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Seychelles Travel Guide
Around 1,000 miles east of mainland Africa and scattered across the vast Indian Ocean, Seychelles is a land of perpetual summer. White-sand beaches, lofty granite boulders, palm-fringed forests, and azure waters are the ethos of Seychelles tourism. The 115-island archipelago is extraordinarily picturesque with a diverse array of wildlife and an amalgamation of Asian and African cultures.
History of Seychelles
Though in 1502, the Portuguese explorer, Vasco Da Gama sighted the island of Seychelles; it’s in 1609 that it got inhabited by the Britishers. However, in 1756, the archipelago was officially annexed to France. In 1814, Britishers gained control over the place, though the slavery got abolished later in 1834. And, after the establishment of a coalition government in 1976, the Seychelles embraced a democratic system in the year of 1993.
Take a tour to the island of Cerfs neighbouring Mahe, and dig into its rich history for a wonderful experience.
Language of Seychelles
With deportees from France in the 19th century, and inhabitants coming from Asian countries, including China, India, and Malay later, this place has embraced many cultures. The mother language of the Seychelles is Creole, also called Seselwa. However, French and English are also recognised amongst the main languages.
Honeymoon in Seychelles
Praslin Island, Silhouette Island, Cousin Island, and La Digue Island are some of the top honeymoon destinations in Seychelles. With a dreamlike landscape, it's not surprising that the newlyweds and those seeking a tropical getaway prefer visiting Seychelles. Owing to its rich wildlife both island and underwater, Seychelles is dubbed as “The Galàpagos of the Indian Ocean.” Spotting sea turtles on Bird Island's sandy beaches, giant Aldabra tortoises roaming on Curieuse, seagulls on Aride Island, the Seychelles Black Parrot in Praslin’s Vallée de Mai are some of the best wildlife watching experiences. Select a suitable package from our list of Seychelles honeymoon packages to make your trip memorable.
Top Beaches in Seychelles
Picking one of the best beaches from a Seychelles tour guide is like picking a flavor of ice cream. The world-famous Anse Source d'Argent, remote Anse Marron, glamorous Anse Takamaka, and scenic Anse Lazio are some of the best beaches in Seychelles. Cherish some relaxing moments or enjoy a date with your partner while exploring the splendid beaches here, for there is no dearth of beaches to be felt overcrowded. Main festivals of Seychelles Take a break from beachcombing, and explore the capital city of Victoria that harbors stunning architecture, open-air markets, history museums, and a thriving nightlife scene. Kreol Festival in October is the best event to learn about local Creole culture and enjoy week long celebrations. Besides that, you can also witness the celebration of Independence Day, La Digue Festival, SUBIOS Underwater Festival and many more. Water sports in Seychelles: For exploring shipwrecks and corals, diving and snorkeling are the most popular beach activities in Seychelles. The ocean is always warm and safe, and teeming with marine life from tortoises to whale sharks. October and November are ideal months for water sports like scuba diving, snorkeling, and swimming. Whether a family trip or a honeymoon in Seychelles, watersports make your tropical vacation special. Pick up a Seychelles travel guide and visit splendid beaches, enjoy water sports, climb mountains, learn local customs, taste fresh tropical fruits, and watch idyllic sunsets. Beyond the luxury resorts and buzzing capital city, this tropical destination is home to some of the world's best-preserved wildlife habitats.
Main festivals of Seychelles
Take a break from beachcombing, and explore the capital city of Victoria that harbors stunning architecture, open-air markets, history museums, and a thriving nightlife scene. Kreol Festival in October is the best event to learn about local Creole culture and enjoy week long celebrations. Besides that, you can also witness the celebration of Independence Day, La Digue Festival, SUBIOS Underwater Festival and many more.
Water sports in Seychelles:
For exploring shipwrecks and corals, diving and snorkeling are the most popular beach activities in Seychelles. The ocean is always warm and safe, and teeming with marine life from tortoises to whale sharks. October and November are ideal months for water sports like scuba diving, snorkeling, and swimming. Whether a family trip or a honeymoon in Seychelles, watersports make your tropical vacation special.
Pick up a Seychelles travel guide and visit splendid beaches, enjoy water sports, climb mountains, learn local customs, taste fresh tropical fruits, and watch idyllic sunsets. Beyond the luxury resorts and buzzing capital city, this tropical destination is home to some of the world's best-preserved wildlife habitats.
