Getting to Seychelles and navigating
I flew from Mauritius to Mahe Seychelles (flight time was 2 hours 35 mins) I flew with Air Seychelles. I recommend you book your flight directly from Air Seychelles website to avoid cancellation from your travelling agent. We picked up our rental car immediately at the airport. We made a reservation before arriving to Mahe. Renting a car is a must in Mahe. It makes navigating easier. I do no like the use of public transport and in this case this saw even more necessary because the sight seeing requires you having a rental car for navigation.
Where to stay
Mahe is the biggest city in Seychelles aka the capital city of the country. There are 115 island in Seychelles. The 3 most visited/popular ones are Mahe, Praslin and La-Digue. Mahe is like the mainland and also where the airport is located.
Mahe is famous for its heritage buildings that show the ancient French Rule. It also has many tourist attractions which makes it popular. Praslin is known as a tourist destination with several hotels and resorts, as well as a number of beaches such as Anse Lazio and Anse Georgette while La Digue is the home to the critically endangered paradise flycatcher. However, rare and endangered animals live on this island.
We chose to stay in Mahe because we like big cities and there is more sightseeing in Mahe than the other islands. We stayed at Savoy Seychelles resort & spa. Hotel accommodations is expensive in Seychelles.
Things to do in Mahe
Day 1 we drove around the city of Mahe. We saw the famous small Big Ben (Victoria clock). We went to the only tea factory Seychelles.
After having lunch at the tea factory we drove to Takamaka rum distillery we do the rum tasting. It was such an amazing experience to taste different types of rum .
We decided to explore the other islands. We took the boat from Mahe to La Digue. Visiting La digue requires least a day. When we arrived to la Digue we walked from the boat harbor to the famous Anse Source d’argent. There are bikes for rent at the boat harbor but I do not like to ride bikes. La Digue is more prettier in reality. I was stunned by the beauty of the place. We rent a transparent Kayak and took a ride to see the beautiful creatures in the water. We later took a long walk and had lunch.
We took another boat trip to Praslin to see what Praslin had to offer. Praslin is known to be the only place in the world to find Coco de mer Praslin is bigger than La Digue but La- Digue is more beautiful and cozy, while Praslin have bigger beaches. we had lunch and laid on the beach. We didn’t do much in Praslin.