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Experience Seychelles

The Republic of Seychelles comprises 115 islands occupying a land area of 455km² and an Exclusive Economic Zone of 1.4 km² in the western Indian Ocean. It represents an archipelago of legendary beauty that extends from between 4 and 10 degrees south of the equator and which lies between 480km and 1,600km from the east coast of Africa.


This unique travel destination is renowned for its timeless beauty, tranquility and diversity, which rolls from emerald green rainforests down to crystal clear turquoise waters, home to some of the rarest species of flora and fauna on earth. Seychelles, one of the world’s very last frontiers, promises adventure and breathtaking natural beauty in pristine surrounds still untouched by man. 

Learn more by accessing more information below directing to the site of the Official Guide to the Islands of the Seychelles!

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HISTORY

Seychelles is a comparatively young nation which can trace its first settlement back to 1770 when the islands were first settled by the French, leading a small party of whites, Indians and Africans. 

Seychelles Geography

GEOGRAPHY

The granitic islands of the Seychelles archipelago cluster around the main island of Mahé, home to the international airport and the capital, Victoria, and its neighbouring islands of Praslin and La Digue.

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THE ISLANDS

Seychelles' 115 islands fall under two distinct groups. In the Seychelles archipelago, 41 inner islands are granitic and 74 outer islands are the low-lying coral islands.

Seychelles Climate

CLIMATE

The temperature rarely drops below 24°C or rises above 32°C. All but the remotest southern islands lie outside the cyclone belt making Seychelles’ a year round destination for sun worshippers and beach lovers.

Seychelles Travel Requirements

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Seychelles remains a safe and travel worthy destination, ready to welcome you and ensure that you enjoy the holiday of your dreams.

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FLORA & FAUNA

Seychelles is a living museum of natural history and a sanctuary for some of the rarest species of flora & fauna on earth. Seychelles is also home to two U.N.E.S.C.O World Heritage Sites 

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THE ECONOMY

The economy of Seychelles is based on fishing, tourism, processing of coconuts and vanilla, coir (coconut fiber) rope, boat building, printing, furniture and beverages. Agricultural products include cinnamon, sweet potatoes, cassava (tapioca), bananas, poultry and tuna.

Seychelles Society

THE SOCIETY

In the evolution of its society, Seychelles has remained faithful to its multi-ethnic roots. For over two centuries, the islands have remained a melting pot of different races, traditions and religions from the four corners of the earth.

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THE CULTURE

It's a Melting Pot of Cultures in Seychelles.  At different times in its history, people of African, European and Asian origin have have come to Seychelles, bringing with them their distinct traditions and customs and contributing to the vibrant Seychellois culture.

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Explore Seychelles

Official Guide on Seychelles Tourism Board's Website