The Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, off East Africa. It boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, coral reefs and nature reserves. If its natural beauty isn’t enough to draw you to this paradise, perhaps the visa free entry for all foreign nationals might do the trick.
The Seychelles’s four main islands are Mahé, Praslin, La Digue, and Cerf Island. There are many ways to get around the country’s many islands including ferries and helicopters but buses, rental cars, and taxis are available exclusively on Mahé and Praslin.
Seychelles has no shortage of amazing hotels and resorts to pick from. Airbnb is always an option and we’ve selected a few spots to help start your search:
Highlights: eco friendly lodgings in a lush natural setting, kid friendly.
Highlights: self-catering, remote intimate setting.
highlights: Family run, waterfront property.
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Victoria is located on Mahé, the Seychelles’s largest island and happens to be the smallest capital city in the world. It has the only major port in the island and is home to about one third of the country’s population. Top tourist attractions include the Seychelles National Botanical garden with its famed coco de mer palms and the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.
The Aldabra Atoll
Inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982, the Aldabra atoll is made of four large coral islands (Ile Picard, Polymnie, Malabar Island and Grand Terre) which surround a shallow lagoon large enough to fit Mahé, Seychelles’s main island, inside it. An impressive number of species call this atoll home including black-tipped sharks, sea turtles and manta rays. Aldabra is thought to have the largest population of giant tortoises in the world.
May 25-27 2018
Celebrated since 1999, FetAfrik is a multi-artistic festival brought to life by performers and creators to celebrate Seychelles’ African heritage. This years edition is sure to deliver with amazing street entertainment, live music performances, amazing food and more.
October 23-29 2018
Festival Kreol is the most anticipated event of the Seychellois social calendar. This ten day celebration brings together locals and international guests to celebrate the nation’s vibrant and diverse creole culture. The festival highlights include a float parade, musical performances, arts and crafts fairs around Mahé, Praslin & La Digue islands and Bal Asosye, an all night fancy dress ball extravaganza.