Here are the top 80 tourist attractions to see in Seychelles:

1. Mahe, Seychelles

1 km
from city center
1 out of 80
places to visit in Seychelles

The largest island in Seychelles, Mahe is the cultural and economic centre of Seychelles. With the Seychelles International Airport located here, every individual travelling to Seychelles is bound to step foot on the island. Mahe's most prominent characteristic is the huge granite mountains that overlook the bays and cover the entire centre, running from north to south and successfully dividing the island into east and west. These two sides of the island consist of several stunning bays that are captivating in their own beauty and look even more mystical with the backdrop of the lush mountains.

2. Praslin Island

46 km
from city center
2 out of 80
places to visit in Seychelles

The second largest out of 115 islands in Seychelles, Praslin has always been one of the wilder yet laid-back islands, with tropical forests, nature reserves and a host of beaches. This magnificent island has always been a people's favourite, as it manages to fuse the rich culture, as well as wild nature into its island life in the most beautiful place. Praslin is also a great place for the explorers and adventures with trails and treks of all kinds of difficulty. The island also has its own museum and art gallery which further help express the history and culture of Praslin.

3. La Digue Island

53 km
from city center
3 out of 80
places to visit in Seychelles

La Digue Island is often considered to be the island you must visit when taking a trip to Seychelles. Out of the 115 islands that make this beautiful country, La Digue is the fourth largest in size and third largest in population. However, that is not much as the population of this island is a mere 2000 residents that live mainly in the village of La Passe. This leaves the rest of the island virtually uninhabited which lets the island retain its natural beauty. La Digue Island is often a dream come true for most visitors due to its laid-back island lifestyle, stunning beaches with the best views and tons of excursions to participate in.

4. Cousin Island

43 km
from city center
4 out of 80
places to visit in Seychelles

Decorated with nature's pureness, in the tropical, crystal clear water lies a hidden jewel of Seychelles. Untouched by the outside world, this place is like an imagination. Painted with all the colours of happiness and beauty, Cousin Island lies some 1000 miles away from the mainland of Africa. The breath-taking beauty of this island will leave you stunned as you reach here and breathe the nature, you will find it impossible to believe that Cousin Island was once a coconut plantation which is now an ecosystem with diverse and vibrant flora and fauna. This bewitching island is among very few on earth which has nurtured the natural paradise miraculously to create a wonder which can surprise everyone who comes to spend some time here.

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5. Aride Island

55 km
from city center
5 out of 80
places to visit in Seychelles

One of the Inner Islands, Aride Island is a sight to behold just 10 kilometres off the coast of north Praslin. The island is a 68-hectare site with white sandy beaches and the largest seabird population in the Indian Ocean. This is the northernmost of the granitic islands and has been claimed as a Nature Reserve by the Island Conservation Society of Seychelles. A visit to this beautiful reserve is a must see when visiting Seychelles as it gives you an all-round experience of everything the island nation has to offer. This includes world class diving sites, game fishing, and an array of flora and fauna that is sure to blow your mind away.

6. Bird Island Seychelles

111 km
from city center
6 out of 80
places to visit in Seychelles

Bird Island is one of the many granitic islands in Seychelles that together form the inner island group. It is approximately 105 kilometres from Mahe and is known to be one of the most beautiful well kept natural islands. Bird's nature and habitat is kept intact through all these years and is one that Seychelles can gladly boast about. True to its name, the island is known for being a safe haven for various kinds of birds who live here.

7. Vallee de Mai Natural Reserve

3.7 /5

47 km
from city center
7 out of 80
places to visit in Seychelles

Praslin is the second largest island in the Seychelles and is the proud host of two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. One of these two World Heritage sites is the Vallee De Mai Natural Reserve. The natural reserve has been the pride of Praslin for such a long time that it is the opinion of several people that you have not truly seen Seychelles till you have visited this majestic site. The Vallee De Mai Natural Reserve is the heart of Praslin and is home to the rare Coco De Mer trees which have the largest seeds in the world. The reserve is in the form of a huge palm forest with several rare flora and fauna some of which cannot be found anywhere but in this reserve.

8. Silhouette Island

35 km
from city center
8 out of 80
places to visit in Seychelles

Just like the name, this island is also majestically beautiful. Silhouette Island is home to the 125-year-old giant tortoise, incense trees and some rare, unique animals and trees. Now a protected area, the island is designated as a marine national park. The third largest island of the archipelago of Seychelles, Silhouette has a perfect blend of nature's beauty including flora and fauna which will leave you awed. The seascape of the gorgeous island is dominated by the peaks of mountains jutting out of the crystal clear water. The powdery white sand beaches and the silky boulders of granite give this place unparalleled beauty. 

