If the Maldives is out of your price range, then why not go further West and checkout the romantic Seychelles instead. Today we'll show you 5 of the best things to do in Seychelles.
Offering stunning beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters, amazing wildlife, diving opportunities and some of the world's most luxurious hotels, bars and restaurants, it's not hard to see why the Seychelles is fast becoming the new Maldives.
While getting there might take a bit longer, we can tell you it's certainly worth the wait.
5. Sunbathing in Anse Lazio
You just can't go to this island of paradise, situated on the east coast of Africa in the Indian ocean, and not to visit one of the most beautiful beaches in the world-Anse Lazio.
If you're a big fan of snorkelling, this is the perfect place to be! Here, you'll meet the fascinating undersea world that will stay forever in your memories.
This is also a great spot to be with your family or friends, especially if you like swimming, or you just came to catch a little bit of sun.
So, don't miss this adorable beach with the clear blue water and the perfect white sand, that offers you to spend some quality and relaxing time with those who you love the most. It is surely the most beautiful place to take photos and bring with you some extraordinary memories.
4. Meet the Giant Tortoises
If you love the animals, this is the right place for you to visit. These giant tortoises are situated on Curieuse Island, and there are more than 500 of them walking around.
It's just something you need to see! They are very friendly and you can freely play with them! This small island in the Seychelles has a very special place in the hearts of the tourists.
What is really interesting about this place is that here you can also see a leper colony that was functional till 1965.
If you go to Curieuse, you should also take the trail all the way to the other side of the island where the beach is fabulous and the ocean is absolutely stunning. This would surely be one of the experiences of a lifetime.
3. Dive The Shipwrecks
If you decided to visit Seychelles from March to May, or from October to November, diving is the perfect thing to do at this time of year.
It's generally known that there are more than 100 ships that were sunk in the waters around the Seychelles. So, if you like a mystery, or you're a big fan of wrecked ships waiting to be explored, just dive in and your adventure can begin!
Imagine all those ships taken by the water waiting for you to discover their mysteries! There have been only few official recovery missions, but the huge part of this spot is unexplored.
By the time, those underwater sites became a real tourist attraction.
This historical and cultural landmarks are definitely something you should visit during your trip to the Seychelles! Absolutely worth visiting!
2. Explore Victoria
Victoria is the capital of the Seychelles, and at the same time one of the smallest capitals in the world. You can't come to this beautiful city without going to the National Museum of Natural History and Botanical Garden, as well.
The Botanical Garden is one of the oldest National Monuments in Seychelles. Here you can also meet the giant tortoises, exotic plants, and beautiful gardens.
This spot is perfect to take some stunning photos to bring home with you. Talking about the National Museum, it's definitely worth visiting, because not just that its architecture is something we cannot but admire, but the museum's exhibitions are really extraordinary.
There is also one very interesting fact, the clock tower in the centre of Victoria is modelled from the London's Big Ben. So, if you want to enjoy this small and cute city, you should definitely come to Victoria!
1. Visit the Sauzier Waterfall
You can't go to the Seychelles without visiting the Sauzier Waterfall, which is located in Port Glaud. If you want to escape from the chaos a little bit, and reconnect with the nature for the moment, this is the right place to be!
As it is located on private property, it is necessary to pay an entrance, but this hidden gem is definitely something you should see!
If it is extremely hot, you can also refresh yourself in a cold water. It is really quiet place, where you can take some good snaps, or you can just relax, or simply enjoy by the water. Here you can also take some beautiful photos. So, get ready to embark on this little adventure!
Just ignore the guides, out to rip you off.
How To Get To Seychelles?
Getting to the Seychelles from Australia isn't straight forward, with no direct flights. You can usually fly via Singapore or Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Cheaper but longer flights can be purchased with Emirates or Qatar Airlines with a stopover in either Dubai or Doha. Flights can be as low as $1,000 return on a full service airline.