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Seychelles – Wild and Enticing Natural Beauty

Sunday, July 15th, 2007

People who visit Seychelles are impressed by its stunning natural beauty. Situated in the Indian Ocean off the Coast of Africa these 115 islands can be easily called paradise on Earth. A vacation in Seychelles is replete with opportunities for water sports such as scuba diving, snorkeling, para sailing, and sailing among others which are thrilling to say the least. All the hotels and resorts offer classes and rent equipment so you need not carry your own.

St Pierre Island, Seychelles

The Seychelles Capital City Victoria

Victoria – the capital of Seychelles – is a definitely must see place. Each of the 115 islands offer something special to see and you can take short excursions from Victoria to all these islands depending upon what you would like to see. The traveling between he islands is usually done by ferry or helicopter. Some people prefer to go by the small taxi airplanes as well.

Whichever way you choose to go, you would find the natural beauty of these islands breathtaking, Every where you turn, you would find nature at its best. The natural beauty you experience in Seychelles is something that would convince you that the concept of paradise exists. Visit the Garden of Eden which showcases some exceptional landscaping and wildlife. 

Victoria will offer you plenty of shopping places where you could buy unusual handicrafts and souvenirs.  It offers some wonderful museums which reflect the French influence of Seychelles and excellent hiking treks for those who want to get in touch with the nature. Many people are thrilled with the occasional sighting of the giant tortoise and the amazing display of exquisite exotic birds.

Take a boat around the island, play a game of golf or simply relax in the luxuriant resorts – anything you choose is great.

The Native Inhabitants

The Seychelles has managed to protect the native population in their original habitat which is amazing for a tourist destination. There are many islands who are yet untouched by modernization and the 21st century civilization. Visiting these islands and interacting with these wonderful  people – the Creoles – can be an amazing experience. These people still eke their livelihood by fishing and cultivation in the most traditional (primitive) ways.

Visiting these islands can expose you to the past primitive civilizations and traditions in a way that cannot be compared with anything else. The natives are friendly and harmless – yet they are totally ensconced into their own culture and traditions despite their close encounters with tourists and the modern civilizations they represent.

When you decide to go to Seychelles, be prepared for some exceptional experiences that you would not find anywhere else in the world – (i) a paradise under water, (ii) a paradise in wildlife, (iii) a paradise for hikers and  (iv) a lost paradise (with natives). Hawaii, move aside there is another contender for the ‘Paradise-On-Earth’ label.