You’re planning a trip to the Seychelles? Lucky you! Undeniably, the beaches are the big attraction, beaches with exquisite ribbons of white sand lapped by crystal clear waters backed by lush hills and big boulders. There's a beach for everyone: for families with small children, or those seeking seclusion and solitude. From beautiful expanses of silky white sand to remote coves reached only by boat. Mahé, the largest and most commercial island in the archipelago, is only about 17 miles long but boasts 75 fine beaches that are often uncrowded, if not completly deserted and untouched. There are great opportunities for island-hopping between the 16 islands that currently offer accommodation. These range from 5-star resorts to rustic island lodges and cozy beachside bungalows. On your way, you will discover such gems as the legendary Vallée de Mai, home to the legendary Coco-de-Mer.