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More than 100 sun-kissed islands make up the enchanting Seychelles – an ideal destination for island-hopping. Every island offers raw beauty, friendly locals and a dreamy atmosphere. Some of the most popular islands are Mahé, Praslin, La Digue and Curieuse.
Cosmopolitan and energetic Mahé
With 68 pristine beaches and endless entertainment options, Mahé is home to Victoria – the capital of Seychelles. Days can be spent exploring local museums, shopping at the vibrant local market or taking in the natural beauty of the botanical gardens. Evenings in Mahé can be enjoyed at one of the nightclubs, restaurants or bars where you are likely to enjoy local and international music or you can try your luck at an island casino.
Rumoured to be the where the ‘Garden of Eden’ originally was, Praslin offers such captivating natural beauty that part of it, The Vallée de Mai forest and its famous Coco de Mer palms, was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Tranquil La Digue
One of the most secluded and peaceful islands of Seychelles, La Digue, is where those seeking serenity will find what they are looking for. At La Digue you can expect white sands, dazzling waters and time slowing down.
Enormous Aldabra tortoises weighing up to 600 pounds are found ambling around the interesting island Curieuse. Another curious fact is that this island was originally called Île Rouge because of the strange red soil around its Coco de Mer forests and Mangrove swamps.
Used to yachting visitors, the inner islands of the Seychelles offer every amenity necessary to make for a comfortable stay. Although there are many wonderful areas to discover around the outer edge of the Seychelles, it is recommended that only the brave and more experienced sailors explore those parts. Facilities and services are few and far between and this could make for dangerous sailing. Whether you are after languid sun-filled days or more adventurous past-times, Seychelles is an ideal destination for every yachting enthusiast.