Discover Seychelles Like A Local
The best way to discover all the sights and sounds of Seychelles is to travel like a local? Seychelles is the most sought-after holiday destination. If you’re looking to immerse yourself in the island culture, live like a local, and explore what Seychelles has to offer.
Below are a few ways you can discover Seychelles as a local
Make Use Of Public Transport
If you’re looking to have a taste of the life of the Seychellois people, then you should make use of the public transport system. Rental cars and taxis are costly. Instead, make use of the public buses and ferries to move around and across the islands.
Perhaps you’d like to rent a bicycle or scooter. These are great options for travelling around considering the hilled landscape of the islands. Moreover, you can make use of the Cat Cocos ferry service if you wish to travel between Praslin and La Digue. This is a highly affordable sea travel service that transports locals and tourists several times a day.
Eat The Local Cuisine
Any Seychellois experience includes trying the local Creole cuisine. So, it is highly recommended that you try as much of the street food as you can. Local takeaways are much healthier than the fast-food chains we see in western culture. Instead, enjoy blends of French, Indian, and Chinese snacks, and meals and desserts that are rich in flavour, tradition, and nutrients.
If you’d like to buy groceries to cook at home, there should be a variety of food markets near you. If you’re on Mahé, the Sir Selwyn Selwyn-Clarke Market is the ideal location for you to purchase fresh spices, fruits, vegetables, and fish.
Watch The Turtle Hatch At Anse Georgette, Praslin
Pack up your picnic and snorkelling gear and enjoy two of the most appreciated beaches of Seychelles in one day. Take a stroll down to Anse Lazio and depart on your trail to Anse Georgette. Once you reach Anse Georgette, enjoy unblemished white sands and fantastic opportunities for snorkelling that you will never forget.
Another unique island experience would be to watch the turtle hatchlings between October and April. Seychelles is home to two turtle species, that being the Hawksbill and Green Turtles. If this sort of activity interests you, Constance Lemuria is one of the few sites where you can experience this phenomenon. Just ensure that you get permission from the hotel prior to visiting as viewers are limited at events like these.
Diving is the most popular tourist activity. But that doesn’t stop the locals from exploring their underwater marine life too. If you’re an avid diver, you’ll want to make sure you spend some time exploring these gorgeous diving spots.
Dance The Moutya at The Creole Festival
Dive into the life of the Seychellois locals and make sure to attend their annual Creole Festival. Every October, tourists and locals alike flock together on the main islands for a major celebration of culture. An entire week is dedicated to celebrating the history of the Seychellois people as well as their traditions. If you really want to take your trip to the next level, join in on the Creole spirit!
Aside from the food and drink, you are likely to see hundreds of dancers performing the Sega or the Moutya (Mootia). The Moutya is a dance that was created by slaves hundreds of years ago to relieve themselves from their daily pressures. Essentially, it was used as a way to survive the long days and harsh working conditions.
Here is some important information to consider when booking your trip:
- Information in regards to entry and covid regulations in Seychelles CLICK HERE
- All passengers travelling to Seychelles needs to apply for a Health Travel Authorization CLICK HERE
- Most major airlines fly to Seychelles, either via Africa, Europe and the Middle East
Health Entry and Stay Conditions for Travellers Interim Conditions v4.0; with effect from 6 January 2022;
Ministry of Health. CLICK HERE
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