Seychelles, with its fine white sand beaches, topaz waters, and lush hills, makes quite a romantic destination for those who love nature. Massive glacis boulders can be found near its shores, which add to its appeal as a charming and idyllic beach environment. The climate here additionally makes it a top choice for getaways anytime of the year, with the hottest months being March and April while the cooler yet still sunny weather goes by July and August.
Those looking for active pursuits, however, will not be disappointed in Seychelles. High-energy activities such as diving and snorkelling will keep tourists busy here, while those who prefer to stay on land can explore the jungles and go on coastal walks. Boating is also popular here, with many operators going on to other islands in the country.
Where to go
Those visiting Seychelles will find beautiful Mahe, the main beach locality in the island with wonderful views. The bays here are lapped with the multi-hued waters that make an enthralling sight. A panorama of granite peaks, as well as Morne Seychellois, also adds to the stunning look of the environment. Those going around here can check out the Le Jardin du Roi, which can be found up in the hills above Anse Royale. It has a 35-hectare orchard and forest which has a one-room museum and a cosy cafe-restaurant with spectacular views of the coast. From here, one can venture to Grande Anse where tourists can stroll on large swath of glimmering sand. There is also the Takamaka Bay to explore, where one can find the island's distillery which makes nice rum.
Praslin, an isle some distance away from the main island, is wonderful to explore. Silky sand, palm trees, clear seas, and rolling hills all combine to make such an inviting picture that many cannot help but want to stay longer. Those going here can find various destinations to look forward to, such as the World Heritage Vallee de Mai. One can check out the rare coco de mer palms, as well as various indigenous plants and trees in this thriving forest. After checking out the local flora, tourists can then Anse Volbert, which is popular for its watersports such as snorkelling. Anse Lazio also await in the area, where one can bask on the sight of the clear turquoise waters and gentle waves.
Those who want to check out various destinations can check out the sights of Sri Lanka. Those going here will find a variety of natural and historical landmarks that can be amazing to behold. History buffs will especially find this place spectacular. Its ancient cities, crumbling temples, and sacred sites list many reasons to explore.
Anuradhapura features some of the region's most awe-inspiring sights from the Sri Maha Bodhi or the Sacred Tree to the Abyahagiri Dagoba, an old monastery. There is also the Ratnaprasada to behold, which was once five stories high but now lies in ruins. The destroyed building somehow maintains its appeal, however, fascinating those who visit it. One should also not miss going to the Archaeological Museum, which features an interesting range of artworks, carvings, and everyday items from Anuradhapura and other historic sites in Sri Lanka.
Those who want to check out more beach destinations can venture to faraway Fiji, which takes about almost two days of connecting flights from Seychelles. Palm-ridden beaches, a rich marine environment, and welcoming locals make this island country one of the most pleasant destinations in the Pacific. Its culture also makes up a wide range of attractions, from the comprehensive displays in Fiji Museum to the firewalking festival during July or August by the Mriamma Temple. The Wasavula Ceremonial Site can also be found here, which is considered to be a sacred monolith of villagers in Labasa.
How to get out
Those going to see other parts of the world can book connecting flights to Seychelles International Airport. Airlines serving here include Air Austral, Air Seychelles, Condor, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad Airways, Kenya Airways, Maldivian, SriLankan Airlines, and Transaero Airlines.