Since the Treaty of Paris in 1814, Seychelles became a British Colony until formally reaching independence in June 1976
Seychelles' granitic islands are considered the oldest and hardest granite in the world. The majority of the islands are uninhabited with many dedicated as nature reserves
Although some of the fruits available will be familiar to you, there exists an exotic tropical array of products that we invite you to discover for both their taste and texture
Seychelles remains a melting pot of cultures and the 'Carnaval International de Victoria' showcases the harmony and diversity that is a model for the World
The Republic of Seychelles comprises 115 islands occupying a land area of 455 km² 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. Of these 115 islands, 41 constitute the oldest mid-oceanic granite islands on earth while a further 74 form the low-lying coral atolls and reef islands of the Outer Islands.
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 satellites Praslin and La Digue. Together, these Inner Islands form the cultural and economic hub of the nation and contain the majority of Seychelles’ tourism facilities as well as its most stunning beaches.
This section provides comprehensive information about the geography, history, society, language, spirituality, culture, architecture, flora and fauna of Seychelles.