Discover the Seychelles

December 29, 2012 No Comments »

This post and photography is brought to you by the good people from  Kempinski Seychelles Resort.  You may want to consider a little luxury in the Seychelles as part of your next travels!

The Seychelles is made up of 115 islands in the middle of the Indian Ocean, and boasts a wealth of wildlife and natural beauty, as well as some of the most unique experiences for holiday-makers from around the globe. The Seychelles offer the chance to see wonders you wouldn’t find anywhere else – here are some of the best places to look out for.

Victoria, Mahe

Victoria is the Seychelles’ capital city, and while small it is the best place to go to experience the laid-back atmosphere of the islands. Restaurants and bars serving fresh seafood and cocktails fill up throughout the evening, while during the day the post-colonial architecture and historical museums make this the ideal location for those seeking a cultural break.

Mahe Beaches

Mahe is home to 90 per cent of the Seychelles’ population, and as such its coastline is also the most populated, with the best facilities and a number of excellent beaches to choose from. The Beau Vallon is easily the largest, lined with deckchairs and promising beautiful views out to sea while the slightly quieter Baie Lazare near the Kempinski Seychelles resort offers a slightly quieter atmosphere.

Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve, Praslin

The Vallee de Mai is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an area of biological significance in the Indian Ocean, thanks to its diverse wildlife and the excellent conservation efforts of the countryside management teams. Here you’ll find a number of rare birds and plants, including the iconic coco de mer seed and the Seychelles Black Parrot.

L’Anse Source d’Argent, La Digue

La Digue is one of the smaller populated islands, but its beaches are legendary. The L’Anse Source d’Argent is considered one of the most spectacular in the world, with soft pink sands and large granite boulders gently rounded by the weather. Lined with a backdrop of palm trees, it’s an idyllic spot for anybody seeking a seriously laid-back day in the sun!

Silhouette Island

Another area of rich and varied natural beauty, Silhouette Island is covered by a network of footpaths, and is home to some of the continent’s rarest species. On land, you can expect to find a large group of Giant Tortoises and several endangered birds – so many, in fact, that the whole island is considered an Important Bird Area by conservationists. If you’d rather check out the marine life, diving points around the coast will reveal stunning coral architecture and incredible underwater granite cliffs.


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