Destination Tuesday | Things To Do In Seychelles
Seychelles is an Island nation off the east African coast in the Indian Ocean at the crossroad between Asia and Africa. Seychelles is exquisite natural environment that offers its visitors a view of exotic islands, rare wildlife, venture in scuba diving, hiking and parasailing, have a taste of local cuisine and a world of enthralment and charm. It is one of the world’s most beautiful tropical islands destination with more than 100 islands.
Scuba dive and discover the local marine life
Seychelles is said to be one of the top 10 diving destinations in the world and offer a true year round diving opportunity with excellent visibility. The clear waters of the Seychelles are perfect for scuba diving. Swim, view varieties of fish and have a memorable experiences ever under the water.
This is a must do. Visit and relate with locals at the bustling market, take a walk through the botanical gardens, tea plantation, buy fresh fruits to make a picnic, stock up on local spices and herbs to take home and shop for souvenirs and ultimately, experience the sights and sounds of people buying local produce.
Watch every sunrise and sunset
Go on a sun bath, sunset cruise, or horseback riding on the beach or on island trails. Watch the sun rise from your window. Stroll through the beach in the early hours of the day and chat with the locals along the shore, watch locals fishing and other activities and you can involve yourself in one of the activities.
Hike the islands
Strap on your hiking boots and hike to the highest point of the Seychelles on Mahé at Morne Seychellois National Park for panoramic views.
Check in for a tropical massage
The whole essence of holidaying is to relieve oneself of stress and bad energy. Seychelles offers a great spa treatment, after the session your mind and body will be rejuvenated.
Enjoy the delicious Seychelles food
Experience and enjoy the local food. Seychelles cuisine and drinks have a unique place in the world of cooking because its a blend of different traditional spices from around the world. Try out different menu at different restaurants. You can also do some street eating.
Experience nature at its best
Huge, dark and silent forests, different species of animals, giant tortoise and more. The Island’s incredible biodiversity, virgin forests, colourful marine life as well as endemic fauna and flora, provided ample reason for UNESCO to proclaim two World Heritage Sites in the Seychelles Islands. The Aldabra giant tortoise, averaging some 120cm in length, was once thought to be extinct, but today you can see this huge animal “back from the dead” at the Aldabra Atoll. This is the world’s largest raised coral atoll and a Unesco world heritage site; it also sees thousands of migratory birds flocking through its skies. Just appreciate the essence of nature.
Currency: Seychellois rupee
Population: 89,173 (2013) World Bank
President: James Michel
Official languages: French, Seselwa, English
There is no better way to spend your vacation than on an exotic island like Seychelles.