Places to visit in Seychelles
The city offers a wide range of destinations to visit such as proud national monuments, beautiful creole houses, artist' studio, national reserves and marine parks, as well as breathtaking natural wonders above and beneath the waves. Various excursions will introduce you to the pleasures of glass-bottom boating, or enjoying a choice of water sports. Some of the interesting places are mentioned below.
Anse Intendance: One of Mahe's most beautiful beaches, this small and secluded crescent of sand on the island's south coast is a favorite surfing spot thanks to its frequent big swells and wild waves. The lack of a protective reef makes swimming a little rough when trade winds blow from the southeast, but sunbathers, beachcombers, and photographers will enjoy this picturesque, palm-framed strand at any time of year. Turtles nest along the powdery shores here.
Beau Vallon: The alluring curve of glittering sand at Beau Vallon, on Mahe's northwest coast, is a magnet for both tourists and locals. Looking out to sea, mountainous Silhouette Island shimmers on the horizon, and hotels fringe the store. Visitors will find a variety of watersports on offer, including jet skis and water skiing. The sea is usually calm here, especially during the southeast trade winds, marking this a good choice for families with small children. Lifeguards patrol the beach.
Morne Seychellois National park: The largest National Park in the Seychelles covers more than 20 percent of the area of Mahe. Within its lush borders lies the mountain chain named after its highest point, Morne Seychellois, which reaches a height of 905m and overlooks Victoria. Hiking trails ascend into the park from the village of Danzil, passing tea plantations, and offering spectacular views of the southwest coast of Mahe from the mountain slopes. Walking west through the park, hikers will reach the Baieternay and Port Launay marine Parks. To the northwest lies the hamlet of Belombre and the isolated beach at Anse Major