Ten Things to Do and See in Seychelles

Melinda D. Teston

Seychelles is located in the Indian Ocean and is composed of 115 islands. It is near the East African coast as well as Madagascar. Although there is still some instability with regards to their politics, it is still a favorite tourist destination, and here are ten things that you can do when you are in Seychelles.

1.) Go shopping

The most popular place where you can go shopping is in Victoria, the capital of Seychelles. You can find here souvenirs that you can take home to your family as well as a lot of native products that are made from seashells. You can also purchase locally-made pearl jewelries here as well as paintings and other forms of artworks.

2.) Taste the native cuisine

It really is a must that you taste an authentic Seychelles meal. There are so many restaurants that offer Seychelles cuisine which is highly influenced by Creole cooking. You will definitely love their fresh seafood dishes, especially the red snapper.

3.) Mind that beer belly

Who could not resist tasting some of Seychelles’ very own brand of beer like the Seybrew beer? This is a must for any tourists as it is a perfect accompaniment as you enjoy the balmy nights on the beach. If you want rum, then there is also the Takamara Rum.

4.) Enjoy the nightlife

Since Seychelles is a famous tourist destination, you will always find bars and discos here. They are mostly located though where the hotels are most abundant since this is where most tourists stay. You can also watch in their theatres as well as in their cinemas, or you can always have fine dining in their trendy bistros.

5.) Visit Seychelles’ beaches

The reason why tourists flock to Seychelles is its splendid beaches. You will also enjoy them as most of them are still undeveloped, and this is perfect for those who want to have a little privacy. Nothing can compare with the beauty of clear skies and blue waters when you are relaxing in a Seychelles beach.

6.) Go to the Vallee De Mai

This is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is located in one of Seychelles’ islands named Praslin. It boasts of housing the biggest seed called the coco de mer.

7.) Go snorkeling and scuba diving

Seychelles offers the best snorkeling sites in the world. For those who enjoy snorkeling, then the Aldabra Atoll is a must-see as it is considered to be world’s biggest coral, which is said to be where the giant land tortoise used to live. Now, you will see tiger sharks as well as the great manta rays swim in its depths.

8.) Go sail boating or yachting

There are sailboats as well as yachts that can be rented. They will take you on tours around the islands as well as take you island hopping. What better way to explore Seychelles that see some of its islands, inhabited or otherwise?

9.) Enjoy land sports

Water sports are not the only thing that Seychelles offer as there are other land sports as well. Here, get to enjoy some good rounds of tennis or golf as well as badminton and squash. This is surely a fun way to spend a day with your family or loved one.

10.) Go nature tripping

In Seychelles, there are also great locations where you can go hiking or biking, and there are a lot of bike rentals for the tourists to rent. If you do not want to ride a bike, then you can go horse riding and still see the wonderful scenery that Seychelles has to offer. There are also bird watching tours in Seychelles especially in Cousin Island where you can find a variety of birds.

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