A lost and then found paradise in the heart of the Indian Ocean. The beaches are like a selection: white-sandy, wide and secluded, the hotels also match the paradise. All the islands that host tourists in Seychelles boast miles of unspoiled beaches, amazing beauty, which sometimes you can not find any holidaymakers. Many guests come here for this very reason - absolute privacy, peace and harmony with nature. Only on the main island of Mahe 28 beaches, each of which is beautiful and unique in its own way. The beaches of Anse a La Mouche and Anse Forbans are characterised by their calm waters and silence, while Beau Vallon is the most famous and "civilised" beach on the island - a wide stretch of fine white sand with a length of three kilometres. Here you can take advantage of any of the main "water" kinds of entertainment. Clean water and a bottom provide excellent conditions for swimming.
For surfers, the beach of Grand Anse, which is famous for its almost two-meter-long waves, is of particular interest. Most of the surrounding beaches are deserted or almost deserted, so it's easy to find a place to relax.
The second largest island in Pralin will conquer the hearts of holidaymakers with Anse Georgette beach, which is located on the territory of Constance Lemuria hotel. The beauty, silence and coziness of this beach is amazing at first sight. Palm trees, white sand and an ideal blue ocean will delight guests during the entire holiday. The silence of this place allows the birds of paradise to nest on the trees right on the beach behind the holidaymakers.
While visiting La Digue Island, it is worth visiting one of the most picturesque places on the planet - Anse Source D'Argent Beach. This is where you get the best photos in Seychelles. Images of this beach are often found in advertisements and decorate the covers of catalogues dedicated to the Seychelles. The combination of large granite boulders, pink sand and emerald water will not leave anyone indifferent.
And if you want to feel like a resident of a desert island - you should go to the island of Fregat, which can offer its guests one of the 7 luxurious beaches for individual use.
Seychelles currently has a population of 87,122. The Seychelles is a reflection of its multi-ethnic, almost three hundred year history. From the early settlers until today, the islands have attracted people of different nationalities from all corners of the globe, including liberated slaves, European settlers, political exiles, adventurers, traders of Arab and Persian origin, as well as Chinese and Hindus.
Hundreds of years have passed since then, but the Seychelles remains a bubbling cauldron of cultures and peoples from the four corners of the world, each weaving its own special thread into the living fabric of this vibrant peaceful society, enriching it while remaining itself and, at the same time, undergoing a subtle transformation.
The first sensations of getting to know the locals - everyone here is happy! You notice it everywhere and all the time, from the passport control officer at the airport to the pleasant smile of the President of the country, which can be seen on all billboards. What is most interesting, this joy is the ability to enjoy life absolutely naturally and contagious.
Alas, the residents of megacities, used to live in a constant hurry, every day taking part in the race for survival, "morning-breakfast-metro-work-home" and no one cares how your grandmother is doing, or what you called your cat. And the Seychelles do! So do not be surprised when passers-by (and completely unfamiliar people!) say hello right on the street, ask "how are you?", wish you a pleasant day.
Every Sunday here is necessarily dedicated to family. On this day in the capital of Victoria almost all shops and institutions are closed, the city becomes empty. But on the beaches you can watch picnics with music, dancing, barbecues and drinks. Creole people usually go to such events with the whole family (including aunt, grandfather, cousin, etc...) and walk until dark.
Some restaurants, guest rooms, shops and bakeries are located right in the houses of the Seychellois, which once again proves their openness, willingness to accept a traveler at home.
Perhaps this hospitality is due to the fact that the locals are used to living in one big international family, so the principle applies here: my friend is your friend, my home is your home. Everybody will be happy to give you directions, a ride to the nearest beach (sometimes even free of charge), and if he has time - a short story of his life. So, if you actively travel during your stay on the islands - you can make a lot of new friends, and on different islands.
In fact, the inhabitants of the mainland have a lot to learn from them. At least three things - know how to enjoy life, not to rush anywhere and just be happy!
The Indian Ocean is an ideal place for sea voyages to the islands and the most unique adventures in the world. Guests can relax on deck while watching the bright coral reefs as the yacht gently glides along the perfectly calm waters. Then dine on a desert island, snorkel in an unusually beautiful lagoon and end the day with an unforgettable sunset cruise.
Anything is possible! From a day's sea cruise to weekly and longer cruises. The favorable and stable climatic conditions in the Indian Ocean basin make sailing on a yacht a real dream that will be remembered for a lifetime.
До прихода на территорию Гонконга британцев он был обычной деревней рыбаков и приютом для путешественников. Во время опиумной войны в 19 веке Британия завладела городом и частью близлежащих островов с целью размещения своего военно-морского флота. Чуть позднее, в 1842 году, был подписан Нанкинский договор, согласно которому Гонконг перешел во владения Британии.
Люди неохотно заселяли территорию города и основную часть населения составляли китайские ссыльные. Во время китайско-японской войны сюда ринулись беженцы, и количество жителей Гонконга резко увеличилось. Далее мировые события вынудили Британию отдать город во владения Японии, но после Второй Мировой Войны он опять вернулся под ее крыло, вплоть до 1997 года. С этого момента Гонконг передан Китаю и получил статус особого административного региона.
For many years now, fishermen have brought fantastic stories about the giant trophies caught in the Seychelles. Fishing in the Seychelles is not just a holiday or hobby, it's a way of life
Why you should choose Seychelles?
The conditions for catching strange and unusual fish here are ideal all year round;
1.4 million square kilometers of area and 115 islands are available for fishing;
You can fish from the shore as well as on the open sea;
The most professional gurus of fishing work here, who will be your assistants and mentors, share the little tricks;
The Seychelles has set several world records for catching the largest inhabitants of the deep sea;
In the Indian Ocean waters, there are record numbers of striped bonito, bonfish, pompano, barracuda, trawalli, grouper, tuna and other fish species. And if you sail a little far away, you can collect a rich catch of dorado, waho, tuna, sailfish and, of course, blue marlin;
You can combine fishing with beach holidays, excursions, island visits and diving;
You can go with friends, colleagues, or the whole family. Everyone will find something for himself or herself to do. Seychelles is good for both novices in fishing and for real professionals;
Fishing in the Seychelles does not require a licence, however, some islands in the Marine National Park are protected by the state. This is why the principle of "catch and let go" is welcomed among fishermen here.
To finally seduce tourists to visit Paradise on Earth, we present to your attention 10 undeniable reasons:
The Seychelles are the only ocean islands in the world that are made up of granite;
Only these islands can boast kilometers of deserted, beautiful beaches, in total - 300!
The Seychelles are home to world-class diving and fishing, with over 800 different species of fish;
There are no predatory animals or poisonous insects, but the flora and fauna of these islands are truly impressive, including the largest turtles in the world, hundreds of endemic plants and dozens of rare birds;
51% of Seychelles' land is covered by a wide variety of nature parks and reserves;
The local authorities are very careful with the natural heritage of the islands, so there is no industry, the number of hotels is limited, and tourist arrivals are up to 200,000 per year;
The Seychelles is a visa-free country;
The average air temperature is 29 degrees Celsius. The islands are outside the cyclonic zones, so there is no seasonality and it is always warm and nice;
The tiny Seychelles are home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites: Valee de Mai or the Valley of Paradise, the only Coco de Mer and Aldabra Atoll in the world, one of the world's greatest lagoons and the only place in the Indian Ocean where giant sea turtles and non-flying birds live;
There is no need for vaccinations, no malaria or other rare diseases to visit the Seychelles.