Located in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa, the Seychelles are a collection of islands which make up one of the loveliest parts of the world. Imagine swinging in a hammock tied to two gently swaying coconut trees, sipping a cocktail whilst idly considering what to do for lunch. Well, you don’t need to imagine, paradise can be found in the Seychelles! The people are kind and laid back, the pace of life seems to be so gentle that after a few days your frantic commute to work seems like a distant dream.
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Top ten things to see & do
- Sainte Anne Marine Park. Scuba dive with Sea Turtles and colourful fish
- Hire a car and explore stopping off at deserted beaches to swim and snorkel
- Hike in the Morne Seychellois National Park and enjoy the view from the highest point on the island
- Visit Victoria Market for a fun and fascinating look at a small local market.
- Take the boat to Praslin and enjoy this tiny jewel in the ocean
- Take a trip to Aride Island, an ornithologist’s dream, and the nearest to an unspoilt island you will ever see.
- Stroll along Beau Vallon Beach at sunset and check out some of the local restaurants
- Island hop to La Digue, hire a bike and explore.
- Spend a morning in the town of Victoria and enjoy the bustle of this tiny capital
- Grab a spot on the beach and just relax!
When to go?
The Seychelles are a great, all year round destination where the temperature shows very little fluctuation. Between May and October the Southeast trade winds can bring marginally cooler weather and fresher breezes whilst between November and March the Northwest trades brings slightly warmer temperatures and humidity. December and January are the wettest months but the short showers are soon over and the sun quickly returns.
Food & drink
The local food is referred to as Creole cuisine and has arisen from the fact that the Seychelles are on a major trade route down the East coast of Africa and the food is influenced by African, Chinese, French and Indian traditions. These are a few of the best spots:
Beau Vallon on Mahé: Head to this scenic bay on the northwestern island of Mahé for a wide array of restaurants. The traditional, local cuisine at La Plage, and the Boat House are always a hit. La Perle Noire also has an extensive menu and first-class service.
Takamaka Rum Distillery: While you’re visiting the island of Mahé, make sure you pay a visit to this rum distillery, where you’ll have the chance to take a rum tasting tour and learn more about the history of rum making in the Seychelles
Events and festivals in the Seychelles
The Seychelles is an incredible destination to visit all year round. But if you’re looking for something a little different on your getaway this year, plan it to coincide with any one of these exciting events:
Seychelles Carnival International de Victoria: In April, the islands invite floats from around the world to take part in this exuberant event with street food, live music and dancing.
The Festival Kreol: The week-long Festival Kreol in October is arguably the most notable and important event to occur in the Seychelles. Celebrate food, music and culture with a range of free and paid events, allowing you to plan your perfect itinerary.
Seychelles Ocean Festival: Visit the Seychelles in December and enjoy this outdoorsy festival, which features sports events, competitions and exhibitions.
Seychelles visa for Indians can be obtained on arrival for free for a maximum stay of 30 days provided holding an onward or return ticket and funds of a minimum of $150 per day per person along with proof of accommodation.
English, French & Creole
Mouth-watering cuisine, idyllic beaches and fascinating culture are waiting for you on a holiday in the Seychelles. To start planning your getaway or to learn more about our exclusive Seychelles holiday deals call Big Time Holiday and check out our range of hotels and packages now.