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Seychelles Tourism

Seychelles is a beautiful country, just off the eastern coast of Africa, made up of 115 islands in the Indian ocean. Each island of the Seychelles is blessed with powder white sandy beaches, tranquil turquoise waters, beautiful marine life and well-preserved flora and fauna. Adorning the covers of travel magazines; Seychelles is a tropical paradise, known for its luxurious hotels and resorts, charming culture, wide range of water sports – in short, a haven for solo trippers, honeymooners, couples and families.

Praslin, La Digue and Mahe are the major islands in the country. Seychelles boasts of two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Aldabra and Vallée de Mai. Aldabra is the second largest coral reef in the world and is a pristine isle that’s home to giant tortoises which are among the largest in the world. Vallée de Mai on Praslin Island is a forest having amazing species of flora, like Coco de Mer trees. These palms bear the largest coconuts in the world, weighing up to 20kg. Also known as the Garden of Eden, this nature reserve is home to the endangered black parrots, blue pigeons and Seychelles warbler. The magnificent Anse Lazio beach on Praslin is considered among the most beautiful beaches on the planet and is just one of the many exquisite beaches that Seychelles is peppered with! 

Seychelles also offers opportunities to enjoy exciting activities. Marine adventures like scuba diving, surfing and snorkelling are some of the best things to do in Seychelles

The picturesque Praslin Island is known for its stunning natural beauty. The port of Victoria, situated on the Mahe island, is the capital of the Seychelles, and is the smallest capital city in the world! Victoria is the destination for tourists looking to explore the museums, bars, restaurants, resorts and the casinos. 

The speciality of the culture of Seychelles is the co-existence of different cultures, including African, European and Asian. The fusion of various cultures, based on the history of Seychelles, is evident in the daily life and the music of the Seychellois Creole (the locals of Seychelles). Creole, English and French are the three official languages of this country.

A trip to Seychelles remains incomplete without savouring the Creole cuisine, in which the dishes are garnished with flowers and complimented with coconut milk. The food of Seychelles has the flavours of the French kitchen, Indian spices and Oceanic recipes. 

Victoria Market, Bazar Labrin and Sir Selwyn Clarke Market are popular shopping destinations in Seychelles. Tourists buy souvenirs like coconut shells, black pearl jewellery, vanilla essence, aromatic essential oils and locally brewed rum like the Takamaka rum from the markets. 

Seychelles is a beautiful country, just off the eastern coast of Africa, made up of 115 islands in the Indian ocean. Each island of the Seychelles is ble...

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