For people who dream to be on the beaches on an exciting holiday where they can soak in the sun and enjoy lying on the deserted beaches and visiting tropical islands, Seychelles Islands is a dream destination that offers white, coral and pink beaches. It is truly heaven for most tourists who dream of Fantasy Islands where they can enjoy a fabulous vacation and not worry about a care in the world!
Many people refer to Seychelles Islands as paradise. It is interesting to note that mass tourism is not encouraged in these parts as the people wish to maintain the charm and character of the exotic surroundings. The weather in Seychelles is excellent ranging from 29° to 30° C in the day and 26° to 27° in the nights. You are assured of warm days irrespective of sunshine or rain. Seychelles experiences a lot of rain and the islands are therefore lush green throughout the year.
There are over 155 islands in Seychelles that can be divided into two main groups. Nearly 42 of these islands are mountainous and rocky while the rest consist of flat sand cays or raised coral islands such as seen in the Aldabra group. The sand cays are generally about 3 meters higher than the high water mark. The islanders are naturally worried about natural disasters such as Tsunami etc. However, though they have been hit by a Tsunami, they did not experience anything worse than tides that were extra-high.
Visitors to Seychelles prefer to stay on the rocky islands and the people reside in Mahe, La Digue or Praslin where you can see huge granite rocks that are ancient. There are 2 main islands that rise to nearly 1000 meters, which is about 3000 ft. above sea level and is considered high, as the island measures only about 2 to 3 miles (3 - 5 km)
The people who stay in Seychelles speak mostly French, English and Creole as there are no real natives that live in these islands as most of them are early French settlers or African slaves. The English were the first invaders who usurped the European colonists by fighting for control nearly 250 years ago for control of these seas.
In 1976 this new Seychelles had an identity of its own and was referred popularly as the "third republic" in modern history. There were a few upheavals in the late 1970s and the early 1980s as many coups and plots for counter-coups took place. However, today, this island is protected and safe from such problems. The people of Seychelles are now working towards a unified direction and have decided to forget the past problems. You address a masculine native as Seychellois and a feminine one as Seychelloise.
Fish is the mainstay food that is eaten 10 or 12 times weekly as the seas abound with them. Many seasoned travelers can be heard to refer to Seychelles as the Giant Trevally (GT) of the world as they are able to catch fish that weight over 60 pounds. Seasoned travelers make a beeline for this tropical island to enjoy fishing and catching thousands of different species in the waters around the islands.
Travelers who head to this destination agree that it is second to paradise due to the tempered climate which is mainly tropical. Most people from cold countries head to this glorious destination to enjoy the warmth offered in the Seychelles Islands. This is perhaps the reason why a stay on Seychelles Islands can provide quite expensive. Make sure you can stretch your budget when you visit this destination as most of the items available here are imported and the cost of living is rather high.
Matt has been traveling the world for over five years and has been to more than 60 countries. While he loves all the world, he is particularly fond of hot countries and warm weather. For more information on visiting the seychelles, visit Matt's website and articles on the best islands in the world.