Mother Nature was very generous with these 115 islands scattered in the Indian Ocean. Undeniably, the beaches are the big attraction: exquisite ribbons of white sand lapped by topaz waters and backed by lush hills and big glacis boulders. But there’s much more to do than simply cracking open a bottle of champagne with the loved one in a luxurious hotel.
With such a dreamlike setting, the Seychelles is, unsurprisingly, a choice place for a honeymoon or a dream beach holiday. Having earned a reputation as a paradigm of ecotourism, the Seychelles is a top spot to watch birds and giant tortoises in their natural habitat.
And a vast living world lies just below the turquoise waters, beckoning divers of all levels. When you tire of beaches you can venture inland on jungle trails, indulge in fine dining or enjoy the sublime laid-back tempo.