The Seychelles is widely known as the most beautiful destinations on earth, world renowned for playing host to some of the greatest sights of all tropical destinations. From sprawling beaches and epic sunsets on the horizon to diverse and vibrant plant and animal life, the Seychelles is undoubtedly a visual feast.
Whether you’re a holidaymaker, birdwatcher, photographer, or just looking to spruce up your Instagram, the Seychelles is the ideal location to take in some epic views. We break down the top five spots to take in the best sights of the Seychelles. Get amped for your upcoming holidays with these unforgettable sightings.
- The Morne Seychellois National Park
Boasting one of the most diverse sets of natural environments on earth, the Morne Seychellois National Park is home to rich mangrove forests and the highest peak on Mahe Island. At the towering height of 905 metres, the summit is also the prime position to take in some incredible views and only requires a 40-minute walk from the base. Holidaymakers who have visited the Seychelles rate this a top spot on the bucket list, best for wide lens panoramic photography as well as close up shots of unique plant life.
- Anse Lazio, Praslin
While the beauty of the Seychelles’ magnificent beaches are no doubt an obvious draw card for most holiday goers, fans of National Geographic and the Discovery channel will be in their elements. The area of Praslin presents a once in a lifetime is home to rare bird species like the Zebra Dove, the Jacobin Cuckoo and the endangered Seychelles Swift. Elsewhere, holidaymakers may get to view and swim with the exceptional giant turtles – and we seriously recommend taking a waterproof camera to capture this once in a lifetime sight.
- Le Jardin du Roi Spice Garden, Anse Royale
Teeming with rich history from the Seychelles’ past, Le Jardin du Roi restaurant complex (King’s Garden) comes up time and time again as one of the best places to stop and take in the sights of the ‘old Seychelles’. This part of the Anse Royale island offers a unique mountaintop view, with a wonderfully old world charm. This particular gem also offers views of a renovated plantation sight. Once you’ve taken enough photos to fill up your camera, you can enjoy a delicious lunch on site as well.
- Grand Fond aka Zimbabwe
The picturesque Grand Fond has become popularized by the moniker Zimbabwe and is the second most populated of the Seychelles’ islands. Grand Fond is also home to a rich visual landscape which has attracted lifestyle writers and travel documentary makers from all over the world. It has an exceptional view of the Curieuse island and while it is beautiful at any time of the day, if you’re mesmerized by a magical sunset, there are few dusk views to rival this one.
- La Louise
For a 360 degree viewing sensation, there is no better sight stop than La Louise. Because of its incredible popularity, a short walk takes you to a balcony that offers a prime viewpoint. And just what would you be viewing? Well La Louise shows off some of the Seychelles’ most loved locations, which includes a peep of Victoria on the left, the beautiful Eden Island, as well as the St. Anne Island Marine Park. Do not forget the selfie stick.