The Seychelles Island chain has 115 islands that occupy a total land area of about 455 square kilometers. It is located in a region of about 1.4 million square kilometers in the western part of the Indian Ocean and is known worldwide for its great natural beauty. The Seychelles Islands form an expansive archipelago that includes more than 100 islands in the beautiful Indian Ocean. The islands in Seychelles have some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Victoria, Mahé Island
There are two main types of islands in the Seychelles. There is a group of central islands that includes Mahe, the main island and home of the capital city Victoria. They’re formed of granite and mountainous in the middle. The outer islands are made from coral reefs and coral atolls. These islands are flat, and generally small, with elevations only slightly above sea level. Most of the small islands do not have water mains, and several of them are uninhabited.
La Dique, Seychelles
The Seychelles Islands are blessed with numerous amazingly beautiful beaches that are perfect for swimming. Some of the beaches are good places for surfing, while others are calm and best enjoyed by soaking up the sun.
Pirate Island, Seychelles
The Seychelles are also famous for their coral reefs and are tranquil and perfect for snorkeling. A number of beaches that are sheltered from waves are just right for swimming, while beaches with rougher surf often have problems with the undertow. But suffice it to say that the beaches in the Seychelles are stunning.
Praslin, Island Seychelles
On the island of La Digue, the Anse Source d’Argent is one of the most famous beaches. Crescent-shaped pink sand beaches bounded by huge granite rocks and lapped by crystalline turquoise waters are breathtakingly beautiful, and the waters are usually calm enough for children to play in.
Coming up with one “top” Seychelles beach is not easy. There are so many beaches in the Seychelles that feature breathtaking beauty, narrowing it down is a difficult task. It would really be hard to go wrong in choosing a beach to visit here, but it will depend somewhat on personal preferences.
White Sandy Beach, Praslin
The beaches on Mahe, La Digue, and Praslin are the most popular and convenient for visitors to enjoy, they are more crowded than other Seychelles beaches. But “crowded” here is a relative term, the beaches are never packed. It’s true that it’s hard to go wrong when choosing a beach in the Seychelles to visit.
Sea Cross, Seychelles
But if you only were able to visit one, then perhaps Anse Lazio on Praslin should be the one. This beach regularly shows up on travel blogs and travel websites as being one of the most beautiful beaches in the world with white sands and clear turquoise waters.
Sunset on Clipper Ship
While in the Seychelles, you may wish to do some inter-island travel by way of boat. Keep in mind that the waters near the shores can be bumpy. But once you’ve disembarked and are walking along one of the golden beaches in the sunshine, you’ll forget all about any choppy waters.
Though the beaches alone are enough reason to visit the Seychelles, there are actually other interesting attractions, too. Arise Island is the world’s most important nature preserve and biodiversity sanctuary. Aride Island is home to 10 species of endemic birds like the Brush Warbler, Fodie, and Magpie Robin, as well as numerous species of sea birds.
Ile Coco Marine Park covers three small islands surrounded by sparkling clear water and coral reefs. The green and red hillsides of Curieuse Island are another unusual natural offering in the Seychelles. The hills are speckled with coco-de-mer trees, bearer or the unique fruit that is one of the prime symbols of the Seychelles.
La Digue House
The Seychelles have a blend of races from European, African, and Asian ancestors. Each has brought customs and lifestyles to the islands. The culture is a wonderful blend of peoples that make people feel instantly at home once they arrive at the Seychelles
Music and dance are important parts of the culture of the Seychelles Islands. Creole music and dance come from African, Malagasy, and European cultures. Tambour and Tamtam drums are played, along with stringed instruments.
The broad variety of cultures and backgrounds make for a broad variety of cuisine in the Seychelles. Seychelles cuisine includes influences from French cuisine, spicy Indian dishes, and Oriental dishes. One local favorite is grilled fish marinated in a sauce of chili, ginger, and garlic, as is chicken curry made with coconut milk.
Sea Food Dish
The variety of fresh fish is amazing and is often turned into any number of delicious fish dishes that include the use of fruits, spices, condiments, and herbs. Local markets offer fresh fish.
The Seychelles Islands are blessed with weather that is always warm and doesn’t reach extremes of heat or cold. The temperature rarely goes below 24 degrees C or increases above 32 degrees C. Except for the southernmost islands, all islands remain outside the tropical storm belt, making the Seychelles into a year-round site for sun worshippers and beach lovers.
The Seychelles Islands are one of the last frontiers in the world. They embody adventure and natural beauty that are unmatched anywhere and that are relatively unspoiled by man.