Seychelles Beach Photos
typical Seychelles island light aircraft landing strip and the
first view of this beach paradise seen by many visitors.
a typical Seychelles low-end hotel offering instant beach
access with powder sand and azure seas.
Against stiff competition Praslin Island's Anse
Lazio, is considered by many to be the best beach in the Indian
Ocean and possibly the world.
Bicycles are a favoured transport system and
either provided by hotels or easy to rent. This is Grand Anse,
La Digue island.
Digue island's fantastic and much photographed Source d'Argent beach means, appropriately, Where Money Comes From.
Spot on there.
encounter with a Hawksbill turtle near Coco Isle, Seychelles.
Cousin Island near Praslin is uninhabitable
by humans but offers a twitching tweet-fest, with 250,000 birds
making out, including these two Fairy Terns.
And finally a look at the Seychelles' shapely and exciting Coco de Mer, aka The Love Nut, the world's
largest seed, found in Praslin's Island's Vallée de Mai
nature park, not far from the beach. The nut is now protected so don't plan to take one home.
The majority of visitors to Seychelles start out on
the main island, Mahé, because that's where most international
flights land. Travellers not on luxury honeymoon packages tend to
enjoy the convenience, multitude of 'reasonably' priced facilities
and broad beach of Beau Vallon Bay and get some transport
to explore less busy parts of the island - especially the west and
northwest coasts - including some fine, empty beaches.
The next step is a flight to Praslin where the beaches
are seriously dreamy, though not significantly better than some of
the Caribbean's finer offerings.
Probably the Seychelles' #1 tourist attraction apart from sand dotted
with granite is Praslin's Coco de Mer nature park, a lovely
tropical walks place humming with wild things, though it's expensive
and won't deliver anything startlingly new to experienced tropical
travellers. Hotels on Praslin tend to be overpriced.
A ferry from Praslin finally delivers travellers
to the unanimous favourite Seychelles island, La Digue. Little, relatively
undeveloped and hosting some gorgeous beaches, La Digue is tranquil,
interesting enough for a few days and bike-friendly, but don't expect
to be alone unless you're prepared to walk or bike a bit.
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