It is hard to choose where to spend your time between the three beautiful islands in Seychelles. Here at Hummingbird We have a few things we like to recommend
Why not start your Seychelles experience by staying at La Digue. La Digue is home to some of the Seychelles very best beaches including Anse Source d’Argent which is the most photographed beach in the World. The powdery sand, crystal-clear water, and imposing granite boulders make this a uniquely enchanting beach, and undoubtedly worth a visit. And if you fancy a fresh coconut from one of the vendors, why not put some rum in it? You could also try some delicious local Seychelles food at Lanbousir an eatery close to the beach run by a group affable ladies specializing in seafood. The Octopus curry is highly recommended. La Digue has a very laid back vibe with only a few surfaced roads and virtually no motorized cars. It’s the perfect place to relax and get back to nature.
It’s a quick ferry to Praslin from La Digue – Why not vist the Valee De Mai. This gorgeous World Heritage listed reserve is one of only two places in the world where the rare coco de mer palm grows in its natural habitat. It’s also a great place to spot birds including the endemic Seychelles bulbul, the lovely blue pigeon, the Seychelles warbler and the endangered black parrot, of which there are between 500 and 900 left in the wild. British Colonial explorers believed this to be the real Garden of Eden, and under a canopy of monstrous coco de mer leaves, it easy to see why. Our guide will point out some of the other 50 indigenous plants which grow here. There are several hiking trails to take lasting around 1 and half to 2 hours.
After completing your hike, we will take you to Cote D’or Beach where you can enjoy some more delicious local food while gazing out to sea. Finally, we will take you to Anse Lazio which is perhaps Praslin’s finest beach. Anse Lazio, on the northwest tip of the island, is picture-perfect everywhere you look. The long beach has lapis lazuli waters, a thick fringe of palm and takamaka trees, and granite boulders at each extremity. There’s some good snorkeling among the rocks along the arms of the bay and there’s a beachside restaurant. Despite its popularity it’s large enough so it never feels crowded. Finally, after relaxing on the beach, we will return you back to La Digue
Mahe a bit further a way from La Digue, but it is worth the visit. Set sail aboard Anahita, as you embark on a scenic cruise of Mahé’s magnificent south coast. Skirting the reef at Anse Royale you will be afforded the best views of the the south coast, making you way towards Anse Forbans – a beach once frequented by pirates as a strategic place to careen their vessels and take on supplies. Stunning views await as we past Cap Mason, Anse Marie Louise, Capucin and Petit Boileau as you round the Southern tip of Mahé, finally arriving at Police Bay. This stretch of coast and the surrounding hills are the most untouched on Mahé and offer an unparalleled insight into the Seychelles. At Police Bay, only publicly accessible by boat, we’ll drop anchor and offer you the opportunity to swim and snorkel in this enchanted bay, one of the few nesting sites of the endangered Hawksbill turtle. Turning a bow and heading back to Victoria, Anahita will first slip through a channel in the reef at Anse Royale, taking us into the calm inner waters of the bay. Dropping anchor, you will be treated to a Créole Buffet before having free time to swim, snorkel or explore the golden shore and surrounding village. A spot of game-fishing on the way back will add some excitement to your relaxing cruise back to port. And then back to La Digue