- Capital: Victoria
- Money: The Seychelles Rupee (SCR), a SCR = 0,125 USD
- Timezone: GMT +4
Seychelles is composed of 115 islands located all over the Indian Ocean. These beaches are abundantly blessed by Mother Nature and are known all over the world for their white sand shores, turquoise waters, and lush hills surrounded by huge boulders. It has three main islands namely La Digue, Praslin, or Mahe.
A popular ecotourism spot, Seychelles is also widely known to spot watch bitds and giant tortoises. There are also inland jungle trails for the adventure lovers and luxury restaurants for couples enjoying their honeymoon. However, this paradise is not just exclusive for the rich ones. There are various affordable self-catering accomodations and facilities, located in best places on Seychelles A great destination for those who just love beaches and who aren’t into crowds, these islands are far from mass tourism.
With so many tourist attractions, it is easy to feel overwhelmed in Syechelles. However, here are top three favorites of the people who have visited this paradise.
Aldabra Atoll – One of the largesy raised coral attols, the Aldabra Atoll measures 34 km, hiding a large tidal lagoon inside. The waters of this lagoon is home to manta rays, tiger sharks, and various sea birds. It is also the original habitat of giant tortoises. But no matter how beautiful Aldabra is, scientists are the only people allowed to live in the arae. Guests who want to visit must first get a written permission from the Seychelles Inland Foundation (SIF).
La Digue – Home of Anse Source d’Argent, La Digue is the picturesque location of emerald waters, sea-smoothed granites, and sugar-white sands. It is one of the three major islands but it is also the least developed. Guests who happen to spend some time in La Digue never wanted to leave this beautiful island.
Vallee de Mai – This particular island is just one of the two places where the elusive coco de mer palm can be seen it its natural state. One is in Seychelles and the other place is Curieuse Island. Vallee de Mai often compared to the garden of Eden and is recognized by the World Heritage site. Some of the common sightings in Vallee de Mai are screw pines, latanier palms, black parrots, and almsot everything else.
Anse Lazio – Considered as the best beach in Praslin and even on the whole of Seychelles, Anse Lazio is located on the far north area of the island. In every angle of the island, it is very evident that nature blessed this patch of land with beauty. The shore is a long, broad-pale sand beach which has lapis lazuli waters on one side and a huge population of pal and takana trees on the land part. Surrounded by granite boulders, Anse Lazio is a dream destination for most people and even have a beach-front restaurant.
Cousin Island – An ultimate destination for bird watchers, Cousin Island is home to more than 300,000 birds on the island. Despite its small size of 1km in diameter, there are seven species of sea birds residing in this island including two varieties of shearwater, white-taied tropic birds, fairy terns, as well as the rare magpie robin and Seychelles warbler. The Hawkbill turtles nest visit the island in season.
L’Union Estate – Located in the island of La Digue in Seychelles, coconut farming used to be the major industry in the area, with its center in L’Union Estate coconut plantation. As the years passed by, the then-coconut plantation was turned into an informal “theme park” where the actual work of extracting oil from dried coconut flesh (copra) can be observed. There is also the Old Plantation House, which is the location of an old graveyard, a pen for giant tortoises, and a boatyard.