|Heaven on Earth|
Seychelles do not look like much on the world map but do not be fooled.
They are bursting with beauty and culture, and each 1 of its islands, eachoffers unique charm
From the stunning Sunrises to the spectacular Sunsets, Seychelles will leave one feeling rejuvenated and at peace during and after a visit.
The Seychelles islands have quite the impressive lineup of beaches on the roster.
Sunny and sandy, warm and tropical, these beaches are by far the main attraction for visitors.
Options are limitless for would-be sunbathers. The nation’s star is La Digue’s Anse Source d’Argent, frequent winner of “best beach in the world” titles and one of the most photographed areas in the Seychelles.
But that does not mean it’s packed.
The delightful thing about Seychelles beaches is they manage to stay relatively secluded.
On Mahé, Anse Intendance and Beau Vallon tend to be the most popular, but you can wander around, to find your own secluded stretch of sugar white sand.
Anse Georgette and Anse Lazio are also Top picks, each with its own character and features. Do not feel limited by where you are staying, though beach hopping is encouraged
|It is About the Journey |
With 115 islands in the archipelago, the Big Q is: How will I get around?
The Big A: Seaplanes and ferries are the most common option, but once you have arrived feel free to branch out.
La Digue’s primarily transportation method is bike and with weather this gorgeous how could you say no to extra time outside?
Of course renting a clear-bottomed kayak or a private boat will get you out on the water for fun in the Sun.
And on the larger islands like Mahe, renting a car and driving the famous Sans Soucis and La Louise roads up to the island’s best viewpoints should not be missed.
|Mother Nature Outdid Herself|
While you might be tempted to spend the entire trip at the beach, you will want to venture inward and discover the other natural treasures of the Seychelles.
On Praslin, explore Vallee de Mai National Park, home to the enormous coco de mer palm tree whose fronds stretch up to 15 ft across.
On Mahe, explore over 9 miles of hiking trails through Morne Seychellois National Park for views of dazzling coastline and thick tropical forests. Finally, if you want to get a little more wild, meet the Aldabra Giant Tortoise of the Seychelles. Only a few thousand of these vulnerable creatures are left on a few of the country’s islands and atolls.
|Dive A Little Deeper|
You cannot talk about the stunning Seychelles beaches without mentioning their equally spectacular underwater neighbors.
SCUBA diving, snorkeling, surfing and swimming are all Key attractions on the islands.
Diving is especially attractive, and you can encounter brightly-colored sea life, coral reefs and shipwrecks throughout the archipelago. From Fisherman’s Cove reef to Shark Bank there are plenty of dive spots where you can get up close and personal with hawksbill sea turtles, lionfish, octopus and at least 4 shipwrecks.
Times to Travel There
April thru October
Set just below the Equator, the Seychelles’ weather is dominated by seasonal trade winds that blow in shifts in temperatures.
Warmer weather runs October to March while drier and stronger winds pick up May to September.
Check out your preferred seasonal activities ahead of time to ensure youvis it in the right season.
For example, turtle hatching is from January-March while surfing is best May-September.
Enjoy your travels…
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