Visit the Seychelles
Visit the Seychelles – Weather
Temperatures in the Seychelles are remarkably consistent throughout the year. Highs average 30 C (88 F) while lows average 25 C (77 F) regardless of the month of the year. The rainy season is December – February. June and July are the driest months, however there is really no bad time of year for visiting the Seychelles. The cyclones from India do not reach the islands, so winds are usually light.
Seychelles Ferry Access
The islands of Mahé, Praslin and La Digue are the main attractions for tourism in the Seychelles. For ferry access between the islands, try:
- Cat Cocos – service between Mahé, Praslin and La Digue.
- Inter Island Ferry Service – between Praslin and La Digue.
Visit the Seychelles – Praslin
Praslin is the second largest island in the Seychelles. The population of Praslin is less than 10,000 people. Praslin is best known for its hotels and resorts.
- Vallee de Mai – a small UNESCO World Heritage site with coco de mer palms and great bird watching.
- Anse Lazio – the best beach in Praslin.
- Anse Georgette – another nice beach.
- Omusee Praslin – a museum and guesthouse.
- St. Matthew Apostle Church.
- Casino des Iles.
- Travel to nearby Curieuse Island to see a grove of coco de mer palm.
Savor the Creole Tastes of the Seychelles
- creole style fresh fish
- papaya salads
- eggplant fritters
- Stay at the La Digue Island Lodge in the Seychelles.
Visit the Seychelles – Mahé
Mahé is the largest island in the Seychelles. The International Airport and the capital city of Victoria are located on Mahé.
- Visit one of the magnificent, uncrowded beaches. Hang out with the locals in Beau Vallon Beach in the north of Mahé and watch the sunset over Silhouette Island. The Anse Major beach is accessible only by foot, in the northwest of Mahé. Anse Major has excellent snorkeling. Anse Royale Beach in the southeast is popular for its clear blue waters.
- Create your own walking tour of Victoria. Visit the Botanical Gardens, the Victoria Market and the Natural History Museum. Also visit Kenwyn House , which is a restored colonial home with a jewelery shop and gallery. See the Victoria Clocktower – a miniature replica of Big Ben in Victoria.
- Drive the North Coast loop.
- Morne Seychellois National Park – Take San Soucis Rd in the early morning for great views. See the Jardin du Roi and Copolia Peak.
- Mission Lodge Lookout.
- Sport fishing.
- Take a day trip to Aride Island. There are numerous bird species on this uninhabited island that was donated to the public by Christopher Cadbury (Cadbury’s Chocolates).
Visit the Seychelles – La Digue
La Digue is the least developed and smallest of the three major inner islands of the Seychelles. There are very few vehicles on La Digue, because it’s small enough to walk everywhere.
- Anse Source d’Argent – a common picture postcard for the Seychelles and often rated the most beautiful beach in the world.
- Union Estate Park – includes a colonial style plantation home converted to a museum, the huge granite boulders called Union Boulders, Seychelles Giant Tortoises and a horse paddock. The park covers about 1/3 of the island.
- Nid Aigle – viewpoint overlooking the island.
- Visit the Veuve Reserve to see the rare Paradise Flycatchers.
- Take an ox cart tour of the island or bicycle around it.
- More great beaches – Anse Pierrot, Anse Severe Anse Cocos Beach, Spiagge di Anse Marron and Grand Anse.
- Snorkeling trips to Ile de Cocos, Felicite Island, Sister Island and Marianne.