Ekaterina Belchikova

5 Apr 2021

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The Seychelles are green beads lost in the waters of the Indian Ocean. Due to its long isolation from the rest of the world, the island nation was able to preserve its unique flora and fauna, which now attracts millions of tourists. Unlike the Maldives, Seychelles is a more diverse resort. To prove it, here’s what to do and what to see on these paradise islands.

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How to get there and how much does it cost

Despite the fact that since March 25, the Seychelles have opened their borders to tourists, it will not be possible to fly to the resort directly from Russia. Direct flights to the islands were difficult to find even before COVID-19, so you should be prepared for the fact that the flight will not be cheap (from 40,000 rubles round trip per person).

Hotel prices in Seychelles vary according to location and number of stars. They can be quite acceptable, although there are more transcendental ones here. For example, you can rent a small house with air conditioning for two for 35,000 – 40,000 rubles per week.

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What you will definitely have to spend a lot of money on is food. It is difficult to farm on the islands, because there is almost no land for this. Therefore, the state has to wait for deliveries from the mainland, which greatly increases the cost of food both in supermarkets and in restaurants. A dinner for two in some pleasant grilled fish establishment can cost 2,000 rupees, which is about 8,000 rubles (at the rate for April 2021).

What to see in the Seychelles

As we have already noted, leisure activities in the Seychelles are more diverse than in the Maldives. The fact is that hotels in the Maldives are located in isolation, which means that tourists have to constantly swim between them, which can cost a pretty penny. In the Seychelles, you can also move between the islands, but each of them still has its own hotels and entertainment.

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Mahe Island

Mahe is the largest and most populous island in the Seychelles. Here is also the capital of the state – the city of Victoria, where you can stroll along the colonial streets, look at the local market and have a snack on the picturesque beach. By all standards, there are museums and art galleries in the capital, but once you find yourself on a paradise island, it is better to spend your money and time on other attractions of the Seychelles. For example, the St. Anne Marine National Park, where you can meet dolphins and turtles, go boating or diving. Among the free pleasures is the village of artisans (Domaine de Val des Pres). The entrance to the town itself costs nothing, but it’s impossible to leave without a fancy souvenir!

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Aldabra island

Aldabra is often called the “pearl of the Seychelles”. The island is far enough from Mahé and you can only get there with a special permit on a cruise ship or your own yacht. The fact is that this huge coral atoll is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List due to the unique population of giant turtles. Only wild animals live on the island, so it feels like you have become Robinson Crusoe. By the way, if you do not have the opportunity to go on an expensive trip to Aldabra, be sure to book a tour on a yacht to other Seychelles islands.

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La Digue Island

You can feel that very “heavenly delight” on the Silver Coast of La Digue Island. Snow-white granite rocks, tropical palms and blazing sunsets will turn the head of even the most unromantic person. Also on the island is the Union Estate Park, where you can meet giant turtles and look at a mysterious cemetery hidden in the jungle. In addition, La Digue is considered the best place for diving. There are many dive spots on the island that offer coral viewing.

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Praslin Island

Praslin is famous for its lush vegetation. It is here that the famous reserve park of the Vallee de Meis Islands is located, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. In these forests, the Coco de mer palm grows with fruits of a rather amusing shape, which must be tasted by all visitors! By the way, this nut will also show off in your foreign passport – it is depicted on the seal put by the border guards.

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There is also a pearl farm on the island. Here you can both buy jewelry and watch the amazing process of the cultivation of mother-of-pearl stones.

If you have long dreamed of visiting the paradise islands, but do not want to spend all day on the beaches, then Seychelles is already waiting for you. This amazing place will delight you with its natural flavor, so you need to go here in search of harmony with the wild world of plants and animals.

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