Published on : Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Wide coastlines, swaying palm groves, heritage monuments, wide range of water activities and a number of natural wonders- Seychelles is all about unique treasures.
The relatively less crowded archipelago flanked by the Indian Ocean offer something more than just relaxing on the beach for family vacationers.
For those looking for an immersive experience can visit the Bird Island, go for a safari in the Vallee De Mai Natural Reserve, tour around Seychelles Natural History Museum or enjoy leisure in luxury at a swish beach resort in Seychelles.
A visit to this exotic destination with the most beautiful bays, the best diving spots and the sturdiest of reefs will leave you with plenty of tales to tell.
Curieuse Island– A great experience to be involved in would be feeding giant tortoises on the beautiful Curieuse Island, easily reached from Praslin Island by boat, where you can arrange a day trip with a BBQ for a fantastic family day. The island is well known for having the largest population of friendly giant tortoises.
Botanical Gardens– The beautifully kept Botanical Garden is a place where you could spend a couple of hours exploring endemic plants and trees of the Seychelles. The 15 acre garden was established in 1901 and hails as one of Seychelles’ oldest monuments. As you enter the garden, the first thing to grab your attention is the world’s largest nut, the Coco de Mer.
Vallee de Mai Boutique– There is always a member in a family who craves for buying some souvenir or knickknack during a trip. Vallee de Mai is a multi brand boutique which houses clothes and accessories of the top brands of the world. The brands that feature in this boutique include Fabiana Filipi, Kenzo, Charlene Court and more. It also has a souvenir shop which sells the famous Coco de Mer nuts.
Bazaar Labrin, Beau Vallon Beach– Bazaar Labrin is one of the most popular local food markets in Seychelles. The weekly alfresco market offers a cultural treat to visitors with lively music, rhythmic moutya dance and affordable mouth-watering local delicacies. The spectacular Beau Vallon beach in Mahé is home to a number of water sports which makes for a perfect activity-packed day by the sea. Also, with surrounds of tropical indigenous forests, the nature sanctuaries offer experiences and activities that are once-in-a-lifetime dreams for adventure lovers.
Seychelles Natural History Museum– Take a tour round the country’s rich history with your family on your visit to the two-storeyed museum which features different sections on zoology, botany, anthropology and others. The findings in the galleries showcase the oldest Seychelles’ map, Queen Victoria’s statuette, Creole furniture and other historical exhibits.
Little Ben Clock Tower The Little Ben Clock Tower is a testimony to Seychelles’ evolution from an island territory to a sovereign republic. The cast iron monument is also known as “Little Big Bens” due to its structural similarity to the actual Big Ben in London. Perched in the middle of a roundabout the replica of the Big Ben was erected in the memory of Queen Victoria.
Dotted with bars, pubs and nightlife will never disappoint the free-spirited looking for magical nights out, so whatever your tastes and preferences for activities, Seychelles is a treasure trove of varied escapades just waiting to be discovered.