Mother Nature was very generous with these 115 islands scattered in the Indian Ocean, and has spoiled them rotten. Talcum-powder beaches lapped by topaz waters, lush hills, a sublime laid-back tempo; these dreams of a tropical paradise become reality in the Seychelles.
Diving and snorkelling are the most popular activities in the Seychelles, and rightly so. Healthy reefs, canyon-like terrain, shallow shelves, exciting shipwrecks, impressive granite outcrops and splendid coral gardens give divers and snorkellers almost instant access to a variety of environments. Whether you’re an experienced diver or slapping on fins for the first time, there are sites for all levels. And you’ll be welcomed by qualified, multilingual instructors in state-of-the-art dive centres.
The sun reflecting off the white sand, turquoise water, green jungles and fiery sunsets make everything surreal. You could happily spend your days lazing on idyllic beaches. Or riding a bike around La Digue, Or heading out to sea for a bout of diving or snorkelling. Its a tropical dream-come-true!
Interesting facts about the Seychelles:
- Pirates used to seek the islands of Seychelles as a hideout. It is believed that Olivier Le Vasseur, an infamous pirate, had a treasure worth 100,000 euros that remains hidden in the land up to the present.
- This beautiful country island was home to none until the latter part of the 18th century, when its first settlers arrived.