Friendly Guide Seychelles
When to go?
Clearly all year round. The funniest answer that I’ve heard was “whenever you have the chance to go”. Of course that in the rainy season (nov-feb) it will rain more, but it will still be warm and great for snorkeling and other activities.
Where to stay?
If you’re the type that gets bored quickly and likes to explore, Mahe. It’s the main and largest island and it’s connected to all the other islands that you want to discover. It has a lot of beautiful beaches (you can read more here and here) but also a lot of nature trails that we did not have the chance to explore. That was mainly because we prefer the beach but also because the hot and humid air could have made our hike pretty uncomfortable. You can read more about hiking on Mahe here. If you choose Mahe, I would advise you to look for an accommodation on the western coast. Don’t forget to visit Sainte Anne Marine National Park and Silhouette Island.
Praslin is also a good option for both hiking (Coco de Mer Trails read more here) and beaches. If you want to spend a fair amount of time on La Digue, it should be your main base as I would not recommend staying more than 4 nights on La Digue. If you want to spend a lot of time on the beach focusing on secluded bays, then you should choose La Digue, or any of the other smaller islands.
What to do?
Except exploring the most beautiful beaches in the world and hiking through the tropical forest you can also try game fishing, golf, horseback riding, snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, kite boarding, kite surfing, windsurfing, jet-skiing, paragliding or even booking a helipad tour.
What to eat?
I could basically live on local fruits (mango, papaya, pineapple, jackfruit, passion fruit, starfruit) and seafood. You need to try everything with passion fruit (drinks, main courses and desserts: passion fruit mousse!!) and “coconut everything”! (tested at The Nest restaurant on Praslin). Please also add the local fish: red snapper, job fish, jackfish and grouper. Oh, I almost forgot! If you want to try one of the best icecreams in the world, you should try the La Digue vanilla ice-cream.