Pristine beaches, secluded inlets, and turquoise blue water as far as the eye can see; the beautiful 115 islands that make up the Republic of Seychelles have truly been blessed by mother nature. With such awe-inspiring landscapes, it comes as no surprise that Seychelles has become famous among honeymooning couples, looking for luxurious beachfront accommodation, like the Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort for instance, which overlooks the gleaming coastline.

Beyond doubt, the beaches here are the big attraction, but head further in, and you’ll find lush forests and mountainous landscapes, just waiting to be explored. The Morne Seychelles National Park is definitely one place you must visit. Not far from all the popular Hotels in Mahe, Seychelles, the spectacular Morne Seychelles National Park covers around 20% of the island’s land mass and is home to a wide variety of bio-diversity. Thick tropical forests, coastal mangrove mazes and even the country’s highest peak, Morne Seychellois, which is 905 meters tall, are all located inside the park.

Dense forest covers the whole park, the middle of which is virtually deserted and can only be accessed on certain walking trails that take you into the wild. The best way to explore the park is with a guided tour, but there are also plenty of easy hiking trails you can follow if you’d prefer to explore on your own. The trails start from the nearby town, Danzil, and ascend into the park, passing plantations and providing spectacular views of the island’s coast.

You can also take the park trails to Baie Ternay and Port Launay, the national marine parks. A haven for snorkellers and divers, the parks are home to vistas and tropical marine life; or head further north to reach the secluded beach at Anse Major and unwind as a golden sun sets over the Indian Ocean.

Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.