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The Seychelles Islands

November 25, 2014

The Seychelles

The Seychelles form a widely scattered archipelago of over 100 islands, in the Indian Ocean, next to Madagascar.

map Seychelles

Occupying a strategic position on the Europe-India sea route, the Seychelles were annexed by France in 1756 to support its colony on Mauritius. It passed to Britain after the Napoleon Wars.

As the Seychelles islands are blessed with a year-long warm, tropical climate, it’s always a good time to visit, although different times of the year may be better suited to your particular interests.

  • The Seychelles are the perfect holiday destination because..
  1. The beautiful beaches

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The first reason that attracts people to travel in Saychelles is because of its gorgeous sandy beaches. The island is known for its most beautiful white sand beaches with clear blue water. On top of that, there are secluded beaches where you can spend the entire day and rarely see anyone else. Seychelles is famous for having the best uncrowded beaches in the world. Others offer sublime opportunities for swimming, or relaxation.

  1. The variety of culture

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While traveling in Seychelles, you are able to see different cultures as it has African, European and some Asian influence. You will find a unique art, music and architecture that is very different from what you are used to see and know. There are various events taking place in the Seychelles island, such as cultural events among Seychelles’ various ethnic groups, international sailing and fishing competitions as well as local shows and other activities. The Seychelles Sailing Cup, an international sailing event, is held in January and the International Fishing Competition is held in November. Further local fishing competitions are held throughout the year.

3. A unique flora and fauna

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Just like the islands, their fauna and flora are multicouloured and numerous. You will be fascinated by its animals such as giant tortoise that you are very likely to see and by its huge coral reefs. The Seychelles is home of the rarest plants in the entire word.

And you  have no reason to worry about your health as you will not find one single poisonous animal (snakes) or dangerous diseases (malaria).

You will also find towering national monuments, beautiful Creole houses, artists’ studios, national reserves and marine parks, as well as breathtaking natural wonders. Various excursions will introduce you to the pleasures of glass-bottom boating, or enjoying a choice of water sports.

There’s also golf, horse-riding and guided nature tours where to enjoy some of the rarest species of flora and fauna on earth.

Seyschelles nightlife is also an important point of your trip if you choose to go there: you can go to casinos, some local bars and fine restaurants offering unforgettable Creole meal.

The three best hotels that you could find in the island are : the Banyan Tree Seyschelles hotel, the Four Seasons resort hotel, and the North Island. The cost of these hotels are about one thousand euros for one room per day for seven days.

For all these reasons, we strongly advise you to go to those paradisiacal islands and we promise you a wonderful holiday.

Mélanie and Sofija

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