The incredible Seychelles Islands are 115 slices of green jewels of heaven on earth. This dream come true paradise will never cease to spellbind all those who step on each of the Seychelles Islands. Enchanting shores of turquoise crystal like water caressing onto silky ivory white granules under the glistening golden rays of the sun. How can you resist?
Exclusive North Island, a romantic honeymooners’ paradise is located just north of Silhouette Island. It is the first Seychelles Island recorded by seafarers in the 1609. It has all the characteristics of Seychelles Islands with majestic granitic mountains to crystal clear waters. It is now a privately owned island resort quite popular among celebrity honeymooners.
During your getaway this piece of heaven is just yours and it is small enough to make you feel your own private space. The romantic honeymoon cove is in the west beach. In this island, food is grown, reared or caught in the sea. Open plan villas overlooking the beach is mostly built by timber in its original shape and size or granitic rocks.
Aldabra Island is a coral atoll bordered by jagged limestone and small beaches and encloses a large mangrove-bordered lagoon. The gorgeous tortoises native to Aldabra can reach the weight up to 250kgs and exceeding the age of whopping 150years.
Nestled at the northernmost part of Seychelles is the magical, unique gem of Bird Island. This secluded, coral cay is especially welcome by its special visitors. Bird-lovers can get close to the over 1 million feathered friends that touch down each year. Just like the beautiful animals on the ground are these flying masterpieces of the air.
Another friend of Seychelles Bird Island is the famous Esmeralda, the world’s heaviest and oldest male tortoise topping the charts.
Founded barely in 2016, Cerf Island Conservation Program, a not-for-profit organisation, has come up with initiatives including guided snorkel, hiking trails, coral restoration and volunteer programs to achieve their objectives.
Cousin and Cousine islands are a superb example of eco-tourism. As you step off the boat onto both islands, you know you are about to have a magical encounter with nature.
To get to these gems isles, you either have to travel by ferry or plane. Most boats depart from Port Victoria, and planes leave from the airport to each island’s small airport or an airstrip. In other cases like Silhouette, the island is managed by Hilton resort so the ferry leaves from Hilton Mahé jetty or a helicopter ride from Mahé to Silhouette island.
Unlike the rest of the world and even Mahé these islands have an admirable laidback appeal and attitude. In most islands motorcars are simply nowhere to be seen. Unless you go over the mountain, walking across most of these islands are like your morning walk.