Explore The Top 5 Islands in Seychelles
The Seychelles Islands has 115 natural islands in its archipelago, each unique and different in their own way. Although it would be “a dream come true” to visit all 115, we have compiled the top 5 islands that are must-see if you’re on a tight budget, love adventure and want to indulge in some island-hopping fun.
Mahe Island – The Main Island of Seychelles
Before exploring the other top 5 islands, Mahe island is the perfect place to start your holiday. Besides Mahe island being the home to the Seychelles International Airport, it is also home to the smallest capital in the world Victoria. Mahe island also has some very popular beaches, like the famous Beau-Vallon, Anse Royale and Port Launay Beaches.
A must-see on Mahe island are the following:
Not to miss on Mahe is the mahe discovery tour by Discovery Agri Tours hosted by Mr. Alrick. Award winner on Trip Advisor for his excellent knowledge and service.
Hotel La Roussette’s location makes it the perfect place for you to start your holiday in Seychelles.
Located only 10 minutes away from the international airport, it offers affordable accommodation, friendly services & modern rooms. Anse Royal beach only minutes away.
The Hotel reception staff is more than happy to store your heavy luggage for FREE while you take only the essentials with you on your island hopping trip. No need to worry about finding your way to us – our dedicated team can organise a transfer from the airport to the hotel, as well a transfer to catch your next boat or plane to other islands!
La Digue Island
La Digue Island tops our list of top 5 islands as the second must-see island when in Seychelles, due to its sheer beauty and authenticity.
The island is mainly accessed by ferry from Praslin Island (which in turn is accessed also by ferry or by a 15 minute plane ride).
This island is perfect for those who want to get away from the stresses of life and unwind.
Ride a bicycle, hitch a ride in an oxcart or visit one of the most beautiful beaches in the world; Anse Source D’argent as there are no cars on this island. Two to three days on La Digue are recommended for the ultimate wind-down experience!
There are many affordable guest houses and small hotels on the island. The reservations team at Hotel La Roussette would be more than happy to book one for you.
Praslin Island lies approximately 50 km northeast and is accessed either by ferry (45 minutes) or by plane (15 minutes).
The world’s largest nut, the Coco De Mer is naturally found here at the Vallee de Mai forest.
Anse Lazio beach is also a must-see, topping the list as one of the world’s most beautiful beaches.
L’ile Moyenne is one of the smallest islands of the archipelago. The tiny island was home to Bernard Grimshaw until his death in 2012.
It is now a national park home to 120 giant tortoises.
This island is located only about 10 minutes away from mainland Mahe by boat, and can be visited as part of marine park day trips.
Bird Island is located the furthest away from Mahe Island and offers the ultimate getaway experience. The island has a small resort with 24 bungalows placed amid nature, offering a quiet and stress-free getaway.
The island is a bird colony and during the south-east trade winds the island is colonised by millions of sooty terns.
We recommend staying on Bird Island for three or more days!