Seychelles for the first time

  • 9 days
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  • General public
  • Culture / Heritage
  • Faune and flora
  • Discovery
  • Adventure / Sports & Leisure
  • Free time
  • Relaxation / Well-being
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From the plane's window, the show is extraordinary. A lush vegetation of impenetrable green, immaculate white sand, turquoise water bordered by giant palm trees and rounded rock piles... As soon as you land, you know that this archipelago of 115 islands will keep its promises

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<p>Traditional architecture, Victoria.</p> <p>Aerial view of the Stewardship Beach.</p> <p>Beau Vallon Beach.</p> <p>Anse Lazio.</p> <p>Starfish, Saint-Anne Marine National Park.</p> Anse Source d'argent, between the beach and granite.

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  • Victoria
  • Beau Vallon
  • Sainte-Anne
  • Anse Lazio
  • Côte d'Or
  • La Passe
  • Anse Source d'Argent
  • Grand Anse
  • Anse Sévère
  • Anse Royale
  • Anse Soleil
  • Anse Intendance
  • Parc National du Morne Seychellois
  • Parc National de Praslin
  • Anse la Réunion
  • Anse Patates
  • L'Union
  • Au Cap
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Details of the stay: Seychelles for the first time - 9 days

Day 1 : Visit to Victoria

Arrival in Mahé. Day of acclimatization, peaceful and essentially urban. After having invested your room and hotel, discover this pocket capital that is Victoria, accessible by bus for five small rupees. In four or five hours, you can get to know most of this quiet city, the first visit, in the late morning, should be devoted to the bazaar. If you are more hungry, climb in about fifteen minutes on the heights of Revolution Avenue (route de Beau Vallon) to have lunch in one of the most beautiful Creole houses in the archipelago, at Marie-Antoinette, around a "tipik" buffet that will put all the Seychelles directly in your mouth. In the afternoon, in the heart of the city, there is culture, a museum that you can quickly visit, but interesting: the natural history museum. You should also stroll along the souvenir booths next to the courthouse and in the shopping malls on the same avenue. The house deserves a look for its colonial architecture. This discovery of Victoria can be concluded with a soothing walk through the six hectares of serenity of the Botanical Garden, twenty minutes walk from downtown and a moment of meditation in the Hindu temple of Bénezet Street. For a first day, this program may be sufficient, unless you have a car and you opt for a sunset aperitif in Beau Vallon...

Day 2 : The West Coast

A car is essential to discover the essentials, card in hand. On the beach side, two are not to be missed: Anse Intendance and Petite Anse and two others are also remarkable: Anse Soleil and Port Launay. As for visits, the best places to visit are: the King's Garden and the Domaine du Val des Prés, Michael Adams' studio; on the road to Sans-Souci, in the heights, the ruins of the Mission. To eat, go to Chez Plume.

Day 3 : The East Coast and Beau Vallon

On the beach side, towards Beau Vallon of course, emblematic and a rallying point for Seychelles residents and tourists. On the east coast, direction Anse Royale. Six transversals connect the west coast, our favourites being the one of Sans-Souci and the little known one of Mont-Plaisir. And, if you have time, you can also reach the very residential northern peninsula. For restaurants, we recommend: on the east coast, the Anse Royale restaurants (the Jardin du Roi restaurant, Les Dauphins Heureux...) ; at Beau Vallon, Boat House and La Plage.

Day 4 : Direction Praslin

Departure for Praslin. And nothing beats a hike to get to know this island, the one from Côte d'Or to Grand Anse by the mountain (or vice-versa) being perfect. The beaches are also splendid (Côte d'Or, Anse Lazio...).

Day 5 : The May Valley

A car is required to let oneself slip into landscapes with a great show. First discover the mythical Vallée de Mai, then the village of Grand'Anse, before enjoying the afternoon on the thousand and one life-size paintings of the enchanting Consolation Road, which links Grand'Anse to Baie Sainte-Anne by the coast

Day 6 : The stunning Cove Lazio

Stroll first in the village of Baie Sainte-Anne before climbing to the peninsula leading to the wild Cove La Joke. Then on the tourist area of Côte d'Or, whose dazzling beach deserves a "very bath" mention. In the afternoon, on the way to the sublime beach of Anse Lazio. Before resuming the Côte d'Or road, raise your 4 x 4 up to the heights of Zimbabwe to offer you a spectacular panorama on a large part of the island. Side tables, we recommend that: Grand'Anse, Le Legend (Lémuria), the table of the Coco Hotel; The Côte d'Or, the Laurier buffet, the Canoe, the Café des Arts and finally Candy Plume in Anse Lazio.

Day 7 : La Digue by bike

Departure for La Digue. And bicycle, as soon as I get there! On the day's program, stroll at La Passe and walk to Anse Anrmis, with a bath in Anse Patates. Then discover La Digue from the inside by following the path that leads from La Passe to Château Saint-Cloud, before reaching the coast at Anse La Réunion.

Day 8 : Silver Source Cove

Head for "the" beach of the Seychelles, Anse Source d'Argent, from 8am, before the arrival of the hordes of the day. Then take a stroll around the Union estate, around its turtle park and coconut warehouses, its shipyard and copra mill, and its famous Emmanuelle film house.

Back in Anse La Réunion, take the road to Grand'Anse and stop in the widow's reserve. In Grand'Anse, leave your bike under the filao and, after tasting the foam of one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, follow the path to Petite Anse and Anse Cocos, these two sites justify a two-hour round trip. As for tables, we recommend you: Lanbousir in Anse Source d'Argent; in Reunion Island, Zerof; in Anse Sévère, Patatran Restaurant (L'Océan).

Day 9 : Back to Mahé

Back to Praslin, then Mahé. Free day, with car, taxi, Auntie... or a last "laisser-hâler" by the pool. Last lemongrass before getting up early in the morning.

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