A gentle ocean breeze blows through your hair while you’re soaking in the turquoise waters, reminding you take it slow and enjoy every second of your time on this paradise on Earth. Welcome to Seychelles!
The largest island of the Seychelles archipelago, Mahe has a rich and colourful selection of attractions for the curious tourist. Besides the obvious must-do experiences, such as beach hopping, you should also pop the following oh-so-Seychelles things to-do on your bucket list:
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Have a swim in the Sauzier Waterfall
Known as one of the best snorkelling sites in the Seychelles, Port Glaud also has a little secret. Sheltered by the jungle, there’s a stunning Sauzier waterfall – the setting of many a romantic movie scene and a splendid spot to dip your toes in! While it’s not deep in the jungle, the waterfall might be a little complicated to find, so be sure to accept a local guide’s help in exchange of a small tip.
Go horse riding in the sunset
Create once-in-a-lifetime memories exploring and experiencing the wild and exotic beaches of Seychelles on horseback! Whether you’re looking for romance or a unique way to soak in the warm vibes and panoramic sunsets, trodding through the lush tropical jungle trails that extend onto pristine white sandy beaches could be just the gem of an attraction for you!
The beaches on this island are out of this world. Anse Lazio and Anse Geogette frequently make top ten lists of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and are likely some of the most spectacular sites you will ever set your eyes on. But Praslin island has more to offer besides swimming in the ocean!
See giant tortoises (and maybe baby turtles, if you’re lucky!)
A quick boat ride away from Praslin is the slightly magical dinosaur island Curieuse. Here, you’ll have the joy of meeting giant tortoises that have shells the size of a car’s trunk. The only other place on Earth where you can see these incredible creatures is Galapagos. If you’re up for an adventure of tortoise-watching and maybe even swimming with baby turtles, then put Curieuse Island on your bucket list.
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Wander in the Vallée de Mai
Once you set your foot in this pristine natural rainforest, you’ll understand why it was originally thought to be the real garden of Eden. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Vallée de Mai is an unmissable attraction. And it’s here where you can see the world’s largest (and probably most famous) nut – the Coco De Mer, the Black Parrot and many other indigenous species.
Only about a 15-minute ferry ride from Praslin, La Digue is the third largest island of the Seychelles archipelago. Many say that visiting this island feels a bit like travelling back in time: with some of the most unspoiled beaches in Seychelles, barely any motor vehicles and very few paved roads, La Digue will also be the place where you’ve got to jump on a bike to see its true beauty!
Visit the pink beach
Probably one of the most photographed beach in the world, Anse Source D’Argent has been featured in many films, brochures and TV adverts (so you’ve certainly seen it somewhere). Famous for its pristine pink sand and crystal clear turquoise water, it’s a popular destination among tourists, so good timing is essential. If you can, try to book a night or two here, so you can enjoy the beach all to yourself before the ferries carrying tourists arrive.
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Where to stay
Enjoy the ultimate paradise dream at our unique JA Enchanted Island Resort. Secluded, temperate, serene and beautiful, this luxury destination is an island paradise second to none. It is the only hotel on the five acre Round Island in the Seychelles and is situated within the Sainte Anne Marine Park.
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