If you’re a lover of paradise beaches lifted fresh from the pages of a holiday brochure, the 115 islands which make up Seychelles are blessed with hundreds of them. Beyond the beach, there’s no shortage of scenic hikes and the turquoise shallows are a snorkeler’s dream. So leave your stresses and worries on the plane, and prepare for the holiday of a lifetime.
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Victoria, the capital of the Seychelles, is the smallest in the world and can be easily explored on foot in less than a day.
With 115 coral and granite islands, Seychelles is a great place to take to the seas. Among the top stop-offs are Cousin Island with its fantastic birdlife and hawksbill and green turtles, and Curieuse Island with its giant tortoises (part of a conservation programme). Make sure to take along a picnic and snorkel gear.
Anse Royal’s tropical Jardin du Roi is divinely scented by the native spices grown there. Set in the hills, it has glorious coastal views, a small museum in the former planter’s house and a pretty café-restaurant serving Creole dishes. Meanwhile, the National Botanical Gardens in Victoria have rows of coco de Mer palms, a spice grove, giant tortoises and even an area of rainforest inhabited by fruit bats.
From luxury spa-resorts perfect for couples’ breaks or honeymoons to family-friendly accommodation with kids’ clubs and other great facilities, Seychelles has a wonderful choice of resorts.