Seychelles For A Luxury Island Getaway

A visit to the African continent would be incomplete without coming to Seychelles which is in Eastern Africa. This place lies to the northeast of Madagascar which comprises of hundred and more islands that are mostly uninhabited. The scenic beauty of these islands remains unrivaled as there are granite backed hills that rise from the ocean and are covered by tropical forests. The waterfronts have powdered sandy beaches and cerulean waters that go beyond the line of sight.

This island of tropical paradise has much to offer for sightseeing as well as cultural experiences. You could start with a stay at Mahe, which will offer you insights into Seychelles culture. Praslin is known to offer unending sun and sand experiences for which you need to take a ferry ride from the mainland. Have a few weeks to savor? Then I recommend the La Digue which is a small island that time seems to have forgotten, comprising of 2000 inhabitants and few roads to travel around. However, access to these islands is made easy by rides to and from by helicopters which are offered by most luxury resorts here. Accommodations that are luxurious abound in plenty in Seychelles and you will be pampered at resorts, which stand on their own private islands.

Activities on the beaches of any of the islands are several. Try snorkeling, diving or rides on glass bottom boats. Get a guide to tell you the rich history of the islands as you take excursions through the islands such as Mahe. This is considered the activity capital of Seychelles and has several diving spots that are safe and good to experiment with. Seychelles is home to unique flora and fauna and several guided tours will help you explore these with an informative guide by your side. Here one can find the Vallee de Mai which is referred to as the Garden of Eden. However, it is up to you to discover its beauty and give a verdict as to whether you think it lives up to its name.

Seychelles has a distinct French influence due to the French colonies that were formed here in 1770. Later on it was under the British control till 1976 for which its colonial influence is quite evident. Today the region has people from different communities living in peace.

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