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10 Places to Visit in Seychelles - Top 10 Highlights in Seychelles

Made up of over 110 paradise islands, Seychelles is a dream destination for beach lovers around the world. Here are 10 locations every visitor must explore during a getaway in the isles.

1

Mahé Island

As the largest island in the entire country, a visit to Mahe Island is imperative for all first-time visitors. Home to more than 64 stunning beaches, the island where iconic Beau Vallon beach and Victoria City are located is one of the best reasons to holiday in the archipelago in the first place.

2

Aride Island

Tipped to be the top highlight for nature lovers vacationing in Seychelles the Aride Island Nature Reserve Morne is a botanist's dream come true. Serving as the breeding ground for 18 types of sea birds and a host of indigenous flowers, Aride Island is also a revered bird watching hotspot.

3

Anse Lazio

Ranked among the globe's most stunning beaches in a number of international travel lists, Anse Lazio is the stuff of dreams for those in search of white sands and glimmering ocean fronts. With excellent conditions for snorkelling and swimming the area is also a favourite among honeymooners and families.

4

La Digue Island

Best known for the mammoth granite boulders that are scattered around the beach which include the famous Anse Source D’Argent, La Digue offers visitors a more pastoral beach haven where ox cart rides and cycling are the main forms of transportation.

5

Praslin Island

Also known as the Isle de Palme, Praslin Island is where the country's famed Vallée de Mai UNESCO World Heritage Site is located. In addition to catching a glimpse of this coco de mer paradise and breathtaking beaches such as Anse Georgette are the main reasons to visit the island.

6

Cousine Island

Considered a nesting hub for countless exotic bird and fauna species which includes endangered animals, Cousine Island is another birding hotspot where Seychelles magpie robins, Seychelles brush warbler and Seychelles turtledove and innumerable bird varieties are part of the landscape.

7

Fregate Island

As one of the most densely forested areas of Seychelles, Fregate Island is also known as one of the top destinations for water sports lovers holidaying in the country. Anse Victorin is the finest beach on the island while the abundance of birdlife is another reason to head to Fregate Island.

8

Bird Island

As its name indicates, the island which was once called Îles aux Vaches is home to a whopping million migratory bird species. The best time to visit the island is from May to November when sooty terns, cardinals and countless other species are occupying the island. Those who are based at Avani Barbarons Seychelles or any similar Seychelles resorts can plan a tour of the bird island via the hotel.

9

Silhouette Island

Revered for its biodiversity, the island is also where the towering Mount Dauban is found.

10

Moyenne Island

Regarded as the prime location to spot Giant Tortoises in action, the island is also a floral epicentre with 16,000 plant species to its name.