Starting around 4:30pm every Wednesday at Beau Vallon beach on Mahé, next door to the Savoy Hotel a truly Creole experience awaits – Bazar Labrinn (the Sunset or Night Market). The mixed scent of exotic spices, barbecuing meat and fish grilling will have your tummy rumbling in no time!
Despite being a tiny dot on the map that is often overlooked, the Seychelles is a country with so much to discover. Here are 10 facts about the archipelago that you probably didn’t know.
1) The Seychelles are the only mid-ocean granite islands in the world
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As one of the most romantic destinations on the planet it’s not surprising that millions of visitors are gracing the shores of the beautiful islands after they’ve tied the knot. Here is a list of 5 things to do in the Seychelles to ensure that you have the most memorable honeymoon ever.
The Seychelles may be known for its natural beauty, but the Seychellois people and their unique fusion of diverse cultures play a major role in making the archipelago the vibrant place that it is. So what can you expect when you visit? Here’s a quick guide to what you need to know about the people, the cuisine and the local culture:
With a long-standing legacy of fine product, a 5 out of 5 star rating from UK based online retailer The Whiskey Exchange, and a clear place in rum’s hall of fame, you’d think that the Takamaka team could rest in the knowledge that they were doing a sterling job.
If you were ever going to pursue a career as a fulltime artist, the Seychelles should definitely rank right up there as one of the best places to set down your paintbrush (or chisel or pencil or any other medium for that matter). The tropical island’s exquisite surrounds, rich Seychellois culture and leisurely lifestyle offer endless inspiration for the creation of bright, colourful and diverse island arts and crafts.
Snorkeling. One of the weirder words in the English language. And an activity that requires slightly weird, somewhat unflattering attire (let’s face it, no one looks good in a snorkeling mask). But it’s also one of the key drawcards for Seychelles tourism. The islands boast some of the best snorkeling spots in the world and ideal conditions with average surface water temperatures between 25 and 29°C – not to mention the seemingly endless array of exotic marine life.
The Seychelles islands have been the site of numerous cultural influences – which make it the unique holiday destination it is today. From fine, fusion cuisine, long-standing traditions from all corners of the globe, and a language quite unlike any other Creole nation, a visit to the Seychelles is a meeting point to the rest of the world. While most Seychelles locals do speak English, get stuck into the Seychelles culture by getting clued up with the local lingo
The Seychelles coral reefs are magical, a delicate environment where thousands of colourful creatures co-exist in a natural kaleidoscope. Our home is blessed to be surrounded by so many reefs to explore.