A trip to Republic of Seychelles
The Republic of Seychelles comprises 115 islands and it occupies a land area of 455 km² in the western Indian Ocean. It represents an archipelago of heavenly beauty that lies between 480km and 1,600km from the east coast of Africa. Of these 115 islands, 41 constitute the oldest mid-oceanic granite islands on earth while a further 74 form the low-lying coral atolls and reef islands of the Outer Islands.
The granitic islands of the Seychelles archipelago cluster around the main island of Mahé. Mahé is home to the international airport and the capital, Victoria, and its satellites Praslin and La Digue. Together, these Inner Islands form the cultural and economic hub of the nation and contain Seychelles’ major tourism facilities as well as its most stunning beaches.
You can feel the diversity of Seychelles the moment you reach there and there are various things that you could do. You could walk on some of the best uncrowded and pristine beaches in the world. While some are framed by age-old granite boulders others offer powder-soft sands, turquoise waters and sublime opportunities for swimming, snorkeling or pure relaxation.
You could go island-hopping between the 16 islands that currently offer accommodation. These range from luxury hotels to rustic island lodges and cozy beach side bungalows.
You will also find proud national monuments, beautiful Creole houses, artists’ studios, national reserves and marine parks. You could also indulge yourself to the pleasures of glass-bottom boating or treat yourself to a choice of water sports.
You could also relax and play golf or go horse-riding. There are also various guided nature tours to help you enjoy some of the rarest species of flora and fauna on earth. Not to forget the mellow Seychelles nightlife where you can go dancing, take in a casino, some local bars and fine restaurants offering unforgettable Creole and international cuisine.