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The beautiful Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, off East Africa.

FAQ:  Why should you go to Seychelles?  A:  Seychelles is the perfect honeymoon destination, but also definitely one of the top vacation destinations in the world.  The clear blue water, white sandy beaches, and exotic sea life need no introduction.  With numerous beaches, beautiful coral reefs, and interesting animals like the giant Aldabra tortoises, this is an interesting place to go for a holiday.  In my opinion, this is in fact a fantastic place to go on a holiday.

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There are fantastic accommodation options for all budget ranges and loads of things to do and see.  But be sure to make time for just a lazy day on the beach or at the resort/hotel, sipping on your cocktail.  After all, this is as close to a tropical paradise as you can get.

  • Mahé – The largest island.  Known for the popular resort area of Beau Vallon and home to the capital Victoria.
  • La Digue – Known for its beautiful beaches.
  • Praslin – Known for its resorts and hotels.

If you’re wondering which part of Seychelles is the best, the above are excellent options.

Definitely, although it is quite expensive in places.  The budget option would be to rent a self-catering apartment or chalet.  Making your own food is a way of saving on cost, but do splash out at least once to try the local cuisine.  It is part of the fun experience.  You could save on food prices by buying from the local markets.

The Sir Selwyn Clarke Market (more commonly as the Victoria Market), is a very good option.  This is as a fact also something you should add to your ‘to-do’ list.

I would say 5 to 7 days.  This will give you the time to do some island hopping as well as enjoying lazy beach days.  Book some fabulous activities before you go, as just staying at your hotel or resort can get a bit ‘boring’…

Seychelles has a year-long tropical climate with warm and humid weather conditions. Basically it is good to visit any time of the year as the temperature is mostly between 24 and 32°C with humidity at all times. 

But in my opinion the best time would be April and May and again October and November (as there are less wind and rain).

The International Airport – Victoria Seychelles International Airport (SEZ)  is located on Mahé Island in the capital Victoria.

The beautiful Seychelles holiday destination is only a 5 hour flight from Johannesburg airport (JNB) in South Africa, with Air Seychelles.

Getting around

The bus services on both Mahé and Praslin are great. When visiting La Digue you can rent a bike for sightseeing because the island is so small.

For some Island-hopping there are ferry services which are really convenient and reliable.  Do book online as it just makes your life much easier.

In Praslin and Mahé a car rental option would be a good choice as this would allow you to explore more.  You can easily book online before you go, to ensure you have a car ready when you land.  Don’t leave this for the last minute.

Seychelles Award Winning Accommodation

Home to numerous award-winning places to stay.

The following places received awards during 2020 and can be recommended as the best accommodation options in Seychelles:

Seychelles’ Leading – 

Find more beautiful places to stay in all budget ranges:  Seychelles – Best places to stay.

10 Best Things to do in Seychelles

We recommend the following activities and things to do:

  1. Visit La Digue Island – This is the best Instagram island in Seychelles with its beautiful rock formations and the famous Anse Source D’Argent beach.
  2. Watersports – Swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, parasailing, jet skiing – it is all here at Mahe in the Beau Vallon Beach area.
  3. Beau Vallon Beach is also the perfect place to shop at the night markets and to experience the local cuisine.
  4. Bird watching – Best times to visit for this activity: April (breeding season), May to September (nesting of Sooty Terns) October (migration time)
  5. Hiking – there are many walking trails, but we would recommend Vallée de Mai a world UNESCO heritage site on Praslin Island.
  6. Charter Boats and island hopping – Go on a catamaran trip to Moyenne Island for scuba diving and visits with giant tortoises.
  7. For history lovers:  Visit The Seychelles Natural History Museum located next to the main post office in Victoria, the capital of Seychelles, on Mahé Island.
  8. For zipline adventure, you can visit Constance Ephelia Resort
  9. Curieuse Island is a place to walk with giant tortoises.
  10. Praslin Anse Lazio beach is incredible.
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Remember to do some island hopping and explore as much as you can.

Mahé Island

Mahé is home to the capital of Victoria, where you will also find the international airport.  Should you wish to stay here lookout for the following things to experience:

  • The mountain rainforests of Morne Seychellois National Park
  • Visit Beau Vallon and Anse Takamaka beaches
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Things to do on Mahé Island Seychelles

Praslin Island

Praslin is smaller than Mahe, but home to the famous Anse Lazio beach  (one of the best in the world.)

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Accommodation on Praslin Island Seychelles

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