#89 best destination in the world

 

Anse Lazio, Praslin Island

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Best time to travel: March
Walk difficulty: Moderate
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $$$

  • Beach situated in Praslin Island, it has clear water and the beach is bordered by large granite boulders

Anse Source d’Argent, La Digue

Best time to travel: April-May, Oct-Nov
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Shallow, clear water, as well as coral reef protection, means this beach is a great spot for swimming and snorkeling

La Digue

Best time to travel: April-May, Oct-Nov
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Third most populated island of the Seychelles, and fourth largest by land area
  • There is no airport on La Digue, so to get there from a foreign country, one must fly to Victoria and continue by ferry, usually via Praslin
  • It is relatively easy to travel around by bike or on foot
  • La Digue was named after a ship in the fleet of French explorer Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne, who visited the Seychelles in 1768

North Island

Best time to travel: April-May, Oct-Nov
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $$$

  • Resort island that has many activities, such as mountain biking, scuba diving, kayaking and deep sea fishing
  • The resort offers a unique dining concept: the chef discusses guests’ likes and dislikes upon arrival and bases available ingredients on this information
  • All food on North Island is either grown in the organic vegetable gardens, reared on the island, or caught fresh from the sea

Frégate Island

Best time to travel: April-May, Oct-Nov
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $$$

  • Island primarily known for the Oetker Collection’s secluded private luxury resort which funds an environmental program to restore habitat and protect rare species
  • Sixteen villas were built to attract luxury tourism to fund the conservation project
  • The island can be privatized for up to 79 guests
  • There are 2 restaurants, a spa, a yacht club, a library, a Catholic chapel and museum
  • Transport is by golf buggy, bicycle or foot

Curieuse Island

Best time to travel: March-Nov
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $$

  • Small granitic island, close to the island of Praslin
  • Curieuse is notable for its bare red earth intermingled with the unique coco de mer palms, one of the cultural icons of the Seychelles, only growing on the two neighboring islands

Vallée de Mai, Praslin

Best time to travel: Jan-Feb, Nov-Dec
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Nature park on the island of Praslin, that consists of a well-preserved palm forest, flagship species made up of the island endemic coco de mer
  • Unique to the park is its wildlife, including birds such as the rare Seychelles black parrot, mammals, crustaceans, snails, and reptiles
  • This forest, with its peculiar plant and animal species, is a relict from the time when the supercontinent of Gondwana was divided into smaller parts, leaving the Seychelles islands between the present day Madagascar and India