As mentioned in thousands of travel brochures and flyers – Seychelles is truly a paradise. The little island, blue waters, white sand, lush greens hills are to be seen, to be believed, because it’s difficult to describe how magical it is. Cameras can only click pictures but cannot capture what you feel when you are there, my photos don't do justice.
Seychelles located in east coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean is a 115-island country. The popular islands are Mahe (which is the largest), Parslin and La Digue. Victoria is the capital of Mahe Island and is considered the smallest capital in the world. The climate is all year around tropical, sunny and perfect getaway for a beach holiday. We went in March and enjoyed beautiful weather.
Things to do in Seychelles include lazing on the beach, driving around the tiny island, diving underwater, exploring other tiny islands, trekking around and so many other simple yet awesome activities. We stuck to lazing, driving and exploring around the island.
There are many types of accommodation from lavish hotel properties to self catering places on rent, depending on the budget/ length of stay you can choose where you want to stay, we stayed in local resort for a week. Wherever you stay you are in paradise. Our resort was located on the South of the Mahe Island. There were few and scattered resorts and hotels, in this part of the island which gave a feeling of privacy and seclusion however for restaurants or markets we had to drive to north of the island.
We used to start our day listening to waves gushing and birds chirping. It’s not everyday that you hear ocean when you wake up! It was one of the best things. Our resort was on high cliff with spectacular views and close enough to the sea.
The island is so tiny that we drove around the island within an hour but in that one hour, it’s guaranteed you get the best views you would have ever seen. We spent lazy long hours going around narrow winding roads of the island’s beautiful coastlines. Driving around island is easy but hiring a car (with or without a driver/guide) is expensive.
We went to high points on the northeast end of the island for beautiful views of the whole island and neighboring little islands (they were like Jade Jems on turquoise blue ocean). We also went through hills to find waterfalls. The island also has sanctuaries for turtles we visited one of them to see turtles in their natural habitat. They are around 100-150 years old.
Seychelles is known for honeymooners, high-end tourists and celebrities. Like any piece of paradise, this island is very pricey but worth every penny! The beaches all around the Mahe island were perfect, untouched and unspoiled. We didn’t see many people unlike other tourist destinations.
Tip from the trip: Go to this island only with a loved one. This is one place that is to be enjoyed with your loved one at least once in lifetime.