Seychelles

7 Reasons Why You Should Visit Seychelles

Seychelles

Seychelles

Positioned deep within the Indian Ocean, Seychelles is a beautiful island nation that is a wonderful mix of solitude and serenity. It is a group of 115 islands, which offers several reasons why you should travel to Seychelles. It has thrilling activities, rejuvenation opportunities, breathtaking sights and much more. It is an ideal destination for family vacationers as well as honeymooning couples, offering various kinds of recreational, leisure as well as adventure activities.

If you still need more of convincing, here are 7 reasons why you should travel to Seychelles:

Paradisiacal Beaches

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The beaches of Seychelles are no less than a paradise and feature in the list of some of the most popular beaches in the world. Revel in the sun, clean white sands, and glistening waters of the gorgeous beaches. Anse Source D’Argent, Anse Lazio, Beau Vallon and Intendance Beach are some of the popular beaches here. Indulge in the activities of your interest.

You can pick the adventure sports you like or can simply relax watching the activity going on around you. The scenery all around is unbeatable. Walk on the shore as the waters touch your feet. If you are a seclusion-seeker, finding a secluded beach would not be difficult. You can indulge in the activities of your interest.

Sumptuous Creole Cuisine

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Seychellois cuisine is a mix of English, African, French, Indian and Chinese fares along with touch of Creole. Do not miss out binging on sumptuous seafood delicacies. Savoring the local sugary and sweet delights of this place are one of the best things to do on an international tour.

Treat your taste buds with some classic dishes such as rich seafood curries, fish baked in banana leaves, sauce made from ginger, garlic and chilli, and special dessert made from bananas and jackfruit. There are a number of resorts where you can learn to prepare some wonderful Creole dishes.

Underwater Marine Wonders

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The vast seas of Seychelles are quite rich in their underwater marine wealth. Its wildlife has been preserved at the six marine national parks that are spread across its panoramic islands. Snorkelers and scuba divers visit this place all around the year to explore the underwater wonders of this nation.

There rich water life in the colourful corals comprises of tropical fishes, whale sharks, puffer fish, stingrays, hawksbill turtles and so on. This place has the rarest of wildlife species in the world. There also are various colorful bird and animals here. Morne Seychellois National Park in Mahe and Silhouette Island are two popular names here.

Unique Special Culture

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Like other world nations with various wonderful cultures, Seychelles also has a unique special culture, which like its food, is a mix of European, African and Asian cultures. This potpourri of cultures, makes this destination quite amazing. The architecture, music and local art of this place cannot be seen anywhere else. The locals love every feature of their culture and are quite proud of it. Get your hands on some wonderful art and crafts objects. Souvenirs made from seashells are the specialty.

Visit Seychelles during its various festivals such as Carnival International de Victoria, an annual event in Vistoria and the Creole world at Festival Kreol in October. These vibrant festivals compromise of parades, cultural dances, finger-licking food, energetic music, huge processions and much more. If you are a cultural aficionado, you are going to love this place.

Thrilling Adventure Activities

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The list of thrilling water sports and other adventure in Seychelles is unending. Scuba divers and snorkelers visit this place during all the months for a rendezvous with the region’s marine life. Other water sports offered here are kayaking, waterskiing, parasailing, diving and exploring Beau Vallon Bay on a Jet Ski.

As far as land activities are concerned, you can try your hand at hiking as there are various attractive hiking trails on hills with stunning views of the ocean and the islands. While on a Seychelles holiday tour, partaking in such activities is a must. The sea waters here are calm and clean.

Island Hopping

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With around 115 islands, island hopping in Seychelles is one of the best things to do here. Mahe, Praslin, Fregate Island, Aldabra, La Digue, Bird Island, Desroches, Silhoutte Island, Eden Island are some of the popular Seychellois islands, which are worth-exploring. Transportation to and from these islands make them easily accessible. These beaches have been blessed with breathtaking scenery and matchless tranquility.

Some of the charms here are exotic flora and fauna, water sports activities, stunning rock formations, fun activities like ox cart and bicycle ride, bird watching, yacht ride and even a golf course. Spend the day exploring the islands as you want to. Laze-around on the clean sands at the picturesque beaches.

The Matchless Weather

The tropical weather of Seychelles is always warm, pleasant and welcoming. Visiting this place during anytime of the year is delightful, and is filled with various interesting experiences. The sea waters are always balmy and offer several activities during all months. So you can pack your bags whenever you want and land-up here to enjoy an unforgettable vacation with your loved ones.

Seychelles is an ideal destination for families and honeymooning couples. It offers various kinds of recreational, leisure as well as adventure activities. So what are you waiting for? Plan a trip to Seychelles!

