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5 Reasons to add Seychelles to your bucket list – Explore a beach lover’s haven!

Seychelles is a wonderful destination adored by tourists from all around the world. Lush vegetation, golden sandy beaches and warm weather make Seychelles a real-life wonderland for holidaymakers. Besides soaking up exotic surroundings, what else you can do here?

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Visit Mahe

Being the largest granitic island, Mahe is undoubtedly the most populated island in Seychelles. This island is unique in numerous ways. Most importantly it is the only oceanic granitic island in the world. From blue turquoise waters that surround the island to rare endemic flora of dense forests, Mahe provides a fair share of opportunities for leisure travellers as well as adventure enthusiasts. The mesmeric beaches of Anse Royale and Beau Vallon along with twenty other beaches provide ultimate relaxation for all those who seek peace and quietude. Moreover, Ste. Anne Marine National Park is known as a scuba diver's delight. For those who don't like adventurous watersports, Mahe is an island steeped in rich culture and history.

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Visit Seychelles' Craft Village

Want to know more about the rich culture of Seychelles? Head over to Craft Village which is located on the east coast of Mahe. Also, if you want to buy a souvenir for your loved one this will be the ideal place to be at. Keep in mind, Craft Village is not all about souvenirs and beautiful surroundings, it is an area dedicated to preserving the rich history, traditions and culture in Seychelles. The 'Lakaz Rosa' is a remnant of colonial times. The most interesting thing to adore will be 'souvenirs'. There will be all sorts of souvenirs sold including all kinds of coconut products and paintings from local artists. Moreover, you'll discover impressive batik clothing, handmade jewellery and wooden sailboats. If you are residing at one of the resorts in Seychelles in the area, such as Avani Barbarons Seychelles Resort, you should definitely visit the Craft Village.

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Praslin

With picturesque lush tropical forests covering the hills and mesmeric beaches, Praslin is a delight for all leisure travellers. Besides being Seychelle's second biggest island, it has a relatively less population. Spending some time at a beach in Praslin is always a soothing therapy. Are u gold enthusiast? You can enjoy an 18-hole round of golf amidst stunning surroundings. Don't forget to visit the neighbouring islands during day time. Visit Curieuse to meet the giant tortoises, take photographs of seabirds and explore mangroves in Cousine Island and plan an exciting scuba diving tour around St Pierre.

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La Digue

For those who are in search of stunning beaches, a relaxed island vibe coupled with a touch of local life, La Digue will be a perfect choice. This island has a tiny population of 2000 people and the island is adored by all leisure travellers around the world who love to spend some time on stunning beaches. Head over to the northern part of the island if you want to enjoy good swimming. Anse Patates and Anse Severe are great choices to have an unforgettable snorkel adventure.

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Anse Baleine

Anse Baleine is relatively a small beach in Mahe's south-east coast. Ample shade and shallow waters of this beautiful beach are ideal to spend some fun time with your family. Despite its tranquil atmosphere, the beach is often deserted. Weekends are often filled with locals who come here to enjoy a beach picnic. Shallow waters are ideal for snorkelling and swimming, even for kids!