Said by locals, to be a thousand miles from anywhere, Seychelles holidays are the epitome of tranquillity and peace. A wonderful description of these tiny islands, just over one hundred of them and spread across 455 square kilometres of the Indian Ocean, as they are indeed a thousand miles from the African mainland, with the Indian sub-continent twice the distance in the other direction. So they are ideally positioned for doing nothing except relaxing in the sun or playing on or in the sea from some of the most unspoiled, pristine beaches in the world. They are also a nature lover’s dream come true – with dolphins, giant and ancient turtles, giant fruit bats (one of the noisiest eaters on the planet) and birds, many of which you can see nowhere else in the world – including the last flightless bird in the Indian Ocean, the white-throated rail, a younger version of the dodo.
As you would expect, there are many five-star resorts and luxury hotels to be found in Seychelles. If you are feeling indulgent, why not book a room at one of these prestigious resorts, all of which offer beautiful views and serve world-class cuisine.
Seychelles holidays are all about unwinding and de-stressing. These idyllic islands provide a haven for holidaymakers to get away and, if they wish, do absolutely nothing. The exotic beaches allow you to lay back and relax for as long as you wish, savouring the sounds of the Indian Ocean washing up on the shores and soaking up some magnificent Seychelles sun. Practically every island in the Seychelles hosts white, sandy beaches for visitors to explore and enjoy, complemented by sapphire blue seas. Beach lovers will be spoiled for choice.
There are plenty of soothing activities to take part in during Seychelles holidays. Why not enjoy a picturesque sail around the various islands? This experience gives you the opportunity to take a leisurely boat ride along the coastline and take in the spectacular sea and land views.
A visit to the paradise that is La Digue will give you the chance to ride on a traditional oxcart and have a leisurely tour around the beautiful countryside and villages. A population of just 2,000 people promises a peaceful and serene trip. With no airport and an extremely small number of road vehicles, this is a common mode of transportation on this incredible island.
Seychelles holidays also give you the chance to visit the world famous Vallee de Mai nature reserve. This forest houses a range of endemic plants and boasts the purest beauty nature has to offer anywhere in the world. The Sainte Anne National Marine Park spans across several islands, including Silhouette and Round, and is the ideal place for those who love diving and snorkelling to discover marine life.
Seychelles holidays provide plenty of culture, too. Be sure to pay a visit to Victoria's Natural History Museum, as well as the city's bustling marketplace, where you can immerse yourself in the local culture.
If you visit in April, you can also attend the Seychelles Carnival International de Victoria. This carnival invites floats from all over the world to join in this celebratory event; be sure to sample the street food as you enjoy the dancing and live music.
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