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Fishing at Alphonse Island | Courtesy of Alphonse Fishing Company
Fishing at Alphonse Island | Courtesy of Alphonse Fishing Company
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20 Unmissable Attractions in Seychelles

Picture of Chantelle Howell
Updated: 2 August 2017
There’s lots more to do in Seychelles than merely sit on one of its many beaches – though that is definitely something you’ll want to do once you witness their stunning beauty. If you’re planning your trip to Seychelles (even if only in your dreams) here are 20 unmissable attractions you’ll want to add to your itinerary.
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Fishing on Alphonse Island

Alphonse Fishing Company offers the ultimate fishing experience on Alphonse Island. There’s fantastic fishing to be done in Seychelles, but this is the ultimate location!

Alphonse Fishing Company, Alphonse Island, Seychelles +27 21 556 5763

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Fishing at Alphonse Island | Courtesy of Alphonse Fishing Company

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Scuba diving at Marianne Rock

Without a doubt one of the best diving sites in Seychelles. Immerse yourself in a world of dramatic rock formations and fantastic marine life. Easily accessed from Praslin and La Digue islands.

Marianne Island, Seychelles

Dive at the stunning Marianne Island | © Chantelle Howell

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Dinner on the rocks at Constance Lemuria

Watch a stunning sunset from the rocks at Constance Lémuria and enjoy the most romantic dinner under the stars.

Constance Lémuria Resort, Anse Kerlan, Praslin Island, Seychelles +248 4 281 281

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The best seats in the house, dinner on the rocks | Courtesy of Constance Lémuria Hotel

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Bike riding on La Digue

Hire a bike at one of the many bike shops near the jetty when you arrive on La Digue, then head off and explore this beautiful island! If you’re looking to do more cycling while you’re here, read our article on the most spectacular places to cycle in Seychelles.

La Digue Island, Seychelles

Beachside bike rental | © soseychelles/Flickr

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Go black parrot-spotting in the Vallee de Mai

Found only on Praslin Island, the black parrots are certainly worth looking out for in the beautiful Vallee de Mai.

Vallee de Mai, Praslin Island, Seychelles

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Spot the rare black parrot at the Vallee de Mai | © Seychelles Island Foundation

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Meet Esmeralda, the biggest tortoise in the world

The world’s largest giant tortoise, Esmeralda is a true gentle giant, weighing in at almost 300 kilos (660 pounds). Roaming free on Bird island, he is definitely one of Seychelles’ most famous residents.

Bird Island Lodge, Bird Island, Seychelles +248 4 224 925

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Meet Esmeralda, the world’s largest tortoise at Bird Island | Courtesy of Bird Island Lodge

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Visit Sir Selwyn Selwyn-Clarke Market

While it’s busy and undeniably fishy, Sir Selwyn Selwyn-Clarke Market is a great place to get a slice of real Seychellois life. Traders come here to sell their fresh fish, vegetables, and various other local goods.

Sir Selwyn Selwyn-Clarke Market, Victoria, Mahe Island, Seychelles

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Fish mongers in the Sir Selwyn Selwyn-Clarke Market in Victoria, Seychelles | © David Clarke/Flickr

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Go shopping for black pearls

The Black Pearl Farm is a fascinating little attraction in Seychelles. At this ocean farm and workshop you can learn about how pearls are cultured and you can shop for the most beautiful black pearl jewellery, cultured right here in Seychelles, from their boutique.

Black Pearl Farm, Praslin Island, Seychelles

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Shop for beautiful black pearls | © Jennifergaglione/Wikimedia Commons

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Barbecue on Cureiuse Island

Book a boat charter and explore the amazing Cureiuse Island, making sure to check they offer a barbecue as part of the trip. The large, covered barbecue area is fantastic and you’ll experience some true Creole cooking.

Cureiuse Island, Seychelles

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BBQ on the beach at Curieuse Island | © amanderson/Flickr

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Live like a celebrity on North Island

Stay at North Island Resort, a celebrity favourite and the ultimate in island luxury.

North Island Resort, North Island, Seychelles +248 4293 100

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The ultimate in island luxury at North Island | Courtesy of North Island Resort

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Zip-line through the treetops at Constance Ephélia

Something to get the heartbeat racing, zip-line through the tree tops, with a view over Port Launay Marine Park at the stunning Constance Ephélia Hotel.

Constance Ephélia Hotel, Mahe Island, Seychelles +248 4 395 000

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Zip-lining through the trees, looking over Port Launay Marine park | © soseychelles/Flickr

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Eat bat

Bat curry is a traditional dish in Seychelles. Best tasted outside the hotels in the Creole Takeaways.

Constance Lémuria Resort, Anse Kerlan, Praslin Island, Seychelles +248 4 281 281

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Try a local delicacy: fruit bat! | © mattjlc/Flickr

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Play the championship golf course

The 18-hole championship golf course at Constance Lémuria is the only 18-hole course in Seychelles. The back nine in particular are stunning, but oh so challenging!

Constance Lémuria Resort, Anse Kerlan, Praslin Island, Seychelles +248 4 281 281

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Play 18 holes at the stunning world class championship golf course | Courtesy of Constance Lemuria

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Visit the Takamaka run distillery

Take a rum tour, try some amazing cocktails and eat some of the best food in Seychelles. What’s not to love?

La Plaine St André, Mahe Island, Seychelles

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Visit La Plaine St André, the home of the best local rum | Courtesy of La Plaine St André

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Swim at Anse Lazio

Without a doubt one of the most beautiful beaches in Seychelles and the world – Anze Lazio is truly a beach you should not miss on your visit.

Anse Lazio, Praslin Island, Seychelles

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Take a dip at Anse Lazio | © Bjørn Christian Tørrissen/Wikipedia Commons

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Check out the tea plantation

If you’re on Mahe Island, take a drive through the beautiful Morne Seychellois National Park and wander around the Seyte tea plantation.

Sans Soucis Road, Mahe Island, Seychelles

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Take a stop off at the Seyte tea plantation | © Priyanga Tennege

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Stay for sunset at Eagles Nest

The restaurant right at the top of Eagles Nest mountain on La Digue is the spot for a perfect sunset, serving drinks and fantastic Creole food. It’s small though, so book ahead.

Snack Bellevue, La Digue Island, Seychelles

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Watching the sun set over Praslin Island at Eagles Nest | © Daniel Cross

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Relax with a spa therapy

The spa journeys at Six Senses Zil Pasyon truly go beyond the ordinary. Combine this with the most amazing setting, and it will be an experience you’ll never forget.

Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Felicite Island, Seychelles, +248 4 671 000

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Go on a spa journey at Six Senses Zil Passyon | Courtesy of Six Senses Zil Passyon

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