9. Anse Lazio

4.5 /5

49 km
from city center
9 out of 80
places to visit in Seychelles

Anse Lazio is situated at the northwestern part of Praslin Island, which is 44 km from Mahe – the entry point of choice while travelling to Seychelles. The beach measures only 600 meters in length and 25 meters in breadth. The turquoise sea, soft white sands, boulder-strewn areas and the backdrop of lush green tropical trees combine beautifully to present a picturesque setting for the numerous daily visitors to Anse Lazio beach. Restaurants and shops are available at both ends of the beach. The area starts to become crowded slowly as the sun climbs, so try to reach Anse Lazio by 9 AM or earlier to experience it in relative solitude.

10. Anse Source d'Argent

3.8 /5

50 km
from city center
10 out of 80
places to visit in Seychelles

Out of the 115 islands that make up Seychelles, La Digue Island is where the world's most beautiful beaches reside. Anse Source d'Argent has quite a reputation of its own around the globe. Huge granite boulders, lofty palms and soft sands of this beach have attracted photographers and film-makers alike, making it one of the most photographed beaches in the world. It has occasionally been dubbed the Garden of Eden but has also been the hot spot for several photoshoots. These photoshoots range from simple wedding photos to movie shots for famous movies such as Crusole or Cast Away and famous advertisements such as the Bacardi advert as well as for Bounty chocolate. The best time to travel to La Digue is from May to September.

11. Beau Vallon

4.3 /5

10 km
from city center
11 out of 80
places to visit in Seychelles

Beau Vallon is one of Seychelles’s most famous holiday destinations, being around 3 kms from Victoria, located in the North-Western coast of Mahé. It is famously known for its waters, which makes it a hub for various water sports as well as underwater activities like snorkelling, scuba diving and fishing. Its fascinating range of coral reefs is bound to leave you amazed as you dive into the glistening waters of Beau Vallon to experience this unique underwater magic.

12. Morne Seychellois National Park

9 km
from city center
12 out of 80
places to visit in Seychelles

Morne Seychellois National Park is located on the island of Mahé, the largest island in Seychelles archipelago. This breathtaking park forms the area around Morne Seychellois, the highest peak in the country, at an awe-inspiring 900 metres above sea level. Covering an expansive area of 3045 hectares, the park comprises more than 20% of the entire island.

13. Victoria, Seychelles

3.8 /5

8 km
from city center
13 out of 80
places to visit in Seychelles

Victoria, the tiny capital city is the perfect place to get a glimpse of daily life of Seychellois, and the Creole culture.

Amongst the world's smallest capitals and home to country's one-third population, Victoria is not to be missed. Take a day or two off your visit schedule to explore the town's old colonial buildings including a replica of London's clock tower, savour the Creole cuisine or get a lively experience at Sir Selwyn Clarke Market. The city's other notable attractions include the much-visited Seychelles National Botanical gardens, a small Hindu temple Arulmigu Navasakti Vinayagar Temple and the Museum of Natural History.

14. Anse Intendance

4.2 /5

12 km
from city center
14 out of 80
places to visit in Seychelles

Located at the south of Mahe, Anse Intendance is one of the isolated beaches of Seychelles. Since there are no reefs, the beach shore has larger waves making it an ideal spot for surfing rather than swimming. With a backdrop of mangroves and large granite formations, the beach is a picture-perfect spot when in Seychelles. It is also one of the few beaches in Seychelles where turtle nests are common. The remote beach hosts only one resort known as the Banyan Tree, which is a luxury paradise for all its guests. The best time to visit the beach is from October to March.

15. Anse Georgette

48 km
from city center
15 out of 80
places to visit in Seychelles

Anse Georgette is ranked as one of the best beaches in Seychelles along with Anse Lazio. While Anse Lazio is a public beach and is usually crowded, Anse Georgette is a private paradise owned by Constance Lemuria Resort. Entry into this place is free of cost even if you're not a guest at the resort, however, prior booking is recommended.

16. Curieuse Island

51 km
from city center
16 out of 80
places to visit in Seychelles

A short walk from Praslin Island through the tropical ambience and you will reach one of the most scenic islands of Seychelles, Curieuse Island which is spread in 3 square km area. Also, one of the nation's Inner Islands, Curieuse Island is famous for its red earth and is a bio-reserve. Marine Parks Authority of Seychelles manages this island. Curieuse is also known for being a cultural icon of the island nation and a place for coco de mer palms. A paradise landmass which floats on the Indian Ocean, this island is a wonderful weekend gateway for people who want to escape from the routine life and want to experience the nature.

