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10 Adventure Things to do in Seychelles

Monday, October 24, 2016
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Travel with TJD part 5 in Seychelles kicked off on October 13th to 16th. In collaboration with Seychelles Tourism Board, we have announced new guests that where invited to #TravelwithTJD on a curated adventure of their lifetime. It was the first time for everyone to visit Seychelles and never in their lives had they expected such an adventure!

Here are 10 Adventure things to do in Seychelles!

 


Useful tips – When to Go to Seychelles

No visas are required to visit The Seychelles Islands!

Seychelles is blessed with tropical sun throughout the year! Conditions for swimming, snorkelling and especially diving are superb during April/May and October/November when the water temperature sometimes reaches 29ºC and visibility is often 30 metres plus.

Activity Period
Bird-watching April (breeding season), May – September (nesting of Sooty Terns) October (migration)
Diving March – May / September – November
Fishing October – April
Hiking/Walks & Trails May – September
Sailing Year-round
Snorkelling Year-round
Surfing/Windsurfing May – September

How to get there

Air Seychelles flies daily to Seychelles and neighboring islands from Abu Dhabi.

Air Seychelles was established in 1978 and began long-haul operations in 1983. As the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, Air Seychelles is a pillar of tourism, the island nation’s strongest and growing economic sector. Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates based in Abu Dhabi, signed an agreement with the Government of the Republic of the Seychelles in January 2012, acquiring a
40 percent stake in Air Seychelles.

Air Seychelles currently offers international flights to Abu Dhabi, Antananarivo, Beijing, Johannesburg, Mauritius, Mumbai and Paris. In addition, the airline operates over 300 scheduled services between the islands of Mahé and Praslin, along with charter services to other islands in the archipelago, including Bird, Denis, Fregate and D’Arros.

 

Where to Stay

 

There are different islands in Seychelles where you can stay in, around 100 islands in the Indian Ocean off East Africa and the vast majority are completely uninhabited and the most three inhabited islands, Mahe, Praslin and La Digue are nature reseerves with large areas of land protected.

Mahe is the largest island and offers so much more than just beach! Mahe is where almost all the activities are from rock climbing to zip lining, waterfalls and jungles.  Praslin, the second largest and famous for Anse Lazio Beach, is known for calm turquoise water with small villages and La Digue is more of a relaxed, quite still vibe island.

 

Stay at Four Seasons Seychelles

 

Four Seasons Seychelles is one of the most luxurious properties in Mahe located in the SW coast and perfectly situated on a hillside. The drive to Four Seasons Seychelles is around 40 minutes from the airport. The property has 4 catagories of guest rooms, 4 suites category and 4 private residences.

We stayed in a 5 Bedroom Residence Villa, each occupying a room. The Villa has 2 infinity pools overlooking the Indian Ocean and a common living area. It is ideal for large family vacations or group of friends traveling together and still receiving every kind of privacy needed.

We dined at the hotel’s restaurant Kannel one night that hosts a seafood buffet night where we picked whatever fish we would like fresh as if they were on a boat display, grilled with herbs and spices accompanied with white wine.

At Four Seasons Seychelles, the award winning spa is one of the greatest I have been to, apart from the breathtaking view situated on a hilltop at almost the highest point, offering different tailored spa menu for your journey and hilltop meditation!

 

 

Things to do in Seychelles

 

Fly with Zil Air and witness the beautiful island from above.

Zil Air is the premium provider of luxury helicopter and fixed wing aerial limo services in Seychelles operating a choice of three state-of-the-art air-conditioned Eurocopter EC120B helicopters, and a twin-engine fixed wing Vulcan air P68C. Zil Air has routes to 23 different destinations in Seychelles. Book your flight here

 

 

Go Zip lining at Constance Ephelia Hotel

Zip lining Specialist, Multi Adventure Company (SMAC Adventures) is located in Constance Ephelia Hotel. The main attraction is a Zip Line route on Ephelia ‘s Mountain. 8 x Zips from 85 m to approx 120 metres. The whole tour can take up to 50 minutes, get ready for some adventure!

 

Go parasailing in Beau Vallon

Beau Vallon is the only place in Mahe where you can parasail and is one of the most popular places to do water sports activities! Experience Parasailing in Seychelles right here. The activity lasts up to 5 minutes!

 

 

Visit Victoria

Victoria, the capital of Seychelles, is one of the smallest capital in the world and one of the most charming cities. Experience the market, the street music and the meet the locals. You can find almost everything you need right here from shopping to food!

 

Go for a Hike

There are many different trails of hiking in Seychelles and many levels. The greatest thing about hiking in Seychelles is that you are surrounded by nature and with a beautiful backdrop. You can find few routes and information here.

 

Have lunch in Eden Island

Eden Island is a man made island in Seychelles made in 2000 and is known for Eden Blue Hotel. Here you can find many sailboats, yachts, little coffee shops and restaurants and higher end shopping.

 

 

Go fishing and Island hopping

The beauty about Seychelles is that each island is different in its own way and you must experience them by boat hopping from one island to another. We went trolling early morning passing by few other islands and stopped to snorkel. There are two ways of island hopping, by boat or seaplane. Make sure you carry with you strong sunblock!

 

 

Have a BBQ at Therese Island

After trolling, we landed on Therese Island and had a BBQ made by the locals from our catch. We even snorkeled around the beautiful reefs and spend the whole day on the deserted island.

 

Snorkel in La Digue

They say every island is different in Seychelles and it’s true! Every island has a different geography and in some places you see underwater sea life you wouldn’t see in others. Enjoy the full day snorkeling either with a marine biologist or during your boat trip! Seychelles is an island where you also see lots of sea turtles! So enjoy the full day!

 

 

Visit the hilltop and award winning spa in the world at Four Seasons Seychelles

After all the adventure is set and done, after your hikes and beach hopping, make sure you visit the award winning spa in Four Seasons Seychelles. Situated on a hilltop and besides the greatest massage you’ll ever get, you get breathtaking views of Petite Anse.


 

 

 

 

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One comment

  1. fatma ali says:

    wow, beautiful places and its looking very adventures too. Thank you Michelle for this post 🙂

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