Top 7 Things to do in the Seychelles this Valentine

Seychelles Island

Seychelles Island

The Seychelles have been popularly known as one of the most idyllic island getaways in the world. They are a romantic beachcomber’s dream come true. Picture yourself with your partner walking hand in hand along a long stretch of white sand beach bordered by clear aquamarine water. The only footprints in the sand for miles are yours. Stop to share a kiss in the shade of an elegant palm. Take a cooling dip in the clear aquamarine waters. Soak up the sun at the water’s edge. Dine and wine under the stars as you reminisce about all the funny things and moments you have shared together and talk about the happy days to come in the future. This could be your honeymoon in the Seychelles.

You can make one of these islands your very own honeymoon paradise as the royal couple Will and Kate did. Celebrities, statesmen and tycoons from the world over enjoy them too. Hollywood stars like Brad Pitt, Pierce Brosnan, Jennifer Aniston, Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Douglas and Katharine Zeta Jones have fallen in love with them. Beatle George Harrison and comedian Peter Sellers bought land here, and a bunch of other stars and dignitaries have been to the shores.

Here is a list of things you can do in Seychelles

Beach party

Seychellois love to have fun! From time to time there are some nice beach parties around the island. For example in Baie Lazare where they throw parties sometimes. At parties you can enjoy good beer and delicious Seychellois food!

Hiking

Explore the walking trails of La Digue, in the Vallée de Mai and on the east coast of Praslin. Other great trails lie on the islands of Aride, Mahé and Silhouette.

Scuba diving

Explore numerous dive sites in the waters between La Digue and Praslin Island as well as to the south at Anse Marron Bank. Explore the ocean depths to see various marine life including turtles, parrot fish and sharks. Spearfishing is illegal in the Seychelles, which is probably why the fish here are unafraid of divers. Don’t miss the annual Subios underwater festival held in November.

Snorkelling

Head for any of the semi-submerged granite boulders and you’ll be amazed at the number of colourful tropical fish swimming about. For some of the best snorkelling in the Seychelles, take a trip to Felicite, Coco, Sister and Marianne islands.

Game fishing

Hook the big one: go after black, blue and striped marlin, sailfish, yellowfish and dogtooth tuna, wahoo and barracuda – just a few of the game fish found in the waters around the Seychelles. For saltwater fly-fishing, head to Alphonse and Desroches islands.

Sailing

Explore the calm waters and coves of La Digue, the third largest of the inner isles.

Shopping

Look for local handicrafts including textiles such as batik, basketwares, table-mats and hats, traditional ornaments and model boats as well as jewellery made from green snail shells.

Scuba diving is one of the most popular activities in the Seychelles with more than 900 species of fish and 100 species of coral easily seen in clear water. Hiking and walking tours allow you to easily explore the islands’ flora and fauna. Windsurfers, canoes and sailing dinghies are available for hire on most of the popular beaches, as well as waterskiing and paragliding at many resorts.

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Posted on February 6, 2014, in Explore Destinations, General Reading and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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