One hundred and fifteen heavenly tropical islands make up this dreamy holiday destination, The Seychelles Islands. Resorts promise luxury, beaches inspire artists and poets, sunny weather chases away traces of winter frost and all you have to do is lie back and relax. Located in the Indian Ocean off the coast of East Africa, it is known for pristine beaches, technicolour coral reefs, spectacular dive sites, mountainous rainforests and rare wildlife. You can also enjoy all the pampering of an in house spa, if you stay at the AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & spa.
Honeymooners may enjoy an excursion to Denis Island. It is a privately owned coral island, perfect for those who want some time to themselves. The island only rises a few feet above level of the ocean and is spread over three hundred and seventy five acres. The powder white beaches are adorned with rows of shady palms and coral reefs. The romantic location makes an ideal venue for a destination wedding; you will even find a little chapel on the island to hold the ceremony.
Denis Island lies a mere eighty five kilometres north of the capital, Mahe, which can otherwise be described as a breathtakingly scenic flight lasting thirty minutes. The island will also delight birdwatchers; sightings of purple herons, magpie robins as well as, endemic birds like paradise flycatchers, Seychelles fodies and Seychelles warblers have been recorded. A nature walk is also recommended before heading for the beach. The island sits on the edge of the Seychelles Bank, which has a two thousand metre drop into the Indian Ocean. It is also known for having some of the best dive sites. A small dive centre provides diving excursions and courses. Take the plunge and be on the lookout for turtles, sharks, sting rays and even dolphins.
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