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Bask In The Offerings Of Seychelles

By Njideka Agbo 09 October 2018   |   7:00 am

The Republic of Seychelles boasts of a population of about 94,228, making it the “smallest population of any sovereign African country”. Although inhabited for centuries, Seychelles has become known as a tourist nation and was in the 1970s referred to as the place to be seen, a playground for film stars and the international jet set”.

Here are some of the places worth visiting:

Maison de Coco

Maison de Coco. Photo: Seyvillas

This amazing building was built with materials purely gotten from the coconut tree. Coconut tree materials were adopted by the people after the abolition of slavery and there were no bricks left. What is more? You can also purchase gift items that are made from coconut.

Anse Lazio Beach

Anse Lazio beach. Photo: Youtube

This is considered the best beach in Praslin Island and in the archipelago and one of the best in the world. The beach is surrounded by takamaka trees, vegetation and is the perfect spot for taking pictures. This is because of its soft sand and crystal-clear waters.

Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve

Located in the Praslin island is the Vallée de Mai. This world heritage site and nature park is home to the rare black parrot and the coco de mer palm tree which produces the world’s largest (nut) seeds in the world.

Victoria Market

This historic market was built in 1840. It is a deep reflection of the way of life of the Seychellois. Also, the market boasts of different fish and artworks. And if you are willing, the locals can educate you on the different ways of cooking your fish to get the best flavour.

Navasakti Vinayagar Temple

Tempio Hindu. Photo Savoy Resort and Spa

Looking for a spiritual connection? Navasakti Vinayagar Temple also known as the Tempio Hindu is the only Hindu temple in Seychelles. Its brightly-coloured exterior makes it easily identifiable in Victoria.

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