Seychelles

  • Best itinerary here.
  • Getting around:
    • Car, only for Mahé.
    • Public buses seem to be aplenty. Only in Mahé and Praslin and not late at night.
    • From Mahé, the fast ferry to Praslin takes about an hour and costs around €100 return, or Mahé to La Digue (via Praslin) takes 90 minutes and costs around €125 return.
    • Motorcycles are not allowed for tourists.
    • It’s a good idea to make Mahe the last stop of your island hopping journey. After landing at the airport you should take advantage of the free shuttle bus to the port of Victoria. From there you can go by ferry (Cat Cocos) to Praslin and La Digue (traveltime: 60 minutes).
    • Taxi.
  • To do:
    • Hikes:
      • Coast path from Beau Vallon to the secluded beach at Anse Major (two hours return).
      • The steep climb up to Morne Blanc with amazing views over Morne Seychellois National Park (two hours return).
    • Botanic Gardens (100 rupees/£6), Natural History museum (15 rupees/£1) and Hindu temple in the capital Victoria.
    • Mahé:
      • Home to the Takamaka rum distillery which runs tours and tastings.
      • Victoria, capital: market, botanical garden.
      • Beau Vallon beach (most popular). Road trip from Beau Vallon to the western coast continued through the world famous Morne Seychelles National Park.
      • Anse Major (secluded).
      • Bel Ombre?
    • Praslin:
      • Day trips to Curieuse Island, Saint Pierre and La Digue.
      • Vallee de Mai (nature park and UNESCO World Heritage Site).
      • Beaches: Anse Lazio (seems good), Anse Georgette. Others: Anse Intendance, Petite Anse (Baie Lazare), Anse Takamaka Beach, Anse Forbans, Beau Vallon and Anse Major.
      • Grand’ Anse: also known as bohemian backwater of Seychelles and is on the western side of Praslin. Some sort of area?
    • La Digue- seems to be good for a day trip from Praslin, no point in staying there.
      • Beaches: Anse Source d’Argent (best), Anse Marron, Petite Anse, Grand Anse and Anse Cocos.
      • Bikes readily available to explore. Car-free.
      • Day trips to Coco Island, Sister or Felicité Island. But there might not be time.
  • Others:
    • Can bring up to two litres of wine and two litres of spirits per person from outside (duty-free).
    • On arrival visa. 360 USD.
    • Mahé.
    • Praslin.
    • La Digue.