When you first see photos of the Seychelles, you would be forgiven for wondering whether what you are seeing could possibly be real.
From the exquisite and untouched white-sand beaches and verdant jungles to the futuristic boulders that seem to be carved by the hand of some abstract sculptor, every corner of this phenomenal destination is simply breathtaking.
Seychelles is a paradise like no other. Strewn across the Indian Ocean like minute pearls of perfection, the 115 islands of the Seychelles beckon travellers of all kinds, from couples in search of the dream luxury honeymoon, to families looking for a serene escape.
There are so many reasons to visit the Seychelles, but surely one of the biggest draws here are the beaches. Nowhere in the world will you find bays more beautiful and unique than here, from the small coves to Anse Source d’Argent - the world’s most-photographed beach.
You will often hear the Seychelles described as being “a thousand miles from anywhere”, and when you arrive, you will immediately understand this popular turn of phrase.
Although the islands are abundant in natural beauty, offer fascinating cultural experiences and endless exhilarating activities, this destination still maintains a peaceful and authentic atmosphere.
You may find it hard to understand why everyone isn’t heading to the Seychelles for their luxury holiday - but whilst this phenomenal destination remains under the radar, just revel in the tranquillity!
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The natural diversity is difficult to comprehend until you experience it for yourself. Luscious rainforests climb the hillsides transitioning into misty forests full of rare wild orchids. Tropical cinnamon, coconut and banana plantations rub shoulders with rustling palms and lush botanical gardens. Off the coast, breathtaking coral reefs await underwater explorers, frequented by shoals of tropical fish and unique visitors including turtles and sharks.
Spend your days sunbathing on picturesque beaches, hiking through the jungle to discover alluring plunge pools and cascading waterfalls. Explore the Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the island of Praslin, where you will find thick throngs of Coco de Mer palm trees - one of six endemic plants that the reserve is famous for. You can even sample the juice of the Coco de Mer, just like a coconut!
Here, you can also enjoy fascinating wildlife spotting, seeking out rare species such as the Seychelles black parrot, tiger chameleon and many more.
If you ever tire of the Seychelles’ natural riches, you will find plenty of cultural attractions to enrich your trip. Sail across to the island of la Digue, a traditional Creole islet where horses and carts or old-fashioned bicycles are the main modes of transport, and mills are powered by ox.
Alternatively, take a day trip to the capital to discover the Seychelles’ unique history. Visit Victoria Clock Tower - also known as Little Ben - to learn about the colonial history of the islands and marvel at its unusual architecture.
Afterwards, spend a few hours wandering around the gorgeous Victoria Botanical Gardens, which are home to over 500 species of exotic and indigenous plants, along with fascinating animals which you can discover around the grounds’ forested areas, boulders and caves.
Whatever kind of luxury holiday you are planning, the Seychelles are a wonderful destination to choose. This is a fantastic choice for a twin-centre holiday, combining the historic hustle and bustle of South Africa or the Middle East with the serenity of the Seychelles. Alternatively, why not book an island-hopping experience, allowing you to immerse yourself in the cultural capitals and desert islands of the Seychelles alike?
Paradise means something different to everyone, but whatever it means to you, the Seychelles will deliver it. Whether you are looking for private island bliss, luxury spa hotels or sophisticated hillside villas, you will find endless choices in the Seychelles.
At Inspiring Travel Company, we are experts in curating unforgettable luxury travel experiences around the world, and we can make your dream holiday in the Seychelles a reality, from the perfect accommodation to tailor-made tours and activities.
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