Bucket List: 10 Best Places to Visit in Seychelles
Nestled in the mesmerizing Indian Ocean is an archipelago of 115 beautiful islands with a hidden gem of nature. I’m talking about the country of Seychelles in East Africa. Aside from its tropical paradise, Seychelles is also considered a highly developed country because of its undeniable success in the tourism industry.
Over the years, Seychelles has become one of the world’s top tourist destinations thanks to the spectacular pristine beaches, cultural landmarks, delicious cuisine, and beautiful people. The country has three (3) official languages: Creole, French, and English. Making them an ideal location for international tourists.
Seychelles is full of beautiful natural and cultural attractions. There are many selections, and I don’t think you would ever run out of options. So, to help you have an idea about your future trip to Seychelles, join me as we discover the 15 Best Things to do in Seychelles!
Wander Around the Seychelles Natural History Museum
The best way to start your memorable tour in Seychelles is by visiting the Seychelles Natural History Museum. The museum houses an extensive collection of the country’s significant archaeological and cultural artifacts. You can also witness several displays of items related to the famous Seychelles People’s Liberation Army and Seychelles People’s Militia.
The museum is also a popular attraction for tourists looking to capture Instagrammable photos to mark their adventure in Seychelles.
Go Scuba Diving in the Crystal Blue Waters of Seychelles
Next up, you wouldn’t want to miss the chance of Scuba Diving into one of Seychelles’ abundant sea waters, which are full of numerous species of aquatic animals. You’re also definitely in for a treat because the country is situated along the beautiful Indian Ocean, where the islands are rich in granite and coral reefs.
All of the 115 islands of Seychelles are surrounded by the abundant waters of the Indian Ocean so expect to come across countless ideal diving spots all over the country! The famous diving spots in Seychelles to watch out for are L’ilot, Chuckles Rocks, St. Pierre, and the iconic Sunken Ship Dive!
Challenge Yourself with the Famous Copolia Trail
Are you in for an adventure? Well, that’s what you’ll exactly get at the famous Copolia Trail. This hiking trail is extremely popular for both local and international tourists alike. The trail features an exciting trek through a dense jungle to the summit, where tourists can enjoy a breathtaking 360-degree view of the nearby cities.
The Copolia Trail is also regularly maintained, so it’s safe to expect the trail’s surroundings to be clean! Oh, and the jungle is also full of exciting species of plants, especially carnivorous ones, so watch out!
Score Great Deals at Victoria Market
Operating for almost 200 years now, one of the best things to do during your trip to Seychelles is Shopping at Victoria Market. The market perfectly combines the old and modern way of life in Seychelles.
Whatever it is you’re looking for, you’ll certainly find it in Victoria Markers! From clothes, souvenirs like Sarong, handicrafts, and tons of fresh produce such as fish, meat, fruits, and vegetables are available here!
Visit the La Digue Island
When you talk about Seychelles, there’s no way the name La Digue Island wouldn’t be mentioned. For many years now, the island has been an iconic tourist attraction for the country. It is nestled in the Indian Ocean off the coast of East Africa.
The island is famous for its heavenly appearance featuring gigantic boulders and rock formations, turquoise and pristine waters, white sand beaches, tons of fish, and a mesmerizing view of the sunset. Simply put, it is a breathtaking tropical paradise, and you should visit La Digue Island soon!
Be Closer to Nature at the Seychelles National Botanical Gardens
Seychelles is one of those countries that protects its natural riches to the ultimate level possible. This can be clearly seen through the countless natural wonders around the country. One of the attractions that perfectly depicts Seychelles’ love for nature is the Seychelles National Botanical Gardens.
The botanical garden is located at the heart of Victoria City itself, the country’s capital city. It is already almost 100 years old and features a wide area of six (6) hectares with thousands of species of trees and plants.
Tourists usually flock to the area and discover the wide array of plants on display in the garden. It’s also a recommended attraction for those who want a relaxing trip to nature.
