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Seychelles - The Islands
Rating : (5.0) (1 Vote)

Pros : Feather soft white sand and crystal blue calm
Cons: Very expensive

Mahe , Seychelles
27th November, 2005

Seychelles has a population of 80,000 and it allows only 150,000 visitors per year. The economy survives on tourism. The conclusion - its bloody expensive!

If you go on the net to book rooms in Seychelles, you immediately realize how expensive it is. A 4-Star Resort starts from Euro 400 per night! The beautiful Villas at Banyan Tree, start from EUR 1200 per night for the cheapest room in low season!!

But once you have taken the plunge, arrived in Mahe and checked into your room, its sheer bliss!

I have travelled all over the world. From Australia's Great Barrier Reef, to the azure blue of Phi Phi in the Andaman Sea; from the thousands of semi-submerged islands of Maldives to the volcanic islands of Hawaii; from the snow covered streets of Boston to the sun drenched fields of Tuscany. But never have I seen the combination of feather soft white sand and crystal blue calm waters that I saw at Anse Lazio on the island of Praslin. This is by far the most beautiful stretch of beach I have ever seen. Many websites will tell you that the spectacular Anse Source d'Argent on La Digue is the most awesome beach in in Seychelles. To me it was spectacular for the long boulder lined coastline and beautiful romantic coves. But a sea which is full of slippery rocks as soon as you step off the sand, is a disappointment that is hard to live down in a place as beautiful as this!

I wont say more. Go to Seychelles, see these two beaches in addition to the miles of mind blowing coastline that you drive past, and at least once (wherever you stay), go the Banyan Tree resort for a heavenly massage, and sit on the long verandah with a cup of tea, and watch the most beautiful sunset you will ever witness.