For my first destination, I decided to delve deep into the Indian Ocean. Off the east coast of Africa, just north of Madagascar, lies an archipelago of more than one hundred tropical islands called Seychelles. Known to be the Caribbean of Europe, travelers can fly non-stop from London, Paris, Rome (to name a few) and bask in the sun on the soft powdery white sands. Natives of the island are mainly Creole, French and English speaking, since the islands were a British colony for 162 years and the influences of early French settlers still remain dominant. The nationality of the island is Seychellois, and there are approximately 80,000 people living on the islands.
As I mentioned, the Seychelles are located in the deep turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, and the islands in total are about 2.5 times the size of Washington D.C. The islands boast a warm tropical climate year round, as well as 81 endemic plant species. It is an attractive place for Americans to travel to because of the exoticism of the islands’ location – which makes it an uncommon vacation destination for travelers in our part of the world.
I would personally love to travel to the Seychelles because of its location and the seclusion that relatively non-populated islands offer. I have found through my travels that the best destinations are often those farthest from tourists, and as 33 of the Seychelle’s 115 islands are inhabited one can easily find pristine beauty. For more information on this tropical destination, consult the official website of the Seychelles.