Planning for a Holiday in Seychelles and confused about where to stay? Do not worry because we suggests you the best of the best staycation places.
To the Northeast of Madagascar and east of Kenya is the island nation of Seychelles, also the island of Pristine beaches and turquoise water. An archipelago of 115 islands, this nation is home to numerous beaches, coral reefs and natural reserves with immensely astounding views to witness. The Rainforests in the mountains and its rare fauna definitely enchants its visitors into a breathtaking realm. The untouched beauty of this place makes it isolated and dreamy with a lot to venture and explore widely. There is plenty of things to see in Seychelles therefore hold on your worries and pack your bags along because Seychelles is on!
The Time and season to visit: Suitable to Visit all year round with a tropical, warm climate and temperature ranging from 24C-32C.
Travelling: via Flight from India to International Airport of Mahe. (4 hours 30 minutes)
Language for Communication: English and French.
Currency Used: Seychelles Rupees i.e. 1 SCR= 5 Rupees. (INR)
Mode of Transport (inside the island): Fast boats, Ferries, Bus, Car, Bikes.
If you’re travelling with family then Mahe is the best place to stay over because that’s where you are going to land if you visit Seychelles. Considered the largest granite island, Mahe is the home to the largest cities and tourist hubs. The island is surrounded by mountains and trails of forests along the golden beaches making it the ideal place to trek and hike. The Two National Parks of Baie Ternay Marine and Port Launay Marine is the home to rare endemic plants and animals which are not to be missed at all. The highlands surrounding areas offer the best scenic landscape views one would witness in their lifetime.
Activities: Hiking, Snorkeling, Trekking, Beach Hopping, Cycling.
Places to venture: Petite Anse, Mouenne Island, Morne Sechellios Hill top, Morne Sychellios National Park.
If you’re searching for chilled place with serene atmosphere then you can definitely load your luggage in Praslin. Being the second largest island after Mahe it is located 44Kilometres away from it and is easily accessible by Fast boats/ferry. Praslin is known for its happening nightlife and stunning palm-fringed beaches bordered by large granite boulders which are beyond beautiful. This mysterious island used to be the hideaway for Pirates and Arab Merchants in the past hence it’s considered a place of treasure, along with that Praslin is known for its natural reserves which also has been given a biblical reference to the ‘Garden of Eden’.
Activities: Swimming, Partying, Dining, exploring beaches, hiking, cycling.
Places to venture: Valle de Mai, Anse Lazio, Cote D’Or beach, Fond Ferdinand and praslin National Park.
If you’re fond of nature and its amenities you should definitely stay over in the island of La Digue. Home to a large number of ethnic groups and exotic animals like black paradise Flycatcher bird (only 100 in existence), this place boasts its large amount of flora and fauna. Often ignored by tourists for its isolated neighborhood this place has a lot to look around and explore. From trying variety of Seychellios Cuisines to fun activities of Snorkeling, underwater diving with Green Sea Turtles, Butterflyfish, Eagle Rays and lot more things which will utterly add extra delight to your Stay. Since La Digue does not have an airport it is easily accessible by Fast Ferry via Praslin.
Activities: Snorkeling, Underwater-diving, Bike Rides, Trekking, Cycling.
Places to venture: Belle Vue Peak, Veuve Natural Reserve, Anse Severe, L’Union Estate Farm, Anse Source d’Agent, Anse Cocos and Anse Marron.
To get the most of a place it is said one must reside in the Capital and if it goes so you must definitely stay over in Victoria, the capital City of Seychelles. Situated in north-eastern side of Mahe Island, Victoria is considered the largest city first established under the British Colonial Government. This place known for its secular culture and traditions surrounded by historical sites to places of worship starting from temples, churches, mosques making itself the Cultural and Historic Centre. Victoria is also known to connect to all the inner islands, it is an exceptional place full of attractive landmarks making it a highly populated Tourist island. Another Specific thing not to miss here is the markets, so you already know why you should stay here.
Activities: Shopping, Sight-seeing, Strolling, Cruise, Historical tour, Trekking, Gambling.
Places to Venture: Victoria Botanical Gardens, Seychelles Natural History Museum, Victoria Clocktower, Granz Kaz Casino, Victoria Mosque, Bicentennial Monument, Pointe Conan and Carrefour des Arts.
With Dusked-down sunsets and Prestine Beaches, Beau Vallon is known as the island of beaches. So if you’re fond of beaches you just need to settle down your bags in Beau Vallon which is just 5 kilometers west of Victoria. Popularly known as a bay on the north western coast of Seychelles, Beau Vallon is known for its crystal-clear waters and coral reefs making it the most favorable for snorkeling and scuba-diving. This place is also known for its boutique hotels, Charming villas and resorts along with lip-smacking cuisines it offers which magnetizes the tourists to visit once again. The lush landscape and the exquisite features of this place will definitely make your stay an enthralling one. Also if you want to collect souvenirs you can surely shop at Beau Vallon.
Activities: Snorkeling, Watching Sunsets, Shopping, Scuba Diving, Island Cruise and Beach walking.
Places to Venture: Beau Vallon beach, Sir Selwyn Clarke Market, Mare Aux Cochons Trail, Trois Freres, Baie Beau Vallon, Arul Mihu Navasakthi Vinayagar Temple, Dans Gallas Trail and Immaculate Conception Cathedral.
Seychelles is one the safest, warm and Friendliest places to visit where Locals are helpful to guide you around. One can also access to Good network by buying sim cards available in the Airport itself, so no worries of updating your social networks. Happy Vacaying!