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Seychelles Island: A soul refresher

Posted by Royal Sundaram on 19 Oct 2011

Looking for a place to enjoy this festive season? Welcome to Seychelles Island. This is one of the few places where Mother Nature has poured out its bountiful goodness. It is an archipelago spanning 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, some 1,500 kilometers east of mainland Africa.

Seychelles’ 115 islands can be put under two categories. The tall granitic Inner Islands and the low lying coral cays and atolls constitute the Outer Islands. There are 43 Inner Islands and 72 Outer Islands.

The huge attraction in Seychelles is its beaches. Crystal clear oceanic waters lapped by white sand, surrounded by lush hills and big boulders, forms a magnificent sight to all those who enter in. With such an unimaginable setting Seychelles is also one of the best spots to watch birds, giant tortoises, under water life etc.  Other than the beaches, you can also indulge on the inland jungle trail and some fine dining.

Following are some of the scintillating places of Seychelles Island.

Praslin Islands:

Lying 45 km northeast of Mahe Island, this second largest island of the Seychelles archipelago, welcomes you with lush green jungle, huge hills, beautiful spread of white sand decorated with palm trees. Be at some of the best beaches; especially do not miss Anse Lazio which is consistently voted one of the beaches in the world.

Enjoy yourself with excellent snorkeling among the live corals, which houses an amazing nine hundred species of fishes.  Also please your eyes with world’s rarest birds like the black parrot and fruit pigeon.

Mahe Island

A tour to the Seychelles would be incomplete without staying at least a couple of nights at the Mahe Islands.  Being the largest of the islands, Mahe invites you to witness its glorious bays and its vividly colored waters, spread like an artistic painting.

Mahe also houses a range of granite peaks. Morne Seychello is the highest peak here that adds beauty, like a crown to a queen.  Along with the granitic mountains, enjoy Beau Vallon, the best beach on Mahé and also other beaches such as Grand Anse and Anse Takamaka.  Diving , Water sports and nature walks are sure to make your trip more exciting.

La Diego Island

La Diego is one of the few destinations of splendid natural beauty that is not yet spoilt by rapid tourism development. Marked by its green hills, covered with a complex mass of jungles filled with tall trees, beautiful bays adorned with heart striking gorgeous beaches and its jade-green waters makes you feel like heaven on earth.

Also visit some of traditional local industries of the past such as vanilla farming and curing, production of copra and coconut oil.

In addition to the above three islands, you can also visit Bird Island, Cousine Island, Denis Island, Desroches Island, Shark Bank.  Also do not forget the remaining 112 islands of Seychelles which are expecting your attention.

If you are visiting Seychelles or any other foreign country, do not forget to carry Royal Sundaram Travel Insurance with you.

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