to Praslin and enjoy the best of what these beautiful islands have to offer. 

Other options for island hopping include ferries (available between Mahé, Praslin and La Digue), small boats and catamarans. Island hopping by plane will avoid you sea sickness and will give you much more time to visit the islands.

 

Activities

You will never get bored in the Seychelles. There is a wide variety of activities for all tastes. The fauna and flora of the Seychelles are perfect for hiking. There are many botanical gardens around the islands. The most famous one remains the untouched Valley of Mai, an UNESCO world heritage Site. You will discover endemic species of plants and animals over there.

For sea enthusiasts, there is big game fishing, diving and many more other Sea activities awaiting you.

Beaches

If you are in the Seychelles to relax, then the different beaches will keep you busy for a while. The beaches on the Seychelles are uncrowded, untouched and free from man-made structures. The Seychelles is a beach destination par excellence, and its beaches rank in the top ten list of the best beaches in the world. Names to remember are Anse Source d’argent, Anse Lazio, Beau Vallon, Anse Major, amongst many more…