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Choosing what Island to Visit in Seychelles

Travelling to the tropical wonderland of Seychelles has long been a fantasy for anyone who dreams of white sandy beaches, charming towns and food so delicious you’d happily give up sleep just to keep eating. Although Seychelles offers all this and more, you wouldn’t be the first to be overwhelmed when choosing what island to visit first. Below we’ve given a breakdown of the islands to help you plan your Seychelles adventure.

Consisting of 115 islands, this archipelago only has a small number of islands that are currently populated and livable. The three most populated are Mahe, Praslin and La Digue, each offering a variety of accommodations and attractions to enjoy.

Mahe is the business and tourist hub of Seychelles, with an estimated 86% of the population residing on the island. Home to the capital of Victoria, Mahe offers visitors the chance to visit the University of Seychelles, the Sir Selwyn Selwyn-Clarke Market, and the Seychelles Natural History Museum or spend a relaxing day fishing at Bel Ombre. As a result of being the largest island, Mahe boasts the widest variety of activities and attractions, including some that will delight nature lovers. The iconic Morne Seychellois National Park – the largest national park in Seychelles – covers more than 20% of the island with a selection of incredible walking and hiking trails guaranteed to offer a unique and unforgettable experience. With so many places to explore, Mahe car rentals will help you get to every place on your itinerary with ease.

While Mahe may be the biggest island, Praslin has its own delights that animal lovers will adore. Curieuse Island, just a few hundred metres away from the north coast of Praslin, is home to wild giant tortoises that can live up to 120 years and weigh up to 250 kgs (550lb). Please be aware that the tortoises freely roam the island so try not to interfere with them without approval from your guide. Curieuse also boasts incredible bird watching opportunities for rare birds of both land and sea. Not to be outdone, Praslin offers unforgettable scuba diving and snorkelling adventures with a chance to swim with more than 880 fish species.

Speaking of incredible oceanic adventures, La Digue may be just the ticket if you are interested in a calm environment to relax both body and mind. Only accessible via ferry, this incredible island is known for its beaches and considering the stunning beaches on both Mahe and Praslin, this is saying something! Considered a laid back version of the bigger islands, La Digue is the perfect destination for anyone wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of tourist-heavy areas. Take a load off as you bicycle around this (almost) car-free island, explore the numerous shores along the way and perhaps stop for a picnic after taking a quick dip. La Digue is the definition of relaxed island living.

When it comes to choosing what island to visit in Seychelles, the best choice is island hopping. Arguably the best activity in Seychelles, island hopping allows visitors to easily enjoy the unique attractions of every island. With so much to experience, why limit yourself to one island when the delights of all are easily accessible. Contact Kreol Services today and let us help you explore Seychelles with trusted Mahe car rental and Praslin car rental services.

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