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1. Visit World Famous Anse Lazio Beach

Visit World Famous Anse Lazio Beach
4.5 /5

49 km
from city center
1 out of 96
things to do in Seychelles

Anse Lazio is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world located on Praslin Island. The turquoise sea, soft white sands, boulder-strewn areas and the backdrop of lush green tropical trees make it a picturesque setting. Anse Lazio is ideal for snorkelling, deep-sea fishing, swimming and photography.

2. Snorkeling

Snorkeling

10 km
from city center
2 out of 96
things to do 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!

3. Sunbathing

Sunbathing

3 out of 96
things to do in Seychelles

The beaches of Anse Lazio, Anse Georgette, Anse Source D’Argent, and Beau Vallon beaches are ideal to get your tan on. Take a romantic, adventurous walk down the beaches, lay in the sand, paddle in the shallows, and vibe with the bounties of nature. The beaches have to offer snorkelling, jet skiing, water skiing, and scuba diving activities also.

4. Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving

10 km
from city center
4 out of 96
things to do 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. There are dive sites of all depths in Seychelles, beginning from a shallow 8 m and ending at the deepest 30 m.

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5. Explore Mahe Island

Explore Mahe Island

1 km
from city center
5 out of 96
things to do in Seychelles

The largest island in Seychelles, Mahe is home to Victoria, the capital of Seychelles and the International airport, making it the starting part of all trips to Seychelles. Apart from the beaches, Mahe has its own share of coconut plantations, waterfalls, hiking trails, freshwater springs, dense forests and great resorts.

6. Meet Giant Aldabra Tortoises on Curieuse Island

Meet Giant Aldabra Tortoises on Curieuse Island

51 km
from city center
6 out of 96
things to do in Seychelles

The fifth-largest island, Curieuse is a perfect place for people who love wildlife and also for wildlife photographers. It is famous for its red earth and is a bio reserve. Hawksbill, Aldabra tortoises, takamaka trees, etc. make this place a unique island. Almost 500 giant tortoises can be seen here.

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7. Stay at a Luxury Resort

Stay at a Luxury Resort

7 out of 96
things to do in Seychelles

Seychelles is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations offering some ulta luxurious and famous resorts. With some of the best hospitality in the world and that accompanied with the best views of the beaches, staying at any of these resorts in Seychelles is a guaranteed perfect holiday.

8. Helicopter Tour

Helicopter Tour

8 out of 96
things to do in Seychelles

One of the best way to see the stunning beauty of Seychelles is by taking a helicopter ride over the pristine islands. You can see the stunning shared of white and turquoise combined with abundant greenery. The view from the helicopter at night in unparalleled. The tours are offered by the hotels and private agents in Seychelles.

9. Spot Black Parrot & Coco de Mer at Vallee de Mai Natural reserve

Spot Black Parrot & Coco de Mer at Vallee de Mai Natural reserve
3.7 /5

47 km
from city center
9 out of 96
things to do in Seychelles

One of the two UNESCO World Heritage sites in Praslin, Vallee De Mai Nature Reserve is a nature park. Also known as "Garden of Eden", it has a widespread palm forest and is popular for coco de mer, the largest seed in the world. It is also home to the rare Seychelles Black Parrot, the national bird of Seychelles.

10. Copolia Trail

Copolia Trail

10 out of 96
things to do in Seychelles

Copolia Trail in Mahe Island is the best track in the country for trekking and hiking junkies! The trail leads up to magnificent granite hilltops. You get a bird’s eye view of the islands, its beaches, and the mysteriously exotic blue Indian Ocean. Try heading out in the morning for a fun experience.

11. Explore Rich Biodiversity of Morne Seychellois National Park

Explore Rich Biodiversity of Morne Seychellois National Park

9 km
from city center
11 out of 96
things to do in Seychelles

Morne Seychellois National Park is located on Mahe island in Seychelles. It consists of dense mountainous forests and endemic birds like Seychelles bulbul, Seychelles swiftlet, Seychelles Scops-owl, Seychelles blue pigeon and Seychelles sunbird. The world's smallest frog, which is 1cm in length, can also be spotted here. The highlights are hiking and birdwatching.

