Seychelles is a small bag with more than 115 islands in the Indian Ocean. It’s hard to find a more beautiful place, with each island offering a secluded spot that shines in the sun most of the year. They have become popular places for those looking for something more compared to a standard European beach vacation. But why have the islands become so popular in recent years? Here are some reasons why so many people come to see them every year.
With more than 100 islands, Seychelles offers the largest beaches in the Indian Ocean. For example, the main island of Mahé alone has 65 pristine sandy beaches. The gentle breeze glides through the palm trees along the pristine white sand beaches, it is the perfect cocktail to relax and unwind.
Culture and gastronomy
The islands are home to a colourful mix of different religions and cultures, each expressed in different foods. The subtle influences of French, Indian and oriental dishes have contributed to the development of popular and wonderfully diverse cuisine for the region. An island favourite is grilled octopus or other fish with steamed rice garnished with ground peppers, ginger and garlic.
Seychelles is home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites, one on Praslin Island and the other Aldabra, which houses the largest collection of giant tortoises. Since the islands are relatively untouched by humans, natural beauty has been preserved for thousands of years. Bird species are also strong, with flagship species like the Seychelles Robin and the Seychelles Warbler, as well as 10 other species not found anywhere else in the world.
With these excellent beauty offers all over Seychelles, it has become a luxury retreat for those of us looking for something more than a standard vacation. Denis Island has only 25 chalets and is one of the main private destinations. With private beaches and almost the island to explore, it offers the ultimate feeling of escape and intimacy so many people love it when travelling abroad.
In addition to the lush forests that cover the earth, the seas offer much wildlife. The vast coral network around the islands is spectacularly full of life, with more than 1,000 different species of fish. Some of the larger water animals include the Barracuda, sea turtles and various sharks.