Looking at the map, Seychelles is just a tiny dot located in the Indian Ocean. But this tiny country is amazingly composed of 115 islands! A nation archipelago that is isolated and blessed with rich marine life, white sandy beaches with clear turquoise waters, forest-clad mountains, among many other natural wonders.
Seychelles is definitely every traveler's dream destination! No wonder, it is a favorite among couples and newlyweds. So, if you want to spend romantic holidays to the Seychelles, check out these 4 essential travel facts.
4 Essential Seychelles Travel Facts You Need To Know
1. Seychelles is Blessed with a lot of BeachesBeing a 115-island country, Seychelles is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean with a lot of nice beaches to offer. Bask in many of its untouched beaches, lay on the sand and enjoy clear blue skies and the warm, tropical climate, with an average yearly temperature of 84°F (29°C). But always take precaution, as the sun in Seychelles is very strong. It is advised that you don't just bask in the sun without applying sun block on your skin to protect you from being sun burnt.
2. Seychelles has 2 UNESCO World Heritage SitesIf you love visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites, visit Seychelles' Aldabra Atoll (the second largest coral atoll in the world) and Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve hat were listed in the World Heritage Site list on 1982 and 1983, respectively.
3. English and French are widely spoken in SeychellesTraveling to Seychelles, communication is not a problem. French and English are the official languages along with Seychellois Creole, which is primarily based upon French. So, better learn a few basic French, and you're good!
4. Seychelles is one of the Best Scuba Diving DestinationsWith its rich marine life, stunning topography of coral reefs, wrecks and canyons, Seychelles if definitely one of the best diving spots in the world. It offers dive destinations for both beginners and experienced divers. Don't miss the popular diving spots such as Brissare Rocks, Fishermen's Cove Reef, Shark Bank and Trompeuse Rocks, among others.
Just a reminder. When doing an adventurous activity such as scuba diving; as unpredictable as life is, unwanted situations are always bound to happen – it’s an unavoidable part that we all have to live with. Whether it's your trip, your equipment or your health, travel insurance has become an essential item to pack for smart travelers and scuba divers. So, before you leave for your trip to Seychelles for a scuba diving adventure, go over your travel insurance policy to see what kinds of incidents are (and are not) covered. Review the individual steps of the claims process so that you’ll know what to do in case the worst happen during your trip.
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Notes: This was written by one of our contributing writers. Photo Credit: Bjørn Christian Tørrissen | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Anse_Source_dArgent_on_La_Digue_2015.JPG | Wikipedia Commons
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