, Seychelles.

Welcome to Seychelles! This stunning island nation located in the Indian Ocean is a true paradise offering crystal-clear waters, exotic wildlife, and gorgeous beaches. Here's your Lonely Planet style guide to help you make the most out of your visit:

Getting around:
While taxis and buses are available, renting a car or bicycle is the best way to explore the islands. Cars can be rented at the airport and major hotels, and bicycles are available for rent from many tour operators.

Must-visit beaches:
Seychelles is famous for its beaches, so make sure to visit the following:

- Anse Intendance: This stunning beach on Mahe boasts powdery white sand, dramatic granite rocks and crystal-clear waters.

- Cote D'Or Beach: Located on Praslin Island, this long stretch of golden sand and turquoise water is perfect for swimming and sunbathing.

- Anse Source D'Argent: This famous beach on La Digue is known for its stunning rock formations and crystal-clear water. Perfect for diving and snorkelling.

Wildlife:
Seychelles is home to a wide variety of animal species, including giant tortoises, rare birds, and exotic marine life. Some must-visit spots for wildlife enthusiasts include:

- Vallee de Mai: This UNESCO World Heritage site located on Praslin Island is home to the rare coco de mer palm and several endemic bird species.

- Aldabra Atoll: This remote coral island is famous for its giant Aldabra tortoises and rare bird species.

- Curieuse Island: This small island off Praslin is home to a population of rare Seychelles black parrots.

Food:
Seychellois cuisine takes inspiration from African, Indian and French culinary traditions. Make sure to try the following dishes:

- Curry: Seychelles-style curries use a variety of spices and local seafood, such as octopus and squid.

- Grilled fish: Fish is a staple of Seychelles cuisine, and it's usually grilled or cooked in a Creole sauce.

- Fruit bat curry: A local delicacy, this spicy curry is made from fruit bats and is best enjoyed with rice and lentils.

Nightlife:
Seychelles is not known for its nightlife, but that doesn't mean there aren't places to enjoy a drink! The following bars are worth checking out:

- The Jungle: This open-air bar on Mahe Island offers amazing sunset views and a laid-back atmosphere.

- Fisherman's Bar: Located on Praslin Island, this charming beachside bar offers live music and a great selection of cocktails.

- Katiolo: This popular nightclub in Victoria, the capital city, is a great place to dance and mingle with the locals.

We hope you enjoy your visit to Seychelles! Don't forget to take plenty of sunblock, as the sun can be quite strong. Bon voyage!

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