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  • 1 Mahé Island Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    SYC - Victoria

    The granitic island of Mahé calls for superlatives. It is the largest at 154km2, the most economically and politically dynamic, the most populous with about 76 000 inhabitants, the tallest with the Morne Seychellois rising to 905m... and, unfairly, t..

  • 2 La Gogue Road Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    SYC - Victoria

    The Chemin la Gogue runs East to West across Mahé Island's northern headland, from Anse Étoile to the Northolme Hotel and Glacis cemetery. You can hike (2 hr) or drive (20 min) the 4 km through luxuriant forests with lovely views of the coast.

  • 3 Anse Intendance Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    SYC - Anse Boileau

    This vast white sand beach, where there's plenty of room to lounge in peace, is a paradise for surfers who come here for the awesome waves. Swimming is easier from October to April, after the southeasterly monsoon winds, although the sea stays quite ..

  • 4 Chemin Dame le Roi Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    SYC - Anse Boileau

    From Baie Lazare, a village dominated by the neo-Gothic church of Saint-François-d'Assise, a small road (4 km long, which the most valiant can hike) goes through forests, plantations and typical hamlets, far from the tourist hustle and bustle. It lea..

  • 5 Petite Anse (or Anse la Liberté) Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    SYC - Anse Boileau

    Petite Anse has to be earned - by hiking for about 30min before you can walk on the incredibly fine sand on this superb, secluded beach.

  • 6 Ternay Bay Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    SYC - Anse Boileau

    After Port Glaud, the road continues northwards, offering sublime panoramas of the sea, to Ternay Bay, one of the archipelago's four national marine reserves - a great chance to put on your mask and snorkel for some colourful discoveries. This paradi..

  • 7 Forêt Noire Road Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    SYC - Victoria

    This 14 km road runs through the varied and abundant vegetation of Morne Seychellois National Park, from Port Glaud to Victoria. The views its affords of the West coast are a good excuse for a break. Other fun stopovers include the Tea Factory, where..

  • 8 Praslin Island Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    SYC - Anse Volbert

    Praslin is located 40 km northeast of Mahé, where you can catch a flight (15 min) or a boat (1 hr from Victoria and Baie Ste-Anne) to this second largest island in the archipelago boasting 38 km 2 and 7,400 inhabitants. Its gentle relief (367 m at Pr..

  • 9 Vallée de Mai National Park Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    SYC - Anse Volbert

    Considered the original Eden by Colonel Charles Gordon in the late 19C, this must-see on Praslin was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984. Marked trails crisscross the (20 ha) forest topped by a thick canopy of vegetation and the famous Co..

  • 10 Aride Island Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    SYC - Anse Volbert

    A surprising name for such a verdant island! Although this northernmost island in the archipelago owes its name to an absence of waterholes, it is covered with guano, a natural fertilizer which has slowly allowed a unique ecosystem to develop. Breath..

  • 11 La Digue Island Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    SYC - La Réunion

    Boats dock on the West coast of the island of La Digue, in the village of La Passe which, along with Anse la Réunion, accounts for the 2,000 or so inhabitants on this 10 km2 island. Most of the land is occupied by the granite massif of Piton de la Di..

  • 12 Road from Union Estate to Anse Cocos Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    SYC - La Réunion

    This road runs east to west through La Digue (4 km). After leaving the old Union Estate plantation, it plunges through flourishing landscapes, climbing over a granite massif before heading down to the gentle coastline near Grand'Anse. You'll enjoy ba..

  • 13 Anse Source d'Argent Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    SYC - La Réunion

    This is "the" beach in the Seychelles, and a pearl among pearls by any standards! Its smoothly shaped granite boulders are washed by warm transparent waters in which coconut palms and takamakas are reflected, and the sand is soft and incred..

  • 14 Petite Anse Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    SYC - La Réunion

    Petite Anse, a 5-minute walk from Grand'Anse, has no cause to be jealous of its "big sister", especially since you can often enjoy it without anyone disturbing you. Swimming can be dangerous here too.

  • 15 Bird Island Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    SYC - Victoria

    Bird is one of the outer Seychelles, connected to Mahé (96 km to the south) by air (30 min). This coral island is also very green, thanks to the guano that is a natural fertilizer, and excellent for swimming and snorkeling along its coastline covered..

  • 16 Aldabra Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    SYC - Victoria

    Access to Aldabra Atoll, over 1 000km from Mahé, and with four main islands stretching around the world's largest lagoon, is strictly regulated. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is mainly known for the giant land turtles that live in the w..

  • 17 Anse Lazio Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    SYC - Anse Volbert

    After running along Anse Boudin beach at the northern end of the island, the road leaves the coast and goes to Anse Lazio, which combines all the ingredients of your dream beach: turquoise waters and immaculate sand lined with takamakas and dotted wi..

  • 18 Anse Georgette Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    SYC - Anse Volbert

    You can combine two pleasures here on Praslin's north coast, even if it is monopolized by the luxurious Lemuria Resort: golf (the only 18-hole course in the Seychelles) and R&R on the magnificent beach of Anse Georgette.

  • 19 Anse Carana Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    SYC - Victoria

    Anse Carana, at the northeast tip of Mahé Island, is a pretty and secluded beach with few tourists.

  • 20 Beau Vallon Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    SYC - Victoria

    Beau vallon, 6 km South of Glacis, is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful beaches in the Seychelles, boasting 1.5 km of white sand bordered by warm crystalline waters on the sea side and coconut palms and takamakas on the land side. So it comes as ..

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