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7 Reasons to visit Seychelles - Facts that A First Time Visitor Should Know

From white sandy beaches, turquoise waters to countryside mountains here are the things that you should know about Seychelles before visiting.
Located in the Indian Ocean off the eastern coast of Africa, Seychelles is a unique tropical series of islands that you can consider planning your next trip to. From sun kissed white sandy beaches, mouthwatering food to the unique local culture, without any doubt you will have an unforgettable time in this island.



Seychelles is home to some of the best beaches in the world. Being an island nation with 115 islands, you can easily find secluded beaches to spend the day without being intruded by anyone. Its white sandy beaches with clear turquoise water will let you relax and unwind to enjoy your much awaited holiday the best way possible.



Travelling lets you get to know different cultures across the world. Seychelles also has their very own unique culture which is a combination of European and African with a hint of Asian influence. Traditions, art and local music is different to what you see in other countries which makes it a must to explore this culture if you are visiting the island.



Being an underrated diving destination, Seychelles has some great places to enjoy life under water. Scuba diving in the Seychelles is undoubtedly a wonderful experience as you get to see expansive coral reefs and abundant marine life that will take you to another world.


Country side

As much as white sandy beaches, you can also find an enormous number of mountains as you go further into the island. These mountains are very unique as they are made from granite mostly. As there are some cool mountains around the island, hiking has also become a popular activity to be done when in Seychelles. If you are staying in Seychelles Mahe hotels in the main island such as Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort & Casino, you can easily pay a visit to some of the mountains and enjoy a hiking session to see different landscapes and bio diversity.



Though the island was largely uninhabited by humans for a considerable amount of time, the island is home to some unique flora and fauna. Algebra giant tortoise is one of the native reptiles that are native to the country and can be spotted roaming free on islands. Seychelles is also home to the Coco de Mer palm; the heaviest nut that is being produced on any tree in the world!



You can find many delicious dishes prepared using freshly caught seafood. Their octopus curry is one of the must try dishes. You can also find all varieties of best creole food in both street food stalls as well as i fine dining restaurants.


Facilities and Infrastructure

The country is heavily dependent on tourism and as a result the tourism infrastructure in the country can be considered great. It is easy to get around as almost everyone speaks English. Roads around the island are also well paved allowing the tourists to visit main attractions without getting confused.