Best Day Trips from Seychelles

Best Day Trips from Seychelles

Best Day Trips from Seychelles

Seychelles is an ornamentation to the Earth's natural beauty! Blessed with white sandy beaches and deep blue waters, this place is no less than a paradise on Earth. This famous honeymoon destination with an exotic sea life is within the Indian Ocean off East Africa having the least population among independent African nations. Here, you will find some of the rarest species of birds chirping and wandering close to you! The Morne Seychellois National Park on Mahé Island are the real treasure troves when it comes to animal life. For connoisseurs, Chicken dishes, cheese curry and coconut milk, Coconut curry, Dhal (lentils), Fish curry, Saffron rice, Fresh tropical fruits and Ladob are some of the popular Seychelles cuisines. Here, the roots of music have a cross-sectional mix and multiple influences in a syncretic fashion, including English contredanse, polka and mazurka, French folk and pop, Sega from Mauritius and Réunion, taarab, zouk, soukous moutya and other pan-African genres of and Polynesian, Indian and Arcadian music.

Interesting to note, the famous James Bond novels and short stories circled around the Seychelles islands to a great extent. Victoria, the capital of Seychelles, being the smallest capital in the world, can be explored on foot in less than a day! Visited by a lot of celebrities as a vacation destination, you may enjoy the ravishing private islands of this iconic country. Also referred to as the Pirate Land, in Seychelles, pirates used to seek the islands as a hideout. So when you explore all things touristy on this beautiful atoll, try the neighbors as well. Below are some of the handpicked weekend break destinations for the best Day Trips from Seychelles:

1. Cousine Island

Cousine island is famous for three things: its zeal, meal and aura! Close to nature, this island is the ideal place to shrug off your travel fatigue and relax on the sandy beaches and experience the serenity of atmosphere there. Day excursions include fishing, bird watching, diving, and island hopping. Longing for a fresh seafood? Just place an order, the resorts will prepare a yummy meal for you. Feel king like here! The only available mode of transport from Seychelles to the Cousine Island is a ferry which will take a travelling time of around a little less than 2 hours.

2. Cerf Island

Pamper yourself on this unspoiled jewel and lose yourself in the tranquil arms of nature. Top amazing activities include canoeing, surfing and kayaking. With luxurious accommodations, optimum comfort and a million-dollar view of the ocean, the Cerf Island is a real fascination among visitors! Such exquisitely stunning setting right in the lap of the nature folded with the luxurious living of a man is only the kind of scene Cerf Island can offer. Incredible, eh? The most preferred mode of transport among people from Seychelles to the Cerf Island is a boat taking a total travelling time of around 10 minutes. Other travelling options include a hiring a taxi boat which will take you to the destination in around 20 minutes.

3. Mahé

Being the most built up and the largest island, Mahé tops the list because of its breathtaking scenery and views. As an economic and cultural hub, Mahé island never fails to provide the best of Seychelles’ attractions. Be it the water sports, beautiful beaches, steep mountains, or hiking; this one is the perfect sun to our solar system. Besides this, the luxury resorts, spa treatments and amazing restaurants it offers are unmatched. The most preferred mode of transport among people from Seychelles to Mahé Island is a personal car taking a total travelling time of around 40-45 minutes. Other travelling options include a bus which would take roughly an hour. With non availability of buses, a taxi can also be hired which will take you to the destination in around 40 minutes.

4. La Digue

Are you craving for a leisurely lifestyle that your busy schedules couldn't offer? Well, La Digue is your ultimate calling! This island sets itself apart because of its exquisite and dazzling beaches, in all it is the wonder destination for you. You'll find yourself in the middle of a nice invisible head massage by this island through its unimaginable splendor. With just 1800 people living on it and a handful of cars as everyone gets around on bicycle, this island is a cherry on the cake if all you crave to seek is peace. Visit the d’Argent beach which is regarded as the most beautiful one found on Earth! The atmosphere here is supremely laid-back and the magnificent views it offers, whether it be of the thick jungle, white sand, turquoise water or other islands in the distance are not easy to get over with. The most available mode of transport from Seychelles to La Digue Island is a ferry which will take a travelling time of around 2 and half hours.

5. Praslin

There’s no better treat in the entirety of Africa for nature lovers than this one! Being the second largest island, Praslin caters to numerous aspects be it resorts and hotels, tourist attractions or nature's beauty. Photograph exotic birds here and you will end up being around species you did not have the slightest idea of their existence! The mind blowing beaches in the exterior to the wild jungles in its interior, everything is worth a visit. Buzz around this island and do amazing stuff. The only available mode of transport from Seychelles to the Praslin Island is a ferry which will take a travelling time of around 2h 15m.

Happy day tripping!

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