The Seychelles, an archipelago comprising of 115 islands, is one of the hottest destinations for backpackers, adventure lovers, honeymooners, and families alike. Situated in the Indian Ocean, it is an unspoilt destination, full of serene beaches and verdant woodlands stocked with exotic flora and fauna.
Check out our list of seven highlights of a Seychelles holiday.
Victoria, the capital of the Seychelles, is a thriving business hub. It has interesting marketplaces, especially the city centre, where you can buy various goodies such as mementos, jewellery, decorative seashells, and paintings.
The local Creole food has great variety and is delicious. Victoria has many small, yet good restaurants, where you can have the best of Creole cuisine. Make sure that you try seafood such as shrimps, prawns, and different types of fish. The most popular fish is the Red Snapper.
If you love beer, the Seybrew will become your friend! This beer is a popular amongst tourists and locals alike. If you are more of a ‘rum person’, try the Takamara Rum, another of their specialty spirits. You will love it for sure!
The bars and discos in the Seychelles come alive at night and draw party animals in large numbers. Many of these venues are part of hotels, which makes them easily accessible to the tourists. These places have a varied ambience so you can choose your venue as per your mood or taste.
One of the main reasons why the Seychelles is a preferred place for honeymooners is the privacy it offers. The beaches aren’t too crowded and the picturesque views make the trip worth every penny. Most of the beaches here have been spared the ravages of commercialisation.
Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve
In the centre of Preslin, lies Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve which is recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Coco de mer, believed to be the largest seed, is found on the island. The reserve is full of natural palm forests.
Sports and Adventure
The Seychelles is a lovely place for deep sea diving and snorkelling. If you like snorkelling, you should definitely visit Aldabra Atoll, one of the largest atolls in the world. You will see some of the most colourful marine life here. It is also home to giant tortoises.