Seychelles is a true tropical paradise with beautiful white sand beaches, granite beachside boulders, creole curries and rich culture. There are many reasons to travel to Seychelles.
Here are the top 10.
1. Beautiful white sandy beaches
One of the main reasons to travel to Seychelles is its beautiful white sandy beaches, ideal for chilling out.
The best part is there are no private beaches, so, even if visitors are not guests, they get to enjoy the beaches maintained by the five-star hotels.
2. Boulder formations beyond imagination
The islands are known for the picturesque boulders dotting the land and seascape. These beautiful formations are everywhere, be it by the beach or by the roadside.
3. World’s most-photographed beach
Seychelles has the world’s most photographed beach. Anse Source D’argent has a unique combination of beautiful boulders and white sandy beach.
There is an entry fee to spend the day but it is well worth it — take some pictures, go for a dip or do some snorkelling.
4. World’s most beautiful beach
Seychelles hosts not one but two of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Anse Lazio does not have uniquely shaped boulders but it has beautiful white sand and turquoise blue water. The area is also rich in marine life.
5. Home of the Coco de Mer
Seychelles is the home of the Sexy Nut, also known as Coco de Mer, a rare species of palm tree found only on Seychelles Praslin Island.
The nut is famous because of its unique shape, resembling human private parts. It is illegal to eat them but if one happens to fall on someone’s property the owner can.
6. Home of the Aldabra giant tortoise
Another exciting reason to travel to Seychelles is the Aldabra giant tortoise. They are originally from Aldabra atoll, one of the islands that make up the archipelago.
They can easily be found roaming around La Digue or take a boat ride to Curieuse Island to see them.
7. Sunsets like nowhere else
African sunsets are famous for the colours and Seychelles, being off the African coast, is no different. The sunsets here are epic because of the explosion of pinks and violet shades in the sky.
8. Tropical forests
Seychelles is a true paradise with its rich tropical forests. There are many forest walks where one can enjoy the flora and fauna with many rare plants and trees, birds and other wildlife. Anyone who loves the forest will love these walks.
The food is one reason to travel to Seychelles and exploring the local cuisine is a must. Don’t miss the famous tomato and coconut-based Creole fish curry served with rice.
The people of Seychelles are fun-loving, happy and helpful. The main language spoken is French, but if the visitor cannot speak it, everyone tries to help out and the operators of the various accommodations are ever ready with tips to enrich one’s stay.
Amit and Anindita are Indian Travel bloggers who blog at Travel Like We Do. They talk about affordable travel in India and abroad. They are still travelling and capturing their moments.