This fabulous archipelago is not just about beaches but also about unspoiled nature, marine treasures, endemic animals and plants, postcard scenery, unique culture and a distinctive cuisine. Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands scattered over the Indian Ocean.
Seychelles has developed a unique culture by the blending of different races and nationalities of people residing in the archipelago. The official languages are the Seychellois Creole, French and English. Roman Catholic is the dominant religion, however other religions such as Islam, Hinduism, and Chinese also practice in the island. Seychellois are known for their hospitality and friendliness. All while discovering Seychelles you will notice that Mahé, Praslin, and La Digue Island are real bijous of the Indian Ocean.
Mahé is the most developed and largest island of Seychelles. Home to the capital city Victoria, Mahé has a population of around 80,000 citizens, consisting of more than 90% of Seychelles population. With 60 stunning beaches, waterfalls, jungle, mountain walks and striking viewpoints, Mahé has evolved into the main tourist destination. Mahé is famous for its vibrant atmosphere, Creole architecture, and market.
Praslin is a delight for beach lovers, a piece of paradise on earth. Commonly listed among the best beaches in the world, Praslin beaches, and lush tropical forest will leave you speechless. Being the second largest island of the Seychelles, Praslin has a population of merely 6,500 citizens. The island has also an 18 hole championship golf course. Get ready to discover the endemic Coco De Mer and other rare species. Praslin is considered to be a ‘MUST visit destination’.
La Digue Island
La Digue famous beaches never fail to impress, the perfect laid-back location. It is the smallest of the 3 main islands and has a population of only 2,000 persons. La Digue iconic beaches and landscape will take your breath away. There are a handful of taxis and local bus services, however, the best way to discover la Digue is by bicycle.
What is there not to miss when on the Seychelles?
- sailing the beautiful blues sea, numerous canals, and safe anchorages in different places
- diving in the warm and quiet see, full of a large variety of fish, turtles, and corals
- island hopping with a helicopter from Mahe to the other islands
- swimming with whale sharks from August to October
- taste Seychellois Cuisine, fishes, tropical fruits in abundance
The archipelago of 115 islands forming the Seychelles is famous for its beautiful beaches, which are the main attraction for visitors. Almost the entire island is surrounded by spectacular white sand. Top beaches are:
- Anse Source D’Argent- white sand beaches, azure blue sea, surrounded by massive granite boulders make this beach a place of unique souvenir for Seychelles tourists.
- Anse Lazio- long and wide, with its satin sand and enchanting blue sea, the beach is surrounded by large granite blocks and gives the feeling of being isolated in a small corner of paradise.
- Anse Georgette- accessible only by boat, the beach has preserved its isolation, making it an ideal place for couples.
- Petit Anse- “spectacular -with one hand steep volcanic cliffs and across a growing perfect azure blue sea that sliding on the sand barely caressing your feet. “
- Anse Intendance- the most unspoiled beach of the main island of Mahe.
- Anse Major