Things to do
Anse Major - Anse Major is a secluded cove located in Mahe, Seychelles and the estimated elevation of this terrain is about 42m above sea level. A glorious beach bordering the National Park on the northern coast of Mahe, there are two ways to get to it. Either hike the nature trail along steep granite slopes or rent a boat from the Beau-Vallon Bay.
Praslin - Disembark at Praslin from the catamaran for the first leg of your trip and visit the Vallee de Mai, an extraordinary primeval forest, harbouring the rare and endangered coco de mer palms which are some 7,000 in number. The island is also quite famous for the awe-inspiring black parrots, which are unique to this island.
La Digue - Apart from pristine beaches and everything that comes with beach area, La Digue also offers a real insight into the lives of the Seychellois people. Adding to the charm of these warm folk is that fact that the main transport here is an ox-cart or a bicycle.
Best time to visit April-October
Seychelles islands have year-long warm, tropical climate, making it possible for an anytime visit. Sailing can be done all round the year. The month of April-October are relatively warm and wind-free, making it possible for good swimming, snorkelling and especially diving season. Bird watching can be best enjoyed during the months of April (breeding season), May - September (nesting of Sooty Terns) and October (migration). Mahe's FET AFRIK festival and Praslin's Culinary & Arts Fiesta falls on the month of August and September.
There are many other colorful celebrations throughout to get the glimpse of Seychelles culture, music and food, including the La Digue Festival and the Creole Festival in October. The 'SUBIOS Underwater Festival', showcasing Seychelles' extraordinary underwater world is in the month of October and the Seychelles Sailing Cup, in January.
How to reach
The Seychelles International Airport (SEZ) is the main airport located on the island of Mahe, near the capital city of Victoria. It is possible to reach this airport from all major countries.
With relatively short travelling times between the islands and/or places of interest, tourists have to use all available methods to reach preferred locations.Connectivity to different islands is concerned, domestic airline offer flights to almost all important islands.
Helicopter services are also used for inter-island transportation and to land on remote air strips.
There are efficient and regular ferry services between major islands like Mahe, La Digue and Praslin.
Cars are the best way for visitors to explore the islands closely. Driving is on the left.
Seychelles has a reliable bus service, while visitors to tiny, flat La Digue would benefit most from a bicycle.
Most hotels provide bike rentals for guests, and several shops in Mahe and Praslin loan out wheels at reasonable prices.
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