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Just a word of warning that I am biased about this country because I originate from there. However, there is no doubt that it really is the most gorgeous place to visit.I'm really only able to talk about the main island, Mahe, because that’s the only island I've been to. Mahe is the only Seychelles island with an airport but there are many boat rides available to get to the others such as Praslin and La Digue. The main town on Mahe is called Victoria. There are a variety of shops there including a supermarket, craft shops and food places. All the utility headquarters are here including embassies. Victoria is really the only place in Mahe to buy stuff as the local shops are like your everyday newsagents. Unfortunately products are rather expensive because at the moment there are severe shortages in the country. You can find your typical souvenir shops in Victoria except that many of the products look a lot nicer that the usual tat you find in these kinds of shops. Many things are hand made and the more you see of one product the cheaper it is. There is a huge market, which sells every kind of fish available and is fish lovers dream market. As there is a surplus of fish it means that they can be bought at very reasonable prices. Beware though that if you plan on bringing it back home then you must also buy special packaging to make sure they arrive safely. It is very hard to get lost as there aren’t many roads and everything is signposted clearly
One of the best beaches in Seychelles is Beau Vallon. It is the most beautiful stretch of sand I’ve ever seen and is even more lovely at night when you see the moonlight glinting on the sea. It is also where the biggest hotel resort is. The hotels can be quite expensive at peak seasons but are worth it for the level of service you get. You won’t experience any of the problems currently affecting Seychelles right now as the government granted hotels immunity from things like on being able to shower at certain times due to the water shortage. Hotels and restaurants cook a variety of foods from all over the world and they won’t get offended if you ask for ketchup on your food! The service is excellent as everyone is eager to please and they also want you to return their establishment. Across Mahe there is also a number of smaller self-catering chalets, which is situated in residential areas. With a good map it would be very hard to get lost and roads are well built (possibly better then England!).The people of Seychelles are so friendly and always smiling that it might scare us Britons as we’re not used to strangers being nice to us. Most people speak good English due to the high standards taught in schools. The scenery is breath taking and would present perfect photo opportunities. Although it is not as touristy as other countries there is lots to discover if you are prepared to put in the effort. I would recommend the botanical gardens as they house amongst other things giant tortoises, which are the most beautiful creatures. Crime is virtually non-existent and as there aren’t as many cars on the road as other countries. The airfare can be extremely high at peak times-approx £1000 for August, which doesn’t include board and food. For those who don’t have family there I would say you should book a package deal, as it will work out cheaper. The water is very clean and no injections are needed although you should pack plenty of mosquito repellent. This would be the perfect place to bring children, as it is one of the least dangerous countries on the world. Activity workers are usually qualified so if you’re bringing children then only use qualified people. I would thoroughly recommend visiting Seychelles, as you would truly have the best time of your life there.
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