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 of these, known as the Inner Islands, include Mahé, Praslin and La Digue and 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, one of the world’s largest raised coral atoll, where over 150 000 giant tortoises, sea-feeding turtles, robber crabs and seabirds live.
Things to look forward to in Seychelles:
- Staying on North Island, a tropical paradise of luxury and conservation
- Diving amongst a diversity of colourful fish life in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean
- Strolling along palm-lined powder-soft beaches watching incredible sunsets
- Exploring the fascinating island forests and discovering fascinating giant tortoises or watching flying foxes.