Known for its enchanting islands and stunning natural beauty, Seychelles offers an unforgettable escape for intimate romance or family adventures. Here are some things about this nation you may not know.
Famed for its Beaches
The beaches in Seychelles are amongst the best in the world offering secluded shorelines beside azure waters. Idyllic beaches in Mahe Island include Anse Royale and Anse Louis home to Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas; also popular are Anse Source d’Argent on La Digue Island and Cote D’Or Beach on Praslin Island.
The World’s Largest Nut
Here, you will find coco-de-mer trees that are not only rare but produce the world’s largest nut that has a rather voluptuous shape! In Seychelles, resorts that offer excursions to the Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) provide an ideal chance to see these trees and its unique “love nut”.
Ideal Place for Hikers
Those who love hiking and trekking will find plenty of jungle-clad landscapes to explore. One of the best things to do in Seychelles is to go hiking at the Morne Seychellois National Park in Mahe; amongst the popular trails is the one that reaches the summit of Morne Blanc offering spellbinding panoramas from the top.
The Largest Tortoise
It’s not just the world’s largest nut that you will find in Seychelles, but the largest free-roaming tortoise too! Named Esmeralda and thought to be over a century old, he is one of the many Aldabra giant tortoises on Bird Island; it is part of the Aldabra Atoll which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site too.