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The island of Mahe is the largest island of the Seychelles archipelago, a world-class beach resort, which annually greets millions of travelers. On the island are organized 68 well-equipped beaches. Here are created ideal conditions for diving, water skiing, windsurfing and other water sports. Any beach has sports equipment rental spots. Here are frequently organized boat trips on yachts.
The most popular and most visited beach is Beau Vallon. Life here doesn’t stop neither on the daytime nor night. When night comes to the island, here are opened numerous discos and bars. On daytime visitors are welcome in numerous restaurants and sports facilities. Not far away from the beach you will find internet cafes and numerous shops. If you seek tranquility, the following beaches may suit you the most - Anse Bougainvillea, d’Anse Forbans, and Anse Royal. They are simply perfect for family rest because of the successful location of reefs the sea here is always calm.
Wildlife lovers should visit the West Coast, where there they will find several secluded bays and beaches. Here you can not only enjoy gentle sea, but also have a picnic in the real tropical nature. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Although the capital of Seychelles couldn't boast of a variety of large shopping malls and outlets, the choice of colorful small shops and markets is really huge here. They sell all possible … Open
Diversify your rest by visiting excursions, the majority of which passes through the capital of the island - Victoria. Here you will find a museum of natural history, as well as the exhibition hall dedicated to the local crafts. You can learn about the history of the city in Historical Museum, and the local Botanical Garden is the best place for observing local flora. Your walk in Orchid Garden will surely leave only unforgettable impressions. Shoppers will definitely love the market of Victoria, where they can buy nice souvenirs and crafts. You can also walk along the Royal Garden, Village of craftsmen and visit the largest the tea plantation of the island.
The starting point of many sightseeing tours around the island is the Revolution Square - the central square of Victoria located in the Old Town. The main decoration of this square is the Clock Tower. The height of the tower together with a clock is 3 meters, it is an exact copy of London's Big Ben. Near the tower is a small museum, an exposition of which is devoted to the history of the city of Victoria. The main city library, as well as the archive, have been on the museum's ground floor for many years. Numerous historic streets begin next to the Revolution Square. It would be nice to stroll along them to admire old buildings.
The capital of Seychelles is a great destination for those who prefer spending time in a little paradise together with the whole family. Here, each of its members will have every opportunity … Open
The island has preserved several ancient religious sites, and the Anglican Church with its unique original decoration deserves special attention. This church is also remarkable for the fact that next to it there is a crossroad with the only traffic light in Seychelles. Other prominent religious sites include St. Paul's Cathedral, as well as the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, where you can see beautiful religious artifacts.
Francis Rachel Street is considered the beginning of the business district. This street accommodates several important government institutions, including the State House and the presidential residence. While walking along the street you can see several more symbolic monuments. The business district has another important religious site - a beautiful mosque surrounded by a tropical garden.
Mahe is a scenic island lying in the Indian Ocean and known not only for its natural sights and attractions but for its upscale restaurants, cafes and bars serving inimitable dainty treats. … Open
On the island of Victoria, nature enthusiasts will have the opportunity to visit the beautiful Le Jardin Du Roi Spice Garden every day. The park is very large - there are impassable tropical thickets, many beautiful alleys, and spacious meadows perfectly suitable for outdoor activities. Numerous restaurants and cafes operate in the exotic garden. It is equipped with children's playgrounds, sports grounds, as well as several great viewing platforms.
Hiking fans would find it interesting to climb the Morne Blanc hill with another interesting landmark on its top. Here is an old tea factory where you can watch the process of making tea, as well as try its best varieties.
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Anse Source d Argent

From the series “Most Fabulous and Magic Beaches”
Granite boulders scattered along the coast can be interesting to have a research. Both rocks and the island itself are thousands years old. For such a long period, the sea water grinded huge stones and gave them a nice shape. Some granite rocks have an amazing pattern. Several stones are huge, they are blurred in their lower part and form a kind of natural caves. It would be very easy to find a place for a secluded relaxation at the vast and picturesque Anse Source d'Argent Beach. … Read further

Sightseeing in Seychelles: things to see

There are several interesting places in Victoria suburbs, for example, the village of Craftsmen, where travelers can purchase memorable souvenirs and get acquainted with lifestyle of local people. There are several large nature reserves and parks not far away from that capital, such as the Royal Garden, the National Marine Park and Morne Blanc piedmont region. When describing nature attractions of the islands, it's simply impossible to fail to mention Silhouette Island. This island is famous for its magnificent equatorial forest - the largest and richest forest in the country. Despite that fact that this island is not very populated, it has everything needed for great rest. … Open
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Manchester Airport Gets a Hotel

Wellness travel has been a hit in the US in recent years but the trend is not so big in Europe. IHG hopes that by opening more hotels like EVEN it will increase awareness and popularity of wellness in the UK. Although the hotel is located near to the airport, the distance to such important objects as top universities and colleges, cultural landmarks, and natural attractions is also short. Tax-free outlets are a cherry on top of the pie. To make it more comfortable for guests to get to and from the airport, the hotel has a free shuttle service and a free parking lot. Read this

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