12. Hiking

Hiking

6 km
from city center
12 out of 96
things to do in Seychelles

Going hiking on La Digue is an amazing experience. The views of the beautiful beaches, jungles, other islands and the animals spotted make the overall experience an unforgettable one. It is mesmerizing to see a sunset as one hikes.

13. Explore Praslin Island

Explore Praslin Island

46 km
from city center
13 out of 96
things to do 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. It has the world's most white and thinnest sand beaches. Praslin is an excellent place for explorers and adventures with trails and treks of all kinds of difficulty.

14. Visit La Digue Island

Visit La Digue Island

53 km
from city center
14 out of 96
things to do in Seychelles

La Digue is known for the world-famous award-winning beach Anse Source d’Argent. Azure waters, soft golden sands and pink granite boulders make it a stunning attraction. Must-do activities in La Digue include diving, snorkelling and crystal kayaking on a glass-bottom boat. It is also one of the few places where a tortoise can be seen crossing a road.

15. Surfing at Anse Intendance

Surfing at Anse Intendance
4.2 /5

12 km
from city center
15 out of 96
things to do in Seychelles

Located in the south of Mahe, Anse Intendance is one of the most breathtaking beaches in Seychelles. With a backdrop of mangroves and large granite formations along with powdery white sand and azure water, the beach is a picture-perfect spot. It is also one of the few beaches in Seychelles where turtle nests are common. Since there are no reefs, Anse Intendance has larger waves making it an ideal spot for surfing rather than swimming.

16. Explore Tiny Capital Victoria

Explore Tiny Capital Victoria
3.8 /5

8 km
from city center
16 out of 96
things to do in Seychelles

Victoria is the capital city of Seychelles, located on Mahe Island. It is also known as the smallest African capital. The city is the perfect place to get a glimpse of the daily life of Seychellois, and the Creole culture. If you love walking, you can easily cover this city in a day.

17. Indulge in Local Creole Cuisine

Indulge in Local Creole Cuisine

17 out of 96
things to do in Seychelles

The food of Seychelles is influenced by French, British, Spanish, Indian, African, and Chinese cuisines. Because of its location in the Indian Ocean, fish is a prominent staple here. Other staple foods of Seychelles include rice, seafood, shellfish, shark, breadfruit, mango and curries.

18. Island Hopping

Island Hopping

18 out of 96
things to do in Seychelles

The best way to unravel Seychelles is through island-hopping. Jump from one island to the other through the well-connected ferries and air shuttle service. Or if you want to splurge, book a yacht or cruise along the main inner islands of Mahe, La Digue and Praslin.

19. Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing

19 out of 96
things to do in Seychelles

Rock climbing in Seychelles is organised by some adventure companies. The main centre for rock climbing in Seychelles is La Digue island with a major portion of it covered in dense forests. There are multiple cliff faces and big granite rocks. Mahe is another popular island for rock climbing.

20. Zip Lining

Zip Lining

20 out of 96
things to do in Seychelles

Pre-book this tourist favourite so that you can secure your spot for this busy activity. You get to buzz through the forest canopy, flora and fauna. You have 8 zip lines ranges to pick from, so find your favourite landscape and take off! This is safe for adults as well as children which makes it perfect for family trips.

21. Whale-Shark Spotting

Whale-Shark Spotting

0 km
from city center
21 out of 96
things to do in Seychelles

Whale sharks, the largest fish in the world throng the Seychelles Island between September and November. They are commonly known as sagren in Creole and feed on plankton in the sea bed. These gigantic creatures weigh up to twenty tonnes and have a size of around twelve metres. Whale sharks are usually spotted in places that are rich in plankton. These creatures are often found on the islands of La Digue, Mahe and Praslin.

