Things to do in the Seychelles
The Seychelles offers a wide choice of exciting outdoor pursuits for active couples celebrating a honeymoon or romantic getaway.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Explore the calm waters and coves of La Digue, the third largest of the inner isles.
Tee-off at the five-star Lemuria Resort at Anse Kerlan on Praslin Island for 18 holes in a superb setting.
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.
Many seashells you see along the beaches are used as homes by hermit crabs. Collecting shells is prohibited in nature reserves, marine parks and reserves in Seychelles. Any flora taken as souvenirs must have a certificate and an official export permit, which must be produced when checking in at the international airport.
Latest update about Seychelles honeymoon destination: 20 February, 2017