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Seychelles has remained all but untouched by the ravages of modern living. Being ‘a thousand miles from anywhere’ and settled less than 250 years ago has allowed Seychelles to retain its ecological integrity and its breathtaking natural beautyTuesday, June 11, 2019

By Seychelles Tourist Office
Seychelles Tourist Office

Seychelles has remained all but untouched by the ravages of modern living. Being ‘a thousand miles from anywhere’ and settled less than 250 years ago has allowed Seychelles to retain its ecological integrity and its breathtaking natural beauty.

For this reason, Seychelles has been branded ‘another world’ by the tourist board in recognition of one of the most pristine natural environments on the planet, whose numerous attributes together represent a powerful antidote to the demands of everyday living.

Among these is what are widely regarded as the world’s most stunning and uncrowded beaches fringed by the warm, crystal waters of the Indian Ocean. Imposing granite boulders stand like sentinels guarding the timeless national treasures of the spectacular strands of La Digue Island’s Anse Source D’Argent, Praslin’s magnificent Anse Lazio and many others besides.

Seychelles has also been blessed with an extraordinarily diverse blend of mid-ocean granitic islands, coral atolls and reef islands. Strung like jewels on threads of ivory surf, each one possesses its very own distinct character and charm, inviting island-hoppers to experience their variety either by fast catamaran ferry, the inter-island flights or by helicopter.

Seychelles continues to be a sanctuary for a unique array of flora and fauna that includes some of the most exotic and rarest specimens on the planet. Counted among their ranks are the coco de mer, the world’s heaviest nut, the Seychelles magpie-robin, which has been rescued from the brink of extinction, and the jellyfish tree, of which only a handful remain in existence.

Few destinations are able to offer an experience so inextricably linked to the mellow rhythms of island living, and to the culinary traditions and vibrant customs of a people who choose to live close to their roots. This is a place where visitors can do as little or as much as they like, either kicking back to enjoy the perfect sun, sea and sand trip, or indulging in activities such as world-class diving, sailing and cruising, sport fishing, trekking, golf, spa treatments, zip-lining and horse riding.

DON'T MISS

Exploring La Digue by bike and going on a tour of the Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

NEED TO KNOW

KEY FACILITIES

• Beaches
• Islands
• Direct flights

KEY ACTIVITIES

• Sailing
• Diving
• Cruising
• Nature walks and trails
• Kayaking
• Zip-lining
• Rock climbing

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