Seychelles or Zanzibar?

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Jul 28th, 1997, 01:15 PM
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Carole
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Seychelles or Zanzibar?

Which one would be a better travel destination? We're looking for beauty, safety - and nightlife. Any information on both or either would be appreciated! Thanks in advance!!!
 
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Aug 4th, 1997, 02:34 PM
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regina
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traveled to seychelles (the island of praslin)
in beginning of may. check the weather before
going we had two tropical rain storms. the island is beautiful uninterrupted . the social activity
is somewhat limited, however there is one casino.
we stayed at the Coco de Mer, a four star outfit
that should have been rated three. If you like to
explore by bicycle-this seemed to be the best in
order to see the isolated beaches. It is a place for
two honeymooners-who don't wan't people around.
 
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Aug 16th, 1997, 07:53 PM
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jess
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my week in zanz was the best i've had anywhere - i'm a travel writer so i'm choosy. fantastic culture, gorgeous beaches with floury white sand, interesting people. lots to explore, and rock-bottom prices. if you go, emerson's house is a great hotel - they have a net site.
fyi - if you're looking for first class experience, this prob. isn't it - still underdeveloped by american standards.
 
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Aug 21st, 1997, 07:40 AM
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Rick Hodges
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We spent 4 days in Zanzibar in Jan. 96.
Beauty: Absolutely. Great beaches, charming old town w/narrow winding streets, dhows on gulf. Mr. Mitu's spice tour showed us about 50 spice, fruit and medicine plants, and ruins of last Emir's palace.
Safety: By African standards, high. We felt safer there than anywhere else in Africa. We walked from our guesthouse (the Malindi, thumbs up) - at night - to the central park on the water, where people come each night to get cheap, yummy Indian and African food. I fell in love with Tamarind juice.
Nightlife: Well, not really. The east coast beach hotels probably had things going on. But it is basically a small Moslem town (but so is Seychelles). You can find other western tourists in the park each night and party with them, or on the beaches.
 
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Nov 17th, 1997, 04:26 AM
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Stéphan Bry
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I never benn in Seycheles, but i spent one month in Zanzibar. It was wonderfull : nice people very friendly, beautifull beaches, good food, and so on. Go there, it's a little paradise !!
 
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