Tired of the hustle and bustle of the city, humans always tend to conjure an ideal getaway to remote islands back and forth. But for those who truly wish to give shape to their dreams, can spend a holiday in Seychelles, and take an experience of the most exciting vacation of their lifetime. And to complement the aforementioned, there is a myriad of Seychelles islands that will ensure a wondrous holiday in this haven.
Although if you’re currently in America, you can begin your beach excursion from Miami. You can take a flight to Miami and explore the eye-boggling beaches of the city. After admiring those pristine seashores, take a head to Africa where you will find Seychelles.
Before you head to this country, it’s important to learn the ideal time to visit, so that you can enjoy your holiday to its fullest. Here are some insights explaining the best time to plan your trip.
Best Time To Visit Seychelles
Seychelles is blessed with a year-round warm, tropical climate. Hence, it is always a good time to take a trip and explore the beautiful islands of the nation. But if one wants to indulge in the numerous water sports and other activities. Here is a list of activity-wise distribution of best months to visit here:
- Sailing: year-round
- Snorkeling: year-round; but April – May and October – November are the best months for snorkeling
- Surfing: May – September
- Diving: March – May; September – November
- Bird-watching: April – October
Now that we have discussed the ideal time to visit, let’s discover the top 8 breathtaking islands of this beautiful country.
Being the largest and one of the best islands to visit in Seychelles. Mahé boasts verdant forests and over 65 beaches brimmed with a vast diversity of flora and fauna. The island is also famous for the Beau Vallon beach and numerous tourist attractions, which you can explore here. Moreover, here you will get to walk over the soothing pink sands and admire the beautiful granite boulders where the water laps offering a perfect landscape. Spend some alone time here or with your partner as you experience the azure water touching the horizon.
Praslin, or the Isle de Palme, is most popular for the coco de mer that grows here in abundance. Home to Anse Lazio and Anse Georgette that are coveted as two of the most beautiful beaches of the world, this island is a must visit. It is one of the most noteworthy islands on earth and located on the Indian ocean. Here you can soak up under the sun and also catch a glimpse or two of the beautiful black parrots. Also, try not to miss visiting the “May Valley” to witness the biggest coral reefs here. Then head to Coco de mer as well, and check out the world’s biggest coconuts.
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Aride island is considered to be one of the most popular Seychelles islands and is a perfect one for nature lovers. The Nature Reserve Morne situated on this island is home to several endemic flowers and serves as the breeding ground for 18 species of seabirds. In addition to seabirds and flowers, this haven has the highest density of lizards in the world. Interestingly, it even serves as a habitat to numerous seabirds and several native birds prefer to breed in Aride. The island has been conserved by the island conservation society and amongst other islands, this is one of the most visited by tourists.
Moyenne island is most popular for the Giant Tortoises that roam here freely, the old ruins, and the pirate graves. Located towards the north coast of Mahe island, it was abandoned until a Yorkshire editor purchased it in late 1960s. As of now, this place remains a nature reserve and is visited by many tourists from all across the world.
Moreover, it is brimmed with 16,000 plants and trees including- mahogany, mango, palm and several others. Interestingly, there are some paranormal stories about this island as well, which you can hear about from your guides.
Silhouette mountainous island is known for its rich biodiversity, 731 meters high Mount Dauban, and picturesque beauty. Tourists can see a wide variety of birds, eckos, chameleons, turtles, & skinks; explore the caves, or indulge in water sports- swimming and snorkeling. Known to be the third-largest granite island in the whole Seychelles region, it attracts visitors looking for some quiet time in nature and offers absolute bliss!
You will be lucky enough to experience the carnivorous pitcher plants here.
Being one of the beautiful islands of the country, it even houses a national park filled with hundreds of birds, plants and reptiles. Plus, it also has its breeding station for turtles.
Fregate Island thickly forested island is among the most amazing places to visit in the country for watersports, such as scuba diving, snorkeling, and yachting. One of the unique traits about this place is that the most popular beach on this island- Anse Victorin, has been voted by the Times as the World’s best beach. So, why not give this paradise a visit too on your next vacation to Seychelles? Further, it received its name from the abundance of certain birds on this site, which are known as frigate birds. It is situated inside the tropical vegetation and is a private island. The best part is that here you will get all the privacy and even WiFi! Thus, you can have a pleasant time in the jacuzzi and spend some cozy time with your partner
La Digue Island
La Digue Island, along with Praslin and Mahe, are the main islands that tourists visit while traveling to Seychelles. La Digue is bestowed with the most picture-perfect beaches, jade green waters and beautiful bays encompassed with greenery. Out of the 115 islands that constitute this beautiful country, La Digue is the fourth largest in size and one of the best islands to visit in Seychelles. La Digue is known for the world-famous award-winning beach Anse Source d’Argent. Azure waters, soft golden sands and pink granite boulders make this beach a stunning attraction. Moreover, some must-do activities at this island include diving, snorkeling, and crystal kayaking on a glass-bottom boat. It is also one of the few places where a tortoise can be seen crossing a road. Instead of cars, bicycles and electric buggies are available to explore the island; however, it can also be covered entirely by foot.
Grande Soeur Island
Grande Soeur is a private island in Seychelles, located close to La Digue and the Petite Soeur Island. ‘Grande Souer’ translates to ‘Big Sister’ in French, while ‘Petite Soeur’ means ‘Little Sister’. Thus, these two islands form the Sister Islands, and serve as one of the most popular vacation spots in the nation. The island is managed by the Le Château de Feuilles Hotel, and usually is not very crowded. The resort imposes a limit on the number of tourists allowed on the pristine at a time, which means that there is no compromise on serenity. Further, the beach is wide, clean and the water is just right to swim in. The stunning location is favored for indulging in water adventures such as snorkeling and diving, and offers breathtaking glimpses of marine diversity and beauty.
This makes up for the most beautiful and popular Seychelles Islands you can visit in the country. Brimmed with breathtaking marine beauty and coral reefs each island has something unusual of its own. Although a little expensive, these are worth every penny. Take a trip here with your beloved, spend some delightful moments, and witness these stunning islands.