Went to chase the sunny side of the world. We spent 5 days on Mahe, 2 days on La Digue and another 3 days on Praslin.
The Seychelliots are friendly and the more time you spend there the more you understand how time is never a problem for them. Everything is done at a slow pace, while celebrating life.
Good to know: everyone speaks english or french, food can be expensive (or at least not as cheap as you might imagine) & the nature is amazing.
For me this was an awesome opportunity to test the drone (DJI Spark) and improve my flying skills. I''ve traveled light, taking all the shots with the Fujifilm XE2 with 2 lenses, the 56mm 1.2 and a manual Samyang at 14mm.
We've spent the first days on Mahe, at Jessie's Guest house, exploring the Beau Vallon beaches. We did most of our travelling around the area by bus, which is extremely cheap and runs on a very "dynamic" schedule.
Life in Beau Vallon in pretty simple. You have 2 big supermarkets, a couple of good take-aways places and a bunch of fine dining options. The only struggle I found was finding good coffee 😅.
Beau Vallon Beach
This is probably one of the longest beaches you will find in Seychelles - white sand, clear waters, ocassional baby sharks or fishes just swimming around are some of the things you can expect to find on this beach.
Sunset Beach, Beau Vallon
Set at a few bus stops (or 20-30 min walking) from the Beau Vallon beach you can find one of the hidden gems of Mahe - the Sunset Beach. It's quite small and in order to get to it you have to go through the Sunset Beach hotel (still this is a public beach so there aren't any fees).
What you'll find here are super cute little crabs, crazy load of fishes (good place to snorkel) and very quiet place to relax. There's also a good place to drink your coffee or have lunch with a nice view over the water.
Definetely one of the highlights of Seychelles!
We travelled with a super tiny plane between the islands - which was a great opportunity to see sharks and the calm of the ocean. It's also the same price as the ferry and takes even less time, plus the overall experience is totally worth it.
On La Digue 99% of the population travels on the bike - so we did the same. Getting across different spots on the islands is not that complicated, but doing this at 35 degrees can be challenging. Still this is a super tiny island - so don't expect to find anything else except great nature, local take-aways and serenity.
Anse Source D'Argent
Tortoise on Anse Source D'Argent
One of the main things to do in La Digue is... watching this giant tortoises sleeping or... mate. There's plenty of food to feed them. The cherry on top - there's also a tortoise nursery where you can actually see all the babies!
Praslin is pretty close to La Digue so we took the ferry to get there - the entire trip was quite pleasant, we didn't had choppy waves or things like that and the time schedule worked pretty good.
In Praslin you must do two things: spend some time at the best beach in the world (just my personal opinion), Anse Lazio and visit the Valle de Mai Nature Reserve. And that's actually what we did.
We relied (again) on the local buses - a trip across the island costs like 50 cents. It's gonna be a bumpy ride with a very old bus, but you will manage to meet new people and travel with locals.
Vallee de Mai
In a nutshell, Seychelles is a must see place in your lifetime. Has an amazing nature, great beaches and it's very relaxing.
You can find most of the photos from above on Unsplash, in my Seychelles collection.
Here's a video summary of some of the beaches and the nature (better quality on instagram):
P.S: If you want to learn more about Seychelles (focused more on it's diverse nature) - here's a very cool article from National Geographic.