Attractions

Top Choice Beach in Praslin

Anse Lazio

Anse Lazio, on the northwest tip of the island, is picture-perfect everywhere you look and it often turns up in lists of the world's most beautiful beaches. The long beach has lapis lazuli waters, a thick fringe of …
Top Choice National Park in Praslin

Vallée de Mai

Gorgeous World Heritage–listed Vallée de Mai is one of only two places in the world where the rare coco de mer palm grows in its natural state (the other being nearby Curieuse Island). It's also a birding hot spot: …
Top Choice Market in Victoria

Market

No trip to Victoria would be complete without a wander through the covered market. It's small by African standards, but it's a bustling, colourful place nonetheless. Alongside fresh fruit and vegetables, stalls sell…
Top Choice Distillery in East Coast

Takamaka Bay

On this popular tour you learn the story behind the island's main distillery and about the rum-making procedure. The tour runs for between 30 and 45 minutes and concludes with a tasting and an opportunity to purchas…
Top Choice Beach in Praslin

Anse Volbert

This long, gently arching beach is the most popular strand on the island. It's great for safe swimming and sunbathing, and it's also good for water sports. There are plenty of facilities, including restaurants and h…
Top Choice Church in Victoria

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

This imposing cathedral is noteworthy for its elegant portal and colonnaded facade. The extraordinary building immediately west of the cathedral is the Domus – it's the priest's residence and a national monument.
Beach in La Digue

Anse Source d'Argent

Most new arrivals head straight for the beach at Anse Source d'Argent, and it's easy to see why. Picture this: a dazzling white-sand beach backed by naturally sculpted granite boulders and lapped by emerald waters. …
Wildlife Reserve in La Digue

Veuve Reserve

La Digue is the last refuge of the black paradise flycatcher, which locals call the veuve (widow). This small forest reserve, which has been set aside to protect its natural habitat, is thought to shelter about 15 p…
Farm in Morne Seychellois National Park

SeyTé Tea Factory

At the working tea factory, about 3km above Port Glaud, free 20-minute tours take you through the tea-making process. It's best to visit before noon, when you can see the whole process from drying to packing. There'…
Gardens in East Coast

Le Jardin du Roi

Located 2km up in the hills above Anse Royale, this lush spice garden owes its existence to Pierre Poivre, the French spice entrepreneur. There is a self-guided walk around the 35-hectare orchard-crossed-with-forest…