While some travellers are making their way north this December to experience a snowy winter wonderland, others are shrugging off the idea of subzero temperatures and travelling to the Seychelles islands for a warmer Christmas experience, with better plans for dips in the warm Indian Ocean and frolics in the sand as part of a family holiday or a romantic retreat for couples.
Visiting the Seychelles around Christmas allows you to learn about the history and culture of these islands while also enjoying the festive ambiance of the tropics at the end of the year. On the island of Mahe, the capital of Victoria, you may wander through the alleys where the Creole cottages surrounding the streets are decked with Christmas lights. Christmas in the Seychelles is a time of joy and discovery of all the wonderful treasures that embellish this city.
Because the majority of Seychelles’ population is Roman Catholic, Christmas is an important religious holiday on the islands. In reality, it is one of the most important religious holidays of the year, with many people attending Christmas Day service. Midnight mass, in particular, is popular, and most churches on the islands are at capacity during this time, with many people having to attend from outside. The Seychellois take great satisfaction in decorating their homes with a broad range of colourful tinsel and fairy lights, and a Christmas tree, which can be a man-made tree or a Casurina tree, a local evergreen conifer found in abundance on the islands, takes center stage in the living room.
Most hotels and restaurants will offer special Christmas menus over the holiday season to commemorate the event. This will usually feature turkey or ham, as well as roasted veggies and other Christmas favourites like Christmas pudding. Many prominent hotels will go to great lengths to ensure that their customers have a memorable holiday experience with a Creole touch. This can feature live music, dancing, raffles and other festivities in addition to Christmas supper.
On Christmas Day, the beaches of Mahé, Praslin, and La Digue Island are packed with families having fun, with many joyful smiles, rhythmic music, and the aroma of wonderful food, as people celebrate the joy of the Christmas holiday with their loved ones.
The festive season is all about relaxing and Kreol Services provides Mahe car rental and Praslin car rental to allow you to enjoy everything this tropical gem has to offer at your leisure. You’re in for a December holiday to remember, whether you’re beach hopping, fulfilling your gourmet or hiking around island – this will definitely be a Christmas holiday for the books!
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