22. Walk Around Award Winning Anse Source d'Argent Beach

Walk Around Award Winning Anse Source d'Argent Beach
3.8 /5

50 km
from city center
22 out of 96
things to do in Seychelles

Anse Source d'Argent is the most beautiful, award-winning beach of Seychelles, located in La Digue. The beach has been dubbed the most beautiful beach in the world for several years due to its azure waters, soft golden sands and pink granite boulders. The beach has around 11 coves which are separated by boulders that provide a sense of privacy.

23. Day Tour to Protected Cousin Island

Day Tour to Protected Cousin Island

43 km
from city center
23 out of 96
things to do in Seychelles

Cousin Island is a protected nature reserve conserving sea birds and endemic land birds. It is also an important breeding site for hawksbill turtle. A granitic island located 2km from Praslin, Cousin Island is one of the most popular places to visit in Seychelles. The island can only be visited through local tour operators.

24. Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing

24 out of 96
things to do in Seychelles

Preferred by many anglers, the finest and shallow salt waters of Seychelles offer an unbelievably fantastic fly fishing experience. You would see over 60 different species of fish, some of which include, Giant trevally, bonefish, triggerfish, Indo-Pacific permit, and milkfish.

25. Glass Bottom Boat Excursion at Ste Anne Marine National Park

Glass Bottom Boat Excursion at Ste Anne Marine National Park

9 km
from city center
25 out of 96
things to do in Seychelles

Ste Anne Marine National Park, located just 5km from Mahe, is the oldest marine reserve in Seychelles. A popular tourist destination, it is perfect for snorkelling, diving and glass boat bottom excursion. There are also marked regions for swimming, windsurfing and picnic. The reserve is home to over 150 marine species.

26. Golfing

Golfing

26 out of 96
things to do in Seychelles

Golf courses in Seychelles offer an unmatched experience with tee-offs surrounded by lush vegetation, forests, mountains, pristine beaches and the mighty Indian ocean. Though the islands have two golf courses (one each in Mahe and Praslin), golf happens to be the most sponsored sport in Seychelles.

27. Kayaking

Kayaking

27 out of 96
things to do in Seychelles

Seychelles is a tropical paradise and kayaking on this island is a dream for many. In Seychelles, it is a tandem bicycle (two people) ideal for families and couples. One of the best kayaking routes is from Round Island to Moyenne Island where the water is calm and clear.

28. Guided Tour of Takamaka Rum Distillery

Guided Tour of Takamaka Rum Distillery

6 km
from city center
28 out of 96
things to do in Seychelles

The Takamaka Rum Distillery located on Mahe Island is a popular place to visit in Seychelles. Learn the rum making process on a guided tour of the distillery and the historical plantation and garden followed by rum tasting. The estate also houses the La Plaine St. André Restaurant and Bar, and a shop selling the Takamaka rum. 

29. Watersports at Beau Vallon

Watersports at Beau Vallon
4.3 /5

10 km
from city center
29 out of 96
things to do in Seychelles

Beau Vallon is the largest and most popular beach of Seychelles, located around 3 kms from Victoria, on Mahe. With white sand and crystal clear water, it is famous for snorkelling, surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, scuba diving and jet ski. Beau Vallon is the only beach in Seychelles where motorized water sports are permitted.

30. Birdwatching at Bird Island

Birdwatching at Bird Island

111 km
from city center
30 out of 96
things to do 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. It is home to the world's oldest giant tortoise Esmeralda, and the largest colony of the Sooty Tern bird.

31. Walk Around Victoria Market

Walk Around Victoria Market

8 km
from city center
31 out of 96
things to do 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 for its liveliness, colour and eccentric vibe. Varied items like fresh produce, fish and souvenirs can be found here.

32. Snorkelling at St Pierre Islet

Snorkelling at St Pierre Islet

51 km
from city center
32 out of 96
things to do in Seychelles

An uninhabited island, St Pierre Islet lies in the north of Praslin Island and the east of Curieuse Island. It is well-known for being a snorkelling hotspot and the healthy coral reefs around the island and the water's clear visibility ensure that you will see some vibrant marine life.

