The Best Places to Visit in Seychelles

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North Island, a Luxury Collection Resort in Seychelles | © Marriott International, Inc

The Seychelles is the real beach art of living, one of the most beautiful travel destinations in AfricaOfficially known as the Republic of Seychelles or République des Seychelles, it is an archipelagic island country in the Indian Ocean at the eastern edge of the Somali sea. The country is most popular for its luxurious and dreamy islands, making it a tourist favorite. With a population of roughly 94,367 people and consisting of 115 islands, discovering the best places in the Seychelles is the pure pleasure of being in one of the best countries on Earth. The royal couple Kate Middleton and Prince William had their 10- day honeymoon at one of the private islands in Seychelles in 2011 after their royal wedding. So where should you go on your next trip? From La Digue to Praslin, here’s our pick of Seychelles’ best places to visit. A trip here would make anyone’s travel bucket list!

Mahé

Mahe is the largest of the Seychelles Islands. Treat yourself to a trip on one of the most beautiful islands in Africa! Mahe is beautiful, luxurious, and also home to Victoria City, Seychelles’ capital. Its terrain is defined by white-sand beaches such as those in the popular resort area of Beau Vallon, and granite peaks including the rain forested Morne Seychellois. Time spent at Mahé is best for exploring Creole architecture and a colorful covered market with wares like fish, fruit and clothing. Discover the finest hotels in Mahe such as the Four Seasons Resort, and Constance Ephelia Mahé and enjoy an unforgettable luxury in Mahe.

La Digue

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La Digue is truly a good place to be a tortoise | © Kjersti Holmang

If you take a stroll along the coastline, you’ll fall in love with La Digue – the third most populated island of the Seychelles. La Digue is certainly one of the most beautiful places in Seychelles. The beaches are spectacular, particularly Grand Anse, Anse Source d’Argent, and Anse Marron Beach which are strewn with pink granite rocks. Enjoy the perfect climate and fall in love with the gorgeous bays, granite rocks, turquoise waters, and vibrant coral reefs in this incredible place. Few places in the world offer as much top beaches as La Digue, Seychelles.

North Island

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North Island, a Luxury Collection Resort in Seychelles | © Marriott International, Inc

Getting married or planning dream of a trip for your wedding anniversary and you are looking for a perfect honeymoon destination? Treat yourself to an unforgettable honeymoon in North Island. The hotels, the sun, the turquoise Indian Ocean waters and lifestyle where celebrities like Prince William and Kate Middleton come and rest – the royal couple’s honeymooners haven. This is the ultimate travel bucket list for lovers!

Victoria

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Sir Selwyn Selwyn-Clarke Market in Victoria, Seychelles | © avg80/flickr

The capital and largest city of Seychelles, is mart, commercial, attractive, welcoming and historic. Wherever you go in Victoria, one of the world’s smallest capital cities, you’ll find excellent value, not to mention some of country’s most vibrant markets as well as friendly people. If you want culture, conquer the history museum. Seven prominent aspects of Seychelles’ natural heritage are showcased through exhibits and dioramas, provides a wealth of knowledge for tourists.

Praslin

Praslin Island
Praslin Island, Seychelles | © Rod Ruales

Praslin still is, and always will be one of the beach ultimate destinations for beach lovers. Why? Well, Praslin and its turquoise beaches will capture your heart and never let go! Anse Lazio Beach is an Indian Ocean seductress with stunning waters, swaying palm trees and white sands. The beach is #3 on the world’s hottest beaches ranked by the globe’s top travel professionals. If you need an outdoorsy escape in Seychelles, Praslin is known for its unmatched landscapes with plethora of free sights.

Fregate

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Fregate Island Private is an island in Seychelles | © Fregate Island Private

One of the most exciting islands in the country. Frégate is private island of the Seychelles, the place is a tropical paradise. Its Anse Maquereau is a top choice beach in Seychelles. Also known as Anse Victorin the exclusive beach has been voted by The Times as the World’s best beach. Fregate island offers fun adventurous watersports such as scuba diving, snorkeling, and yachting. The forested island definitely tops the list of the best places to visit in Seychelles.

Vallée de Mai National Park

Vallée de Mai nature reserve is a popular UNESCO World Heritage Site on the island of Praslin, Seychelles. It boasts of a well-preserved palm forest and wild life including birds such as the rare Seychelles black parrot, mammals, crustaceans, reptiles and snails. Vallée de Mai national park promises a lot of adventure including a hike along the marked trail within the national park.

Now that you know a little more about the Seychelles, it will be a great shame not to add the Seychelles to your travel bucket list.

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