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06 Reasons Why Seychelles Should be on Your Bucket List – Paradise Awaits to be Explored

Seychelles is that idyllic holiday destination where one goes to get lost in paradise; it is one for the bucket list and a shame to miss out on. If you are not already familiar with the allures this fab archipelago has to offer, read on to be amazed.

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Frolic on a Pink Sand Beach

You may have heard of sun-bleached white sand beaches and those that glow like gold, but the pink sand beach of La Digue Island is a real stunner! One of the most beautiful beaches on the archipelago, and there are many, the pink sand beach of La Digue is one of the most photographed after all nature seems to have blessed the pretty beach with a backdrop of granite boulders, bordered by azure blue water. Take along the cameras folks; this is one place for those envious social media updates.

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Seychelles is Home to Two UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Seychelles is stunning, there is no doubt about that, the place is also home to some of nature's most pristine locations like Aldabra. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and largest coral atoll in the world, this destination is not just blessed with exotic flora but is also home to the worlds dwindling giant tortoise population. Interested? Make a prior appointment before heading out there. The second UNESCO site is the Vallee de Mai; located on Praslin Island, the place is accessible via ferry. Home to the wild Coco de Mer, the world's largest coconut, this site is thought to be the original Garden of Eden!

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Seychelles is Home to the Black Parrot

One of the world's rarest bird species, the Black Parrot can be spotted in Seychelles only. Deemed the national bird, this beautiful creature lives only in the Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve and the Fond Peper in the Praslin Nature Reserve. There are only around 200 of the parrots in the area, hence, spotting one is quite a treat; take along the binoculars and keep those ears peeled.

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Enjoy Exploring the World's Smallest Capital City

Relish island life as you chill within the laidback capital island of Mahe. Although densely populated, the place has a relaxed vibe and chilled out ambience that any sun-loving tourist will treasure. Home to over 70 stunning beaches, Mahe is the most popular choice for securing a Seychelles beach resort including the likes of AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa.

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The Scuba Diving is Awesome

As an archipelago of over 100 little islands located in the warm Indian Ocean, the scuba diving allures of Seychelles are quite unmatched. Look forward to exploring coral reefs, canyons, drop-offs, old wrecks and a multitude of marine life. A beachside resort in Seychelles will offer scuba diving tours covering the most popular destinations such as Fishermen's Cove Reef, Brissare Rock, Shark Bank and Trompeuse Rocks.

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Take a Takamaka Bay Distillery Tour

As any discerning island nation in the tropics, Seychelles takes pride in its rum making skills. A visit to the Takamaka Bay distillery in La Plaine St Andre is a 250 year old establishment which is a real vintage treat to explore. Make sure to stop at the restaurant cum bar located within an antique wooden house.