Explore the Morne Seychellois National Park
Your Seychelles trip wouldn’t be complete without you hiking atop the country’s highest peak, which is no other than the Morne Seychellois. It has an elevation of 905 meters and features a vast area of the jungle full of rare species of plants and animals.
On top of the summit is a breathtaking 360-degree view of the nearby provinces, especially the island of Mahe. One significant landmark in the Morne Seychellois National Park is the beautiful Rosewood Trees arranged along the footpath of the park.
Be Mesmerized with Praslin Island
Another tropical paradise in Seychelles aside from La Digue Island is the iconic Praslin Island. It is one of the world’s premier island destinations, featuring white, palm-fringed beaches, gigantic boulders and rock formations, crystal clear waters, and numerous establishments.
Most tourists hailed the island as a Literal Heaven on Earth because its pristine condition captures countless tourists’ hearts worldwide!
Go on a Gastronomic Street Food Adventure!
No trip is ever complete without a gastronomic food adventure on the itinerary! Well, the food in Seychelles is definitely to die for, so I hope you’re ready! The Seychelles Cuisine is so diverse and extensive that it features Indian, African, Chinese, French, and British cuisines.
Moreover, the islands are surrounded by abundant seas so expect to try some of the best-tasting seafood dishes out there! Some mouthwatering dishes to die for in Seychelles are Coconut Curry, Bat Curry, Shark Chutney, and tons of Freshly-Grilled Fish!
Cast Yourself Away at Cousin Island
All of the islands in Seychelles are worth visiting. Still, there’s another hidden gem of an island near the famous Praslin Island, being hailed as a tropical paradise by local tourists. I’m talking about the one and only Cousin Island.
It is a small granite island that houses several species of endangered plants and animals. The ecosystem’s biodiversity on this island is remarkable; that’s why rare animals thrive here. The island is extremely clean, so tourists are guaranteed to have some of the best times of their lives here!
Visit the Iconic Tempio Hindu
Another iconic attraction you definitely shouldn’t miss in Seychelles is the famous Tempio Hindu. The temple, also called the Arulmigu Navasakti Navayagar Temple, was created 240 years after the ancient Indians discovered the country of Seychelles.
The iconic temple is located at the heart of Victoria City and serves as a visual representation of its diverse religious beliefs. The temple itself is aesthetic and, at the same time, symbolic because it features the three (3) majestic mountains of the country on its background!
One of the premier attractions and activities in Seychelles is definitely SkyDiving. The country is overflowing with natural wonders and attractions, so it’s just a perfect fit for tourists to have an exclusive bird’s eye view of the mesmerizing islands!
There are numerous options in the country to host your SkyDiving activities, such as Fly Seychelles and Skydive Seychelles. Make sure to check them out and witness the undeniable beauty of the country from high up above!
Rock Climbing in Seychelles is a Must
The country is jam-packed with islands that feature a ton of majestic cliffs that offer breathtaking scenery of the islands. So it’s not surprising that Rock Climbing is one of the most popular activities in Seychelles.
Are you in for an adventure? Well, I sure hope so! The famous La Digue Island is a highly acclaimed rock-climbing location in the country because it’s surrounded by dense forests and multiple cliffs with gigantic granite boulders. You should definitely have a go at it here!
Wander Around the Veuve Nature Reserve
Another reason to love the country of Seychelles even more, is this next attraction, the Veuve Nature Reserve. The sanctuary houses a huge number of endangered species of plants and animals. One of those incredible plants is the Black Paradise Flycatcher or the locally-known Veuve.
This nature reserve is located at La Digue Island, so while you’re at it, you should also visit nearby attractions to further promote nature and wildlife protection!
Fall in Love with Turtles
Finally, another attraction that lets us fall in love with the beauty of nature is Bird Island, Seychelles. The small island features more than twenty (20) friendly tortoises that roam freely around the island. They are Giant Aldabra Tortoises and are very easy to fall in love with, so watch out!
There are also several turtles near the island at Passe Coco. While you’re at it, you should definitely check them out and meet them up real close!
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