33. Guided Tour to Aride Island

Guided Tour to Aride Island

55 km
from city center
33 out of 96
things to do in Seychelles

The 68-hectare island is a conservation site hosting one of the most important seabird populations in the Indian Ocean. The coral reefs here make it one of the most popular diving sites in Seychelles. It is only inhabited by the reserve's staff, island manager and rangers. Tourists can visit the island on a two-hour guided tour, arranged by the local operators in Praslin.

34. Clock Tower

Clock Tower

8 km
from city center
34 out of 96
things to do 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.

35. Relax at Anse Volbert Beach

Relax at Anse Volbert Beach
4.5 /5

48 km
from city center
35 out of 96
things to do in Seychelles

Anse Volbert beach is the longest beach on Praslin Island of Seychelles. Also called Cote d'Or, it is the most popular beach among tourists, with a crescent-shaped stretch of white sand for 2.5km. Its main beach faces Chauve Souris, the offshore islet. Popular for watersports, the highlights are swimming, snorkelling, surfing, windsurfing, scuba diving, fishing, and sailing. It is also one of the best beaches to visit with children.

36. Explore Silhouette Island - a Marine National Park

Explore Silhouette Island - a Marine National Park

35 km
from city center
36 out of 96
things to do in Seychelles

Silhouette Island is the third largest granitic island in Seychelles. located northwest of Mahe. It is known for its rich biodiversity comprising endemic and threatened species. Seychelles sheath-tailed bat, Seychelles giant tortoise, Seychelles kestrel, and Seychelles blue pigeon are some of the rare species spotted here. Now a protected area, the island is designated as a marine national park.

37. Laze Around Anse Cocos Beach

Laze Around Anse Cocos Beach

53 km
from city center
37 out of 96
things to do in Seychelles

Anse Cocos is one of the most beautiful beaches located on the easter side of La Digue Island, Seychelles. The C shaped beach is known for incredible golden-white sand promenades, unfiltered crystal clear waters, and shallow natural pools. These pools are ideal for expert swimming. The beach is a popular photography spot. It is accessible from Grand Anse and Anse Fourmis on foot. The closest parking facility is at Grand Anse.

38. Mountain Tour of Nid d'Aigle

Mountain Tour of Nid d'Aigle

65 km
from city center
38 out of 96
things to do in Seychelles

Nid d'Aigle, located on the third largest island La Digue, possesses everything one wishes for in a getaway. From basking under lovely sunshine on 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.

39. Explore Denis Private Island

Explore Denis Private Island

99 km
from city center
39 out of 96
things to do in Seychelles

Denis Island is, by all means, the sister Island of Bird Island. Both of these form a part of the granitic islands in Seychelles which in turn are part of the Inner Islands group. Denis Island is approximately 80 kilometres northeast of Mahe and is a beautiful 375-hectare landform lined with white sandy beaches that will make you fall in love with the place.

40. Hiking & Snorkelling at Anse Major

Hiking & Snorkelling at Anse Major

13 km
from city center
40 out of 96
things to do 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.

41. Visit Mission Lodge - A UNESCO Heritage Site

Visit Mission Lodge - A UNESCO Heritage Site

6 km
from city center
41 out of 96
things to do 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 their significant contribution to the eradication of slavery in the region. You can see the mountains covered in lush greenery and the blue sea encompassing the island once you reach this 405 meters high vantage point located in its southern part.

42. Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

8 km
from city center
42 out of 96
things to do 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, it 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.

43. Visit Spice Garden at Le Jardin Du Roi

Visit Spice Garden at Le Jardin Du Roi

8 km
from city center
43 out of 96
things to do 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.

44. Explore White Sand Beach at Grand Anse

Explore White Sand Beach at Grand Anse

47 km
from city center
44 out of 96
things to do 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.

45. Spot Aldabra Tortoise at Anse Takamaka

Spot Aldabra Tortoise at Anse Takamaka

12 km
from city center
45 out of 96
things to do in Seychelles

Situated on the northern end of Mahe following the coastal road from Lazare, Takamaka Bay is one of the gorgeous beaches in Seychelles. With stunning views and beautiful golden sands, it gets its name from the Takamaka trees that line it. The beach has crystal clear water and abundant marine life making it great for swimming and snorkelling. It is ideal for families and children. Aldabra tortoises can also be spotted here.

