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Aldabra Atoll – Seychelles

When it comes to lounging in the sun on the beaches of Aldabra Atoll, don’t be surprised if you wake up and find a giant tortoise staring back at you. Over 100,000 giant tortoises reside on these islands and can weigh up to 550 lbs. What makes this area unique is that it has raised coral reefs and is considered the second largest atoll in the world. This means beach goers will spot other wildlife such as stingrays and blacktip reef sharks in shallow water.

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