Undeniably one of the most stunning places on Earth, the Seychelles is almost like a dream, with the tropical beaches, nature reserves and marine wildlife. But what sets mainland Mahé apart from the rest? This captivating destination is more than just its topaz waters and powder-white sand, and we’ll tell you why! Here’s why you should visit the Seychelles right now.
An Environmentally-Friendly 6-Star Hotel
Located on the ecological island of Félicité is the Six Senses Zil Pasyon Resort – a 6-star hotel that gives sustainability a priority. Did you know that a significant amount of your holiday expenses here go towards habitat restoration of the Seychelles? The resort also holds eco guide tours to let you in on the current sustainability initiatives. Yay to conserving the environment! Here’s to a luxury vacay that’s completely guilt-free.
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Minimalist-Living On Bird Island
Say goodbye to A/C and electronic gadgets! Welcome to Bird Island – the best place to escape civilisation and revel in nature. Surrounded by 24-26 cottages and guesthouses, this island is no 5-star luxury resort, but the surroundings speak for themselves. Giant turtles wandering around freely in their natural habitat, clear night skies with the milky way shining like orbs and sounds of sooty tern birds – Bird Island is your time to live in the moment and embrace every second of life.
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Go Hiking And Sailing – At The Same Time
The thrill-seeker in you can’t decide between hiking or sailing? Well, why not do both? Take a relaxing hike up the coastal path at Morne Seychellois National Park and hop on the catamaran cruise straight after to Baie Ternay’s Marine National Park. Snorkels are available but make sure to get your SPF on first!
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An Exceptional Art Gallery
Known for capturing the Seychelles fiery sunsets, blue skies and tropical lifestyle, the man behind the island’s finest masterpieces is none other than Michael Adams. What makes this artist unique is that his art gallery is set up in his own home – the best one you’ll find in the Seychelles. From watercolours to silk screens and postcards, Michael Adams’ perfectly crafted pieces can be purchased right there, and a preview of them can be seen on the online gallery. Don’t hesitate to pop by his wooden plantation house in Anse aux Poules Bleues, far South of Mahé island and make sure you ask to meet him if he’s there!
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A Hidden Spice Plantation
Explore a hidden spice plantation in Mahé – and the last authentic one around! These plantation houses are tucked away in the secluded valleys of Anse Royale. Le Jardin du Roi Spice Garden, the ultimate haven for nutmeg, vanilla and cloves is a sure one-way ticket to sensory overload (a beautiful one, though!) but we don’t mind. Don’t miss out on these rare sightings – or scents.
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We hate to say this, but we told you so! Strip away the thoughts of the Seychelles being just another island on the Indian Ocean – this charmer is timeless. With all these quirky and secret little hideouts, you don’t want to miss out on one of the world’s most liberating escapades!
So…what are you waiting for?