There are beaches, and then there are beaches. The latter can be found plentifully on the Seychelles islands (pronounced "say-SHELLS") a tropical 115-island archipelago suspended in the Indian Ocean, many miles east of Kenya and north of Madagascar. The collection of islands is so beautiful that early British explorers thought they had stumbled upon the Garden of Eden. We wrote briefly about the destination in our post about the top luxury vacation destinations for 2017 earlier this year.
With its remote location and exclusive access, the Seychelles islands usually attract visitors looking for the ultimate romantic getaway. And it’s understandable, given the fact that there are few places in the world that are more isolated than this heavenly cluster of islands. Pristine beaches, water so clear that you never lose sight of your feet, and the remote location are only the beginnings of this beautiful vacation spot’s charm. The islands also boast an extensive collection of indigenous flora and fauna that can only be found on the islands, plus the main island, Mahé, has plenty of architectural beauties to behold. And being an incredible luxury destination, it also hosts incredible seafood and resorts.
A LITTLE HISTORY
BEFORE YOU GO
WHAT TO PACK
WHAT TO SEE
If you’re looking for a shoreline framed by picturesque granite boulders, the Anse Source d’Argent beach on the island of La Digue is where you would go next. And if, for some reason, you need a break from the beach, visit the island of Mahé and see the capital city of Victoria. The city houses incredible architecture,—including some British and French colonial structures—open air markets, museums, and a vibrant nightlife scene.
WHERE TO STAY
THINGS TO KNOW
HOW TO GET THERE
Also check out our post on how to bring the luxury vacation experience home so you can continue enjoying your vacation long after it’s over. Above all, enjoy yourself; this vacation is sure to leave some lasting memories of beautiful beaches, and delicious cuisine.