The 115 islands that make up the Seychelles offer castaway-grade beaches against a backdrop of jungle-clad mountains. The wildlife includes giant tortoises that could have come straight from the set of Jurassic Park, and turtles that waddle up the sand to lay eggs, sometimes a few feet from your room. Eight weeks later, these turn into impossibly cute hatchlings that can be spotted scrambling back into the azure ocean. Despite being home to some of the world’s top hotels, the place still feels authentic. There’s practically no crime, the cuisine is spicily addictive and the people are charismatic and fun-loving — only the Czechs drink more beer per head.