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15 Jul

Seychelles Island : Why this most beautiful island should be on your bucket list

Have you heard of Story of Adam & Eve? Of course you have. Story of Origin of Human race according Bible. This is not a history lesson but the reference of the Garden in which it happened. Ever wondered what it’s true location (What on earth it’s located?) Answer is Seychelles Island. Evidences which proves that are found by the experts in Seychelles. If you visit Seychelles, you will need no evidence to prove this mythological story. It’s actually that beautiful.

Seychelle Island

Since the distant time when Seychelles 115 granite & coral islands became scattered over a secluded corner of the Indian ocean, they have remained sanctuaries for some of the rarest beauty on the planet with incredibly unique flora & Fauna.

Traditionally associated with the most beautiful beaches on the planet, framed by timeless granite boulders, the Seychelles islands are at the top of the world’s list of romantic destinations, perfect for that lazy tropical retreat

for two. But the archipelago has even more to offer in addition to the ultimate sun, sand and sea holiday. For the modern traveler, these islands represent escape and an opportunity to recalibrate one’s soul in harmony with the

primal essence of nature.

For those wishing to do and see it all, Seychelles offers superb sailing, diving and snorkeling where relatively few have ventured, excellent fishing and wonderful opportunities to discover the islands’ unique ecosystems on mountain

hikes and nature trails, all enjoyable in a climate of almost perpetual summer. Island hopping by plane, boat or helicopter will allow you to discover each island’s individual character, as well as a cuisine to seduce the most demanding palate and the genuine, heart-warming welcome of the Seychellois people.

Let’s have a look at what 3 main islands have to offer –

Seychelles Island1. Mahe –

This fertile, granite island with verdant forests, soaring peaks and over 65 beaches enjoy a rich diversity of flora and fauna to be discovered by organized excursions as well as on walks and trails through lush countryside.

North Mahé, home to famous Beau Vallon beach, tends to be more populous than other regions of the island, and discreetly features a range of hotels of all sizes, guesthouses and villas. South Mahé presents, in contrast, a wonderfully pastoral aspect and is home to some of the island’s prettiest beaches and villages too, all made

accessible by an efficient network of roads. Victoria, one of the tiniest capitals in the world, has managed to retain

much of its original charm and character with outstanding examples of traditional architecture, a busy market, shops, boutiques and service providers.

Seychelles Island - Praslin2. Praslin –

Praslin’s original name of ‘Isle de Palme’ bears eloquent testament to its reputation as home to the Vallée de Mai UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the famous coco de mer grows wild in abundance. Seychelles’ second largest

island, Praslin lies 40 kilometres north-east of Mahé – 15 minutes by plane or 45 minutes by catamaran ferry. Divided by a ridge of hills intersected by a road that leads through the Vallée de Mai, Praslin possesses some of Seychelles’ most striking beaches such as Anse Lazio, widely acclaimed to be the most beautiful beach on earth.

Featuring the only 18-hole championship golf course in Seychelles and a luxurious casino, Praslin also has a rich assortment of hotels and guesthouses steeped in Creole hospitality. The island is ideally situated for holidaymakers wishing to island hop to La Digue, Chauve Souris, Curieuse, St. Pierre, Cousine, and the island bird reserves of

Cousin and Aride.

Seychelles Island - La Digue

3. La Digue –

La Digue, lying 45 kilometers from Mahé and 7 kilometers from Praslin is the fourth largest island in Seychelles, celebrated for its granite boulders that seem to have been sculpted by a divine hand to adorn beaches of breathtaking beauty such as Anse Source D’Argent. The island, where more traditional modes of transport such as bicycles and oxcarts still hold sway, offers authentic island-style accommodation, mainly situated on the west-coast while the east remains more or less untouched. La Digue serves as an ideal stepping-stone to the nearby islands of Grande Soeur and Petite Soeur, Félicité, Coco and Marianne.

Here is the must do activities –

Sailing –

Outside the cyclone belt and offering a year-round sailing season, moderate swells and gentle tides, there is no better way to enjoy Seychelles than by cruising its pristine waters by catamaran, keelboat, bareboat or kayak, to name but a few.

 

Spa –

From the signature treatments of dedicated spas offering relaxing massages with exotic herbal oils, scrubs, detox baths and invigorating wet-treatments to a full range of beauty and grooming services, Seychelles’ spas hold the answer to your complete renewal of mind, body and soul.

 

Fishing –

The stuff of fisherman’s tales. Over 1.4 million sq. km of fishing grounds offering catches of marlin, giant barracuda, shark and other prize game fish. Whether saltwater fly-fishing, blue water fly-fishing or deep-sea fishing, you will be rewarded with some of the finest fishing in the ocean.

 

Diving –

Open the door to a vast world that lies between 4 and 10 degrees south of the equator. Home to a marine extravaganza as diverse and vibrant as it is unique. The Inner Islands boast an abundance of marine life including

butterflyfish, angelfish, soldier fish and squirrelfish among others and reefs that feature octopus, spiny lobster and a plethora of nudibranchs. Dive Centers are located throughout Mahé, Praslin and La Digue.

 

To summarize –

Just a 4 & ½ away from Mumbai, Seychelles is situated in the heart of Indian Ocean. No visa is required as it’s free & on Arrival. Biggest island of Mahe with Victoria the Capital holds the International airport which is hub for Air Seychelles. Other islands like Praslin & La Digue have domestic air bases. For island hopping, option of ferry is always there but if you want to save time & don’t mind paying bit more, domestic flights are there too. There good variety of 3 star to 5 star properties on each island for you to choose. Island hopping & water sports remain primary activity at Seychelles. Otherwise, you can always enjoy little bit of Sun & sand.

If you want to make your holiday longer & more happening, Seychelles can also be combined with Mauritius. You can always get in touch with us for the best deal. So don’t wait up, plan a short/long holiday with your loved one or friends & family & visit the heaven on earth, “Seychelles.”

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