You may think of the Seychelles as a tropical, luxury honeymoon destination – and it is – but it’s also so much more than that! Read on to discover the top 10 things to see and do in the Seychelles.
Port Glaud Waterfall
Port Glaud is home to one of the best snorkelling sites in the Seychelles, but what you won’t see from the road is the waterfall. Park near the church and you’ll usually be offered a guided walk up there. While the journey itself isn’t difficult, it’s not so easy to find once you reach the jungle, so accepting the guide’s offer in exchange for a small tip is a good idea! When you reach the waterfall, you’ll be rewarded with a stunning view and cool water to swim in. The waterfall pool is surrounded by large granitic boulders, which are a great place to stop and take a rest, have a picnic or just take in the great view.
The Seychelles Carnival is relatively new on the Seychelles calendar, having only started six years ago, but it has already become a huge event and one not to be missed. A three-day event celebrating the ‘melting pot’ that is Seychellois culture, it’s usually in held April.
Takamaka Rum Distillery
When you think of the island life, a good rum is probably not too far from your thoughts! Seychelles has its very own, and a trip to the distillery is well worth your time. Set in an idyllic old plantation-style house, a wander round the grounds alone is well worth a visit. But no one goes to a distillery just for the nice views; there’s a tour of the distillery, which, of course, comes with a tasting session. For an extra reason to visit, the restaurant is without doubt one of the best in the Seychelles, featuring some fantastic rum-inspired dishes and cocktails. Rum not your drink? No problem; there’s still plenty more on offer. With a wonderful history and exquisite food and drink, there really is something for everyone.
Frequently appearing in lists of top beaches in the world, there’s something magical about this beach. While it’s undoubtedly one of the most popular locations on tourists’ itineraries, this beach never feels overcrowded or spoiled.
When you arrive at the beach, head to the left, and you can find the tiny ‘honesty bar’. There’s also the fantastic restaurant Bonbon Plume, which serves great creole food, the octopus curry being a must-try.
There really is no better way to get around La Digue. Step off the La Digue ferry and you’ll have plenty of options to hire a bike (usually priced at SCR100-200). If you’re staying, then many hotels will provide bikes for free – just hop on and ride.
A ride into the L’Union Estate (SCR100) is a must. As well as seeing a traditional copra mill and kiln, with a tour available, you can get up close and personal with giant tortoises and visit the plantation house. And you can check out Anse Source d’Argent, one of the most photographed beaches in the world.