46. Seychelles Botanical Gardens

Seychelles Botanical Gardens

7 km
from city center
46 out of 96
things to do in Seychelles

Seychelles Botanical Gardens is spread across 15 whole acres and is now deemed to be a national, as well as a green heritage. It is home to mystical bat colonies spread around the gardens. There is also a Thai and Chinese Garden and a Biodiversity Centre.

47. Fregate Island

Fregate Island

51 km
from city center
47 out of 96
things to do in Seychelles

Fregate Island is a piece of heaven in Seychelles. 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. It is famous for deep sea fishing, mountain biking and watersports.

48. Hike to Secluded Anse Marron Beach

Hike to Secluded Anse Marron Beach

51 km
from city center
48 out of 96
things to do in Seychelles

Anse Marron is a unique beach in the southern part of La Digue Island in Seychelles. Situated remotely on the southwest coast of La Digue, this natural pool is surrounded by granite boulders, white sand and dense vegetation. Known as one of the hardest accessible beaches, it requires a relatively moderate to challenging hike through the dense tropical jungle to reach.

49. Watch Sunset at Alphonse Island

Watch Sunset at Alphonse Island

400 km
from city center
49 out of 96
things to do in Seychelles

About 400 kilometres southwest of the main island of Mahe, Alphonse is especially beautiful and unique due to its isolated nature. It has a 16-kilometre stretch of pearly white-sand beaches which are mostly secluded and the stunning sunsets that are sure to take your breath away.

50. Picnic at Anse Petite Police

Picnic at Anse Petite Police

14 km
from city center
50 out of 96
things to do in Seychelles

Located on the southern tip of Mahe, the Petite Police beach is situated next to its sister beach the Police Bay. Despite corals lining the beaches, it is unsafe to swim here due to the high waves. Petite Police has its beach covered with old coral formations that make for its unique photographic appearance. A popular picnic spot amongst locals for its picturesque views more than make up for the fact that it is not a swim-friendly beach.

51. Walk Around Anse Severe

Walk Around Anse Severe

0 km
from city center
51 out of 96
things to do in Seychelles

One of the most famous beaches of La Digue, Anse Severe provides a spectacular view of Praslin Island. It spreads over a 2000 square meter area of soft white sands sprinkled with granite boulders. Known for its excellent view of the sunset and the turquoise waters, the beach is a peaceful setting away from the city side.

52. L'Union Estate & Copra Factory

L'Union Estate & Copra Factory

53 km
from city center
52 out of 96
things to do in Seychelles

The L'Union Estate is a historical treasure trove with a museum, turtle exhibit, the oldest cemetery at La Digue, old coconut mills, as well as the oldest plantation in Seychelles. L'Union Estate also contains a tortoise pen that houses some giant tortoises that are endemic to the region.

FAQs on Seychelles

What are the top sightseeing places in Seychelles?

The top sightseeing places in Seychelles are Mahe, Seychelles, La Digue Island, Snorkeling in Seychelles, Bird Island Seychelles, Hiking in Seychelles, Praslin Island.

How much does a package cost for Seychelles?

The packages for Seychelles start at INR 29190 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

How can I commute within Seychelles?

Even though the transport infrastructure in the islands is not that developed, there are quite a few options for getting around in Seychelles. There are many daily flights between Mahe and Praslin, the country's Air Seychelles operates several flights weekly or daily to many islands. One interesting way of witnessing the natural beauty of the country is via the scenic helicopter flight service by Zil Air. Ferry service are available with the facility of online booking on routes between Mahe, Praslin and La Digue. Taxis and car rentals are easily available and are quite cheap. Renting a car is a good option for exploring the country, however one must be atleast 21 years in age and should have valid driving license and must maintain caution driving on the narrow and mountainous roads. Public service is available on the islands of Mahe and Praslin from morning to evening.

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