The Republic of Seychelles is an island country of 115 islands in the western Indian Ocean (northeast of Madagascar). It is known for its beautiful beaches and diverse biodiversity, and has been a favorite tourist destinations for decades now.
Seychelles is a one of those places that is sought after by tourists because of its crystal clear waters and white sand, enveloped by beautiful hills and mountains. It is a nature trip you constantly dream of whenever you feel bored inside concrete houses in the city, the place that occupies your mind when you’re stressed out inside the office, the paradise you need to see to give you a new perspective on the things around you.
It was in 1770 when the French settled in the islands. It remained under French control until Napoleon’s defeat at Waterloo. Under the treaty of Paris in 1814, Seychelles was then ceded to the British. It was during the British rule that Seychelles started to have estates and flourish in produce such as coconut and sugar cane. In 1976, they got their independence from Britain.
Now, to the more exciting part about the Seychelles—its islands. Its three main islands of all offer a kind of vacation that will sure be a hit with anyone who loves nature. All of these places have their own thing going on—from a wide array of hotels to offers of activities and different ways to spoil all types of visitors.
The Islands are divided into five groups: Amirantes, Southern Coral, Alphonse, Farquhar, Aldabra. The main inner islands are Mahé, Praslin, and La Digue; and the outer islands lie beyond the huge and mystical Seychelles plateau. More than a dozen of all these islands offer lots of different accommodations and activities, and all you need to do on your end is to choose.
Perhaps it would take you at least a year to go to all the beaches in Seychelles, for there are just too many of them (and the amazing thing is that most of them are nothing like any beach in the world). The highly-recommended beaches are the Anse Cocos, Anse La Reunion, Anse Lazio, and the Anse Patates.
On the top of the list is the Anse Source d’Argent, a tourist favorite because of its amazing, crystal-clear turquiose water and soft white sand. This Seychelles beach has been considered as one of the best in the world, so you’re sure to have the best time here.
Once you’ve already spent an ample time dipping in the great beaches, you may want to go to more adventures by going on hikes or treks at the Seychelles jungles and let out the adventurer in you. If you’re not really the outdoor type, wait until you see this place—you just might change your mind.
The whole Seychelles ecosystem is well-protected, and is home to some of the world’s rarest flora and fauna species. Some of the specimens here are the Seychelles’ paradise flycatcher, the jellyfish tree, and the Coco de Mer (the largest seed in the world).
The amazing thing about Seychelles is that even if it is flocked by tourists, it still remains pristine, seemingly unspoilt, and amazingly clean. The people of Seychelles are certainly doing a great job preserving their wonderful treasures, and they sure are ready to offer you a memorable time in their beautiful shores every year. There is no doubt about it—this is the place where you’d want to escape.