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Most Visited Tourist Attractions in Seychelles – A Land of Unspoilt Beauty

Stunning fresh and utterly beguiling, Seychelles is a land of splendid attractions. Live out your island fantasies at this marvellous haven chock full of attractions for the discerning tourist.

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Anse Intendance

This is one of the most stunning beaches on Mahe Island. Located on the southern coast of the island the crescent shaped stretch of beach is loved for its surfing potential. The south coast is, in fact, one of the country's best locations for surfing due to its huge breaks and wild swells. Swimming at the picture perfect location is not recommended due to the wild nature of the surf although the area is favoured by sunbathers, photographers and beachcombers. So go ahead and pack up that picnic lunch and get set to enjoy the palm fringed white sand beach well known as a turtle nesting ground.

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Baie Lazare

This is a rustic little village that was named after a bellowed French explorer Lazare Picault; the first to land at the locations beach during an expedition for the French government. The charming vintage village is a quite a treat to explore if you are into culture and traditions while the most iconic attraction there is the Baie Lazare; a neo-gothic church dedicated to St Francis of Assisi. The beach is a haven of swaying palms, white sand and azure waters to bathe in. Do check out Anse Soleil and Petit Anse.

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Anse Volbert

Anse Volbert also called Cote d'Or is the most popular beach on beautiful Praslin Island. The area consists of sun-bleached white sand beaches that are lapped by waters of the warm Indian Ocean. Take along the snorkelling equipment as the offshore coral beds are fascinating to explore. Cote D'Or is, without a doubt, the most beautiful beach on Praslin. Home to Berjaya Praslin Resort, the beach is favoured by families who enjoy the safe shallow waters for swimming. Due to these inimitable lures, Anse Volbert is Praslin's main tourist district home to a good collection of restaurants and shops. Undoubtedly this is the most viable spot to look for a beach hotel Praslin Seychelles has to offer.

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The Valle De Mai National Park

This magnificent park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The forest contains over 4,000 species of the giant coco de mer fruit palm which is unique to the Seychelles. In addition, the place is a thriving ground for palmist, vanilla orchids, splayed travellers palm, latanier and Chinese fans. The trees form an overhead canopy welcoming bird watchers and nature lovers to explore and enjoy the verdant surroundings. Take along the cameras for the place is a Mecca of unique backdrops strewn with huge prehistoric boulders. Wildlife consists of a varied bird species and lizard types while rare birds include the Seychelles bulbul and black parrot; the national bird.

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Cousin Island another allure of Praslin Island

Emphasising the beauty of Praslin is Cousin Island Nature Reserve. Set up in 1968 the place is a nesting ground for the Hawksbill turtle and Seychelles warbler. Located about 2kms from Praslin the place is easily reached via an invigorating hike. A bird lover's paradise the place boasts a fine collection of bird species.