 

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This is a guest post by Akansha. A soul bred in the mountains, Akansha Negi doles out travel inspiration from solo wandering, exploring heritage and culture, tasting local cuisine, adventures and experiences of her travels.

 

 

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99 thoughts on “7 Reasons Why You Should Visit Seychelles

    1. Hi Tina. For scuba diving plan to visit during the months of March, April and May and September, October and November.

  1. Oh my god these photos are awesome! I don’t really need so many reasons, the sight of the beaches and the underwater beauty does it for me? Now, if only I could afford the plane ticket!

    1. Hi Akamatra

      Yes, Seychelles has been blessed with matchless natural beauty. The pristine beaches and the underwater life is matchless. You can easily afford a plane ticket as there are a number of flight operators selling affordable air tickets.

      Hope you make your vacation, a reality.
      Good Luck!

    1. Thank you for your kind words.

      Delicacies of Creole Cuisine are really lip-smacking. You can surely visit Seychelles for its sumptuous seafood delicacies, prepared from freshest of catches.
      Cheers!

  2. These photos are amazing! I have never thought about traveling to Seychelles, but now it’s high on my list. The Seychellois cuisine sounds absolutely amazing. I love dishes that have a mixture of other cuisines, so once I heard Indian and African I knew I would love to eat the food here 🙂

    1. Hey Candy

      Thank you for your kind words.

      Seychelles is definitely worth a visit due to its matchless scenic beauty, its wonderful food and other delights. Plan your next vacation here.
      Good luck.

  3. I have only heard great things about Seychelles and this post only confirms that! I would love to do island hopping here, plus the food looks too good! High time that I visit this!

    1. Hi Reshma

      Seychelles is a beautiful island nation that is slowly becoming a popular tourist destination. The place has been blessed by a number of heavenly islands that must be explored. The food is great too.

      Plan your next vacation here and have a good time.

      All the best!

  4. This looks like so much fun! And SO beautiful! I always just assume that beach vacations are filled with tourists and the like, but I have to remind myself that there are locals and there can be such a deep, rich culture to immerse myself into!

  5. Actually you had me convinced with the first picture 😀 It looks like an incredible place, with more to do than just lounge on the beach too. I would love to swim with whale sharks, such graceful creatures despite their huge size!

  6. Okay so you basically didn’t need to write anything in this article – the photos spoke for themselves! How breathtakingly amazing!!! I am such a beach lover so I would be super at home splashing around in the waves and island hoping.

  7. Wow, I really haven’t heard about this beautiful place called Seychelles. I love all the natural spot that it provides to every traveler. Those fine white sand beach, rich in their underwater marine and the culture itself. I like to experience snorkeling as well as I get to see those beautiful underwater garden. Thank you so much for sharing. This will surely be penned on my bucket list.

  8. I feel like these photos alone are reason enough! Seychelles seriously looks like paradise. I would love to experience the local culture though, what a fun mix!

  9. Seychelles is high on our list. And visa on arrival for Seychelles for Indians makes it much easier. The white beaches and those bright blue waters are enticing enough to hop onto a flight to make a visit soon. The culture of a place we visit always intrigues us and we would love to know much about the same. Snorkeling and scuba diving is something we are yet to experience so this comes as another key reason to visit Seychelles. Thanks for this wonderful information

  10. I’ve been hearing so much about the Seychelles lately that I really want to go! I love that the weather is always warm welcoming. It sounds like my type of place because I can be outdoors more often!

  11. This post is amazing! It actually reminds me so much of Maldives where I am based. The pictures are incredible and if it’s anything like Maldives, they don’t do it enough justice! Would love to go swimming with Whale Sharks and what a destination to do it!!
    Kristie – you.theworld.wandering

  12. You’ve definitely convinced me to visit the Seychelles! Those beaches are absolutely amazing. And I love Creole food. That whole fish reminds me of a delicious snapper I ate in St. Martin recently. Thanks for the tips!

  13. Absolutely beautiful!!!!! I’ve heard so many wonderful things about Seychelles!! I could consider it with those gorgeous blue waters!! #followmefriday

  14. Seychelles is close to Mauritius and quite similar to it in many ways. Irony is, I have been to Mauritius twice but never been to Seychelles. 🙁 You have succeeded to convince me to go there now.

  15. Really enjoyed this post. Haven’t visited the Seychelles but would love to, I might never leave though. The sandy beaches, the seafood cuisine, just sounds dreamy.

