Seychelles is famous for its dazzling white beaches and is highly regarded by fans of passive relaxation. But the archipelago has prepared a lot of gifts for those who prefer to spend their holidays actively.
Seychelles has been designated an endemic bird area by the International Birdwatching Community. Only here you can see rare endangered birds such as the paradise flycatcher, song magpie, black parrot and white tern.
You can go on an excursion with a local guide, discover the unique nature of the remote corners of the main islands, visit the Vallée de Mahé nature reserve or spend the day on three small islands that form a separate group - Cousin, Curieuse and Saint-Pierre, get acquainted with endemic species flora - Wright's gardenia, wild vanilla and Seychelles water lilies. The Coco de Mer coconut tree also grows in the Seychelles. The fruits of these palms are recognized as the largest in the world. The nuts weigh up to 20 kg, they are extremely resistant to mechanical damage and the effects of sea water.
The marine fauna of the archipelago is as rich and abundant as the terrestrial fauna and is represented by many species of valuable commercial fish. In the Seychelles, you can purchase a variety of shore and deep sea fishing tour packages, including equipment and advice on fishing times and locations, and compete for the best catch throughout the year. The islands of Alphonse, Denis and Desroches have been among the most visited among professional anglers and amateurs for many years.
Seychelles is popular among divers of all skill levels, from beginners to advanced. Diving centers with a wide variety of dive sites are found on almost all inhabited islands. Desroches Island, home to one of the most luxurious resorts in the Amirante archipelago, is famous for its vibrant coral reefs, underwater canyons and a 60-meter deep tunnel leading to a cave where only the most experienced divers venture to descend. Here, at the local diving school, you can improve your level, undergo special training and receive a PADI certificate.
The stud farm is located in the western part of the island of Mahe, where Arab horses and ponies are bred, experienced instructors for beginners work. Services are provided for both adults and children, the duration of trips is from one hour. Unforgettable raids along sandy beaches, tropical thickets and cinnamon plantations await you.
The Seychelles is a true sailor's paradise. Warm clear waters, wonderful weather all year round and small distances between the islands make it ideal for sailing and cruising. In the Seychelles, you can hire a yacht for a day, a week or a month, with or without skipper, alone or with the whole company.