Seychelles main island is called Mahe. There are loads to do here and it also serves as the main hub for transport to some of Seychelles most picturesque locations. So here are a few of the best experiences you can have out on the islands.
This island is a beautiful quiet spot and you can even make friends with giant tortoises. It’s one of the few places in Seychelles where they roam freely and there are plenty of leaves around to feed them with as well. If you really want to impress them, they love a good scratch on the bottom of their neck. There’s a really nice hiking route around the island and the nature along the way is stunning. Some private tours that bring you here will even cook you a delicious barbecue to enjoy.
The next island on our list is La Digue. This is by far Seychelles most picturesque island and it’s a great place to kick back and relax. Everyone gets around La Digue on bicycles and there are plenty of beautiful beaches to explore.
Anse Source D’Argent
The most iconic Island of them all has to be Anse Source D’Argent. It’s said to be the most photographed beach in the world and features incredible white sands with intriguing rock formations. You could probably get enough shots here in one day to fill your Instagram for a whole month. The water gets deep really slowly here as well, meaning you can walk far out into the ocean, step into nature, and away from the stresses of everyday life.
Praslin Island – Valle de Mae
If you are fed up of relaxing and need a little more adventure on your trip, then there are plenty of things on offer in Seychelles. Praslin Island is home to the incredible Nature Park, Valle de Mai. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site which houses the Coco de Mar palm. This plant grows the world’s largest seed. The plants here are huge and exploring the site feels like you have stepped onto the set of Jurassic Park. There are a few different walking trails so you can go on a hike that takes either one, two, or three hours depending on your choice.
Praslin is also home to Anse Lazio. It is another picturesque beach in Seychelles. The sand is thick and the overhanging palm trees give you plenty of natural shade spots to cool off. The water level here is also really nice, it’s deep but not too deep that you can’t stand up. Having this incredible beach and Valle de Mai Nature Park means that Praslin is the best of both worlds. It’s definitely a must-see.
Scuba diving in Seychelles is out of this world. Not only will you see incredible corals and a huge variety of tropical fish but you are likely to see Turtles if you go diving in the right places. We highly recommend checking out the diverse marine life here.
If you still want to enjoy this but diving isn’t your thing, you can definitely see a lot from just snorkeling alone. For this, it’s a good idea to head out from Mahe on a catamaran to Moyenne Island. This is an excellent day trip where you’ll be taken out to explore the Marine National Park. You can relax on the catamaran and take in the stunning views, dive into the ocean, and even go for a walk around Moyenne. It’s also worth noting that there are some giant tortoises here as well. So if you can’t make it out to Curieuse Island, you can still experience these beautiful animals much closer to Moyenne.
Mahe – Beau Vallon Beach
Now let’s talk about staying back on Mahe. Being Seychelles main island, it has an awful lot on offer. The Beau Vallon Beach area boasts a whole load of activities including a range of fun watersports. Nothing feels quite as good as jet skiing in paradise. You can also go parasailing here where you will get an awesome view of the island.
Beau Vallon Night Market
Things can get quite expensive in Seychelles but we have got your back here. The night markets on Beau Vallon Beach are one of the best places to go for culture and cheap food. You can try everything here for a relatively good price and enjoy local music around a campfire.