  16. I went to the Seychelles 2 years ago for a week and absolutely loved it. The beaches were stunning, and snorkeling and swimming in the warm, crystal clear water was fantastic. I really appreciated too that there was more to do than just sitting on the beach. We did some hiking, went to the markets in Victoria, and traveled around the ring road and explored the mountains. A truly special destination.

  17. The pictures in this article are fantastic. It looks like an amazing place to visit for the wildlife and nature factor. We actually have a cousin who is from the Seychelles and speaks very highly of her homeland. After reading this i will be bumping it up our list of places to go

    1. Hi Trisha
      Yes, the natural beauty of Seychelles cannot be described in words. It has to be visited for creating best of memories. And, yes that is Hibiscus on the fish food item that you see in the blog above. The flower grows in abundance in Seychelles and offers a wonderful taste to the dish.
      Plan your vacation now!

  18. The Seychelles always seemed to fascinate me! I remember the English Royal Family taking their honeymoons there, and from that moment on, I never forgot the beauty and ‘paradise’-like feel of the area. I sincerely hope I ever get the chance to see it in real life! After reading your post, that feeling only grew stronger!

  19. Seychelles, I would call it paradise. Looking at the beautiful picture, it reminded me of my trip to Sri Lanka. I am sure the place it serene with loads of offer to the travellers. Have added it to my travel list.

  20. We had an amazing time at Seychelles. The three islands of Mahe, Praslin and La Digue are simply stunning. Its an experience of a lifetime for anybody. Praslin and La Digue have stunning beaches. Would love to be back in Seychelles someday.

  21. Seychelles looks stunning. The seven reasons you mentioned above are actually true for any beach heaven like Philippines, Maldives, Thailand or Mauritius. And those are my reasons to go to those places.

  22. My first solo trip was to the Seychelles and I would love to go back. Especially now as I started diving, I can’t wait to explore more of the underwater world there too!

  23. Wow! You’ve definitely convinced me to visit the Seychelles with your stunning photographs! What’s more, I love island hopping and marine life! I think this is a destination well-suited to me 🙂

    1. Hello Laura.
      Seychelles boasts of several delightful experiences. There is pristine islands, colorful marine life, lip-smacking food and much more. Plan a vacation now. During your visit, do not forget to capture such beautiful photographs with your camera. Share them with us too.
      Cheers & Enjoy!

  24. I have visited Seychelles twice, so I know that it’s stunning and magical! I went there with my then-boyfriend-now-husband, but it is also great for families. You take beautiful photos!

    1. Hey Heather
      Seychelles is the perfect destination to plan the kind of laid-back and relaxing vacation, you wish to enjoy. The locales are absolutely calming. Plan your any time you want as the weather is always great.
      Have a good time! Keep reading!

  25. The Seychelles top so many lists for a reason. It combines the most dreamy destination expectations and offerings in one place. The scenery alone is wanderlust invoking.

  26. It’s beautiful out there and it would be nice to visit especially during the summer. I miss going to the beach with my family and I’d love to take them here someday soon.

    1. Thanks for your reply.
      Seychelles is an ideal destination that can be visited with family during anytime of the year. The weather is simply beautiful and the place has to offer several activities. You can plan your vacation anytime you want.
      Enjoy!

  27. Woohoo! I would love to get lost in this place! Seychelles is so surreal! I have first heard about this country when I watched several Miss World pageants where Seychelles has a delegate (well, I am a pageant fan. So…) Then when I searched about this country, it is in no way underrated! Every view in Seychelles is stunning! You’ve just found paradise!

  28. oh wow! The beaches and islands are jaw dropping! Surreal! Perfect for summer get away! Not only that, that fish is no joke a huge one! Seychelles is pretty similar to some Philippines beaches! Awesome!

  29. wow, this is amazing! so badly wanted to visit this since long! tried to research about it but couldn’t find much about it. but this is a perfect writeup! thanks for sharing! Cheers!

    1. Hey Sophie

      Thank you for your kind words!

      Seychelles is a beautiful island nation that was slightly lesser-known in the past but now it is slowly becoming a favored holiday destination. The place has a lot to offer, sumptuous food, water sports, peaceful ambiance, exotic culture, wonderful weather and much more. You can plan your vacation here during anytime of the year.

      Keep reading! Enjoy!

  30. All photos are really awesome and great! It is look so fun. This is a place that you need to visit. It looks you will enjoy.

  31. Brilliant post on one of the most beautiful places on Earth! The pristine blue beaches of Seychelles have been enticing me to pack my bags and plan vacations in the Island. It would be fun experience to go island hopping and also all the water adventures. Great post guys :).

  32. Seychelles is on our bucket-list! In fact we were just researching about it this week. So glad to have come across this post. Creole cuisine, pristine beaches, marine life – we’re definitely visiting Seychelles soon!