17. Grand Anse Beach

47 km
from city center
17 out of 80
places to visit in Seychelles

Grand Anse is often reputed as the longest beach in Mahe. Due to strong ocean currents, it is not recommended for swimming. But the tranquil beach with its wild waves is ideal for surfing. Enjoy a leisurely stroll or spread a towel and lay on the beach, Grand Anse has something to offer everyone. This long stretch of coastline also offers immense photography opportunities. There is a restaurant on the beachfront where visitors can grab delicious food after a long day at the beach.

18. Seychelles Natural History Museum

8 km
from city center
18 out of 80
places to visit in Seychelles

Located next to the post office in Victoria, the Seychelles Natural History Museum is a colonial architecture. With exciting exhibits in different domains such as botany, zoology, geology, and anthropology, the museum is an exotic place on the island. Containing rare artefacts like a 16th-century shipwreck, the Museum also displays the history of Seychelles in some items. A good part of the Museum is that the profit is used for the welfare of the environment as the focus is on major environmental concerns. It's a stand to educate locals, and tourists equally.

19. Scuba Diving in Seychelles

10 km
from city center
19 out of 80
places to visit in Seychelles

With more than 70 dive sites throughout the expanse and a climate that favours diving throughout the year, you are bound to get your life's best scuba diving adventure in Seychelles. The underwater terrain formed by rocks, caves, wrecked ships, and coral reefs paint the best landscape for your expedition, and even the visibility exceeds up to 30 meters! There are dive sites of all depths, beginning from a shallow 8 m and ending at the deepest 30 m. There are private yachts leading you to unspoiled locations. And there are professional courses to guarantee your safety. In short, Seychelles has everything you are dreaming of.

20. Sainte Anne Marine National Park

9 km
from city center
20 out of 80
places to visit in Seychelles

Located about 5 km from the capital city Victoria, Sainte Anne Marine National Park is made up of six small islands. From dazzling turquoise, crystal clear water to stunning biodiversity, there is a lot to explore here. A fantastic snorkelling destination, this picturesque place is rich in its natural beauty and the oldest marine reserve in Seychelles. Its striking beauty makes it a unique place to visit and also makes it stand apart from other islands in Seychelles. This marine park was developed to protect and preserve the biodiversity and wildlife of the Indian Ocean. People come here for snorkelling, glass bottom boat excursions, scuba diving and several other fun activities. 

21. Le Jardin Du Roi

8 km
from city center
21 out of 80
places to visit in Seychelles

Le Jardin Du Roi is a famous spice garden in the island of Mahe, Seychelles. Located on the hills overlooking the Anse Royale Beach, it is around two kilometres from the popular seaside destination. The 35-hectare plantation with local forestation is modelled after French Spice Garden designs of the 18th century for growing rare spice-producing plants in the tropical colonies.

22. Snorkeling in Seychelles

10 km
from city center
22 out of 80
places to visit in Seychelles

With lots of sites spread around the island, Mahe is a great place for snorkeling. The immense amount of diverse marine life makes the excursion exciting and interesting apart from being a learning lesson. It makes for an extremely fulfilling activity!

23. Seychelles National Botanical Gardens

7 km
from city center
23 out of 80
places to visit in Seychelles

Over 100 years old, the Seychelles National Botanical Gardens have always managed to be one of the best parts about visiting the main island of Mahe. Lying just outside the capital, Victoria, in Mt. Fleuri, the Botanical Gardens have held the interest of every nature lover who visits Seychelles. The site is spread across 15 whole acres and is now deemed to be a national, as well as a green heritage. During the visit to the gardens, individuals are expected to witness diverse flora and fauna that are cared for impeccably and have been nurtured right from the beginning.

24. North Island, Seychelles

42 km
from city center
24 out of 80
places to visit in Seychelles

North Island is the 9th largest among the 115 islands which altogether make the archipelago of Seychelles. The island is famous for its exclusive natural beauty along with the wildlife that flourishes here. The island truly justifies the word 'heaven' with its tropical ambience and scenic beauty. Flying is the best mode for travelling to this exclusive island with eleven private beachside villas.

