Discover: Maldives, Mauritius, and Seychelles

By Jacqueline Zea

Sinfully exquisite. Absolute serenity. Out-of-body experiences. Geographical magnitude. The ultimate celestial retreat.

Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles Indian Ocean

See natural wonders you’ve never witnessed before in the Maldives, Mauritius, and Seychelles.

KNOW YOUR DESTINATION

The Indian Ocean is quite the showstopper, showcasing some of the most indescribable islands on the planet.  Maldives…Mauritius…and Seychelles.

Maldives
The people in Maldives live a simple, unhurried lifestyle, and are extremely devout to their Islamic religion. Even though Maldivian Dhivehi is the official language, English is widely spoken.

Mauritius
There is much to love about Mauritius and it’s not just because of its organic, mountainous beauty and pristine beaches, but also because of its melting pot of cultures, religions, and friendly smiles welcoming you to their land. English is the official language, but French and Creole are widely spoken.

Seychelles
This multicultural, laid-back island is home to warm-hearted people who work hard to protect and preserve their natural and enchanted verdant landscape.  English, French, and Seychellois Creole are commonly spoken throughout the island.

Seychelles Indian Ocean

Sychelles’ warm-hearted people welcome visitors to their enchanting, natural landscape.

 

THE REGIONS

Maldives
Awaken in a sun-soaked archipelago comprising 1,192 coral islands and 26 atolls… where the sunset transforms into a hypnotizing fusion of striking colors…where your senses are  balanced… where there is an abundance of fish life and water sports!

Mauritius
An idyllic volcanic island covered with lush vegetation, immaculate waters, and fringed with swaying palm trees, friendly smiles, and hand-picked resorts carefully designed to preserve nature’s organic beauty…simply get ready to recline on a stretch of powdery sands or break out your water sports gear.

Mauritius Chamarel Falls Islands Indiana Ocean

Chamarel Falls in Mauritius is one of the many spectacular natural sights you’ll see on the islands.

Seychelles
Untouched. Uncrowded. Unobstructed views. Unimaginable natural wonders. You’ll wake up with an enhanced appreciation of life—an otherworldly experience of sheer exotic pleasure. Pristine waters in this archipelago consisting of 155 islands make it perfect for scuba diving and snorkeling.

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS & GETTING AROUND

Maldives
U.S. citizens need only a valid passport, an onward/return ticket, and sufficient funds to cover stay. A no-cost visa valid for 30 days is issued on arrival. A speedboat, seaplane, or local dhoni (a gentle sail boat) are used when traveling within the islands.  Taxis, motorbikes, and walking are also options on Malé; it takes approximately 10 minutes to walk from one end to the other on the island. Scheduled ferries are available when traveling to another island.

Mauritius
U.S. citizens need only a valid passport, an onward/return ticket, and sufficient funds to cover stay. A visa is not required. Express bus service is available throughout the island. Taxis can be taken from the airport, hotels, and at bus stations.

Seychelles
U.S. citizens need a passport valid on the date of entry and exit, return/onward ticket, proof of stay, and sufficient funds to cover stay. A one-month visitor’s permit will be issued on arrival. Domestic flights and catamaran ferries are available between the islands of Praslin and Mahe. Bus service is available on the islands of Praslin and Mahe.

 

 

About Jacqueline Zea

Jacqueline ZeaJacqueline Zea is a Copywriter for Flight Centre, U.S.A. She’s a self-published poet (Inner Happenings) and is fluent in Spanish. She’s been to Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Canouan Island in the Grenadines, Barbados, Turks & Caicos, St. Thomas, Kauai, Maui, Oahu, and several others!

When she’s not traveling and writing, she’s immersing in mindfulness, enjoying Zumba, and thinking about her next Halloween costume!

 

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