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Tourist Attractions in Seychelles

The collection of islands that make up the country of Seychelles is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful places on Earth, and a guaranteed paradise for beach lovers and serenity seekers.

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Anse Intendance

Seychelles is known for its beaches, which many a resort in Seychelles such as the AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa , make use of to create luxurious slices of paradise. Anse Intendance is one of the most popular and beautiful of Seychelles beaches and attracts photographers, sun-bathers and beach-bums immensely. Since this beach doesn't have a protective reef, the waves are pretty big, making it very popular among surfers. This beach is as dynamic as it is beautiful, and appeals to a wide range of visitors.

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Baie Lazare

This is a beautiful coastal village located on the island of Mahe, and is named after a notable French explorer who is notable for exploring most of the Seychelles Islands. There are many historic sites to be explored around this beautiful village, such as the Baie Lazare Church which features striking Neo Gothic architecture. The church features spectacular views of the surroundings and is definitely worthy of a visit if you find yourself in this amazing archipelago.

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St Anne National Park

This massive national park consists of six entire islands and offers a bounty of things to explore and admire. Upon its opening in 1973, this was the Indian Ocean's first national park. There are many ways in which you could explore and experience the underwater wonders of this incredible place such as snorkelling, scuba-diving or embarking on a glass-bottom boat. The animals that can be glimpsed within the park include crocodiles, and endangered Hawksbill Turtles who use certain sections of the park as nesting sites. There was a French settlement on the island during the late 1700s and as a result there are many ruins to explore, including a leper colony on Round Island. Moyenne Island in particular is the most lucrative, featuring reconstructed homes belonging to settlers, a tiny chapel, as well as many pirate graves. It's also a great place to snorkel and dive.

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Vallee de Mai National Park

This is definitely a mandatory visit if you ever find yourself on the Seychelles islands, and is guaranteed to be an experience you won't soon forget. The national park consists of a primordial forest that contains some age old species of fauna that can only be found within Vallee de Mai National Park. Due to this, it has become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The most notable plant species within the park is the Coco de Mer, which cannot be found anywhere else in the world. There are also some incredibly rare animal species exclusive to Vallee De Mai, such as the Seychelles Black Parrot and the Tiger Chameleon.

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Victoria

The humble yet magnificent capital of Seychelles contains some of delightful wonders for you to experience and is located right next to the beautiful turquoise waters the land is known for since it is the only seaport in the country. If you're in Victoria, a visit to the Seychelles National Botanical Gardens is essential, since it is one of the most popular attractions in the country, containing incredible plants as well as flying foxes and giant tortoises. There's also an intriguing assortment of colonial buildings to explore, from cathedrals to Freedom Square. After all the exploration and Seychelles adventures, the best way to conclude your expedition would be through gathering some souvenirs at the Sir Selwyn Clarke Market.

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