The Seychelles is an archipelago situated in the Indian Ocean comprising of 115 islands made from either granite or coral. The Seychelles are renowned for being one of the most fantastic holiday destinations because of its constant sunshine, virtually un-touched beaches and island relaxed atmosphere. The islands consist of beautiful luxury hotels and resorts, with most islands simply being tourist islands and having no permanent inhabitants living there, except for hotel staff. Our Seychelles Lodge Specials have a range of resorts and hotels, all exceptionally luxurious, for you to look at and choose the best.
The Seychelles offers a bunch of gorgeous islands, all with the same relaxed ambience that makes it such a sought after holiday destination. Mahe is the largest and most popular island, having a booming tourism industry and consisting of 80% of the Seychelles native population. Mahe is also where the capital of the Seychelles, Victoria, is located. Victoria happens to be the smallest capital city in the world, and the entire city can be explored in a day. Mahe is the social and cultural capital having more infrastructure, night life and people than neighbouring islands. Streets are lined with cafes, restaurants, bars and boutiques, as well as flea markets that sell traditional trinkets and other hand-made crafts. There are also museums and historical monuments depicting the culture of post-colonial Seychelles. Situated in Mahe are the Seychelles Botanical Gardens that house an array of endemic plants and make for a fantastic photo-op. The Seychelles Botanical Gardens also have beautiful and brightly coloured flowers, including a rare orchid found only in the Seychelles, and fruit and spice trees. The white sand beaches of Mahe offer the opportunity to completely relax as you watch the waves gently roll in. There is also an abundance of water sports, including diving, snorkelling, and paddle boarding.
Mahe’s national park, Morne Seychellois, is an expansive national park that makes up over 20% of the island. The dense and lush vegetation house various hiking trails that are perfect to explore on. The island’s highest point is also located in the park and can be hiked up, providing the perfect vantage point to see the island in its entirety from. Mahe is the perfect blend of island fun on the beach as well as discovering the gorgeous forestry.
Praslin is the second largest island, and, like Mahe, has a blend of things to discover. The granite island lies a bit away from Mahe, and has a small fraction of the country’s population living on it. With fewer infrastructures and a quieter night life, Praslin is the perfect destination for a family holiday. Praslin is home to the very rare coco-der-mer tree, also known as the sea coconut. This rare plant only grows on Praslin and the neighbouring Curieuse Island, which is protected by the Seychelles government and their conservation efforts.
The UNESCO World Heritage site, Vallee de Mai, can be fully explored on Praslin. Vallee de Mai has a sensational amount of tropical bird life, and if you are a keen bird watcher, exploring this beautiful forest land will be a dream come true.
The beaches on Praslin are less crowded than on Mahe and offer unbelievably warm waters and sugary white sand that your feet sink into. For an array of the best and most affordable accommodation, have a look through our Seychelles Lodge Specials.
The Seychelles is a popular wedding destination, experiencing up to five weddings a day. They thus offer brilliant honeymoon packages. Passports are also not necessary when visiting the Seychelles, just a valid visa will do. Most of the land on the Seychelles islands is completely un-touched by man, providing you with a raw and unspoiled view of nature. The coral reefs and sparkling water are picture-perfect, offering you the best romantic getaway you could imagine.
As well as being a dream honeymoon destination, the Seychelles is a perfect family holiday destination as well, as there are plenty of activities to keep the entire family entertained. The natural land will be interesting for eco-tourists to explore and the cultural monuments and museums make up the best holiday for a historical or cultural tourist.
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