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Exploring the Paradise Islands: Seychelles – A Perfect Getaway

Sep 16, 2023 10:00AM ● By Okechukwu Nzeribe
Photo by Matteo Parisi

Sunbathing on the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Eastern Africa lies an archipelago of Islands called the Seychelles. Known for its immaculate beaches, crystal-clear waters, luscious vegetation, and beautiful landscapes, this beautiful island country is a traveler's delight and a paradise escape for anyone desirous of a place to unwind and enjoy to beauty of nature at its finest.

With its combination of natural spectacles and an engaging cultural sight, the Seychelles offers an equilibrium between relaxation and adventure. Part of what makes the Seychelles a tourist delight is its stunning beaches. Crystal-clear waters poured forth in waves over splendid white sand are so alluring they leave picture-perfect memories in the minds of all who visit.

The islands of Seychelles are not left out of this picture-perfect utopia. With landscapes that offer spectacular views, a journey through the Island provides a scenic experience of nature at its grandest.

The Vallée de Mai, a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated on the island of Praslin, is one of the most well-known attractions. Lodoicea maldivica, also known as the double coconut, grows on a reserve located within the Island.

Valée de Mai, Seychelles. Source: Wikimedia Commons

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La Digue, another Island with a reputation for magnificent granite rock formations and isolated beaches, is another island to visit. The famed Anse Source d'Argent beach features coral reefs and blue beautiful waves.

For underwater world lovers, Seychelles offers a perfect experience for snorkeling and diving. A visit to the beaches of the Aldabra Atoll Island offers tourists an opportunity to see some of the largest populations of giant tortoises as well as colorful fishes, turtles, and other marine creatures.

Aldabra Atoll. Source: Wikimedia Commons

For those interested in sailing or hiking, Seychelles landscapes provide pristine hiking routes for every tourist. Morne Seychellois National Park, located on the Island of Mahé, which is one the biggest Island in the country offers several trails suitable for all hiking adventures.

For those who love the open expanse of the ocean, Seychelles offers an ideal opportunity for sailing whether it be by speed boats, yacht, or traditional canoe rides. With its mild waters, those who sail can explore secret beaches, while enjoying a cool dip into the tranquil waters.

Seychelles Natural History Museum and National Botanical Gardens are great places to visit to learn about the culture and history of the Seychellois. Tourists cannot also get a glimpse of the country’s colonial history by paying a visit to the 18th-century mission lodge located on Mahe Island.

The Botanical Gardens on Mahe Island, Seychelles. Source: Wikimedia Commons

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Seychelles offers pocket-friendly accommodation for everyone working on a budget. Luxury resorts, guesthouses, and villas are available to ensure any visitor to the Island experiences full value for their money.

A true paradise Island is what Seychelles offers. Whether your preference is to unwind on its several enchanting beaches, discover the magnificent underwater worlds of the Island, immerse yourself and experience the beauty of the local culture and its people, or experience unhinged adventure in the various outdoor sports, Seychelles will always leave you delighted, revitalized and hungry for a repeat experience.

 Okechukwu Nzeribe works with the Onitsha Chamber of Commerce, in Anambra State, Nigeria, and loves unveiling the richness of African cultures.
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