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Top Choice Creole in East Coast

La Grande Maison

At Takamaka Bay, La Grande Maison is the home kitchen of Christelle Verheyden, one of the country's most talented chefs. The atmosphere, in a wonderfully restored and airy colonial home, is a fine backdrop for Verhe…
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 International in Praslin

Café des Arts

Praslin's most stylish restaurant is in the Le Duc de Praslin hotel. Flickering candles, colourful paintings, swaying palms, a breezy terrace and the sound of waves washing the beach will rekindle the faintest roman…
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 Buffet in Beau Vallon & the North Coast

Boat House

This long-standing venture is a great place for a slap-up meal. Its Creole-themed buffet dinner should satisfy all but the hungriest visitors, with about 20 different dishes on offer, including Creole curries, salad…
Top Choice International in La Digue

Domaine de L'Orangeraie Resort & Spa – Le Combava

This elegant restaurant within the Domaine de L'Orangeraie Resort & Spa offers the intoxicating mix of fine dining, romantic atmosphere, cool setting and attentive service. The sleek dining room by the hotel's s…
Top Choice Creole in Victoria

Marie-Antoinette

Marie-Antoinette isn't just a restaurant, it's an experience, especially at dinner. It occupies a beautiful, if somewhat dated, wood-and-iron colonial Seychellois mansion. Bring an empty stomach – the menu (set menu…
Top Choice Buffet in Praslin

Les Lauriers

Charismatic Edwin and his Belgian spouse prepare a spectacular Creole buffet at dinner. It begins with fine hors d'oeuvre displayed on a boat-shaped table (the avocado salad is to die for), followed by sizzling meat…
Top Choice Creole in West Coast

Del Place

This delightful spot weds cafe-cool to excellent cooking. The centrepiece is local seafood: octopus straight from the lagoon, baked red snapper in banana leaf, seafood platters and Creole curries, including the rare…