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5 Reasons why you Should Visit Seychelles – Your Dream Beach Location

Although it's a tiny dot in the vast Indian Ocean Seychelles' beaches are so beautiful that they look like they are straight out of a storybook, here are 5 reasons why you should visit Seychelles.

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UNESCO Sites

The Atoll in Aldabra is the 2nd largest in the world, is located over 1,000 kilometres southwest of the main island of Mahe. Although Albabra is hard to access because of its remote location it's almost untouched by humans, has a unique collection of flora and fauna and is home to the largest Giant Tortoise population in the world. Because this atoll is very fragile and situated in a remote location tourist need request for prior approval before visiting.

Vallée de Mai, located on the Praslin Island, however, is much more easily accessible via ferry. Given its secluded location and mystical feel, many believe that Vallée de Mai was the originally where the Garden of Eden was located. The world' largest species of coconuts; Coco de Mer which can weigh up to 20 kilograms can also be found here.

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Unofficial National Bird

The Rare Black Parrot which can only be seen at by visiting either the lower regions of Fond Peper located at the Praslin National Park and the Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve is commonly considered to be Seychelles' national bird. With the number of black parrots in the area to be considered to be less than 200 be prepared to walk for a long time without seeing one. Keep your ears peeled for a piercing whistle; the Black Parrot's calling card.

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World's Smallest Capital City

Even though Mahe is the largest island in Seychelles, it is the world's smallest capital city. Located 5 kilometres from AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa even though Mahe is the highly populated city it still manages to retain its charm and beauty. Beautiful shops and restaurants, beautiful beaches and the beautiful National Park of Morne Seychellois are some Mahe's key attractions. You can bask in the beauty of the fauna and flora as you take a walk along Mahe's sweeping trail network and as you visit Morne Seychellois; island's highest peak.

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Takamaka Bay Distillery Tour

Journey to La Plaine St André and arrange a tour of Takamaka Bay rum distillery through a Resort in Seychelles to learn how the process of making rum works. Not only will you see the fermentation and distilling process as you explore the 250-year-old plantation estate but you also get to try the five different kinds of local rum produced at this distillery. Once you're done with the tour visit the restaurant/bar which is located in a classic house made out wood.

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6th Best Beach in the World

Located in Praslin, the Anse Lazio beach has been ranked as the 6th best in the world by TripAdvisor.com Anse Lazio is a picture-perfect beach that everyone traveling to Seychelles should visit. While the clear blue water is ideal for snorkelling if you're lucky you might even spot sea turtles!

With some of the most stunning coral reefs, shipwrecks sites, drop-offs and underwater life Seychelles is a paradise for divers. The conditions in Seychelles are perfect all year-long and there are dive sites that are suited for beginners and advanced. Some of the popular locations for diving include Fishermen's Cove Reef, Trompeuse Rocks, Shark Bank and Brissare Rocks.