The romance of the gentle symphony of the turquoise seas along the talcum-powder white sands best exemplify the picturesque natural beauty of Seychelles, a dream destination for many. Comprising of 115-odd islands, Seychelles is all about uninhibited hills, dense foliage, coastal walks, and snorkelling and diving avenues set amidst endless stretches of topaz waters and an environ perfect for lazing around.
Seychelles is a unique getaway destination among landscapes so dazzling that it exudes romance and elegance in all its ends and pores. Blessed with a year-long warm, tropical climate, any time is a good time to visit the archipelago.
Having outgrown its earlier outdated image of a natural paradise with negligible amenities for tourists, Seychelles tourism has ensured that the new-look Seychelles offers areas of outstanding man-made beauty to appreciate the gorgeousness of this archipelago. Want to know more? – click here.
Island hopping – From Mahe, to Praslin to La Digue islands and more
From magnificent sweeps to hidden corners to endless white sandy stretches, Mahe is made up of about 60 beautiful beaches and coves. To top its stunning natural beauty, its densely forested interior and unique Creole culture, offers much to the tourists to Seychelles. Waterfalls, jungles, mountain walks and stunning viewpoints, to rock climbing, sea kayaking and scuba diving, Mahe offers it all.
The beaches of Praslin, the second biggest island of Seychelles, is a delight to the weary tourists to this part of the world. Famous names like Anse Lazio and Anse Geogette alongwith Cote D’ Or frequently rank among the best beaches in the world. More so, if you are looking to enjoy an 18-hole round of golf, Praslin island is the place to be. Praslin is also home of the amazing Coco De Mer, an exotic plant that lead to the belief the Seychelles was the true ‘Garden of Eden’.
A romantic getaway, a honeymoon delight or a couples’ ideal retreat
The islands of the Seychelles make for a picturesque wedding location. The natural beauty is so abundant in Seychelles that it seems as though the entire island is putting up a red carpet-esque welcome for you and your loved one. The islands guarantee absolute quiet and relaxation and is ideal for couples looking for a romantic holiday. The sight of powder-fine white sand, crystal clear water and spectacular rock formations are simply overwhelming for the sore eyes.
Festivals, carnivals and event galore
If you are to visit Seychelles in October, you are in for some great time at the ‘SUBIOS Underwater Festival’, showcasing Seychelles’ extraordinary underwater world through film shows, talks and competitions. Also, the ‘Festival Kreol’ (a week-long celebration of Creole heritage and traditions) is also held around the same time.
The vibrant Carnaval International de Victoria which brings together performers from around the globe for three days of cultural dances, processions and parades is held annually in Victoria. The Seychelles Sailing Cup, an international sailing event, is held in January and the International Fishing Competition in November.
Rich, diverse and bountiful of natural offerings in Seychelles
According to one estimate, Seychelles is home to more than 2,000 species of plants, over 1,000 species of marine life and the largest population of Aldabra giant tortoises in the world. UNESCO World Heritage site of Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve on Praslin Island and Mount Fleuri National Botanical Gardens, are some of the highlights while hikers can explore the Seychelles’ highest peak in Morne Seychellois National Park.
Exquisite mix of Creole cuisine
Seychellois cuisine is a premier delicious blend of African, Chinese, English, French and Indian flavours with rich Creole influences. Gastronomic delights include spicy grilled octopus in chilli sauce, fish baked in banana leaves, and thick seafood curries. Luscious desserts include items made from tropical fruits.
Underwater wonders and adventure sports to indulge in
Seychelles is a year-round paradise for scuba divers and snorkelers alike. Adventure seekers can swim among whale sharks and hawksbill turtles, or snorkel through a medley of colourful corals and tropical fishes. Seychelles is also home to six marine national parks among its picturesque islands.
Accommodation – All types and all prices in Seychelles
Upcoming, renovated and luxurious establishments are rapidly changing the face of Seychelles’ accommodation scene. Tourists to Seychelles have a diverse selection to choose and greater options in their selection of hotels and resorts for holidays. You will find accommodation in all types and in all price classes. From simple to sparklingly clean guest houses to six-star luxury resorts, there is something for everyone.
Seychelles is a visa-free country meaning that there are no visa requirements for any person wishing to travel to this country. Tourists should have in their possession a valid passport or other travel documents recognized by Seychelles to get entry into the country. The passport must be valid for the period of the intended stay until arrival back in the holder’s country of origin or residence.
Initial entry is granted for a maximum of three months and proof of a planned and paid-for departure is required. Immigration officers will also require that you mention the name, address and phone number of the place where you are staying in the Seychelles.