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5 Most Beautiful Islands in Seychelles – Explore the Secluded Islands of Seychelles

Home to over 115 islands the Seychelles archipelago is located in the Indian Ocean. These beautiful islands are home to unspoiled beaches, nature reserves, coral reefs, and indigenous wildlife.

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Mahe

It is the most popular and largest island in Seychelles and is 6 km wide 26 km long, and is surrounded by beautiful beaches. The capital of Seychelles, Victoria is in Mahe. Here you can go hiking, visit botanical gardens, explore jungles, waterfalls and visit its stunning beaches. Kayaking, snorkelling, and scuba diving are popular activities on the island. The beach resorts in Seychelles has to offer in Mahe are aplenty; you will have enough options to choose the perfect accommodation for you. Other must-see attractions on the island include a visit to the Sri Selwyn Clarke Market and the Tea Factory.

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Praslin

It is the second-largest island in Seychelles, with a population of around 6500. It is less developed than Mahe but this beautiful island has a serene and laid back atmosphere. Secluded pristine beaches like Anse Lazio, Cote d'Or, and Anse Georgette surround the island. Make sure to visit the tropical rainforest Vallee De Mai Nature Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and home to the world's largest nut; coco-de-mer. Avani Barbarons Seychelles Resort is one of the many situated in Mahe close to the forest and is an easy boat ride away to the Reserve.

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La Digue

This island is the smallest of the three inhabited islands, with a population of around 3000 people is only 10 km long and is best explored by bike. Among the things to see on the island, there is an old copra mill you can explore to see the traditional methods used to mill coconut to produce coconut oil. There are some nice beaches to explore; Anse Cocos Beach on the south side of the island, and the picturesque Anse Source D Argent. Both are lovely quiet sandy beaches with massive granite boulders scattered on the shoreline.

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Grande Soeur and Petit Soeur

Are two sister islands and perhaps the least unspoiled island in Seychelles. There is little to no development thus preserving its natural beauty. The two islands are a great place to observe giant turtles, as its home to a significant population. Petit Soeur is surrounded by reefs and can be travelled when the seas are calm. Grande Soeur is a private island that allows a certain number of visitors each day. Surrounded by crystal blue waters, granite boulders and palm trees the beach surrounding this island is a true paradise.

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Curieuse

It has a unique bio-diversity and is located a few kilometres away from Praslin. Curieuse Marine National Park is the highlight of the island, there is a large species of flora and fauna, giant tortoises, rare birds and the characteristic Coco De Mer, the largest nut in the world. There is also a mangrove swamp you can explore which can be easily hiked via pathways.