The Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean off East Africa, known for its beaches, coral reefs, diving, nature reserves and rare wildlife such as the giant Aldabra tortoises. Mahé island, with an international airport, is a key transport hub and home to its capital Victoria.
This country is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, including the popular white powder of Beau Vallon on Mahe and Anse Lazio on Praslin. The stunning pink sands and boulders of Anse Source d’Argent on La Digue lead many to call it the most gorgeous beach on earth.
Many of the beaches are untouched by man’s influence and are refreshingly uncrowded. They offer clear blue skies and a tranquility you will rarely find. A hike along the coastline from Beau Vallon to Anse Major will take about 1.5-2 hours and your reward will be a small deserted beach that’s fit for a king.
Vallee de Mai is a national park and world heritage site, home to amazing flora and fauna, including the world’s largest seed: the coco de mer.
Seychelles boasts the Aldabra Atoll, the world’s largest coral atoll that stretches about 22 miles east to west and encloses a huge tidal lagoon. Aldabra is the original home of the giant land tortoise and tiger sharks and manta rays can also often be seen here.
The warm Indian Ocean waters make Seychelles the perfect place for water enthusiasts.
Scuba diving, snorkeling, and fishing are also extremely popular and can be done almost anywhere in Seychelles.