Whilst island hopping is possible, we encourage day trips and staying at one or two island hotels, rather than moving around too much. For a more lively scene, consider the largest island Mahe, for its bustling port, local markets and nightlife. For golfers, Praslin not only promises silky-smooth sand, swaying palm trees and the largest seed in the world (coco de mer), it also boasts the only 18-hole golf course in the region. Discover vanilla plantations, beaches and a nature reserve by bike or foot in pure bliss on La Digue, an island with no cars. For less visited, untouched habitats of many species, visit the pristine outer islands and Aldabra Atoll, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.