NOW TRY PRASLIN, THE SEYCHELLES
The Seychelles were uninhabited until the 18th century. This explains how a treescape as rare as the Vallée de Mai survived. This Unesco-listed marvel, at the heart of Praslin, is one of only two places where the coco de mer – a vast double-coconut – grows (the other is neighbouring Curieuse). Early British settlers believed they had found the Garden of Eden.
A one-week stay at the Constance Lemuria (on Praslin) costs from £2,170pp, with flights and breakfast – via Turquoise Holidays (turquoiseholidays.co.uk).
BEST FOR BACK-TONATURE CHARM