Seychelles or the Republic of Seychelles is an island country in the Indian Ocean. The Seychelles are a group of 115 island, of which only few are inhabited. Seychelles is home to no less than two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the legendary Vallée de Mai on Praslin where the wondrously shaped Coco-de-mer nut grows high on ancient palms and fabled Aldabra, the world’s largest raised coral atoll, first seen by early Arab seafarers of the 9th century A.D.
Seychelles’ 115 islands fall under two distinct groups:
1. The Inner Islands which are mostly granitic, cluster mainly around the principal islands of Mahé, Praslin and La Digue.
2. The Outer Islands are those situated beyond the Seychelles plateau.
The Seychelles Islands are blessed with a year-long warm, tropical climate and it’s always a good time to visit.
Seychelles is also home to two U.N.E.S.C.O World Heritage Sites: Aldabra, the world’s largest raised coral atoll and Praslin’s Vallée de Mai, once believed to be the original site of the Garden of Eden.
Things to do in Seychelles
Seychelles is famous for having some of the best beaches in the world, pristine and uncrowded. Some are framed by age-old granite boulders. Others offer powder-soft sands, turquoise waters and sublime opportunities for swimming, snorkeling or pure relaxation.
There are great opportunities for island-hopping between the 16 islands that currently offer accommodation.
You will also find proud national monuments, beautiful Creole houses, artists’ studios, national reserves and marine parks, as well as breathtaking natural wonders above and beneath the waves.
There’s also golf, horse-riding and guided nature tours where to enjoy some of the rarest species of flora and fauna on earth.
We present the Seychelles through some photos: