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Top 05 Natural Attractions in Seychelles – Tropical Sanctuaries of Bliss

The islands of Seychelles are home to unspoilt beaches, lush jungles and UNESCO Nature Reserves, that are some of the most stunning across the globe. Do read on and discover paradise.

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Anse Intendance

Experience one of Mahe Island's most stunning beaches; home to surfers who relish the wild breaks. The sea is rough and not suitable for swimming, but the palm-fringed beach with a lush jungle as its background, well makes up for this. Head over there and join the happy photographers, beachcombers and of course the lazy tourists working on their tans. Scour the sandy shores and you just may discover a few turtle nests, as the place is a known nesting ground for these creatures.

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Baie Lazare

Enjoy exploring the picture perfect little village of Baie Lazare; so named after Lazare Picault, an explorer from France who was the first surveyor to set foot on the shores of Seychelles. An iconic attraction to check out is the Neo-Gothic, Baie Lazare church; the place is also a popular lookout point, offering one panoramic views of the surrounding region. Beaches to adore there include; Petite Anse and Anse Soleil, beckoning you to enjoy the shimmering waters and sun kissed beaches.

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Vallee de Mai National Park

This park is aptly deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site; home to over 4,000 varieties of the gigantic coco de mer fruit palm; distinctive to the islands, this park has a number of other exotic plant species that make it one of the most unique in the nation. Other foliage to look out for include latanier, palmiste, vanilla orchids, splayed travellers palms and Chinese palms. Located close to the Praslin property of Berjaya Hotels & Resorts, this park is for the nature lover, eager to see the bird and plant species that thrive and grow under the shady canopy of palms. Plan a hike across the marked out trail and you will enjoy sights of indigenous wildlife hiding amongst the foliage.

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Beau Vallon

Beau Vallon is found on Mahe, a popular island for finding the best resort, Seychelles has to offer; hence, this lovely curved beach is visited by locals as well as a number of foreigners. This beach is best for indulging in a variety of water sports, or if you choose, to take it slow and relax, to views of Silhouette Island in the distance. Family vacationers especially, seem to favour the beach deemed safe for swimming and patrolled by a bevvy of lifeguards.

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Morne Seychellois National Park

This is the country's largest park that takes up about half of Mahe Island. Within this park is the iconic Morne Seychellois Mountain Range, amongst which is, the country's highest peak standing at an impressive 905 metres. Check out the village of Danzil, which acts as a base from which you can start hikes into the mountains. These trails are very popular as they wind along tea plantations and the stunning south-west coast of Mahe.

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