Discover The Top Adventures To Experience In The Seychelles

K.C. Dermody

Written by Justin Mewse

September 2023

In Seychelles, a paradise known for its pristine natural beauty, a plethora of captivating activities await. Immerse yourself in the crystalline waters through snorkelling or diving, unveiling vibrant coral reefs and diverse marine life. Explore lush jungle trails, ascend granite peaks for panoramic vistas, and unwind on secluded beaches. Delve into the rich cultural tapestry by discovering local art, music, and cuisine. With a commitment to environmental sustainability, Seychelles offers an exceptional blend of adventure and relaxation, inviting visitors to embrace its unique and mesmerising experiences.

Leisure boat with tourists at La Fouche Island - Michel Denousse


Seychelles boasts several outstanding diving destinations that cater to diverse underwater interests. One of the top spots is the Aldabra Atoll, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a haven for marine biodiversity, offering encounters with manta rays, sharks, and vibrant coral reefs. Another gem is the Amirantes Group, known for its crystal-clear waters, impressive drop-offs, and chances to see rare species like hammerhead sharks.

The Inner Islands also hold captivating diving sites, with Beau Vallon Bay on Mahé Island offering excellent shallow dives for beginners and intriguing wrecks for advanced divers. Praslin’s St. Pierre Island provides a unique opportunity to swim alongside playful marine life in a granite rock formation resembling a miniature island.

For those seeking more challenging dives, the Farquhar Group is an excellent choice, with deep-sea fishing attracting larger pelagic species. Seychelles’ diverse underwater world and varied diving locales ensure that every underwater enthusiast, from beginners to seasoned divers, can find their perfect diving haven amidst these breathtaking Indian Ocean waters.

Diving in the Seychelles - Jean Marie Croguennec


Snorkelling in Seychelles unveils an alluring underwater realm that mirrors the paradisiacal beauty above. With its crystalline waters and diverse marine life, the archipelago offers snorkellers an opportunity to witness the colourful world beneath the surface. Anse Lazio on Praslin Island boasts calm waters and vibrant coral gardens, perfect for leisurely snorkelling encounters with tropical fish. The marine reserves of Ste. Anne and Port Launay Marine National Park provide protected environments for close-up experiences with rays, turtles, and schools of marine creatures. As you float through the clear blue waters, Seychelles’ underwater tapestry of coral formations and marine diversity creates an unforgettable snorkelling experience that rivals its stunning shores.

Ready to go out snorkelling at Anse du Riz Beach, Seychelles - Michel Denousse


Fishing in Seychelles offers an enchanting blend of adventure and relaxation, making it a popular activity amongst visitors to the islands. The Indian Ocean surrounding the archipelago is a haven for anglers, with its rich marine biodiversity and diverse fishing options. Deep-sea fishing enthusiasts can cast their lines for prized catches like marlin, sailfish, and tuna, while the inner islands provide excellent opportunities for fly fishing and bottom fishing. The beauty of fishing in Seychelles lies not only in the thrill of the catch but also in the serene surroundings – the endless blue expanse, the gentle waves, and the breathtaking landscapes.

Girl with fish on Anse Bazarca - Michel Denousse

Sailing & Boat Tours

Embarking on a sailing adventure or indulging in a boat tour in Seychelles unveils a realm of maritime wonders, where the Indian Ocean comes alive with enchanting possibilities. Drift along the cerulean waters past the pristine coastlines of islands like Mahé, Praslin, and La Digue, each adorned with their unique charms. Glide into secluded coves along the shores of Cousine Island, marvel at the granite formations of Félicité, or drop anchor near the coral gardens of Curieuse. Whether you’re steering the vessel or simply savouring the voyage, the gentle ocean breeze and lapping waves create an ambiance of serenity, perfect for immersing in the island’s allure.

Seychelles Catamaran - Torsten Dickman

Walking Trails

Exploring the walking trails in Seychelles presents a journey through a lush and diverse tapestry of landscapes, a treasure trove for nature enthusiasts. Wander along well-maintained paths that wind through emerald jungles, revealing hidden waterfalls, rare endemic plants, and enchanting birdlife. On the Vallée de Mai trail in Praslin, expect to marvel at the mystical Coco de Mer palms and spot the elusive Black Parrot, found only in Seychelles. In Morne Seychellois National Park on Mahé, the Morne Blanc trail leads to breathtaking vistas over the islands, while the Glacis Trois Frères trail offers insights into the endemic flora and intriguing granite formations. Whether it’s the tranquil walk to Anse Source d’Argent on La Digue, the panoramic vistas from Copolia Peak, or encounters with giant tortoises on Curieuse Island, Seychelles’ walking trails promise an intimate connection with its natural wonders and a profound appreciation for its unique ecology.

Couple exploring Sauzier Waterfall - Michel Denousse

​Discover The Best Holiday Options In The Seychelles With These Recommended Escapes

We’ve delved into the holiday offerings from a number of our favourite travel experts to find what we think are the best tropical escapes you can book to enjoy in the Seychelles.

