The Seychelles have only been inhabited for two centuries. It shows. This necklace of 116 islands, scattered more than 1,500km from the African coast, is an eco-paradise of giant tortoises, black parrots and gently swaying coco de mer palms. It’s an accessible heaven too. Nature trails and snorkel tours meander through eight National Parks – on both land and sea. Sure, the Seychelles’ talcum powder beaches make for honeymoon bliss (Prince William and Kate Middleton toasted their nuptials here). But rest assured, there’s a deserted strip of sand with your name on it.