25. Inner Islands, Seychelles

58 km
from city center
25 out of 80
places to visit in Seychelles

The Inner Islands of Seychelles are a group of islands which are marked by their granitic forms. Located mainly near the main islands of La Digue, Mahe and Praslin, the Inner Islands are more accessible than the remote Outer Islands of Seychelles. There are a total of 43 Inner Islands in Seychelles, 41 of which are granitic while 2 islands are coralline. Each of the inner islands offers a unique experience that makes them stand out from the rest of the islands and makes them worth visiting.

26. Outer Islands of Seychelles

575 km
from city center
26 out of 80
places to visit in Seychelles

The Outer Islands of Seychelles are further away from Africa and are known to be some of the most unspoilt, beautiful islands in the Indian Ocean. These islands are mostly uninhabited and are known as some of the best spots for diving and fishing. Fly fishing is exceptionally famous on the islands, and it provides a diverse range of fish species. Aside from this, the Outer Islands are also famous for diving, wildlife, flora, snorkelling and other such activities.

27. Anse Volbert

48 km
from city center
27 out of 80
places to visit in Seychelles

Anse Volbert beach is the longest beach on Praslin Island of Seychelles. Also called Cote d'Or, Anse Volbert is easily the most popular beach among tourists with a stunning stretch of white sand for 2.5km. Its main beach faces Chauve Souris, the offshore islet.

28. Anse Cocos

53 km
from city center
28 out of 80
places to visit in Seychelles

Situated on the easternmost fringes of La Digue Island, the C' Shaped beach of Anse Cocos is definitely one of the most beautiful secluded beaches on the third-largest island of Seychelles. With incredible golden-white sand promenades, unfiltered crystal clear waters, turquoise hues of Indian Ocean, and a spectacular bay, this beach is everyone's dream destination.

29. Grand Anse, La Digue

47 km
from city center
29 out of 80
places to visit in Seychelles

Grand Anse beach, located on the southeast coast of La Digue island in Seychelles, is often referred to as the 'wild beach' for a number of reasons. The sea here runs deep very quickly and you can get caught unawares. Grand Anse is the longest beach in La Digue. The sea waters may run deep, and the currents are also very strong, but the striking natural beauty more than makes up for these shortcomings. The golden sands are stunning and make you want to relax and soak up the sun all day. The scenery around is mesmerising, and since the beach is not crowded, it gives visitors an opportunity to explore it at their own leisure.

30. Nid d'Aigle

65 km
from city center
30 out of 80
places to visit in Seychelles

Nid d'Aigle in Seychelles, located in the third largest island La Digue, after Mahe and Praslin, possesses everything one wishes for in a getaway. From basking under lovely sunshine in some of the world's finest beaches and gazing over turquoise-tinged waters of the Indian Ocean to snorkelling with a treasure trove of marine life, Nid d'Aigle has it all. With an altitude of 333 meters above sea level, this is the ultimate viewpoint. The name, which translates to "Eagle's Nest", is the perfect destination for those who'd love to trek. Nid d'Aigle is also a terminus that takes you from La Fayet through the slopes of Mont Blanc. It takes about 45 mins to get here offering scenic views enroute. 

31. Giant Tortoise Farm

51 km
from city center
31 out of 80
places to visit in Seychelles

Situated on the Curieuse Island, the Giant Tortoise farm is, among other things, a breeding centre for the giant Aldabra tortoises species, which is endemic to the area. The Curieuse island is a short ferry ride away from either Praslin or Victoria and ferries regularly ply the route and the tortoise farm can only be accessed through an organized boat tour. The entry fee to the farm is included in the ticket tariff. After a guided tour by the wardens of the area, you are free to explore the island. It is the best place to meet and learn about the Aldabra tortoises.

32. Mission Lodge

6 km
from city center
32 out of 80
places to visit in Seychelles

Mission Lodge is one of the most significant landmarks of Mahe Island, Seychelles. The viewing spot and the adjoining ruins have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site due to its significant contribution in the eradication of slavery in the region. It has also been declared a National Monument since 1984 due to its significant contribution in educating freed slave children in the 17th century. This effort by the missionaries eventually led to important contributions of the freed African slave-children who formed an important part in the formation of the Creole Seychellois community of today.

33. Sri Navasakthi Vinayagar Temple

8 km
from city center
33 out of 80
places to visit in Seychelles

Close to the famous Sir Selwyn-Selwyn Clarke Market, the Sri Navasakthi Vinayagar temple is located on Quincy St and is one of the most famous places of worship in all of Seychelles. Small but brightly painted, it stands out from the rest of the buildings. You can seek the blessings of the temple while enjoying the picturesque architecture of the monument.

