The Seychelles Offer A Number Of Attractions
May 19th, 2015 By Andrew Reilly
If you are looking for a holiday destination with a touch of variety, you cannot argue with what the Seychelles has to offer. The Seychelles is made up of 115 islands and is located in the Indian Ocean, and the group of islands is sometimes referred to as The Islands of Love.
With many of the islands being uninhabited, it is the ideal destination if you are looking for some peace and quiet and the temperature and climate is very pleasing. There are plenty of great destinations to head to on the islands, and no matter what sort of holiday you would like to receive, you will find that this is a group of islands with something for everyone.
When you think of the Seychelles you will likely think of beautiful beaches and beautiful people lazing around enjoying the great climate and temperature. This is a big reason in why so many people head to the Seychelles, but it may surprise you to learn that there is so much more on offer from the islands. If you are looking for a beach holiday with a few added twists and attractions, this could be the destination that is best for you.
Victoria provides plenty of things to see and do
The capital city of the islands is Victoria, which is found on the Mahe Island, and it holds the distinction of being one of the smallest capital cities in the entire world. It is one of the most popular destinations for people heading to the Seychelles, and there are a number of tourist attractions to look out for. From traditional art and craftwork to fresh fruit and vegetables, there is plenty to look out for if you like to shop on holiday. You will find that coconuts are available in abundance in Victoria, and this food makes up the basis of a lot of meals and products.
If you are looking to see the finest selection of plants in Victoria, you should visit the Victoria Botanical Garden. The garden stretches out across 15 acres and you can find a wide range of plants,
such as the CoCo de Mer palm, which is only found in the Seychelles. You will also find a range of animals and creatures such as fruit bats, massive tortoises and birds.
Enjoy the Museum of Natural History
Another way to find out about the flora and fauna of the Seychelles comes with a visit to the Museum of Natural History. The museum can be enjoyed over a couple of hours and there are a number of exhibits showcasing the ways that the islands have worked hard to preserve the natural landscape and environment.
If you are keen to continue your trip down memory lane in Victoria, you will find that there is an 18th century plantation located a short drive from the museum. This gives you a chance to get in amongst the gardens where cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla can be found. While guests are allowed to eat whatever fruit has fallen, there is a restaurant at the end of the plantation that is well worth visiting. You will also be able to enjoy the sight of tortoises roaming around the gardens freely. This is the sort of destination that is uniquely linked to the Seychelles, but it is a side of the Seychelles that so few tourists come across.
While there is a great deal to be said for making the most of the daytime in the Seychelles, you should also be looking to make the most of the evening. There is a vibrant nightlife on the islands and in Victoria; you will find everything that you could be looking for. There is a wide range of night clubs to choose from and there are also cinemas, theatres, restaurants and discos. No matter what sort of venue plays host to the way that you look to spend your evening, you will find that there are plenty of great options available at your disposal.
No matter what sort of holiday you are looking forward to, you will find that the Seychelles is able to provide you with everything you could be looking for. This is a holiday destination that may be best known for its glorious beaches and the chance to relax but there is definitely a lot more to the local area than just the ability to laze about.
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Andrew Reilly is a freelance writer with a focus on news stories and consumer interest articles. He has been writing professionally for 9 years but has been writing for as long as he can care to remember. When Andrew isn't sat behind a laptop or researching a story, he will be found watching a gig or a game of football.