Things to do in Seychelles
Mahe Island - relax and chillout at Grand Anse
The Seychelles has hundreds of sandy beaches, offering a variety of options, to the millions of tourists that come to the country for a relaxing or water sport holiday. In addition to the mile long sandy beaches, here is a good opportunities to surf in the rollers that come in across the Atlantic Ocean. Swimmers and surfers need to take extra care, as there are sometimes strong, dangerous undercurrents
Mahe Island - wander around the Morne Seychellois
The island of Mahe is the largest island of the Seychelles. It overlooks the capital city of Victoria or Morne Seychellois. It has a 900 metre high peak, which is barren at the top, but the lower slopes have tropical vegetation and is home to the Morne Seychellois National Park. There are many great walking paths in the park, offering a variety of sights and sounds, and that have magnificent views.
Praslin Island - feed the native Bulbul birds
The Bubul bird of the Seychelles is native to the islands and can be found wherever you go in the region. They are particularly abundant, and more likely to be seen in the forests of Praslin. Unusual for its size, is its aggressive nature towards other birds, especially when they are feeding, can be very entertaining, as you walk through the forest, or maybe as you see them, whilst enjoying a cocktail in a bar.
Praslin Island - experience the natural beauty of the Valle de Mai
Near the centre of the island of Praslin, is Valle de Mai. It is one of the few, last remaining natural palm forests that has not changed since Prehistoric times. In the forest are the native Coco-de-mer palms that hold the record as having the largest plant seeds. You can frequently find these as you walk through the reserve. There are other rare palm trees in the reserve and a local guide can help point these out to you.
Introduction to Seychelles
When travellers think of the Seychelles islands, they often see images of millionaire's yachts and idyllic desert islands. Those images would not be far from the truth since the islands tend to attract a certain exclusive type of traveller. However, increasing numbers of mainstream tourists have the islands on their list of potential destinations, especially for those once-in-a-lifetime trips such as honeymoons and weddings. Most travellers get here by flying into Mahe, the biggest island in the group. It is home to the capital, Victoria, as well as a number of tranquil beach resorts. Victoria has probably the best range shopping in the Seychelles. Beau Vallon is the biggest resort on Mahe and home to the largest number of Seychelles hotels. This stretch of coastline is a great spot for water sports, courtesy of the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Sports include yachting, windsurfing and scuba diving. Guests looking to really get away from it all should consider one of the smaller islands, such as La Digue. Here, traffic is virtually nonexistent; there are few taxis and most guests get around the small island by bicycle.