Seychelles Islands a Great Alternative to Caribbean Islands

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There are certainly other islands to choose from when traveling. Instead of visiting the Caribbean Islands, you may want to switch up your vacation plans a little and travel to the Seychelles Islands. The Seychelles Islands are located off the coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean. The Republic of Seychelles consists of a group of inner and outer islands. The names of the 3 most inhabitable of the Seychelles Islands are Mahe, which is the Main Island, Praslin, and la Digue.

Climate

The Climate on the beautiful Seychelles Islands is tropical temperatures which range between 24 – 32 degrees Celsius. In the months of January and February are the rainy seasons. And Between the months of May and September are the dry and cooler months. The Seychelles Islands are located outside the hurricane belt and this makes them accessible as an all year round travel destination.

History

In 1770 the Seychelles Islands were settled by the French until the British defeated Napoleon at Waterloo. The French ceded to the British under the Treaty of Paris. Once the Great Britain took over the Island population grew from 3000 to about 7000 people. Today the Seychelles Islands has a little over 87,000 inhabitants. The Seychelles Islands gained their independence from Britain in 1976.

Language

The official language on the Seychelles Island is Creole, which is a French based Patois. Other languages that are spoken on the Seychelles Islands include English, French, and Italian.

Religions

The main religions on the islands are mainly Roman Catholic along with Angelical and Protestants denominations. There are also pockets of Muslims, Hindus, and Baha’is on the island.

Things to do

There are so many things to do on the Seychelles Islands. You can partake in any of the following activities: fishing, gambling, boat charters, bike tours, hiking, water sports, visiting museums, snorkeling and diving.

Where to eat

Between the 3 islands, there are about 95 different restaurants to choose from. Creole cuisine is the most popular on the island along with some Chinese, French and other restaurants. You definitely have a variety of food choices.

If you are thinking about choosing which island you and your family should go to next, then the Seychelles Islands is it. The white sand beaches and turquoise beaches are sure to mesmerize you. There are over 44 beaches to explore while you are on vacation in the Seychelles Islands. Each beach has its very own unique function.

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