Things not to do in the Seychelles…
Citing Creole (Seselwa) as one of the Seychelles’ three official languages, the others being English and French, shows just how seriously local people take their East African roots. Find out more about the musical journey of Sega, listen to a supernatural story (gris gris) on a veranda while supping cinnamon tea, or shine up your sandals for a Sunday church service; whatever you do, don’t settle for the Seychelles without the Creole.
Forget to relax. Although it can be tempting to cram in as much as possible, sometimes it’s just as important to sit down and breathe deeply just to experience real relaxation without the eclectic itinerary. One way to alleviate the activity levels is to book into a boutique spa where yoga, homeopathy and natural relaxation services pamper you into submission and let you recline at leisure and ruminate on just what it means to be truly at ease with all of your senses.
Forget your binoculars. Bird watching locations really don’t get much more exotic than the Seychelles and if you can tell a shearwater from a cormorant or brown booby from a blue pigeon, then you’re well on your way to feather festooned fun in the sun. Cousin Island, Vallee de Mai Reserve and Bird Island, obviously, offer just a few of the stunning locations that are bustling with birdlife.