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Escape to Seychelles

Located roughly 1,000 miles east of mainland Africa, sheltered in the rolling tides and beautiful aqua blue waters is the secluded tropical paradise of Seychelles. Miles from the hustle and bustle of busy urban life and modern responsibilities, this pristine island paradise is the pinnacle of island getaways.

This hidden attraction is home to miles of soft-sanded, untouched beaches, over 100 gorgeous islands and a haven of modern amenities close to the heart of the Indian ocean. A vacation to Seychelles is recommended only to the most serious luxury lovers and beach relaxers. It is the most superb location to travel for an escape from the monotony of working life. Many regard Seychelles as the most soothing and remote yet comfortable and accommodating island destinations in the world.

The geography of paradise
There are thousands of idyllic beaches around the world. From the gorgeous blue waters surrounding the islands of Greece to the beautiful sun-kissed sands of Tahiti, Hawaii, Rio or the Caribbean, the world is filled with picturesque coastlines destined to amaze the average traveler, but none match up to the beaches of Seychelles.

Hailed as the home of the most desirable beach destinations, Seychelles beaches were awarded two of the top  five positions in CNN Travel's World's 100 Best Beaches. Those beaches included the pinkish white sands and crystal clear waters of Anse Source d'Argent on the island of La Digue, which clocked in as the ? fourth greatest beach in the world, and of course, the hidden splendor known as Grande Anse Beach on La Digue, which was ranked as the best beach in the world. This secluded treasure is notoriously vacant, making it a marvelous place to get away from crowds. Moreover, the rolling waves make this spot the apogee of surfing locations. When the beach-loving locals of Fiji or the Virgin Islands need a vacation, they go to Seychelles.

Just past the beaches, lush green forests and ancient palm trees cover the islands. Seychelles has dozens of island trails and hiking paths for travelers eager to see the the alluring wildlife and dazzling forests. For tourists who grow tired of hiking or beach lounging - a near impossible feat regarding the magnificent and inviting surroundings - there are plenty of snorkeling and scuba diving expeditions near the island reefs or golf courses hidden in the wonderful island hills. 

Accommodations on the faraway island
Despite being hundreds of miles away from cities and busy thoroughfare, Seychelles has nearly all the contemporary amenities found in less secluded resorts. Internet cafes are common and numerous on the island, making it reasonable and effortless to keep in close contact with the outside world. Although, many who choose to visit the island steer clear of these facilities in order to fully enjoy the captivatingly isolated location.

Travel is also made easy for tourists with a collection of sea and air transports that regularly travel to the many islands each day. Additionally, travelers who do not wish to walk the many accessible trails may hire a vehicle, rent a car or find one of the popular bicycle rental locations.

Beach buffs, hikers and nature lovers may want to check out an exotic trip to Malaysia in the future. The untouched rainforests, turtle hatchery and exquisite Pulau Perhentian Kecil beach are attractions that that will amaze and inspire travelers. Similarly remote, the wildlife destinations are gorgeous havens for orangutans, wild monkeys and baby turtles. From dense jungles and conservation lodges to beach paradises and luxury hotels, Malaysia is rich with natural splendor and comfortable amenities. 

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