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Top 10 things to do in Seychelles– Experience the tropical beauty

Seychelles is famed for its white sandy beaches backed with lush greenery and the sapphire green waters. It’s the ultimate holiday destination to soak up the sun. What most visitors don’t realize is that there’s much more to Seychelles than the usual coastal holiday experience so here are few things to do, apart from sipping a Peña colada on the beach and getting a tan!

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Explore Victoria

Explore Victoria

Guys before you get excited; Victoria is only the capital city of Seychelles! It has been the central business area of the island since the 16th century. There are several museums and cathedral in Victoria reflecting on its history, which are well worth a visit. The highlights of the city is the miniature Big Ben and the Natural History Museum. One of the best things about exploring Victoria is that you can easily do it on foot. The outdoor market that opens at the early hours is a great way to grab fresh veggies, fruits and other food items. Visitors who plan to stay close to Victoria usually find accommodation at AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa.

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Water sports

Water sports

The azure waters that surround Seychelles are perfect for diving and snorkeling. The Shark Banks is the best diving spot in the island where you will be dazzled by the myriad of marine life. Stingrays, Whales, Sharks as well as vibrant water plants are all waiting to be discovered in an enchanting world underwater.

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Visiting the Aldabra atoll

Visiting the Aldabra atoll

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Aldabra atoll is the largest raised coral atoll in the world. Completely untouched by humans for thousands of years visiting this natural wonder is an expensive trip, which is well worth the cost! The marine life here is prolific, with the giant tortoises and the last surviving flightless bird of the Indian Ocean calling it homeAldabra is one of the most exclusive, remote and least visited destinations in the world.

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Beach it!

Beach it!

This may be stating the obvious, however it is something that cannot be overlooked. The gorgeous beach stretch AnseMajour is a place you must visit. Don’t just go there to see the beach, take a swim, lay on the shore, soak up the sun and take in the salty air because it’s a magnificent place.

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Island hopping

Island hopping

The Seychelles consists of 115 tropical islands. The islands around the outer Seychelles are mostly uninhabited. To visit the islands you must travel by boat or on a seaplane. In inhabited islands visitors can stay at Seychelles Beach Resort, which are available in plenty. Apart from mingling with the locals and exploring the islands you can also spend some quiet time in less crowded islands.

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Get a massage

Get a massage

Revitalize your body and senses by getting a tropical massage. You can calm your mind, hydrate your skin and relax your stiffen muscles by expert masseurs who will work on invigorating your body. If you are travelling with a special someone, couple massages are popular in local massage spas.

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Visit Praslin

Visit Praslin

The second largest island in the Seychelles, it is home to sunny white beaches and lush tropical forests that carpet the hills. Inhabited by merely 6500 people it is a laid back, not so developed yet a truly enchanting place to stay in. You get the Anse Lazio beach and a golf championship course here as themain attractions.

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Taste the food

Taste the food

Local cuisines of Seychelles are actually a fusion of African, French, Chinese and Indian cooking. Over centuries those around the world have influenced the local cooking. Seafood is the most popular ingredient along with chilies. The seafood is usually super fresh and even the vegetables are locally produced ensuring you get to eat not only tasty food but ones that are high in nutritional value.