are known as ‘paradise on earth’ with the beautiful white sandy beaches, the amazing nature and the exceptional tranquillity.
Seychelles comprises about 115 beautiful islands.
They lay in the western Indian Ocean, near the east coast of Africa.
It exists two distinct groups, the inner islands, which are very tall and granitic and the outer coral and reef islands, which lie beyond the plateau up to 10° south of the equator.
The 43 inner islands (for example : Mahé, la Digue, Cerf,) are the centre of the tourism industry, whereas the 72 outer islands are less visited and have still some untouched habitats for many species of wildlife.
There are only 2 islands of the outer islands, which offer accommodation.
1770, the French first settled the Seychelles leading a small party of whites, Indians and Africans.
After the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo, the islands were ceded to Britain. In 1825, Seychelles reached a population of 7,000.
Now, the population is estimated of 86,525.
Finally, the Seychelles achieved independence in 1976 and became a republic within the commonwealth.
The islands have remained a melting pot of different races, traditions and religions from the 4 corners of the earth.
The main language in Seychelles is Creole, but also English and French are very common. Even Italian or German is spoken.
The climate is during the whole year very stable, between 24°C and 32°C.
But from November till March, a north-west wind cools the temperature a little bit down and especially in the months of December to February the rain risk is very high.
The period from May to October is drier and cooler.
The nature of the Seychelles is amazing and unique.
Almost half of its landmass is national parks and reserves.
There are 2 U.N.E.S.C.O World Heritage Sites: Aldabra, the world largest raised coral atoll and Praslin’s Vallée de Mai, once believed to be the original site of the Garden of Eden.
Some of the endemic specimens are the fabulous Coco-de-mer, the jellyfish tree and the Seychelles’ flycatcher.
Some remarkable animals also live on the islands, like the flightless bird, the heaviest land tortoise and the smallest frog.
The Seychelles islands are the perfect destination to relax and enjoy the beautiful nature.
You can visit some untouched beaches where you find tranquillity like nowhere else or you can do a hike discovering the incredible flora and fauna.
Of course, there are also countless possibilities to do watersports.
The warm Indian Ocean is the best place for water enthusiasts.