34. Cathedral Of The Immaculate Conception, Seychelles

8 km
from city center
34 out of 80
places to visit in Seychelles

Commonly known as Victoria Cathedral, The Cathedral of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception is one of the first churches built in Seychelles. Close to the city centre, this beautiful building is located near the Clock Tower in Olivier Maradan Street in Victoria. Being the largest Catholic church in Seychelles, it is beautiful and is built similar to the French style. The local people of Victoria spend quiet hours in worship here. Visitors flock to see the marvels of the majestic building and its surrounding grounds.

35. Petite Anse

9 km
from city center
35 out of 80
places to visit in Seychelles

Known as the sister beach to Grand Anse, the Petite Anse is a serene and less crowded beach of La Digue. Located near the Four Seasons Hotel, on the south-east coast of La Digue, the beach lies between Grand Anse and Anse Cocos. It receives a fraction of sunbathers because the waters aren't safe to swim due to high tide. However, it is the right spot for surfing.

36. Victoria Market

8 km
from city center
36 out of 80
places to visit in Seychelles

Offering a peek into the Seychellois way of life, Victoria Market, officially known as Sir Selwyn- Selwyn Clarke Market, is located in Victoria. Although smaller than the usual African market, it compensates with its liveliness, colour and eccentric vibe. Apart from offering varied items like fresh produce, fish and souvenirs, it allows one to experience the culture and food of the island without which a trip to Seychelles remains incomplete. You can easily spend an hour here and not know it! Victoria Market may be small by African standards, but it more than makes up for its size by its bustling activities.

37. Anse Major

13 km
from city center
37 out of 80
places to visit in Seychelles

Anse Major, located on the wild northern coast of the Seychellois capital of Mahé, is a small secret bay, full of natural beauty. It is abundant in breathtaking underwater life and fascinating coral seabeds, making it a great snorkelling spot. This island is quite secluded, so to get there; you will have to hike through the Morne Seychellois National Park. Although the hike can be tedious, but once you reach the beach, all your efforts will be truly worth it.

38. Grand Anse, Praslin Island

47 km
from city center
38 out of 80
places to visit in Seychelles

Grand Anse is one of the two administrative districts of the second largest island on Seychelles - Praslin. Home to exotic beaches and tropical ambience, the white sand island is one of the most visited places in Seychelles. Grand Anse is best visited from May to October, but the beach isn't suitable for swimming due to the shallow waters. But apart from that, Grand Anse has everything from Shopping to Tropical drives and a beautiful view.

39. Anse Takamaka

12 km
from city center
39 out of 80
places to visit in Seychelles

Situated on the northern end of Mahe following the coastal road from Lazare, the Takamaka Bay is one of the most gorgeous beaches in Seychelles. With stunning views, Anse Takamaka gets its name from the Takamaka trees that line it. The beach is great for swimming and snorkelling as well.

40. Clock Tower, Seychelles

8 km
from city center
40 out of 80
places to visit in Seychelles

Eerily resembling the Big Ben of London, the Clock Tower stands in the center of Mahe, representing the Franco-English history of the island. Built in the UK and shipped to Seychelles, it was commissioned by the then governor of Seychelles- Sir Ernest Bickham Sweet-Escott in memory of Queen Victoria.

41. Fregate Island

51 km
from city center
41 out of 80
places to visit in Seychelles

Fregate Island is a piece of heaven in Seychelles. The easternmost island of the nation, the scintillating island is located 55 km east of Mahe. Also called Fregate Island Private, it was discovered by Lazare Picault (an explorer) who named it Fregate in 1744 owing to the abundance of frigate birds found here. The natives of the enchanting island have worked hard to restore and maintain the natural charm and beauty of this place along with saving the natural flora and fauna. And the result is, the wildlife is restored making it a vacation-land in the midst of the wild. Suitable for nature and adventure lovers, Fregate Island has a charm which attracts everyone. Silent but astonishing beauty, if there is any word that can describe this place is paradise. It looks like nature has plucked a flower from the paradise and has planted here on the earth at Seychelles.

42. Alphonse Island

400 km
from city center
42 out of 80
places to visit in Seychelles

Alphonse Island forms an integral part of the Outer Island Group of Seychelles. Approximately 400 kilometres south-west of the main island of Mahe, Alphonse is especially beautiful and unique due to its isolated nature and the fact that it is almost completely untouched by man made destruction. The island has a glow that seems to be its constant companion and is made even more magical by the 16 kilometre stretch of pearly white sand beaches which are mostly secluded and the stunning sunsets that are sure to take your breath away.

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