The Seychelles is renowned for its tropical beauty and that enticing sense of getting-away-from it all. What this archipelago also offers in spades is extreme sports for thrill seekers and novices alike.
Here’s our top 5 pick of the crop.
Excellent surfing conditions are on offer for beginners right through to those with years of experience. On Praslin, you’ll find beach breaks for all levels at Anse Georgette and Anse Kerlan. Experienced surfers should head to La Farine Reef and Villa Reef for reef breaks.
On the largest island of Mahe, there are plenty of potential surfing spots. If you’re looking for a point-break, head to Anse Poules Bleues. There are also many reef breaks. Check out Anse Bourgainville, Anse Gaulette, Misfit Bay and North East Point. Beginners should head to Beau Vallon beach and Carana beach for gentle beach breaks.
For a more complete rundown of surf spots in the Seychelles, wave direction, skill level and frequency visit the great website Wannasurf.
Clear and warm waters make the Seychelles idyllic for windsurfing. If you’re looking for stronger winds, head out there from May-September although it’s possible to windsurf all year round.
3. Scuba diving
The Seychelles is one of the greatest places for diving in the world. Featuring an impressive 6 national marine parks, there’s an abundance of spectacular scuba diving and snorkeling opportunities.
Our experts at Constance Ephélia have recommended their top 3 diving sites – Trois Bank, National Marine Park at Cap Ternay and Dredger Wreck.
4. Mountain biking
There are a number of paths as well as rough terrain tracks for mountain biking in the Seychelles. While the islands are edged with powdery white sand beaches, the 42 granite islands in the inner area of the archipelago are hilly and rocky. Here, the hills can rise to just under 3000 feet, making for some thrilling mountain biking conditions.
At Constance Ephélia, we’ve opened a climbing wall for guests of all climbing abilities from 6 years to 60+. The wall offers a beautiful climbing experience with both artificial and natural routes.
Instructors are at hand to teach you the basics or help improve your techniques, depending on your skill level.
Find out more about the climbing wall at Constance Ephélia.