​Popular Routes – Seychelles

Anthony Ham
Expert
By Anthony Ham

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the guide to the Seychelles.

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Lonely Planet guide to the Seychelles.

Anthony is the author of the Lonely Planet guide to the Seychelles.

Popular Routes in Seychelles

Seychelles is a popular beach destination, both in its own right and as an add-on to an African safari. Most people will book their stay at one of the hotels and do day trips from there. However, if you’re keen to explore, island hopping for a couple of weeks will give you a real taste of this tropical paradise.

Seychelles’ Best (1 to 2 weeks)

This itinerary takes in the highlights on all three main islands of the Seychelles with possible side trips to some of the smaller islands. To save time, you can just visit one or two of the islands.

Destinations:

  • Mahé (1 to 4 days) for experiencing the hustle and bustle of Victoria, walking in Morne Seychellois National Park and some beach time at Beau Vallon
  • Praslin (3 to 5 days) for seeing coco de mer palms at Vallée de Mai, snorkeling at Ile Cocos and sunbathing on Anse Lazio
  • La Digue (3 to 5 days) for spending time on picture-perfect beaches Anse Source d’Argent and Grand Anse


Popular add-ons:

  • Bird Island for seeing colonies of sooty terns and nesting turtles
  • Cousin Island for spotting Seychelles warblers and other endemic birds
  • Curieuse Island for walking along coastal trails and seeing giant tortoises

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