When you think about the Seychelles, you’ll most likely imagine picture-perfect beaches and luxurious resorts filled with happy newlyweds. And that isn't far from the truth.
Flights to Seychelles connect through Mahé, the largest of the 115 islands that make up this unique country. It not only boasts the capital Victoria, but is also home to around 90 per cent of the archipelago’s population.
In terms of where to stay, the island is home to more than just high-end hotels – and there’s a surprising array of budget-friendly, bed and breakfast, and self-catering options.
While the resorts tend to claim their own patches of sand, there are plenty of stunning public beaches too. It’s really just a matter of packing a picnic, picking a stretch of coast and settling in to soak up the sun and the views. And once you are done with beach life, there are lush jungles to explore, mountains to traverse and local markets where you can get your shopping fix and pick up some souvenirs.
Most of these markets are in the capital Victoria, which is worth a visit if you can drag yourself away from the resort. Party the night away with the locals or simply chill out at a shoreline lounge and watch the sun set as you dig into some of the best seafood you'll ever eat.