With captivating beaches surrounded by pristine blue waters, Seychelles will seem like your everyday island country. But beneath this charming picture lies a variety of surprises. No matter the purpose of your travel, this archipelago will offer you the best ventures. Right from its jungle encrusted coastlines to its energetic marine parks, this island will leave you with travel memories like no other!
Start your journey from the Bird Island. Not only is this island home to a flurry of colourful avian species all thoughout the year, it is also the home to a two century old tortoise! Next, travel to Denis Island, which your very own coral strip by the sea! This island is one of the largest sanctuaries for a variety of species both avian and marine. If you are lucky, you can even spot the turtles as they come to lay their eggs here. Next, travel to Praslin, which will seem like a paradise within a paradise. This granite island has its share of mountains and pristine beaches which make for a well adventurous stay. Next on your itinerary is La Digue. Its laid back ambiance is perfect to unwind and relax amongst the many bays’ here. Its lush greenery and peaceful beaches will tempt you to get stranded here. Next, travel to Silhouette Island, which is the perfect hide away from the hustle and bustle of society. The biological diversity that thrives here is worth a visit, especially for its marine tortoises and terrapins. Travel to the capital city of Victoria, which is the home to several modern structures and old colonial buildings. Finally, travel to the tiny island of Fregate Island, home to the local flora and fauna and makes for a perfect and exclusive hideaway from the bustling crowd on the other islands.
Seychelles offers its visitors a variety of stunning and unspoiled attractions that will leave with an appreciation for natural beauty. From its various natural and wild life parks, to its spellbinding islands, this archipelago country is definitely a lost paradise. Amongst the beaches here, the Anse Intendance is a must visit. While it is a perfect destination for adventure sports, it is a popular place for nesting turtles. The Morne Seychellois National Park located here is a must visit, especially since it is one of the largest national parks in the country. Not only is it home to a variety of flora and fauna, you can also find several tea plantations amongst the landscapes here. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Vallée de Mai National Park is a must visit for nature enthusiasts. It preserves a prehistoric forest that has at least four thousand examples of the giant coco de mer fruit palm which is only unique to Seychelles. If you love birds, head to the Bird Island, which is filled with a large variety of birds, all throughout the year.
With a distinctive and rich culture thriving here, it is hard not to dive deep into the heart of the country through the islands cuisines. Due to its coastal location, you will find a large variety of fish, seafood and shellfish cuisines amongst the rest. Some of the cuisines that are a must try are the bat curry, bouillon brede, bourgeoisie grille, cari bernique and the chatini requin. For dessert, you must have the cassava pudding and the ladob, which is best eaten with plantain or sweet potatoes. Coconut water and fresh juices are quite popular here along with palm wine or bakka rum.
Seychelles is definitely an exciting place for adventure and sports. Apart from trekking through the local wildlife and natural parks you can even indulge in several water sports. This can include scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing and even yachting. You can always go on a glass bottom tour where you can view the marine species in their natural habitat amongst the coral reefs.
Although your journey will be filled with a large variety of adventures and experiences, it can include both good and bad. A priority must be given to your safety. With unforeseen mishaps and calamities a high probability, it is important that you have a safety net. Flexicover, with its range of single trip travel insurance, multi-trip travel insurance, gap-year travel insurance and many other covers, ensures that you are well equipped for every eventuality.
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