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05 Must Choose Places to Visit in Seychelles – Check Out Islands, Beaches, and Attractions

Quit dreaming about the ideal holiday getaway and visit the Seychelles. Relish the soft sand beaches, mountainous backgrounds, lush foliage and exotic wildlife. Enjoy the archipelago of 115 islands.


Mahe Island

The most popular and largest of all islands in the Seychelles, Mahe is also home to the capital Victoria. The island has over 65 beautiful beaches and Anse Barbarons is one of the most famous there. Accommodating AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa, this family-friendly beach is a hive of activity promising loads of swimming, surfing, and cruises across the ocean. Mahe is more than just beach vibes; the place has verdant forests framed by stunning mountain ranges. You also have the vintage attractions of the capital, Victoria City to explore. This makes Mahe Island a top choice when seeking accommodation on the archipelago and for finding the best resort in Seychelles.


Praslin Island

The most iconic attraction on Praslin Island is the Valle de Mai which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also called Isle de Palms due to the abundance of cherished coco de mer palms growing there, Praslin Island is home to two of Seychelles most beautiful beaches; the Anse Georgette and Anse Lazio. If you want to lose yourself in paradise this is the place to visit.


La Digue Island

This rustic and beautiful island is most famous for its bolder strewn beaches. A fine example is Anse Source D'Argent. If you want some traditional fun and a step back in time visit this island popular for its vintage modes of transportation such as ox-driven carts, bicycles and typical island like dwellings. Mind you the palm leaf decorated ox carts are quite a thrill to ride and are indeed loads of fun in this tropical haven.


Cousine Island

Bird lovers and nature enthusiasts will love Cousine Island. The place is a well know nesting spot for exotic species of birds as well as some fascinating wildlife. There you should look out for the likes of hawksbill turtles, Seychelles Brush Warbler, inter alia, Seychelles turtle doves, the Seychelles magpie robin, and the lovely wedge-tailed shearwater. Take along the cameras and binoculars as well as a picnic in order to spend maximum time discovering the wonders of this verdant island.


Aride Island

This island too is a must for all nature lovers. Home to the Aride Island Nature Reserve this place is a sanctuary to a large number of endemic flowers and is also the breeding ground for over 18 types of seabirds. The place although a thriving haven for endemic plants and birds is also known for its huge lizard population and is marked as having the largest collection of the amphibians in the country. Again don't forget the cameras for you will certainly want to capture the fascinating allures of Aride Island.