A paradise of tropical islands
The Republic of Seychelles is a cluster of 115 Indian Ocean islands off Africa’s east coast. Lying just south of the equator and beyond the cyclone belt, surrounded by warm waters, Seychelles epitomises the expression ‘tropical island paradise’.
43 are known as the Inner Islands. These – including Mahé, Praslin and La Digue – are the only oceanic islands of granitic composition on Earth. The remaining islands, the Outer Islands, are flat, low-lying coral atolls and reef islets. The most famous is Aldabra atoll, the world’s largest raised coral atoll, where over 150 000 giant tortoises, sea-feeding reptiles, robber crabs and seabirds live.
Things to look forward to in Seychelles:
- Staying on North Island, a tropical paradise of luxury and conservation
- Diving the warm, clear waters of the Indian Ocean
- Walking on sandy beaches to watch the sunset
- Meeting giant tortoises or watching flying foxes