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Seychelles Islands Foundation

13 reviews
Victoria, Seychelles
About Seychelles Islands Foundation
The remote wilderness of Aldabra Atoll, one of Seychelles' most distant islands, is over 1000 km southwest of the main island of Mahe. Aldabra is one of the world's largest raised coral atolls comprised of four main islands. Aldabra is the largest of the Seychelles islands, with a land area of around 155 km2. The ring of islands surrounds a central turquoise lagoon which is the tidal heartbeat of the atoll with millions of tonnes of water rushing in and out twice every day. Aldabra's geographical isolation, rough terrain and scarcity of fresh water have deterred large human populations from settling. As a result, Aldabra is significantly less disturbed than other atolls worldwide. It remains as an outstanding example of a coral atoll and, in 1982, was inscribed as a UNESCO Marine World Heritage Site. Famous for its 'champignon' terrain and relatively pristine marine life, the atoll is a refuge for many endangered and unique species. It is part of a global biodiversity hotspot and one of the world's natural wonders.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I will be really fair in writing this with both sides of the coin. The Island has those picture postcard beaches and it's hot. The beaches are all public and clean. The island is very evergreen and lush and you would find it hard not...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Chmartin68
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

It was refreshingly nice experience, I except the early morning rising sun without sun glasses will not be comfortable. From Mahe, Praslin and La digue was so beautiful. Pristine beaches , fresh and natural dishes. I recommend Seychelles vacation for honeymooners, re-union, getaway, break ,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank kayatoursghana
Reviewed March 8, 2019

I enjoyed every minute of the trip and would recommend it for any fun/sun seeker to visit these places

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Boater143
Reviewed January 9, 2019

Muito interessante,dá uma boa ideia da natureza e beleza destas ilhas A very interesting visit which gives a good idea of the natural beauty we find in these islands

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LinGT199
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Day 1: After a direct flight from Mumbai to Mahe (the main island of Seychelles) and a 30-day free of charge Visa on Arrival, we check into The Banyan Tree resort. In Intendance Bay along the southern western coastline of Mahe, Banyan Tree Seychelles has...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Nomita-Khanna
Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

It’s a beautiful country. Whosoever is planning there next destination, it’s a must visit place. 1. Islands/ tours Island hopping- marine park, fish feeding, snorkeling, Giant tortoise and jungle trail on moyenne island, Long Island Mahé tour Giant tortoise on takamaka beach La mesere viewpoint...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Maitreyee P
Reviewed February 9, 2018

We visited this island as part of a cruise around the Seychelles with a group. Aldabra was designated at UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982. It is home to 100,000 giant tortoises and 100 endemic species of flora and fauna. We started our visit with...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Deryn H
Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

We went here by ship to explore the island and for diving. The research station staff was very friendly and happy to guide us, but all was arranged before hand. This World Heritage site is a beauty that holds many interesting stories and species. Scuba...More

Date of experience: March 2015
5  Thank JeanPierreEls
Reviewed March 9, 2015

We visited here as part of a small ship cruise. Risk of piracy in this part of the Indian Ocean has been in decline for a couple of years and our ship had an anti-piracy team aboard, and our cruise ship was the first to...More

Date of experience: February 2015
19  Thank ActRegular_traveller
Reviewed February 4, 2012

Aldabra Atoll is a World Heritage Site and is rarely visited mainly because of its remote location, expense, and piracy. There are no scheduled ship or air service that I am aware of. You can charter very expensive flights to Aldabra and make arrangements to...More

Date of experience: January 2012
29  Thank compassNSEW
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