The 12 Top Scenic Islands in the World

By David Jeffreys - 2014-02-24T18:07:10Z

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7. Seychelles

Giant tortoises, coconut crabs, and black parrots claim this idyllic archipelago as home, due north of Madagascar. The dramatic rock formations along Anse Source d’Argent on La Digue Island compete with the more than 900-meter-high Morne Seychellois on Mahé and dense tropical forests of Praslin islands. Both Raffles and the Four Seasons resorts made our Hot List in recent years, and both are a collection of villas with butlers and private pools.

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