Top 10 Islands of the World: Seychelles

Top 10 Islands World Seychelles
Top 10 Islands of the World Seychelles

Top 10 Islands of the World: Seychelles | Pristine and picture-perfect, the Seychelles are really worth traveling for. Some 1000 km east of Kenya, this relatively unspoiled archipelago of just 115 coral and granite islands feature tropical jungles, beautiful coral reefs and palm-lined powdery white sandy beaches. Some are flanked by giant dark granite boulders. Almost half the total land area of the Seychelles is protected, and many of the islands lie within fish-rich marine sanctuaries with excellent diving and snorkeling.

The Seychelles feature some of the planet’s richest fishing grounds, making this a top destination for anglers. Add some spicy Créole cuisine into the mix as well as plush tourist resorts and it’s easy to understand the Seychelles’ allure. There are 45 granite-based islands known as “Granitic Seychelles”. Pictures from these granite islands become iconic in the internet and kind of represent the Seychelles among tourists. Example:

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Top 10 Islands in the World: Seychelles. Stereotype Granite Seychelles. Photo: wikipedia

Environmental legislation is very strict. Every tourism project must undergo an environmental review and a lengthy process of consultations with the public and conservationists. Seychelles is the world leader in sustainable tourism. The end result of this sustainable development is an intact and stable nature, which only attracts financially strong tourists. Short-term mass tourism is not appreciated.

Since 1993 a law guarantees the citizens the right to a clean environment and at the same time obliges them to protect this environment. The country holds a record for the highest percentage of land under natural conservation—nearly 50% of the total land area.

Now this might sound like paradise too: Through harmonious socioeconomic policies and developments over the years, today Seychelles is described as a fusion of peoples and cultures. Numerous Seychellois are considered multiracial: blending from African, Asian and European descent to create a modern creole culture. Evidence of this harmonious blend is also revealed in Seychellois food, incorporating various aspects of French, Chinese, Indian and African cuisine.

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Seychelles: sailfish catch, Photo by Jerzy Strzelecki (wikipedia).
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Typical beach at Mahe Island.
Seychelles: Aldabra turtle
Seychelles: Aldabra turtle.

Where to stay in the Seychelles?

There are only hotels available, no small size bed & breakfast facilities. Spending $1,000 per night for a room is quite common. Therefore plenty of 5-star-hotels are eager to assist you. On the lower end of the scale, only one resort gives you shelter at $100 per night: the Reef Holiday Apartments at Anse aux Pins. Heavy favorites among tourists: Sunset Bay Apartment in Glacis (completely booked until late 2019), Chateau Elysium in Beau Vallon ($477 per night), the H Resort at Bel Ombre Road, Beau Vallon ($800 per night).

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