Lounging in a chaise lounge under a palm tree, and keeping sinking into slumber by the whisper of the ocean, it’s hard to believe that the Seychelles had an exceptionally stormy past. First, there settled the French – who brought slaves and staged a plantation of spices. Then the islands were captured by the British: who first attached them to Mauritius, then regarded it as a separate colony, and in the end – chopped off a few islands, transforming them into “British territory”.
But the interesting thing was started in 1976 when the archipelago became independent: one year as a result of small rebellion to power there came the Marxists. With all the consequences: one-party system, “the land to the peasants,” and even collectivity were the main mottos of those times! In 1981 they successfully fought off the South African mercenaries who tried to seize power in the republic, and in 1991 they themselves pushed all of their achievements: restored a multiparty system, free elections, and even abandoned the Marxist ideology.
Historical “sightseeing trips” in the Seychelles are present in very small amounts. All major sights here are only natural: white (and sometimes even pale pink!) beaches, clear water, the unique tropical nature, stones of various colors of marble and a stunning underwater world. Service in hotels, bungalows and lodges – always on the highest level. The natives are lovely and friendly. Sunsets – fantastic, the waves (where there are no strong currents) – are always affectionate. As well as the fantastic (and it’s not an artistic exaggeration) the underwater world.
Here you can go diving, sea fishing, yachting and exclusive beach holiday with no frills. Needless to add that fans of all this are very wealthy people?
In short, continuous fresh air. Disadvantages of direction, you ask? Well, there is one … although it is for someone like … look at the price lists – will understand what I mean.