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Mother Nature was unbelievably generous with the Seychelles, a fabled paradise whose islands lie scattered across the Indian Ocean. Spellbinding beaches are the main attraction, and what beaches! Exquisite ribbons of sand lapped by turquoise waters and backed by lush hills, palm trees and Dali-esque boulders. Beyond the beach, diving and snorkelling are brilliant in the warm waters amid abundant marine life, while few places on the planet do ocean-side luxury quite like the Seychelles. Mahé is the largest island and entry point to the Seychelles, with some fabulous resorts, restaurants and beaches, not to mention the small capital city of Victoria. But it's also the busiest island, with glorious Praslin and La Digue a short boat ride away. Even further out, there are real lost-world islands to be found.
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Victoria: the Creole capital of Seychelles has plenty to celebrate
Mar 12, 2019 • 5 Min read
Draped on the lower slopes of towering granite mountains, and spilling into the waters of its bustling port, Victoria – the diminutive capital of the…
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Feb 27, 2018 • 6 Min read
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Oct 19, 2017 • 1 Min read
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Dec 21, 2015 • 6 Min read
Marketing brochures seem to just scream about luxury resorts on palm-fringed beaches, but East Africa’s Indian Ocean islands are as diverse as the…
The Seychelles for independent travellers
Sep 18, 2013 • 6 Min read
With stunning beaches and brilliant blue seas, it’s hardly surprising the Seychelles rank among the world’s most idyllic island getaways.
The Seychelles on a shoestring
Apr 4, 2013 • 3 Min read
This archipelago of 115 glittering islands is known more for its luxury resorts than its shoestring potential. But it is possible to experience The…
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