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  • 1 Le Jardin du Roi Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    SYC - Anse Boileau

    Le Jardin du Roy was created by French settlers in the 18C for growing spice plants on Mahé Island. The current Jardin du Roi, a reconstruction of the original, is a very pleasant park containing rare species, vanilla and pepper plants, as well as fr..

  • 2 Police Bay Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    SYC - Anse Boileau

    There's no coral reef or lagoon here, so be careful, the currents are strong and swimming is dangerous. Be content with a little R&R on this heavenly beach and enjoy the magnificent spectacle provided by the blue skies, white sand and red rocks risin..

  • 3 Anse Takamaka Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    SYC - Anse Boileau

    This beach bears the name of the tropical trees lining it, which reach up to 25m and have thick dark green leaves. In the shade of these takamakas - and coconut palms - you can enjoy the fine white sand and clear waters in this secluded part of Mahé...

  • 4 Anse Soleil Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    SYC - Anse Boileau

    Anse Soleil, west of Baie Lazare, has the look of a postcard beach but has so far been protected from the influx of tourists.

  • 5 Inland Mahé Island Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    SYC - Victoria

    When you mention the Seychelles, people immediately think of heavenly beaches. But on Mahé Island there is also the inland and its hilly terrain with luxuriant slopes, the highest of which, the Morne Seychellois, rises up in the heart of a national p..

  • 6 Montagne Posée Road Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    SYC - Anse Boileau

    It is six kilometres through thick forest (on foot or by car) from Anse Boileau, east of Mahé, to Anse aux Pins to the west. The most valiant will enjoy climbing the Montagne Brûlée (501 m). Superb view of the West coast.

  • 7 Chemin Les Cannelles Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    SYC - Victoria

    The island of Mahé is only 3.5 km wide at this point. The Chemin les Cannelles, lined with tall trees, connects Anse with Mouche to the East and Anse Royale to the West. The road also goes to Jardin du Roi and Jardin Kot Man-Ya.

  • 8 Islet St-Pierre Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    SYC - Anse Volbert

    Fishing and water sports outfits will take you to St-Pierre Islet to see its magnificent sea bed. Information is available at Volbert Beach.

  • 9 Insel Cousin Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    SYC - Anse Volbert

    Cousin Island is more a destination for ornithologists than for tourists, who are only allowed here on guided tours that follow the strict guidelines for protecting the flora and fauna on this little territory, located 3 km west of Praslin. The islan..

  • 10 Grand'Anse Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    SYC - La Réunion

    Grand'Anse, on the southern coast of La Digue at the end of the cross-country road from Union Estate, is the largest and not the least magnificent of the island's beaches. There's no coral reef to provide shelter here, so caution should be exercised ..

  • 11 Anse Cocos Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    SYC - La Réunion

    Head northeast on the easygoing path from Petite Anse. After Turcy Point, Anse Cocos stretches out like a string of little granite islands where natural pools form when the sea ebbs. Swimmers should be very careful here! The bravest can push on to Ma..

  • 12 Silhouette Island Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    SYC - Victoria

    Silhouette, one of the outer islands 17 km northwest of Mahé, emerges from the Indian Ocean like a tropical forest rising from the waters. The island's highest peak is Mont Dauban (750 m), named after the family that long presided over its destiny. I..

  • 13 Frigate Island Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    SYC - Victoria

    Frigate, a granite island 56km east of Mahé, got its name from the many birds nesting here when Lazare Picault discovered it in the 18C. Today there are about 30 inhabitants on its 2km2 area. This paradise of beaches, coconut palms, luxuriant vegetat..

  • 14 Denis Island Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    SYC - Victoria

    Like Bird, Denis is a coral island north of Mahé (90 km, a 30-min flight). The ocean floor is 2,000m deep, and deep-sea fishermen love to come here in search of a good catch (tuna, barracudas, marlin). This is also an ideal place for scuba diving alo..

  • 15 Amirantes Islands Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    SYC - Victoria

    The Amirantes Islands were discovered by Vasco de Gama in 1502. With their intact nature and gorgeous lagoons, these twenty-four coral islands over 200 km southwest of Mahé feel like the ends of the earth. From Desroches, the largest island in the ar..

  • 16 Sir Selwyn Clarke Market Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Market Street SYC - Victoria

    Markets are always fun places, and this one in Victoria is no exception. Navigating between the Seychellois, tourists and "Madam Paton" (white cattle egrets with yellow bills), you will find a profusion of produce in the colourful stalls, f..

  • 17 Botanical Garden Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    Mont Fleuri Road SYC - Victoria

    The archipelago boasts exceptionally diverse flora and the government, aware of the treasure it represents, has taken pains to protect it through pro-active policies. The botanical garden, created in 1901, contains palms, fruit trees and hibiscus pla..

  • 18 Ste-Anne Marine National Park Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    SYC - Victoria

    In 1973 a protected area was created encompassing the six islands off the coast of Victoria: Ste-Anne (the biggest), Moyenne (where giant tortoises roam free), Ronde, Longue, Cerf and Cachée. You can explore their beaches, hike their trails and enjoy..

  • 19 Creole Institute Interesting

    Museums and art

    Maison Saint-Joseph SYC - Anse Boileau

    Saint-Joseph, a fine colonial home just south of Anse aux Pins, houses the Creole Institute dedicated since 1981 to the official language of the Seychelles, used by its inhabitants along with English and French.

  • 20 Kot Man-Ya Garden Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    SYC - Anse Boileau

    This garden, created in 2008 by the UN ambassador as a tribute to his mother, takes you on an exploration of plant species traditionally found in the wild in the Seychelles. The family house, in the middle of the garden, contains many souvenirs.

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