Nestled on the east coast of Kenya, is the vast rock-dotted coastline. If you’re a beach lover you should definitely visit this magical isle. Seychelles is a chain of 115 coral islands with marine sanctuaries and UNESCO-acclaimed natural reserves. It also nurtures many wooly-creatures including endemic species like the giant Aldabra tortoises and the Coco de Mer palm.
There is something very fascinating about this place which can’t be expressed in words and maybe that’s why they refer it paradise on earth. There are endless things that will etch you with absolute time and memories. From hiking through vast jungles, snorkeling, diving, and soaking in the rays on the picturesque beaches, the place calls for an exciting getaway.
Read to know what places to discover on your Seychelles itinerary.
Bird Island Seychelles
Bird Isle is among the granitic islands in Seychelles and is known to be the most well-kept and breathtaking isle. The private nature reserve is home to various birds species. From Mahe, the island is about 30-min flight. It is Seychelles’ treasure and the most visited spot. If you want to discover the untouched spec of land and sea with turquoise clear water and intact beaches surely bump into Bird Island Seychelles.
Anse Intendance, Mahe
It is a tiny and secluded beach on the south coast of Mahe. Anse Intendance is referred to as the most beautiful beach on the island. The picture-perfect beach surrounded by palm trees gives you perfect Instagram shots and the vast range of water activities offered just instills the travelers. You can visit the place any time of the year the all-year-round balmy weather makes it an all-season destination.
If you have decided to visit the beach don’t forget to try surfing for which it is popularly known. The wild waves offer the best surfing experience.
Morne Seychellois National Park
Covering about more than 20 percent of the total area of Mahe it is known to be the largest national park in Seychelles. This is an idyllic spot for all the hikers and nature lovers. Amidst the lush forest area is the mountain chain and the national park is entitled after its highest point, Morne Seychellois with a height of 905 meters. While you opt for hiking you’ll be bounded with the most stunning view of the southwest coast of Mahe. The place also nurtures many wooly creatures and thus is a must-visit for all nature lovers too.
Vallee de Mai National Park, Praslin
Another haven for all the nature lovers and hikers is the UNSECO-listed World Heritage Site-Vallee de Mai National Park. The park preserves a prehistoric forest area that consists of more than 4,000 rare giant coco de mer fruit palm-very special to Seychelles. It is home to various animals, birds, and plant species thus a treat for all nature lovers, birders, and photographers. The untouched spec of land is a must-visit during your Seychelles itinerary. Rare birds such as fruit pigeon, bulbul, black parrot, various plants such as orchids, palmist, latanier, Chinese fans with various lizard species- the visit is rolled with a unique experience.
30 km to the west coast of Mahe lays a mountainous Silhouette Island treasured for its rich biodiversity. The marine park fosters more than 2,000 species consisting of birds, chameleons, turtles, and skinks. The diverse flora and fauna, stunning surroundings, endless water sports opportunities just overwhelm the visitors. Snorkeling is known to be a popular activity here and is done by the majority of visitors.
The breathtaking natural setting and seclusion mark this place for a laid-back sojourn. No one is to blame if you never wish to leave the place, it’s that stunning!