Seychelles: exotic for the sophisticated.
Most restaurants in the Seychelles only have orders until ten in the evening – after this time they either close or continue to work until all visitors finish eating. Only bars work here late.
Cuisine and restaurants Seychelles
The basis of the local Creole cuisine – seafood, rice, curry and coconuts. The most popular Seychelles dish is fish with rice (pvason ek diri). It is also worth trying here the tech-tech soup, steamed breadfruit, stewed bananas “Saint-Jacques”, coconut pudding like-kat and bananas. The highlight of the Seychelles cuisine is a bat stew.
The classic local drinks are “Sabriu” beer, lemon juice “Die Zitronel” infused with fermented coconut “feces” juice and a fairly strong “tank” drink made from fermented sugar cane juice. You can also always find excellent South African and French wines on the islands, which are imported in large quantities to the islands.
What to see in the Seychelles
The main attractions in the Seychelles are mainly of natural origin. The snow-white or even soft-pink sand of the beaches, the unique nature of the tropics, the stones of multicolored marble, the purest water and the amazing underwater world. The sunsets look fantastic and the ocean is amazingly gentle.
On the islands you should definitely go to Kuzin Island to get acquainted with George and George, a pair of old turtles. This colorful couple often pursues tourists so that they pay attention and scratch their necks.
From May to September, about 1.5 million black terns inhabit the Bird Island, which can be reached in 30 minutes by plane from Mahe Island. And here lives a local star – the giant tortoise-long-liver Esmeralda. She (or rather, he) is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the biggest turtle in the world.
On the island of Curiez, you can watch a large colony of giant turtles and admire the dense thickets of tropical plants. By the way, this island also has a national marine park.
Just 15 km from Praslin is Arid Island, which serves as the main gathering place for seabirds of the entire region. Also this island is the only place on the planet where you can see a lemon tree.
St. Anne’s National Marine Park is located on six small islands. A sightseeing tour begins with a trip on a boat with a transparent bottom, through which tourists can observe the underwater life of coral reefs. Next, the path goes to the island of Moyen, the private property of a certain Mr. Grimshaw. Grimshaw has been living on this island for a long time, but is still trying to find pirate treasures supposedly once hidden here. You can explore the island, look at the historical ruins and pirate graves, and even search for that treasure.
Lovers of hectic nightlife can be very disappointed: all local entertainment in the Seychelles is represented by several discos and casinos. There are only three casinos on the island of Mahe, but one on Praslin, there are very few night clubs and they are often quite boring. But throughout the year, many different festivals and sporting events take place on the islands, the most famous of which are the Creole Culture Festival and the Big Regatta.
Surfing the Seychelles
The best places to surf in the Seychelles are the islands of Mahe and Praslin. Grand Anse Beach, which is located in the northwest of Mahe, the most popular among surfers – the waves here can reach two meters in height. Of the other beaches of Mahé, Anse-Bougainville and Beau-Valon are suitable for surfing. The period from November to April is the best season for surfing in the Seychelles.
Fishing in the Seychelles
For the sophisticated fishermen, Seychelles is just heaven on earth. Here you can catch barracuda, tiger shark, mako shark and tuna. But the most coveted trophy for every fan of fishing in the tropics is blue marlin or blue swordfish. The weight of this cherished fish can reach and even exceed 400 kg.
If you want to try your luck, it’s best to go fishing early in the morning to catch small fish for bait. The best period for fishing in the Seychelles is from October to April.