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Seychelles Holiday Planning – All About the Islands

Thankfully, Seychelles Holiday Planning your choice of hotels in Seychelles is somewhat diminished by the fact that not all of the islands have guest accommodation. Many of the islands are visitable, however, meaning that is it worthwhile researching the best options for sightseeing, sunbathing and enjoying water sports activities in order to best plan your trip. Mahé is the main island and also the most popular, with over 70 stunning beaches to enjoy.

Mahé is also business travelers frequent the economic and political center of Seychelles, meaning it as much as tourists. Despite its popularity, Mahé is not overcrowded, retaining its beauty and charm.

As well as the numerous soft sand beaches, Mahé has lush vegetation and an imposing mountain range. With a still impressive selection of hotels in Seychelles, Praslin is an ideal base and is only 15 minutes flight away from Mahé.

From this granitic island, holidaymakers can enjoy excursions to the deserted islands surrounding Praslin, where they can go exploring, swimming, and snorkeling. St Pierre Island and Coco Islands are excellent venues for spotting exotic marine life, so if you are looking to book hotels in Seychelles in locations that can offer this

La-Digue is the final major island of Seychelles, and many consider it to be the most enchanting of the main isles. With a very small population, La-Digue remains mostly untouched, and although you will not find the luxury hotels in the Seychelles here that Mahé can offer, it is still worth visiting.

One of the key attractions in La-Digue is its famous Anse Source d’Argent Beach, which has featured in many motion pictures and commercials. There are more secluded beaches here too, which is perfect for those seeking an island escape; with only 2000 inhabitants, beauty spots here are highly unlikely to be overcrowded.

Where you can stay

If you are staying in other hotels in the Seychelles with greater facilities, traveling to La-Digue is still relatively straightforward from Praslin by schooner.

With Mahé boasting not only the most luxurious hotels in Seychelles but stunning beaches too, it is the perfect place for an unforgettable honeymoon. These islands can provide the perfect getaway from the modern world if that is the type of island escape that you are looking for.

The Seychelles have many small open markets selling a wealth of cheap small items for the tourists. The food markets and exotic fruits and vegetables, it is quite an experience. There are a few fine quality jewelery stores but there are no large shopping centers or stores so unfortunately shopping can be quite disappointing, but who goes to the Seychelles to shop?

Nightlife
There are very few disco’s or nightclubs in Seychelles, but those that there are have been influenced by the Jamaican reggae scene. Mostly entertainment is based in your hotel. You will find around four nightclubs and if you fancy a flutter there are a few casinos. There is only one cinema on the island showing anything from Hollywood to Bollywood, plus subtitled movies. You would perhaps be better off having a nice meal. For the family, there is always something to suit most people within the hotels with local entertainers and traditional music and quizzes, and the usual party favorites.