    1. Hey Siddharth and Shruti

      The beautiful island nation of Seychelles is a must-visit destination. Its pristine ambiance and lush beauty is ideal for enjoy a romantic vacation. Nevertheless, there also are a number of water sports activities that one can indulge in. Its underwater world, the lip-smacking cuisine, etc., everything is worth-exploring.

      Enjoy your holiday here!

  33. I would love to visit the Seychelles, and how fortunate you are that your visit coincided with a unique cultural event! That truly makes the experience so much better! Thx for sharing.

  34. JUST WOW!!! It’s like a paradise. The photos are stunning. If only I can buy an island of my own, I want it to look like this, LOL. But seriously, I’ve never seen a beach post about India, this is new to me. Nice.

  35. The first time I heard of Seychelles was from a beauty pageant. I think it was Miss Universe although I can’t be too sure. I knew that it is famous for its beaches though. Looking at the photos, I can say the place is indeed beautiful. Would love to go there.

    1. Hi Marge
      Yes you are right. Seychelles for past many years was a lesser-known destination. However, now it is slowly becoming a popular tourist destination for leisure vacationers as well as water sports enthusiasts. This pristine island nation has everything, from tasty food to wonderful islands, from exotic culture to shimmering beaches and more. A vacation must be planned soon!

      Enjoy!

  36. Aw I’ve never been to the Seychelles but it has been one of my ‘dream’ destinations for a longtime now. Always thought that it wold be the perfect paradise to spend your honeymoon <3 Your photos are like postcards, they are so beautiful! I'm making swimming with whale sharks happy for sure, they are just such incredibly beautiful animals and I can't believe how close you got, so lucky!

  37. Ever since I cam back from my Maldives trip, I have just fallen in love with these Island nations and all I can think about is, how to get a job there and stay in paradise.
    Seychelles sure as hell looks one hell of a paradise with the beautiful beaches and the vibrant marine life making it a preferred scuba diving and snorkeling hotspot.

  38. Wow, Seychelles looks amazing! I’d never heard about it before, but after seeing these photos I really want to go. The beaches look really beautiful, but I also love the mix of culture and think it would be so cool to try the food.

  39. WHALE SHARKS!! This is my dream! Seychelles is on the list if only for that, but then you also have the perks of the beautiful beaches and incredible cuisine 🙂

    1. Hey Megan
      Yes, Seychelles is a wonderful amalgam of fun-filled activities as well as various water sports activities. It offers something for all kinds of visitors. The natural beauty, lip-smacking delicacies, pristine beaches and wonderful islands are worth-mentioning too. You can plan a vacation all through the year.
      Cheers & Enjoy!

  40. If the paradise exists it is there in Seychelles!! So beautiful, it is a fairy tale I am sure… Swim in empty beaches, warm water, the best seafood… Oh I am dreaming that I am there right now 🙂

    1. Hey Fabio

      Seychelles indeed is no less than a paradise. Everything about this island nation is enchanting, be it the beaches, the clean waters, the weather, the cuisine or the culture. Do not miss out on planning a visit to this place soon to turn your dream into a reality.

      Cheers & Good Luck!

  41. Seychelles is absolutely breathtaking and filled with so many fun-filled activities! We would LOVE to visit during the Carnival International de Victoria since we consider ourselves cultural aficionados. Diving in the gorgeous blue waters sounds incredible as well.

  42. The Seychelles is a truly amazing part of the world and each time I read about it having visited there some years ago, it never fails to make me miss the place. Certainly, the seafood there is incredible while the diving is amongst the best I’ve ever experienced. And even then, that doesn’t mention about the warmth of the people, Very enjoyable post

    1. Hi Gareth

      Thank you for your kind words! The people of this place surely are quite friendly. It makes me happy that my post reminds of you of your vacation in Seychelles. It is one of those places on earth that can be visited ‘n’ number of times for the experiences it has to offer. Its water sports and seafood are worthy of many vacations here. So, plan one soon!

      Take care.

    1. Hi Carmen.

      Good to know that you are convinced. I am still in awe of my vacation to Seychelles and hope to hear from you soon.

  43. I will have to add this to my bucket list. It looks like there are so many amazing adventures and a wonderful culture to experience. The cuisine looks really delicious too! I love to try new foods.

  44. My husband and I want to get away this summer (so I need to get my passport renewed) but this sounds like the paradise we were looking for!

  45. Paradise indeed! This is a must visit place in my lifetime! The beaches are so pristine! I would be clicking away to capture all the beautiful sights, especially sunsets and moonrises. Have to plan to include this for our travel plans this year!

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