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10 Amazing Places to Visit in Seychelles

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Are you planning your next vacation? Consider the wonderful Republic of Seychelles. This is the place to be if you want to experience fiery sunsets, green jungles, white sand, and turquoise waters. Below are just some of the many compelling attractions you should visit in the Seychelles:

  1. Morne Seychellois National Park – The country’s largest national park, Morne Seychellois National Park covers over 20 percent of the Seychelles’ most populous and biggest island, Mahe. Its mountain chain’s highest point overlooks Victoria, the capital city. Enjoy the spectacular views of the coast, mountain slopes, and tea plantations while hiking one of the trails.
  2. Victoria – This capital city is home to the country’s only seaport. Here, you will find attractions like Freedom Square and Seychelles National Botanical Gardens. Don’t forget to visit St. Paul’s Cathedral, Rond-Point de L’independence, the Natural History Museum, and the lively Sir Selwyn Clarke Market.
  3. Anse Volbert – Idea for family vacationers, this beach boasts warm and shallow waters that are safe for swimming (even for small children). The shores are lined with many hotels and restaurants.
  4. Vallee de Mai National Park – A well preserved prehistoric forest, Vallee de Mai National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is home to unique flora like giant coco de mer fruit palm and vanilla orchids. It also boasts rare fauna such as fruit pigeons and black parrots (the country’s national bird).
  5. Cousin Island – This nature reserve is serves as a habitat and breeding grounds for other fascinating bird species, from magpie robins and turtle doves to fairy terns and brush warblers.
  6. Anse Lazio – Situated in Praslin Island, this picturesque beach has a coral reef perfect for snorkeling opportunities.
  7. Aldabra Atoll – Another UNESCO World Heritage Site, Aldabra is the biggest raised coral atoll in the world. It has a rich avian life and is also the habitat of giant land tortoises.
  8. Anse Intendance – Because it does not have a protective reef, Anse Intendance is visited by frequent wild waves and big swells, making it an ideal spot for surfers.
  9. Beau Vallon – The alluring Beau Vallon has calm seas and is an excellent spot for watersports.
  10. Ste Anne National Marine Park – To truly view the diverse marine life of Seychelles, go on glass-bottom boat excursions, snorkeling, and scuba diving in Ste Anne Island.

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