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seychelles best beaches

Seychelles Best Beaches and Activities

Shimmering turquoise surf gently lapping onto the shore, a tall coconut palm stretching out precipitously over the water, and craggy limestone boulders reaching into the periwinkle-blue sky. This is what you’ll find on the Seychelles best beaches and one of the reasons why the Seychelles is also known as “the Garden of Eden.” I’ve been […]

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Mahe Tourist Places: Seychelles Road Trip, Beaches and Attractions!

Tired and dejected after a delayed flight that caused us to miss our Costa Cruise Indian Ocean embark with a forced detour to Mahé, we arrived at our last-minute boutique hotel around midnight. The night air was black as ink and thick with dew. Dragging our luggage up the stairs, we plopped onto the comfy, […]

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destination africa

Destination Africa: 10 Best Indian Ocean Islands

Pristine white-sand beaches lapped by stunning iridescent turquoise water, vibrant culture, unique wildlife, and friendly locals – this is what you’ll find in Destination Africa off the east coast in the Indian Ocean. Tourists who are doing a safari in nearby Tanzania, Kenya, or even South Africa should not leave the continent without taking a […]

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zanzibar beaches

Zanzibar Beaches, Activities, and Complete Travel Guide

Zanzibar at a Glance The epitome of exotic, Zanzibar has captured the imaginations of explorers for centuries. Known in local dialect as Unguja, Zanzibar is a Tanzanian archipelago in the India Ocean, just 15 miles off the coast of East Africa known as the Swahili Coast. It’s generally visited by people who are already in […]

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Nosy Iranja: The Prettiest Beach You’ve Never Heard Of

“Nosy Iranja is the most beautiful beach I’ve ever seen,” Kary proclaimed. That was saying something. We’d just left the Seychelles where we’d soaked in the crystal aquamarine water of Anse Source d’Argent on La Digue, shadowed by the towering, otherworldly granite boulders – a tropical scene that has graced the pages of so many […]

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mauritius packages

Mauritius Packages: 10 Best Things to See in Mauritius

Once thought of as primarily a honeymoon destination, visitors have discovered the stunning nature and activities of Mauritius. The landscape of this island in the Indian Ocean is incredibly diverse. From the sugar-sand beaches, tropical reefs and impossibly blue lagoons ringing the island, to the majesty of the towering mountain ranges and basalt cliffs, Mauritius […]

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reunion island tours

Reunion Island Tours: Things to Do in Reunion Island

Most Americans are unfamiliar with Réunion.  Officially one of the four overseas departments (regions) of France, Reunion Island is a tiny, three-million-year-old volcanic island, in the Indian Ocean, just off the east coast of Madagascar.  Its close neighbor to the west is the island of Mauritius. Inhabited since the 16th-century when people from France and […]

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