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A Gem in the Indian Ocean... Seychelles

Updated: Apr 5, 2019

Seychelles is approximately 9170 miles from Miami and takes roughly between 24 - 26 hours to get there... After crossing the Atlantic Ocean and the entire continent of Africa, you'll find Seychelles nestled in the Indian Ocean... it's all worth it!

The Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, off East Africa. It's home to numerous beaches, coral reefs and nature reserves, as well as rare animals such as giant Aldabra tortoises. The Seychelles largest and main island, Mahe is home to the capital of Victoria. This area was settled by Arab sailors, British colonialists, French settlers, Tamil and Chinese traders, and African slaves. It created a dynamic creole cultural mashup that is unlike what you’ll find anywhere else.

“It's a beach lover's heaven and the back yard playground for Arab Royalty!”

With pristine white-sand beaches, lush forests, and dramatic mountains, this place is a true tropical paradise. 

Praslin is the second biggest inhabited island and often makes the list of having some of the best beaches in the world. There are speed ferries and chatters that run between the main island, Mahé, and Praslin. The volcanic origin of the island means that the sea around it is punctuated by other, smaller islands and coral reefs that are unbelievably beautiful.

Praslin is known as the ‘island of palms’ and is the only place that you will see the coco de mer palm growing in large numbers without any outside help. The female and male palms have distinctive shapes, and are the subjects of many myths and legends that have stuck with them and help to make them seem all the more magical.

What to stay?

You’ll find ample luxury choices in Mahé Island including The Hilton, Banyan Tree Seychelles, Four Seasons Resort Seychelles, and Kempinski Seychelles Resort. They’re all international standard and just what you’d expect from a five-star hotel.

What to do?

  • Dive with whale sharks

  • Bathe under the falls

  • See the Big Ben of Seychelles

  • Eat ice cream at Eden's Plaza

My experience in Seychelles was amazing and I would recommend anyone to go. It's definitely a world of its own.

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