Seychelles is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. The places to visit in Seychelles are many and varied. The country is known for its stunning coastline, undisturbed wildlife, and high-end tourism. This group of islands features both coral and granite islands. Being closer to the Line of Equator, the region experiences pleasant and warm temperatures throughout the year. Let’s take a closer look at some of the most popular places to see in Seychelles:
The capital city of Victoria is famous for uber-cool nightlife, lively markets, and downtown landmarks. Seychelles National Botanical Gardens, St Paul's Cathedral, Rond-Point de l'Indépendance, Sir Selwyn Clarke Market, and Little Ben Tower are prominent tourist attractions in Seychelles.
The larger, granitic islands of the Seychelles (Mahé, Praslin, and La Digue) are visited more often by tourists. Mahé Island takes pride in verdant forests, tallest mountains of Seychelles, and a vast diversity of flora and fauna. The island attracts travelers to the Beau Vallon Beach and the numerous landmarks of Victoria – one of the smallest national capitals of the world.
Praslin Island, which is also called the Isle de Palme, is mainly known for the Vallée de Mai – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The reserve is the only place in the world which grows the coco de mer – the largest nut in the world. The island also boasts Anse Lazio and Anse Georgette, both of which are often placed among the most beautiful beaches of the world. La Digue Island is more rural and laid-back in character. It is known for the granite boulders along stunning beaches such as Anse Source D’Argent. Travelers can enjoy biking and ox-cart riding on the island.
The world’s second largest coral atoll, Aldabra Island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1982. The island is home to a large population of giant tortoises. Famous for lizard population, Aride Island Nature Reserve is home to many endemic flowers and it is a breeding ground of 18 species of seabirds. Bird Island is populated by millions of migratory birds in the winter season, May through November. Moyenne Island is where the Giant Tortoises roam nonchalantly. Silhouette Island is one of the best places to visit in Seychelles for honeymoon.
Silhouette Island, Fregate Island, Sainte Anne Marine National Park, Morne Seychellois National Park, Mission Lodge Lookout, and Anse Volbert are also the best places to visit in Seychelles.