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Places To Visit In Seychelles
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Beau Vallon in Seychelles
Beau Vallon in Seychelles is located three kilometers from the city of Victoria on Mahé Island. About 1.7 km in length, it is located on the northwest coast. Although it is one of the most popular beaches in Seychelles, Beau Vallon has a remarkably low-key ambiance when compared with other tropical destinations in the world...
Cousin Island in Seychelles
Cousin Island Seychelles
A birdwatcher’s paradise, Cousin Island is a beautiful granitic island in Seychelles. Comprising an area of 34 hectares, the island is located 2 kilometers west of Praslin. Mahe to Cousin Island distance is about 50 km. The entire island is protected as a Special Reserve since 1975. Cousin Island...
Morne Seychellois National Park in Seychelles
Created in 1979, the Morne Seychellois Park on the island of Mahé is the largest national park in Seychelles. The park comprises a total area of 3,045 hectares, which is more than 20% of Mahé Island.
The stunning coastline of Mahé is definitely the main draw for travelers in Seychelles. However, visitors must take the tim...
Sainte Anne Marine National Park in Seychelles
Sainte Anne Marine National Park encompasses eight small islands in the Indian Ocean. Sainte Anne Island and Cerf Island are two of the largest islands in the park. Round Island used to be a leper colony, and today it’s a popular diving site. Moyenne Island was owned privately and now it’s a nature reserve. Long Island, Ile...
Vallée de Mai National Park in Seychelles
The Praslin Island in Seychelles is home to a national park and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983. Comprising an area of 19.5 hectares, the Vallée de Mai National Park is mainly a palm forest that has remained unchanged since the first exploration of Seychelles.
The national park features a well-preserved palm ...
Things To Do In Seychelles
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Visit the Natural History Museum in Seychelles
Established in 1964, the Seychelles Natural History Museum is located in the capital city of Victoria on Mahé Island, the country’s largest island. The displays in the museum include sections on botany, geology, and anthropology. There are also some exhibits related to the history of the Seychelles military.
The museum de...
- Historical Sightseeing
Paddle Boarding in Seychelles
With sunshine and waves all year around, Seychelles is a great destination for surfing and paddle boarding. The latter is an evolved form of surfing suitable for warm waters like in the Seychelles.
Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) is the latest fitness craze sweeping the world. There are different kinds of stand-up paddling ...
Waterfalls in Seychelles
Seychelles is well-known for being a tropical paradise. Travelers flock here to spend their time on a secluded beach or to learn about local heritage. But, there are some places such as museums or waterfalls in Seychelles that attract a certain brand of tourists. Morne Blanc Trail and Anse Major are nearby places to visit i...
Whale Sharks Dive in Seychelles
Be it witnessing vivid coral reefs or swimming with manta rays, Seychelles is one of the top diving spots in the world. Only a handful destinations offer travelers ultimate bucket-list experiences like swimming alongside the largest fish in the ocean.
Whale Shark Snorkeling Seychelles
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Golfing in Seychelles
The Seychelles Islands in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean are gaining popularity as one of the best golf holiday destinations. There are two courses on two different islands: Mahe and Praslin. The golf course on Mahe is a challenging nine-hole course, while the other one on Praslin is a championship 18-hole course. Both...
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How to Reach Seychelles
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Seychelles has two major airports: Seychelles International Airport (SEZ) in Victoria and Praslin Island Airport. Seychelles International Airport is the primary point of entry for international travelers. The airport is located in Victoria, the capital city of Seychelles, which is situated on the northeastern side of Mahé Island. It is the hub of Air Seychelles, the national airline. The airport is served by international airlines such as British Airways, Austrian Airlines, Emirates, Kenya Airways, and Turkish Airlines. Long-haul scheduled flights to major destinations in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East are available from this airport.
Another major airport in Seychelles, Praslin Island Airport is currently served by Air Seychelles. The airport operates scheduled flights to Mahé and charter planes to the other islands. Zil Air provides helicopter flights to most of the inner and outer islands.
Around 400 kilometers of paved road network connects the islands in Seychelles. The road network is poor outside major urban areas. Renting a car from the airport or the hotel is a great way to go on sightseeing in Seychelles, especially on Mahé Island. Due to lack of proper public transport in Seychelles, traveling by car allows travelers to visit and spend time at attractions by their own choice. Bike rentals are also available in downtown Victoria.