STORY Seychelles pool

5* STORY Seychelles, Mahe

Luxury Hotel Stay
With a backdrop of the Morne Seychelles peak and nestling at the southern end of Mahé’s longest beach, family-friendly Beau Vallon, The STORY Seychelles is a luxurious and comfortably spacious resort offering attentive service and a contemporary take on traditional Seychellois style.

Why we love holiday…
The hotel on Beau Vallon Bay offers wonderful sea views
A variety of spacious and well-appointed, stylish villas and suites are available
Villas boast their own private pool
Five restaurants offering deliciously different style of cuisine and setting
Large infinity pool with double cabanas and poolside bar
Kayaks and snorkels are available to explore a nearby reef
Soothing treatments at Sesel Spa
ABTA & ATOL protected

** Early Booking, Honeymoon & Long-Stay Offers Available **

Price available upon request
via the link

Operated by Classic Collection

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Savoy Seychelles Resort & Spa

4*+ Savoy Seychelles Resort & Spa

Premium Hotel Stay
Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway for two or a family holiday to remember, the modern and stylish Savoy Seychelles Resort & Spa has all you need. Nestled on one of Mahe’s most stunning beaches, Beau Vallon, this gorgeous retreat truly embodies the island lifestyle.

Why we love this holiday…
Located on a pristine stretch of white sand beach
Spacious guest rooms, sophisticated suites and an extravagant penthouse
Delicious international cuisines, including Pescado with its fresh seafood and Mahek with its traditional Indian fare
Home to the largest swimming pool in the Seychelles (700 sqm)
Kid’s club for 4-12 year olds and gaming room for teenagers
Savoy Spa
ATOL protected & award-winning tour operator

** Superb Location for Snorkelling and Diving **

7 Nights Bed & Breakfast
From £1,499pp
Includes flights

Operated by Tropical Sky

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Enjoying Source d'Argent, La Digue - Michel Denousse

11-Day Dubai & Seychelles

Tailor-Made Twin-Centre Holiday Idea
Enjoy three nights in Dubai with its gleaming skyscrapers and desert landscapes, followed by a week of pure relaxation on the blissful beaches of the Seychelles.

Why we love this holiday…
Explore Dubai’s famous shopping malls and colourful souks
Enjoy a 4×4 adventure and BBQ dinner in the Arabian Desert
Get a bird’s eye view of the city, The Palm and desert from the Burj Khalifa
Slip between the swimming pool and Indian Ocean in the Seychelles
Take the chance to visit the islands of Praslin and the La Digue
ABTA & ATOL protected

** Tailor-Made Itinerary with Flexible Choice of Hotel Stays **

From £1,859pp
Excludes flights

From £2,779pp
Includes flights

Operated by Freedom Destinations

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Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa

11-Day Luxury Hilton Seychelles Twin-Centre

Twin-Centre Holiday
With tropical rainforest backdrops, luxurious villas and suites, and opulent amenities, Hilton’s Seychelles properties are beautiful retreats you won’t want to miss. Starting with three nights at 5-star Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa in Mahé, before taking a boat ride to Silhouette Island for a seven night stay at 5-star Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa, this wonderful twin centre offers luxury and style amidst the Seychelles’ unspoilt landscapes.

Why we love this holiday…
Experience stays at two famed 5-star luxury spa hotels
Both hotels are set on gorgeous white sand beaches
Each are all-villa resorts with delightful views
Elegant restaurants with divine menus in spectacular settings
Incredible pools and snorkelling opportunities aplenty
ATOL protected & award-winning tour operator

** Early Booking Offers Available **

10 Nights Bed & Breakfast
From £2,149pp
Includes flights

Operated by Tropical Sky

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Pagasos yacht, Seychelles

12-Day The Seychelles Island Odyssey

Small Ship Cruise
You need a small craft with a comparatively shallow draft to best explore these waters where every next stop is a little further away from life’s beaten track than the last. So, a small ship is the ultimate way to really discover the unspoilt 115-strong archipelago of the Seychelles, hopping from island to island, visiting places which will captivate your senses with their amazing and unique flora and fauna.

Why we love this cruise…
Spend time on Praslin – one of the most beautiful beaches in the world
Relax on Beau Vallon Beach and chill at Anse Source D’ Argent
Visit the island of Curieuse – home to giant tortoises
Enjoy refreshing swim stops off the ship and beach barbeques
Options to take excursions to Le Morne National Park or Victoria Botanical Gardens
Great facilities and creature comforts aboard the ship
ATOL protected

** Cruise Aboard the M/Y Pegasos **

From £3,803pp
Price includes 3 nights accommodation at 4*+ Savoy Seychelles Resort & Spa on a bed & breakfast basis, 7 nights cruise on a full-board basis, transfers, port charges and return flights

Operated by Seafarer Cruising & Sailing Holidays

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