Seychelles the magic of a tropical paradise of stunningly beautiful beaches, crystal clear water, tropical vegetation and exotic animals, located in the Indian Ocean, near to Madagascar island . The total number of islands is 115, with only 33 of them inhabited. Seychelles have a sunny and warm subequatorial climate. Temperatures are high throughout the year, most often between 28 and 31 ° C. Nights are more pleasant – about 24-25 ° C no matter the season. In terms of climate, Seychelles many times outnumber most of the tropical islands in the world because they fall outside of the hurricane range.
The islands are covered with thick rain forests, a huge variety of flowers, tropical trees, shrubs and palm trees. Nature is full of bizarre creatures, animals, insects and birds. Seychelles have stunningly beautiful beaches. Around them – coconut palm groves, and under the water surface – a unique variety of colorful coral, fish and other marine inhabitants. Or in other words – a real delight for all who like to dive. The highest peak of the archipelago is called Morne. It rises less than 1,000 meters above sea level and is located on the island of Mahe.
Mahe Island is the largest island of Seychelles. It is part of the so-called “Inland Islands,” along with the other larger inhabited islands of Praslin, Silhouette and La Dig. Named on the island of Mahe, the capital of the Seychelles, Victoria. The population is about 25,000 people. Interesting places to visit the city are not much, but they are quite curious: the Clock Tower, which is a small model of London’s Little Ben, the court building, the Botanical Garden and the National Museum of History, the Museum of Natural History and above all the market. Here you will find a wide variety of local delicacies, vegetables, fish, exotic fruits and spices. Maybe you love the cocktails with rum, because here is the famous distillery for rum Takamaka, only 5-6 km from the airport.
You can also join an organized tour. The place has been a mansion for spice production for nearly 300 years, while the owners do not decide to give it to the state. After decades of poor management, a few years ago he bought a company that started producing rum here. Once you’ve met Mahe Island and its fascinating capital, we can visit the second largest island of the Seychelles archipelago, Praslin. To do so, we head to the port of Victoria, where we will take the ferry. There we are at 10:00 in the morning. To get to the island we need about an hour. On the island there are several luxury hotels and resorts and of course, incredibly beautiful beaches such as Anse Lazio and Anse Georgette.
Here is also the Vallée de Mai Reserve, part of UNESCO, which is believed to be a prototype of the biblical “Garden of Eden”. He is known for the unique palm Coco de mer and the vanilla orchid. In the rainforests of Praslin can be seen, the typical only for this area, Seychelles hunting bird and Seychelles black parrot. These paradise islands are the perfect year-round destination for anyone who wants to achieve harmony with nature and touch the magic of the tropics. This is the place for the perfect holiday: tranquility, exotic cuisine, wonderful climate and the hospitality of local people.
However, in terms of connectivity, do expect slow internet speed when traveling to Seychelles. Despite boasting the fastest cable connection speed in Africa, the internet service there can sometimes be patchy. The same goes to prepaid data SIM cards across different service providers. So before you leave for the trip, make sure you’re prepared for a prolonged period of time without stable internet by planning your trip and booking your stay ahead of time. Avoid leaning on the local service at the very last minute. Apart from slow speed, a Seychelles IP address might bar you from accessing geo-restricted content from home, so take stock of the documents and media you’d like to access on the road and save them on your cloud drive.
On the upside, consider the sluggish connection on the tropical paradise a blessing in disguise that prompts you to unplug from the internet. You’re in Seychelles, put your phone down and immerse yourself in the beauty of the African islands!