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5 Reasons to Add Seychelles to Your Bucket List -5 Reasons Why Seychelles Should be on Everyone's Dream Destination List

As one of the world's leading beach holiday hubs, Seychelles is a dream holiday destination like no other. Here's why the country deserves a spot on your vacation bucket list.


The Beaches

Frequently featured on the "world's best beaches" lists by countless travel journals and websites, the white, sandy beaches in Seychelles are the main reason why it should be on everyone's bucket list. Not only is the country home to some of the most spectacular beaches in the world, Seychelles is also off the beaten path as far as beach hotspots are concerned and not as congested with tourists as the Caribbean islands or the Maldives. As the preferred beach holiday hub of Hollywood celebrities, the large number of pristine beaches makes the country an irresistible vacation option for many. Some of the most coveted beaches in Seychelles includes Anse Lazio on picturesque Praslin Island, Grand Anse and Anse Source D'Argent on La Digue Island.


The Wildlife and Heritage Sites

While most beach holiday hotspots do not boast other natural attributes besides stunning beaches, Seychelles is clearly the exception. The wildlife inhabitants of the country include rare and endemic creatures which are featured on the IUCN's Red List which also includes the Aldabra Giant Tortoise. The Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that's well worth the visit during a getaway to the archipelago while the hiking trails around Morne Seychellois National Park also make it a hikers' dream come true. What's more, Seychelles is the only country on the planet in which one can catch a glimpse of a Coco de Mer nut and trees.


The Mountains and Jungles

Blessed with lush tropical forests, Seychelles offers nature lovers the ideal hideaway in paradise. While the country is not made up of volcanic islands, Seychelles is home to larger than life granite mountains that lend a unique look to the towering mountainscapes of the country. Covered in palm trees and other vegetation, the granite hills and boulders make for some of the most dramatic coastal landscapes in the coast of East Africa.


The Tourism Infrastructure

Another reason why Seychelles is a potent holiday hub all year round is the excellent tourism infrastructure available on the ground. As one of the country's main sources of income, tourism is big business in Seychelles so the local government has invested millions of dollars on improving every aspect of the country's tourism industry to cater to the contemporary traveller. This means that top-notch resorts are a given in a destination such as the Seychelles where affordable luxury is guaranteed whether you stay at the Avani Barbarons Seychelles Resort or any of the many other resorts in Seychelles.


The Creole Cuisine

When it comes to wining and dining in Seychelles, the main draw for casual visitors as well as die-hard foodies is the authentic Creole cuisine the country is known for. Delectable classic dishes such as octopus curry and grilled red snapper are delicacies that are served in many a local restaurant where seafood dishes from the Creole cannon dominate the menu.