When the heir to the British throne and her bride took to the Seychelles for their honeymoon, almost instantly a lot of love-struck folks and exotic holiday vacationers have been booking trips to this archipelago of some 115 islands in the blue Indian Ocean. Aside from the fact that it is now considered a favorite destination among the world’s elite, here are the top 5 reasons why Seychelles should be your next destination.
1. Not many vacationers around to spoil the beauty and the fun
Celebrities and the world’s elite come here and lead a rather laid-back, albeit reclusive lifestyle. There are no paparazzi to worry about and getting here can be quite challenging. As such you can enjoy the full splendor of the environment without unruly throngs of vacationers that will make you want to scratch your head in disbelief. You’ll have the island all to yourself or at least a portion of it.
2. There’s no malaria
Unlike other tropical islands especially those in the Pacific, there are no malaria-causing mosquitoes in the Seychelles. That means you don’t have to carry those anti-malaria lotions or even take prophylactic medications anymore. There is also no need to fear about being quarantined when you get home. Of course, this doesn’t mean there aren’t any other creatures in the islands. So you’d still have to protect yourself from other bugs.
3. It’s completely safe
Aside from the fact that there are no malaria-carrying mosquitoes in the island and that there are relatively few vacationers at a time, the locals are friendlier and more hospitable than most other tropical islands. The place is built primarily as a respite so you will find yourself mostly relaxing by the beach or on your terrace instead of getting drunk and getting into trouble at nightclubs.
4. It’s home to the Garden of Eden.
Did you know that Seychelles is actually made up of granite rocks which are a type of igneous rocks formed from the solidification of magma? As it turns out, Seychelles was actually a part of a prehistoric super-continent known as Gondwanaland. One of the most fascinating things and definitely one of the most important reasons for visiting Seychelles is the Garden of Eden on Vallee de Mai located on Praslin Island. It may or may not be the Garden of Eden, but you’d definitely be wowed by its natural beauty that you will never see anywhere else on the planet.
5. It has two of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.
We mentioned above that Vallee de Mai is the location of the original Garden of Eden. What we haven’t told you yet is that it is also on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. The coral atoll of Aldabra is also on the UNESCO list and is acknowledged as the Earth’s largest coral atoll.
Take a look at all that the Seychelles has to offer at the official tourism website: http://www.seychelles.travel/
Getting to Seychelles may not be easy, but if you have the chance, grab it. Not only is it an opportunity of a lifetime, it simply is the best way to get close to the unspoiled beauty of this planet.