Doesn’t your mind immediately slide into vacation mode at the mere utterance of the word “Seychelles”? This island nation is a perfect holiday destination because of its vibrant atmosphere and welcoming nature, making it a haven for all types of travellers. Seychelles has the world’s finest beaches and 115 islands, each with its own individual attractions. But, before visiting this paradise you need some travel hacks to make your trip wonderful and memorable. Here are 7 Seychelles travel tips you need to know before visiting this beautiful destination.
Seychelles is different from most holiday destinations because of its wide range of islands. A trip to this dazzling location is never complete without a visit to the Vallee de Mai Natural Reserve on the Praslin Island.This park has been declared as one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. The rest of the beaches in Seychelles are also world famous. And apart from numerous beaches, there are stunning view points and studios belonging to sculptors and painters all across the country, which you can visit to satisfy your inner art lover.
Where to Stay:
Your Seychelles travel plans won’t be complete if you don’t have any proper place to stay. If you are looking for luxurious hotels then Four Seasons resort is your cup of tea. This is one of the most stunning property of Seychelles. And if you have a limited budget then you can check out Berjaya Resort, Castaway Fishing Lodge, Maison Soleil.
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Activities and Adventures:
The most memorable and best Seychelles travel plans surely need a dose of their wonderful beaches! The best thing to do during your trip is to chill by one of their most beautiful beaches, Petite Anse. The second best thing is to go on an adventure and hike a trail in the wilderness. You can also rent a car and explore different corners of its islands. Seychelles is fantastic for beach and nature lovers. Their food is also great so you definitely don’t want to miss out on their cuisine.
Where to dine at Seychelles:
Good food makes everything better, especially when you are on vacations. The restaurants in the Seychelles are known for their international and Creole cuisines. The best part of these restaurants is their seaside location with beautiful scenic views that add charm to beach side dining.
Seafood dominates the tables of the Seychelles restaurants. And here are a few which are definitely worth considering if you’re visiting:
- Beach Bar and Grill: It serves fabulous Creole-inspired food in a gorgeous setting.
- Boat House Restaurant: This large and lively open-air restaurant serves a tasty Creole buffet with more than 20 dishes every night, casual lunches and daily breakfast.
- Kannel Restaurant: This casual yet pool side restaurant serves lunch and dinner daily. Lunch menus focuses on light meals and dinner is all about internal dishes and Creole special menu.
- Bonbon Plumo: It is open for lunch only, serves delicious seafood and Creole specialties right on the water edge.
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Shopping at Seychelles:
Mahe is the best Island in the Seychelles for shopping. You will find some very small yet unique shops there. Some shops deal with special locally made perfumes and tea. You will find a lot of little gift shops as well, so make sure you take home some handcrafted souvenirs from these shops.
Important things to keep in mind:
Bring a lot of sunscreen and mosquito repellents, books, and water bottles. Seychelles is very beautiful and you’ll find yourself visiting all the major areas of the destination, so make sure you keep yourself hydrated by carrying a water bottle everywhere.
The best time to visit Seychelles:
Seychelles is a great destination during any season. It’s blessed with the best warm and tropical climate. If you like cooler weather then visit Seychelles during May to September.
Hope these tips will help everyone who is planning to visit Seychelle in near future. It’s an idyllic blend of magnificent beaches with powder-white sands, teeming water and lush landscapes.
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