Seychelles is a bunch of 115 islands, some inhabited, in the Indian Ocean that lie off the coast of Africa, just north of Madagascar.
The Seychelles were disputed between Great Britain and France during the dark colonial, with Britain ending up in control in 1814 CE after the bloody Napoleonic Wars. The islands achieved freedom in 1976 CE; however, free elections did not occur until 1993 CE. The politics of this island group remain in something of a state of flux, although this should not bother the traveler seeking a relaxing beach vacation. Since the island has shifted hands between Great Britain and France, the cuisine has been greatly influenced by the slaves, early modern settlers, and natives.
The islands’ rich cultures have greatly influenced Seychellois cuisine. Varied seafood dishes, creole cooking, curries, and coconuts are the most popular among the tourists and the locals alike. The main product of the country, fish, is prepared in numerous different ways. Especially the red snapper is delicious and well known to guests.
Seychelles offers a beautiful nightlife scene that caters to travelers. The vibrant nightlife is mainly located around the larger hotels, and in addition to cinemas, theatres, and discos, there are numerous trendy and fun restaurants.
Do not miss the most famous nightclub, “Lovenut” in the center of Victoria, 200 meters walk from the central taxi station. Also entertaining are “Katiolio” (near Anse Royale) and “Tequila Boom” at (Bel Ombre) nightclubs. “Katiolio” was one of the prime nightclubs to open on Mahe and is open-air beside the sea.
Seychelles food to Try:
- Fresh-grilled fish
- Coconut Curry
- Salted Fish
- Sausage Rougay
- Anything with banana in
- Smoked Fish Salad
- Snacks: banana chips, breadfruit chips, and “molouk.”
Where to eat in Seychelles?
One decent option we’ve explored for eating locally prepared Seychelles meal is at a regionally owned guesthouse or self-catering hotel where the owners offer meals as an extra. Your next decent option for a nice Creole meal is to go to an eatery that specializes in Creole cuisine. While there are many places to eat out in Seychelles, you want to try somewhere that has made a good name for itself as an excellent place to eat. Indian snacks, Curries, Biryani, and chutneys form an essential part of Indian food in Seychelles. The Maharajas and Mahek Restaurant are an excellent option if ‘curry’ is your go-to meal.
There are several restaurants that fit this game. On Mahe, the most famous and best established is Marie Antoinette. Established in the capital city of Victoria and located in an old Creole house, this establishment has been serving up delicious traditional Creole meals for decades.