Gorgeous beaches, turquoise, cristal clear waters, granite rocks, white sands, coral reefs and colourful shoals make the Seychelles a wonderful holiday destination. The islands are devided into five groups, and each of these 115 "pearls" has its own history, legends and secrets. Mahé is the main island, and although it is only a stopover for many visitors, the island has a lot to offer. Apart from its historical importance for the archipelago, the beauty of its beaches can easily compete with other islands. Furthermore, the bustling capital, Victoria, is a must for everyone who wants to get to know the Seychelles. The well-maintained roads lead through tropical rain forest, passing tea plantations and offering stunning views of the sea and the offhsore islands. Praslin, the second largest island of the Seychelles, is a hilly granite island, overgrown with palm trees. This island is more quiet than Mahé. There are only 5000 inhabitants, and there is no building topping the highest palm tree. The highlight of the island, besides the beautiful beaches, is the Vallee de Mai. This valley is home to many endemic plants and animals, and only here grows the famous "Coco de Mer", the double coconut tree. For divers, the Seychelles offer a manifold underwater world. From october to december, it is even possible to dive with whale sharks and blanket fishes.
Getting there: charter or scheduled flights, car rentl