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10 Most Unique Things to Experience in Seychelles- The essence of Seychelles!

Get a first-hand experience of the island life at Seychelles; one of the most beautiful places to visit in the world. Seychelles has a lot to offer that is bound to keep you entertained every day of your stay. Here are some unique things to experience while you are exploring this amazing island.

1

Spot Some Unique Wildlife Creatures

Wild life spotting is an unconventional thing to do in Seychelles, but with over 30 endemic species of reptiles and amphibians, it is one of the best places to go on a wild life tour. The country is also blessed with beautiful varieties of birds and diverse sea life.

2

Waterfall Chase

Port Glaud is widely famous as a spot for snorkelling but within the forest lies a hidden treasure. The waterfall here is a site to see which can be easily reached with the assistant of a local guide. The waterfall offers some great views and you can even take a dip in the waterfall pool.

3

Seychelles Carnival

The vibrant carnival held every April is a celebration of Seychelles culture. Quite new on the radar, this carnival was initiated only eight years ago. The colourful outfits and loud music have made it a favourite among locals and tourists alike. Based on the themes of unity, togetherness and equality this fun filled carnival is a unique experience that shouldn't be missed out.

4

Take Some Local Rum

Take a trip to the Takamaka rum distillery to taste some great local rum brewed right in the island. Set in a plantation house this distillery is worth a visit even if you are not a fan of rum. You could take a tour and learn about how rum is made which of course comes with a tasting session. Enjoy some delicious cocktails at the restaurant here and finish your tour off in style.

5

Cycle Around

One of the greatest ways to explore a new city is to hop on a cycle and La Digue island is the perfect place for this. You can rent a bike here for a good price and take a ride into the L'Union Estate where you will be able to witness a traditional copra mill and kin.

6

Take a Hike

Immerse in the nature of this beautiful island by taking a hike to the Eagle's Nest mountain which is the highest point on La Digue. A hike is bound to give you a good sense of a new destination with plenty of time to enjoy its views. Aim to view the sunset from the top of the mountain which also features a restaurant that serves some delicious local food.

7

Dive in Praslin

Don't miss your chance to come face to face with some beautiful sea creatures at Praslin which is the most preferred destination for diving in Seychelles. Berjaya Praslin Resort, a resort in Praslin has an inhouse dive team who will guide you to witness the best of sea life in Seychelles.

8

Vallee de Mai

Take a walk in the beautiful garden of Vallee de Mai that is home to some of the tropical fruits as well as endemic bird species. You will be able to witness the famous Coco De Mer which is the world's largest nut. If you get lucky you might even catch the Black Parrot which is unique to Seychelles in this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Vallee de Mai will be within close proximity if you are in a popular Praslin Hotel in Seychelles.

9

Curieuse Island

What's so special about this island is its population of giant wild tortoises. Take a selfie with these magical creatures that are bound to be an Instagram worthy shot. After which you can take a tour on the island and explore its beauty.

10

Octopus Curry

Indulge in an octopus curry, a local delicacy that will take your taste buds on an exciting journey. Head on to any local restaurant to order one of these delicious dishes that are definitely worth a try.

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