Seychelles adventures beyond the beach

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While we all dream of lying on a perfect Seychelles beach, the Indian Ocean archipelago has plenty of adventures to offer beyond sand and sunshine.

Escape the cliché of idyllic Seychelles beaches and delve into a realm of exhilarating Seychelles adventures. Beyond the serene shores, the archipelago beckons thrill-seekers with a plethora of options for adventure holidays. From heart-pounding adventure sports to immersive excursions, there’s no shortage of things to do in Seychelles.  

Whether you crave adrenaline-fueled pursuits like diving into crystal-clear ocean waters or prefer exploring mountains through hiking and zip-lining, Seychelles offers an adventure-packed itinerary for every enthusiast.

If you have an appetite for adventure and want some activities to really get your pulse racing then you’ll discover the Seychelles has just what you’re looking for.

The best adventures and activities in Seychelles

Explore the myriad of thrilling experiences awaiting you in Seychelles with our comprehensive guide to all the best adventures and activities.

Rock climbing in Seychelles and ziplining


Flying through the forest

Pit your climbing skills against the granite cliffs of Mahé with a selection of climbing routes for all levels, then abseil down or take a series of ziplines up to 120m long through lush, tropical forests.

Hike through the Morne Seychellois National Park of Mahé

Take the trail through Morne Seychellois National Park to the summit of Morne Blanc and you will hike through the stunning mist forest, an ancient jungle of lush tropical foliage.

Brace yourself for the views once you emerge at the summit, which will take your breath away as you look down over the mist forest itself and out to the sparkling ocean beyond.

Kayaking in Seychelles through ancient mangrove forest


Kayaking at Constance Ephélia, Seychelles

Enjoy the natural peaceful environment and spirit of exploration as you kayak leisurely through the ancient mangrove forest of Port Launay.

Considered the best coastal wetland mangrove forest on Mahé, it supports all seven species of mangrove creating a perfect natural environment for a range of rare bird and marine life.

One of the best Seychelles activities: Explore below the ocean waves

The Seychelles has as much to explore below its clear waters as there is on land so whether you prefer snorkelling or scuba diving make sure you take time to discover the islands’ rich underwater world.

Things to see include vibrant coral reefs teeming with a variety of sea creatures from clown fish and parrot fish to larger visitors including the rare hawksbill turtle, manta rays and yellow snappers.

Hand-feed a giant Aldabra Tortoise on Curieuse Island


The Giant Aldabra Tortoise of the Seychelles

Take the short boat ride from Praslin and step into a wild, ancient world where giant tortoises roam free on this private island nature reserve.

The conservation team based there encourage visitors to get hands-on in the feeding of the young tortoises and a nature trail across the island will take you to one of the Seychelles most beautiful hidden beaches, perfect for snorkelling.

his is one of the perfect adventures in the Seychelles for families: kids will be fascinated!

Deep sea fishing in Seychelles

Indulge in the ultimate angler’s dream as you venture into the vast expanse of the Indian Ocean for deep sea fishing in Seychelles. Feel the rush of being out on the ocean and doing battle against some of the Indian Ocean’s swiftest big fish from sail fish and tuna to the legendary marlin. 

Whether you’re a seasoned angler seeking a new challenge or a novice eager to test your mettle, deep sea fishing in Seychelles offers an unforgettable experience. 

Discover the Seychelles mountains by bike

For a fresh view explore the lush, verdant islands of Seychelles by mountain bike and you’ll discover hidden trails through dense forest and quiet roads leading to sleepy fishing villages.  

The tough challenge of some of the steeper hills will be rewarded by the discovery of secluded beaches perfect for a private refreshing swim. 

Discover why to visit Seychelles by bike! 

Discover the ancient palm forest of Vallée de Mai

Walk the clearly marked trails of the stunning nature reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site on Praslin and not only will you see the iconic Coco de Mer growing in its natural environment, you will come to Glacis Noire, a vantage point from which you can see across the Vallée de Mai to the ocean and neighbouring island of La Digue.

Horse-ride down the world’s most photographed beach

Anse Source D’argent is the iconic Seychelles beach, immortalised in numerous photographs for its white sand, granite boulder perfection. Horse riding offered at L’Union Estate gives you a new and exhilarating way to explore this beautiful landscape.

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Where to stay in the Seychelles?

Discover Constance Lemuria – our 5-star secluded paradise, nestled among empty white sandy beaches and lush flora and fauna. It hosts the only 18-hole golf course in the Seychelles and even includes a turtle sanctuary – perfect for a blissful family adventure in the Seychelles.

Or head to Constance Ephelia – a peaceful, unspoiled haven for couples and families alike, with endless options for relaxation, wellness, and sports.

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