In case you didn’t already know, the Caribbean doesn’t have a monopoly on beautiful islands. Right off the coast of Mama Africa are some of the most stunning island nations you’ll ever see, and the Seychelles is one of them.
From the picturesque shores of Mahé, Praslin and La Digue to the lesser-visited lands of Desroches and Astove, the country is home to powder sand beaches, gorgeous coral reefs and nature reserves teeming with rare animals you won’t find anywhere else.
Recently, plus-size style and swimsuit queen Gabi Gregg (@gabifresh) headed to the Seychelles for a sun-filled escape and by the time she was done showing off her curves, we’re pretty sure the island paradise was renamed the #slaychelles.
So grab a pen and take notes from our exclusive guide, because one look at Gabi’s photos will have you ready to show up and show out in the Seychelles too!
Welcome to Seychelles
An archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean off the coast of East Africa, the Seychelles are truly a dream. If you're looking to snorkel, sail or just tan on the beach, the best times to visit are April, May, October, and November. 1 Seychellois Rupee equals $0.0730971 USD so make sure you plan your budget accordingly.
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Room With A View
One reason people have the Seychelles at the top of their wish list is because of all the luxurious resorts dotted around the islands. One resort that is essentially an oasis within an oasis is the Raffles Seychelles on Praslin island. The views from your room alone will make you never want to leave.
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The food in the Seychelles, like many other countries in Africa, has been influenced by British, French, Indian and Chinese cuisines, with fish playing a vital role in many dishes due to its location in the Indian Ocean. Freshly caught seafood is definitely not hard to find, just follow your nose to the nearest beachside restaurant for some delicious eats.