Seychelles Public Transport Corporation (SPTC) operates daily buses on Mahé and Praslin Islands from morning to evening. In rural areas, especially on La Digue Island, ox-carts are a popular way of public transport.
The main seaport in Seychelles is Victoria. Cat Cocos and Inter Island ferry run regular catamaran ferries between Mahé and Praslin Island. Ferries are available on designated time at 15 minutes of interval. Ferries to smaller islands can also be arranged, but it is less reliable.
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Trip to SeychellesSeychelles ,the wonderful Place for Honeymoon. Really Thankful to Julia from HolidaysBox for helping me with perfect planning and execution of Trip. The trip was really awesome and very well organized. We never faced any issues. The hotel stay at Praslin and Mahe were really comfortable. All the transfers were really very smooth. Superb Indian Food as well .The most memorable thing was the sunset Cruise which we can never forget, What a view My God!!! overall the trip was awesome and would definitely recommend Holidays box if you are planning for Seychelles. Looking forward for more trips with Holiday Box. Sunset Cruise was one of the memorable thing
Trip to SeychellesI went to Seycheles for my honeymoon. Booking was done through HolidayBox, the experience was really awesome from the initiation. My contact person was Meghana from HolidayBox and she was outstanding at her job. She made the itinerary as asked and help us know about the place too. She had booked Colibri and Avani for us and both the properties were amazing. I would recommend people to stay at these places given a chance, only shortcoming of Colibri is there's no room service. Meghana helped us with a fair idea of which places to visit and as an add on we got coupons of restaurants and water sports. In a nutshell our trip was really memorable, a big cheers to Holidaybox and especially Meghana . Would like to mention Traveltriangle agents Suresh who was always there helping with any doubts i had and with the quality of agents they have. I would really book my next trip through them.
Trip to SeychellesVery pleasant experience overall @ Maldives. There was initial issue with Full Board/half Board - however, that was sorted out quickly by the team. Rest of the stay was blissfully peaceful
Trip to SeychellesTrip was amazingly planned. I appreciate Eti Saxena for planning it so well. We did not have to think about anything. From starting of the trip till the end everything was well planned. Will definitely recommend to others. Cost was reasonable. We missed the bus for a day outing, we thought our money is wasted since everything is prepaid but it was re scheduled as per next availability.
Trip to SeychellesWe have an amazing trip planned by Vishal from Eji Travels. All the bookings were perfect and everything was as per our request and expectation.
Trip to SeychellesPraslin hotel was pathetic, rest of the trip was good Beachside time spent in hotel
Trip to SeychellesI would recommend travel triangle as they provide excellent services. Meghna ( Holiday box) took care of each and everything in Seychelles and also recommended where we needed advise. It was an amazing experience with Travel Triangle and Holiday Box.
Trip to SeychellesAll good. Strongly recommend to use their services. I will use in future for sure.
Trip to SeychellesHolidays Box and 7° South along with Travel Triangle made it the most memorable trip of our lives. Tanya from Holidays Box gets a special mention here for her amazing attitude and easy approachability. She was very accommodating of all my requests and was in touch through out our trip. Kudos!! Driving in Praslin by the beaches where there were mountains on one side and the clearest blue ocean on the other will always remain in my heart. The view from the top of the hill near the TV tower is unbelievable. Crystal water kayaks in la digue at the L'Union Estates gave us a VIP tour of the corals, mantas, Robinson Crusoe beach with breathtaking views of the shoreline. Cycling in La Digue with the mesmerizing ocean breeze hitting our bodies was one beautiful experience.
Trip to SeychellesSuperb location for your honeymoon, definitely recommended. Oasis resort praslin not having beach access, and no sea view, whereas berjaya has a better beach side property, and seemed beautifully located in a good location over praslin island... Berjaya mahe of course was beautiful... Special thanks to Mr. Prem Singh Lohar for helping us out immensely in Mahe... Praslin roadtrip...
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FAQ's of Seychelles
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The weather in December is fairly cloudy at times and rainfall is pretty common due to the Northwest Monsoon. So, if you're looking for a sunny holiday in December, Seychelles weather is not ideal.
Seychelles is a politically stable country. The islands are located outside of cyclone belt so there is no urgent threat of thunderstorms. Avoid going outdoors or to remote islands when the rainfall is incessant.
Seychelles is a luxury holiday destination so, most accommodations are available in form of high-end resorts and beach resorts. However, guesthouses and lodges are available in Mahe and Praslin Islands.
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