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Seychelles Attractions

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Seychelles attractions take the visitors to its natural reserves and the granite islands. Seychelles is an archipelago of tropical paradise. The attractions in Seychelles include the different islands, which are…

Seychelles attractions take the visitors to its natural reserves and the granite islands. Seychelles is an archipelago of tropical paradise. The attractions in Seychelles include the different islands, which are an abode of natural reserves, besides the national parks are also the main Seychelles attractions.

However the dance and the Creole dish are also the main attractions of Seychelles. Seychelles tourism though not run by the government, yet has successfully made a mark. The Seychelles tourism takes the visitors to the main attractions of the archipelago. The attractions in Seychelles are:
  • Mahe Island: Among the archipelago of Seychelles, Mahe is the largest. Besides Mahe is also the gateway to Seychelles. Mahe is the economic and cultural hub of the Inner islands of Seychelles. The island is known for its granite rocks and shelters about 90% of the diverse ethnic population of Seychelles.
  • Victoria: besides being the main attractions in Seychelles, Victoria is also the capital of Seychelles. It is also the port city of Seychelles. Victoria is in Mahe Island and has a tropical climate, welcoming visitors throughout the year.
  • Praslin Island: Praslin was mainly inhabited by the pirates before it was discovered by the French. It is the second largest island in the Seychelles archipelago. Praslin is enlisted in U.N.E.S.C.O World Heritage Site. The beaches Anse Lazio and Anse Georgette are the best beaches according to the top ten beaches of the world. Vallee de Mai is another attraction in Praslin.
  • Ste Anne Marine National Park: This Island was first discovered and inhabited by the French in 1742. The island is 4kilometers away from the Mahe Island.
  • Fregate Island: This Island is known for its granite peaks and is more distinct among the Inner island groups.
  • Cousin Island: This Island is home to endangered species of wildlife and lies 6 kilometers off the praslin west coast.

There are another attractions in Seychelles. They are Iie Coco Marine national Park, Curieuse Island, The Curiuse national Park, L’ Union Estate, Bird Island and Denis Island.

Vacation in Seychelles amidst its natural beauty will lure the heart of the visitors. Such is the enticing beauty of this tropical island.

Descroches like other Seychelles islands is a coral island. Situated at a distance of 240 km south west of Mahe, Descroches in Seychelles is an ideal getaway for holiday makers and honeymooners. The soft white sandy beaches against a turquoise blue backdrop of the Indian Ocean is an enchanting view difficult to resist.

Aride, the most beautiful island in the group of Seychelles islands, has become one of the most cherished tourist destinations these days. The Aride Island is located very close to the cousin island. These two islands are famous for their bird colonies and rich vegetation.

The island of Aride is known for its great collection of birds. That is why it is a very popular place for the bird lovers. Not only the different types of colorful birds, but also the varieties of exotic fruits and rich vegetation make the Aride Island a famous spot in the northern most region of the Seychelles archipelago. The lemon tree is the most famous among all fruits, because it can be found only in this island.

Aldabra is a group of four coral islands, and is one of the most beautiful Seychelles Islands. Aldabra is situated on the southern part of Seychelles and is the largest coral island in the world. Aldabra is almost 34km in its length and it is 14.5 km wide and stretches from east to west. The groups of islands in the Aldabra are enclosed by the coral reef on all their sides. Aldabra Island is managed by the Seychelles Island Foundation. Aldabra is known to have a volcanic origin.

Felicite Island
Felicite Island is one of the captivating Seychelles islands that feature among the most sought after tourist destinations of the world. The location of Felicite Island is just some 3 kilometers from La Digue island. This island is best for family holidays as the island is quite small and perfect with a cozy atmosphere. Those visiting Felicite Island will be overwhelmed by the natural creations of God. The mouth-watering juicy fruits of the island like mangoes, bananas or oranges can be found in plenitude.

North Island
North Island is one of the most magnificent Seychelles Islands, which lies close to the other two important islands of Seychelles, Mahe and Praslin. North Island is a granite island and is most parts of this island are deserted. The length of the North Island is estimate to be 2.5 km while it is 1 km wide. There are three beautiful beaches in this island. This spectacular island of Seychelles is sparsely populated. Hence, the land in this island is very fertile. Important efforts are being made to turn this island into a beautiful haven for the most endangered species of wild animals. This entire plan is given a specific name “Noah’s Arc”.

Cerf Island
Cerf Island is one of the tiny Seychelles islands that warmly welcome numerous tourists every year. Cerf Island is known for its granitic terrain and the several natural attractions of the island draw uncountable visitors. The captivating scenery of green vegetation, the mysterious coves, pure sands, marvelous coral reefs of Cerf Island are real treats for the senses. The milk white beaches of Cerf Island are absolutely irresistible and give travelers all the options to get sun tanned or sun bathe.

Anonyme Island
Anonyme Island is one of the distinguished Seychelles islands, which offers people with the perfect picturesque locations. It is located off the east coast of the biggest Seychelles island, Mahe. Anonyme Island is largely made of granite and is a privately owned island. It is a great luxury to rest in the beautiful resorts of Anonyme Island and merge with the bountiful world of nature. It is pretty easy to reach Anonyme Island as there are ferries that operate from Mahe.

Silhouette Island
Silhouette Island was the very first Seychelles Island to be noticed and discovered and is the third largest island of Seychelles. The serene beauty of Silhouette Island attracts lots of tourist all through the year. Silhouette Island is located over an area of about 2,500 hectares. It can be said that this beautiful island of Seychelles is almost uninhabited. This is mainly due to the steep slopes of the island. Silhouette Island is mainly made of granite, which is 63 years old. Silhouette Island actually evolved from the remaining portion of a mountain, which actually sunk into the water. This island of Seychelles is presently managed by the Island Development Company.

Alphonse Island
Alphonse Island, which is one of the most beautiful and lively Seychelles Islands, is one of the four islands that together make up the Alphonse Group of Island. Alphonse Island is the largest island of the Alphonse Group of Island. Alphonse Island is 7° south of the Equator and is located on the centre of the Indian Ocean. This important island of Seychelles is situated on the south west portion of Mahe Island, which is 450km away from Alphonse Island.

Bird Island
Bird Island is the northern most island of the Seychelles Archipelago. Bird Island in Seychelles situated 96km from the main island of Mahe, is a 30 minutes flight by light aircraft from Mahe. Seychelles Bird Island is a coral reef covering an area of 170 acres.

This Seychelles island has a tropical green vegetation and a shore of 5 km. The soft white sandy shore contrasts remarkably with the blue waters of the Indian Ocean. The southern and eastern sides of the Bird Island is surrounded by a barrier reef with plenty of colorful fishes. The remaining of the beach is safe for swimming.

Denis Island
Denis Island, one of the many islands that form the beautiful archipelago of Seychelles on the west of Indian Ocean, is not only a beautiful island, but also a very popular tourist destination. The island has got some fabulous beaches surrounded by palm trees, making the island an ideal tourists destination. The Denis Island is located at a distance of 60 miles from the Island of Mahe.

La Digue Island
La Digue Island is the fourth largest in the Seychelles Archipelago. This Seychelles island of area 15 sq. km. is named after French explorer Captain Dufresne’s ship. La Digue in Seychelles is inhabited by 2,000 people, and has colonial type houses.

La Digue Island has palm fringed white sandy beaches. The beaches are characterized by huge granite boulders. In the Seychelles Archipelago, La Digue has the most number of tourist accommodation.

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