Discovering Seychelles' Coastal Secrets Beyond the Shoreline

Uncover Seychelles beyond its beaches, where landscapes, wildlife, cultural richness, and thrilling off-road adventures await! 

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When it comes to attractions, Seychelles doesn't disappoint. Of course, there are must-see beaches like Anse Lazio and Anse Source d'Argent, where you can spend lazy days soaking up the sun and swimming in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. But don't miss the chance to explore the islands' interior – you never know what treasures you might stumble on!  

Explore Pristine Nature Reserves:

Seychelles boasts several nature reserves and national parks, such as the Vallée de Mai on Praslin Island and the Morne Seychellois National Park on Mahé. These protected areas offer opportunities for hiking, birdwatching, and encountering endemic wildlife amidst lush tropical landscapes. 

Discover Unique Flora and Fauna:

Seychelles is home to numerous endemic species found nowhere else on Earth. Visitors will see the iconic coco de mer palm, spot rare birds like the Seychelles black parrot and Seychelles warbler and encounter giant Aldabra tortoises in their natural habitat. 


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Enjoy Underwater Worlds:

Beyond its beaches, Seychelles boasts vibrant marine ecosystems teeming with life. Snorkelling and diving enthusiasts can explore coral reefs, granite formations, and underwater drop-offs, while seeing colourful fish, turtles, rays, and even whale sharks. 

Immerse Yourself into the Culture:

Seychelles' diverse cultural heritage is reflected in its food, music, and traditions. Explore local markets, sample Creole dishes infused with spices and flavours from Africa, Asia, and Europe, and attend cultural events such as the annual Creole Festival. 

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Fun Activities Off-the-Beaten-Path 

In the Seychelles, off-road excursions offer a thrilling way to explore the islands' rugged terrain and hidden treasures. Here are some popular activities for off-road adventures: 

Quad Biking: Rent a quad bike and venture off-the-beaten-path to explore Seychelles' interior landscapes. Navigate through dense forests, winding trails, and scenic viewpoints, discovering hidden gems along the way. 

4x4 Safari Tours: Join a guided 4x4 safari tour to explore deep into Seychelles' wild heart. Navigate rough terrain, cross rivers, and climb steep hills to reach remote destinations inaccessible by regular vehicles. Keep your eyes peeled for endemic wildlife and breathtaking vistas. 

Hiking and Trekking: Lace up your hiking boots and hit the trails to explore Seychelles' lush rainforests and granite peaks. Follow designated hiking routes or venture off-trail to discover hidden waterfalls, panoramic viewpoints, and secluded beaches. 

Mountain Biking: Grab a mountain bike and explore Seychelles' diverse landscapes at your own pace. Pedal along scenic coastal paths, through dense forests, and up challenging terrain, enjoying the freedom to explore off-the-beaten-path destinations. 

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Valle de Mai: Seychelles' Timeless Treasure 

Valle de Mai, located on Praslin Island, is often regarded as one of the most beautiful places in Seychelles. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to ancient palm forests, including the iconic coco de mer palm, and offers visitors the chance to explore a verdant landscape that feels untouched by time. 

Where To Stay in the Seychelles 

Discover your perfect retreat in Seychelles with our range of resorts. Whether you're looking for affordable yet luxurious 3-star accommodations or indulgent all-inclusive havens boasting 5-star extravagance, Thompsons Holidays has something to cater to every traveller’s budget and preference. Let us take the reins to ensure your trip to Seychelles is meticulously organised and crafted. 

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More Than a Beach Destination 

While Seychelles' beaches are undeniably breathtaking, its often-overlooked interior harbours a treasure trove of natural wonders. So, on your next Seychelles package holiday, don't just stick to the shore – venture into its heart and discover the hidden gems waiting to be uncovered. 


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