The Seychelles Islands … a must-visit destination in 2022
Breathtaking beaches, crystal clear water, and amazing wildlife – the Seychelles Islands is a tropical paradise, just waiting to be explored! Here are the reasons why the tropical islands should be your next travel destination.
Since that distant time when Seychelles’ 115 granite and coral islands became scattered over a secluded corner of the Indian Ocean, they have remained sanctuaries for some of the rarest species of flora and fauna on earth. So rare, that the Vallée de Mai which nurtures the legendary coco-de-me, was once thought to be the original site of the biblical Garden of Eden.
The islands are also synonymous with stunning natural beauty, the wonderful harmony enjoyed by the multi-ethnic society and a near perfect climate where the temperature is always somewhere between 24 and 33 degrees Celsius, earning the islands a reputation as ‘land of perpetual summer’
- The nature is thriving
Uninhabited by humans throughout most of history, the wildlife on the Seychelles Islands had plenty of time to evolve! Through careful supervision from the Seychellois, the islands remain one of nature’s last pristine sanctuaries making it an exciting destination for naturalists, ornithologists and eco-tourists alike. Nowhere else on earth are to be found unique specimens such as the jellyfish tree, with only eight surviving examples; the wondrous Coco-de-mer; the Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher, and numerous species and subspecies of bird life. The Vallée de Mai, once thought to be the original site of the Garden of Eden, and legendary Aldabra, the world’s largest raised coral atoll, are both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. From the smallest frog to the heaviest land tortoise and the only flightless bird of the Indian Ocean, Seychelles boasts an amazing array of endemic and indigenous species waiting to be discovered along its several nature trails
- Some of the world’s best beaches
Blue sky, crystal-clear water, and white sand? The beaches in the Seychelles are known for its stunning natural beauty, flank powder-soft beaches often rated among the most beautiful on the planet. In an island archipelago of 115 islands, it might not even surprise you, that there is a beach for every occasion. Every island has its own signature shores, ranging from the more popular beaches filled with life to the most secluded romantic nooks.
- Loads of activities
Not a fan of spending your holiday tanning? Do not worry, the Seychelles is booming with activities – especially if you are the adventurous kind!
Seychelles is the perfect place to do everything or absolutely nothing. It is the perfect destination for relaxing to the soothing rhythms of nature or choosing one of the many types of more energetic, sports-oriented holidays on offer. If diving, sailing, fishing, hiking, island-hopping or ecotourism is your thing, the islands have what you need. Or, if you want a spa to recharge your batteries and liberate your mind, there is a wide choice of those too.
- Exciting culture
The Seychellois culture is characterized by the diversity of people who have settled there over the years. Visiting Seychelles is to enter the home of a large family with roots in all four corners of the globe. Here, where harmony is a way of life, visitors will find a vibrant culture that is the product of over two centuries of intermingling and exchange, a mix of African, European and Asian influences that is reflected in the country’s music, dance, culture and architecture and in its cuisine, warming your palate with spices such as chili, turmeric and ginger, one of the most mouth-watering anywhere.
Seychelles has all this to offer and more but perhaps its most enduring attraction is the security it offers and its enviable pace of life amid the tranquillity and multi-racial harmony of the islands. Here, cocooned within the reassuring atmosphere of a large family, there is still ‘time to enjoy’ the finer things of life and to appreciate the elements of a truly refreshing Creole culture and enviable island lifestyle.