There are 2 types of islands in Seychelles: the granitic “Inner” that cluster around the principal island of Mahé, Praslin and La Digue, whose verdant peaks climb skywards from virgin forests and immaculate beaches, and the “Outer”: a sparkling array of flat, coralline islands extending westwards towards the coast of Africa that includes legendary Aldabra, the world’s largest raised coral atoll. The ‘Inner Islands’ are the cultural focal purpose of Seychelles wherever the majority of the population lives whereas the ‘Outer Island’ stay miniature worlds, little touched by man therefore providing a distinctive and uncomparable island expertise.
This fertile, Granite Island with verdant forest, soaring peaks and over 65 beaches enjoys a wealthy diversity of flora and fauna to be discovered by organized excursions moreover as on walks and trails through lush countryside.
North Mahé, home to famous Beau Vallon beach, tends to be more populous than different regions of the island, and discreetly features a range of hotels of all sizes, guesthouses and villas.
South Mahé presents, in contrast, a wonderfully pastoral aspect and is home to some of the island’s prettiest beaches and village too, all made accessible by an efficient network of roads.
Victoria, one of the tiniest capitals within the world, has managed to retain much of its original charm and character with outstanding examples of ancient design, a busy market, shops, boutique and service providers.
‘Ile de Palme’ bears eloquent testament to its reputation as home to the Vallée de Mai UNESCO World Heritage site, where the known coco de mer grows wild in abundance. Seychelles’ second largest island, Praslin lies 40 kilometers northeast of Mahé – fifteen minutes by plane or forty-five minutes by catamaran ferry. Divided by a ridge of hills intersected by a road that leads through the Vallée de Mai, Praslin possesses some of Seychelles’ most striking beaches like Anse lazio, widely acclaimed to be the most stunning each on earth.
Featuring the solely 18-hole championship golf course in Seychelles and a luxurious casino, Praslin also has a rich assortment of hotels and guesthouses steeped in Creole hospitality.
The island is ideally situated for holidaymakers wishing to island hop to La Digue, Chauve Souris, Curieuse, St. Pierre, Cousine, and the island bird reserves of Cousin and Aride.
La Digue, lying 45 kilometers from Mahé and seven kilometers from Praslin is that the fourth largest island in Seychelles, celebrated for its granite boulders that seem to have been sculpted by a divine hand to adorn beaches of breathtaking beauty like Anse source D’Argent.
The island, where many traditional modes of transport such as bicycles and oxcarts still hold sway, offers authentic island-style accommodation, mainly located on the west coast white the east remains more or less untouched.
La Digue serves as a perfect stepping-stone to the nearby islands of Grande Soeur and Petite Soeur, Félicité Coco and Marianne.
SEYCHELLES OTHER ISLANDS
There are smaller, more remote islands that provide accommodation moreover, including Bird, Cerf, Chauve Souris, Cousine, Denis, Desroches, Frégate, North, Silhouette, Round Island Praslin and Sainte Anne, with even more to come within the years ahead.
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