10 Top Things To Do In Seychelles


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Published 4 October 2022


Seychelles is home to numerous spectacular beaches, scintillating coral reefs and unique nature reserves. It is also home to endangered birdlife and rare animals such as the giant Aldabra tortoises, some of whom are well over 100 years in age. It also has the mountain rainforests of Morne Seychellois National Park and the gardens of Vallee De Mai both of which are “must sees” for any visitor. It's capital is Victoria and virtually all visits to the other islands start off in this quaint city. A quick ‘heads up’... a week-long holiday break is about all you would need to soak in most of the sights, sounds and experiences of this exotic destination.

But what is the allure of this tiny nation that attracts visitors from all over the world to its shores? Undoubtedly its sparkling seas, white sandy beaches and balmy climate are high on the list but there is so much more to see and do to embrace its charm than just lazing around on the beach getting a great suntan or enjoying swimming in the crystal clear waters lapping the seashore.

So that your well-earned vacation can be experienced to the full we would like to take you on a virtual tour of Seychelles by highlighting 10 of the top things to do in this small island country.

  1. Victoria (capital city)
  2. Beach relaxation
  3. Water-based activities
  4. Island hopping
  5. Rock Climbing
  6. Zip lining
  7. Hiking
  8. Coconut Plantation House
  9. Morne National Park
  10. Vallee De Mai



Clock Tower

An exact, but a downscaled replica of the clock tower that was placed at the entrance of the Victoria Station on Vauxhall Bridge Road in London in 1892 was erected in 1903 in honour of the late Queen Victoria who had died two years previously. It started life dressed in sombre black but years later it was spruced up and is now a soft silver colour.

Victoria Bazaar

You will find just about everything in this lively bazaar bursting at the seams with local stall holders offering you a wide selection of wares at unbelievable prices. Apart from the inevitable souvenirs, you will find brightly coloured shirts, jewellery, ornaments, all sorts of trinkets and of course, food outlets offering authentic Seychellois dishes.

Beach Relaxation

Seychelles has some of the most amazing beaches in the world. The Anse Georgette, Anse Source D’Argent, Anse Lazio and Beau Vallon beaches with their glittering white sands, azure blue shoreline, crystal clear ocean water and lined Takamaka trees will leave you speechless. Here you can sunbathe or swim or body surf and spend some leisure time admiring the charming natural beauty fringing the beaches.

Water-based activities

Some of the beautiful beaches and coves offer thrilling water sports like snorkelling, jet skiing, water skiing, and scuba diving. But the sport scuba diving needs a special mention here. Due to the spectacular topography of sprawling coral reefs, steep marine walls, drop-offs, ravines and shipwrecks, the northern island region has abundantly rich scuba diving to thrill even the most jaded underwater explorer. Not a scuba diver but want to explore coral reefs? Then Bay Ternay on the island of Mahé will entice you with its amazing snorkelling spots.

Island hopping

Why not plan on doing a little island hopping? Explore the marvellous scenery spread out before you on the islands of Silhouette, Praslin, Denis and Fregate as you hop from one island to another nearby one. And remember, there are actually 115 islands from which to choose!

Rock climbing and zip lining


Rock climbing

After scuba diving, rock climbing and zip lining are two of the most fun things to do in Seychelles. The massive granite outcrops on Mahé will challenge any seasoned rock climber. 

Zip lining

There is a total of eight zip line ranges to enjoy. The great thing is there are also options available that are suitable for your children. You’ll enjoy stunning views of the forest canopy and the islands’ unique flora and fauna from a unique vantage point. Make sure you pre-book your fun time out because zip lining is a very popular option in Seychelles.


One of the free tourist attractions on this island paradise is the Copolia Trail on Mahé Island. Take the walking trail up to the granite hilltop where you will be greeted by eye-popping views of the island and its white sandy beaches lapped by the sapphire blue of the Indian Ocean. There are, of course, many other walking trails (for example in the Morne National Park – see below) for you to enjoy spread across the islands.

Coconut plantation house

One of the most popular excursions in Seychelles is a visit to the vintage plantation house of La Digue. This age-old building is situated on 300 hectares in which there are thick coconut plantations, a coconut oil mill, Copra House, a tortoise enclosure and, fascinating for history buffs, an old cemetery.

Morne National Park

Morne National Park is a favourite spot for nature-loving hikers. This expansive bio reserve has a rich diversity of flora and fauna that can be viewed from numerous interlinked trails. Any vacationer in Seychelles would be poorer for not having visited this park.


Vallee De Mai

And now, the best for last. The crowning jewel of your visit to Seychelles. Vallee de Mai is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is THE must-visit spot of Praslin Island. This is where the unique and intriguing Coco De Mer palm grows naturally. (This palm produces the world’s heaviest seed, by the way). The place is also a bird watcher’s paradise, enough to fill any twitcher’s checklist because the gorgeous blue pigeon, the Seychelles warbler, the endangered Seychelles bulbul and the endangered black parrot all call this place home. So why not take one of the interesting guided walks? You will be so glad you did …

Seychelles boasts great accommodation catering for all budgets, is very well geared up to welcome visitors to its shores, has a balmy climate (February seems to be the very best time to visit), numerous stunning natural features, historical buildings and some really fun things to experience. From a full-day boat tour to Therese Island and enjoying an evening, authentic creole beach BBQ to lazily pedalo-ing across quiet waters, to hiking up a mountain to take in the views or even zip-lining across forest canopies, Seychelles is the ideal family holiday destination.

So why not give one of our consultants a call right away to book your holiday? Remember, the best month to visit is February and need we remind you that February is only a few months away!

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