The winter definitely has it`s advantages. Red wine, bonfires and snow, to mention just a few. Most people however get to a point, round about mid-winter, where they crave the hot sun baking on their face and that lovely humidity that only the summer offers. When this point is reached you can either suffer through it, or escape to better weather! Why not escape to the beautiful and tropical African Island of Seychelles?
The Seychelles’ is actually not one but 115 granite and coral islands. So in actual fact it is a cluster of a lot of Islands. They all lie between 480km to 1,600km from the east coast of Africa. The total land area of the Seychelles is 455 km². Not too big is it? This just adds to its charm!
This Seychelles also boats with amazing weather. It does not ever reach unbearably hot temperatures or freezing cold ones. Sunny all year round!
When in the Seychelles definitely visit Aride Island. This Island is completely untouched. No vessels, other than those belonging to the Aride Nature Reserve, are allowed to land on the Island. It is extremely well protected and definitely something to experience. The island is home to one million breeding seabirds of ten species, endemic birds such as Magpie Robins, Fodies, Brush Warblers and Blue Pigeon, Endemic Plants like wrights Gardenia and Turtle beaches and rich marine life.
Another Island you should definitely visit is Cousin Island. From the moment you disembark you will be left in awe of this spectacular piece of land. This Island is the best protected sites for nesting Hawksbill turtles and the highest density of lizards per hectare in the world. Not only is it home to turtles and lizards, it is also visited by 300,000 nesting seabirds each year. What an amazing example of eco-tourism.
Seychelles has all of this and many more to offer.