Seychelles is a destination whose tourist attractions can never be fully toured because of their diversity. It offers a variety of activities both at the beaches and off the beaches which have attracted hundreds and hundreds of tourists annually. The listing below highlights some of the best attractions to find in Seychelles.
The Victoria Botanical Gardens
the greatest attractions in the botanical Gardens are the Coco de Mer palm trees which the gardens so beautiful and very relaxing. The different wildlife found in the gardens such as the giant tortoises and the fruit bats add glamour to the entire place. The gardens are not so big but are worth visiting especially from June to August when they are fully blossoming. There are short walks available in these gardens that will take you through the fragrant spiced flora. They are opened from Monday up to Saturday and opened from 8am to 5pm and entrance is at an affordable charge.
Domaine de Val Des Pres
Domaine de Val Des Pres has a variety of attractions among which the most impo. rtant of all is the Granz Kaz plantation house which is believed to have been built in the 1870’s. Today the place has become a national Heritage area. the place also has a humble working-class house called the La Kaz Rosa, the Maison de Coco in which all coconut related products are sold, and several self-owned craft workshops in which visitor can purchase a souvenir. It’s opened from Monday to Friday between 8am to 4pm and entrance is at an affordable cost.
The Aldabra Atoli is a UNESCO Heritage Site and one of the Aldabra Group. It is the second biggest coral island in the world. The island is situated 621 miles southwest of the town of and is famous because of its resident very huge tortoises which total to hundreds of thousands. The island is gradually becoming a favorite tourist destination because of its wonderful scuba diving, snorkeling, tiger shark watching and bird watching opportunities. The place id opened daily with no fee paid to enter.
Cruises in Seychelles
Seychelles offers all sorts of cruises plus boat trips you can ever imagine. These are offered at the various islands specifically at the Beau Vallon bay where several boats sail daily. The Beau Vallon Bay has boats with glass bottoms which offer half day tours. Also trips to St. Pierre Islet, Cousin and Curieuse can be organized by the different private tour operators. There are amazing cruises to Grande soeur, Ile Cocos and Felicite. The place can best be toured through tour operators whose charge varies from one company although children fees are discounted.
The island offers various outdoor exciting activities among which are biking along the demarcated trails, playing badminton plus tennis, horse riding along the beach and playing golf in the nine hole quite challenging grounds. The golf club is found of the Mahe Island which lies on the south eastern coast with a breath taking backdrop characterized by mountainous terrain, and a well facilitated club house. The place is opened to the public although the hours vary on the activities of the day and not all sport activities are charge.
If you are planning an exotic holiday or gateway on a romantic serene island, consider a Seychelles holiday as one of the best and cheapest holiday paradise. Fly to Seychelles through the Mahe Island’s airport anytime of the year to experience the beautiful beaches, deserted islands, remote bays and mountainous landscape made of chains of volcanic ranges in all directions. The tropical paradise has a number of impressive attractions, old towns with amazing water sports and adventures.
Places to visit
There are over 100 small but beautiful islands tucked away in lush rain forests, white sand beaches and sparkling clear oceans. Seychelles’ most favorite islands are Praslin, La Digue, Mahe, Victoria Island, Alphose island, Desroches island and others. Several islands are often visited for their great sport fishing trips, diving, swimming, nature walks and bird watching experiences; each of them has something special about it!
Sport fishing on Alphonse Island is unparalleled and exciting. There, you’ll have unbelievable catches of record breaking sailfish and fly fish among other fish species from October to May. Diving is best on Aldabra and Denis islands, both lying in undiscovered coral beauty with several giant tortoises. All dive sites are monitor and PADI courses and training is offered to all amateur divers and experts too. The oldest and most respected of the dive sites in Seychelles is located at Beau Vallon Beach.
Try the greens from Praslin Island for 18-hole golfing holidays in Seychelles. You’ll love the golf courses from Lemuria resort, absolutely overlooking the magnificent sea.
If birding is what you are looking forward to, Mahe’s north coast is the place to be. The island has more than 500 species of endemic birds such as noddies and sooty terns that flock the beaches in thousands. Bird Island and Desnoeuf are some of the other real bird watching destinations that will blow your wind away with their countless bird colonies. Vallee de Mai National park from Praslin is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with some of the world’s rarest bird species. Veuve Reserve from Digue Island is a small reserve to protect the endemic Black Paradise Flycatcher species, another popular tourist attraction. Six islands around Mahe form the St Anne Marine National Park with the finest expeditions when it comes to Marine life.
Further, Seychelles stands out as a shopper’s paradise with a number of shops selling local handicrafts and a variety of artworks. With its unique peoples, traditional cultures and historical visit, you can not fail to stop by its museums and art galleries such as National History Museum, Seychelles People’s United Party Museum, Codevar Craft Centre and The Creole institute, Coffeehouse des Artwork, as well as George Camille Artwork Gallery.
Travel and accommodation
You will spend your entire lifetime if you wan to discover the attractions and magnificence of all the 115 beautiful islands that make up the Seychelles. To make your Seychelles holidays special and relaxing, each of the 115 islands has unique accommodation options to choose from ranging from luxurious five star hotels, to standard four star accommodations plus several guesthouses, lodges, chalets, villas and other budget options. Please note that outdoor camping is not allowed on any of the islands. Some of the options include Bayan Tree Hotel, Cerf Island Resort Hotel, Castello Beach hotel, Constance Ephelia Resort Hotel, Denis Island Hotel, Desroches Island Resort and many others.
Book your Seychelles flights and holiday through your travel and tour agent. There are daily flights from Asia and Europe. There are departure schedules from Australia via Singapore, others stops in major airports in Africa & Mauritius and also coming direct from London. Direct flights are also available from Europe through Air Seychelles is the national carrier.