The Seychelles are described by Assif Majid as being “another world”. The 115 amazing islands in the middle of the Indian Ocean are some of the most incredible places on earth. There are two types of islands: the granite “Inner” grouped around the principal islands of Mahr, Praslin and La Digue; and the “Outer” that are a sparkling array of flat, coralline islands extending towards the coast of Africa.
Here are 10 of the most beautiful islands in the Seychelles!
Mahe is described as the largest island in the Seychelles and is also an important economic center of the Inner Islands. Here is where you’ll find the international airport and the capital, Victoria, and in the north of the island you will discover the renowned Beau Vallon beach.
Praslin is the second largest island in the Seychelles that was initially named the “isle de Palme” as is considered to be the home to the Vallee de Mai UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the coco der mer grows wild.
La Digue is located 45 km from Mahe and is the fourth largest island is the Seychelles, famous for its granite boulders and fabulous beaches such as Anse Source d’Argent.
Fregate is the most easterly of the granitic islands and provides a beautiful private experience. Here is where you’ll find a lush five-star eco-lodge that offers the ultimate comfort and amenities.
Denis Island is located in the north side of Mahe and includes 25 lush, well-appointed cottages. It is located 95 km north of Victoria, Mahe, being one of the most northerly of all the Seychelles’’ islands. This one seems to be the perfect location for a beautiful honeymoon.
Bird Island is a beautiful place surrounded by sparkling white beaches and crystal blue waters. It’s in fact a bird sanctuary and the home of Esmeralda.
The islands of Grande Soeur and Petite Soeur are known under the name of “The Sister Islands”. The location is famous for its spectacular ocean panoramas and the opportunities for trekking and picnicking.
North Island is a secluded island that provides an amazing eco-friendly experience. In 2011, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent their honeymoon on the island.
Cousine Island is a unique place on earth that provides a tropical holiday experience and is the home to five of Seychelles’ endemic birds such as the Seychelles magpie robin.
Curieuse is a reserve managed by the Seychelles Centre of Marine Technology – Marine Parks Authority, and is home to a giant land tortoise rearing project. Here is also the home of the hawksbill turtles.