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The best way to see Seychelles in one day is simple — charter a boat. Assuming you are flying into Mahe from your mainland of choice, Forbes Travel Guide’s editors suggest starting the day by exploring Victoria. Grab a bite to eat, as well as some fruit and snacks for the day, before boarding your chartered rig. It’s more relaxing to hire a crew as well as a boat, so unless you are an experienced skipper, spend the extra money to put someone else in charge of steering.
Start with an hour-long ride to Praslin. The best part about having your own boat is that you can make your own schedule. Slow down to enjoy the sea views or speed up to explore what’s on land. Once you arrive in Praslin, immediately head to Anse Lazio. After enjoying this beach, which is often voted one of the world’s best, change directions and visit the Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve — you cannot leave Seychelles without seeing the famous coco-de-mer coconuts.
Board the boat and move onto La Digue, taking time to enjoy the scenic views along the way. The rock formations of Anse Source d’Argent are calling. After a few photographs, and maybe a snack, continue the journey back to Mahe, where dinner at a Creole-inspired spot will finish off your day.