With an abundance of things to do in Seychelles, it comes as no surprise that this Indian Ocean island nation has become something of a mecca for leisure travellers. The Seychelles is beautifully unspoiled, with many incredible resorts, beaches, nature reserves, islands, lagoons and landmarks to be found here.

Knowing what to expect will make it easier to start planning your dream holiday. In this guide to things to do in Seychelles, we take a look at what this island has to offer its visitors.

Best Things to Do in Seychelles

Thanks to the number of breathtaking resorts in Seychelles, couples, families, and leisure-seekers of all types have chosen this destination for their holiday. With so much to do here, you will see why so many fall in love from their very first visit. Some of our top picks on things to do here include the following:

Scuba diving & snorkelling

Scuba diving and snorkelling are both excellent here. Top destinations for underwater exploring include Mahe, which is home to a number of shallow lagoons that are perfect for snorkelling, along with La Digue, St. Anne, and many other islands.


There are also many lovely beaches to explore here. Some of our favourite Seychelles beaches include Praslin’s Anse Georgette, Anse Lazio, and Anse Volbert-Côte D’Or. La Digue is also home to beautiful beaches.

Nature reserves

Nature reserves are found in abundance here. Top picks to include in your list of places to visit include Bird Island, Praslin National Park and Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve, St. Anne Marine National Park, Curieuse Marine National Park, and Morne Seychellois National Park. There are also many parks and gardens to explore here as well.

Fishing & boat cruises

You can enjoy lots of activities on the water, as well as below the water. Fishing is excellent here, with a number of charters to choose from in various parts of the Seychelles. Boat cruises are also recommended. You can spot dolphins from boat or try a sunset cruise, or even a glass-bottomed boat.


Finally, you can also enjoy plenty of sight-seeing in this part of the world. Things to add to your list of places to see include Victoria Market, Victoria Botanical Gardens, Sauzier Waterfall, Bicentennial Monument, L’Union Estate, La Bastille, Praslin Museum, Seychelles Natural History Museum, Victoria Clocktower, and many others.

Looking for more tips on how to start planning your holiday? Read our guide to Seychelles island holidays for more ideas on things to do in Seychelles.

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