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
Since the Treaty of Paris in 1814, Seychelles became a British Colony until formally reaching independence in June 1976
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 Seychelles' 115 granite and coral islands extend from between 4 and 10 degrees south of the equator and lie between 480km and 1,600km from the east coast of Africa in the western Indian Ocean.
This Indian Ocean republic occupies a land area of 455 km² and an Exclusive Economic Zone of 1.4 million km². It represents an archipelago of timeless beauty, tranquillity and harmony that is famous for its world-beating beaches and for its great diversity which rolls from lush forests down to the warm azure ocean.
Of these 115 islands, 41 The Inner Islands constitute the oldest mid-oceanic granite islands on earth while a further 74 form the 5 groups of low-lying coral atolls and reef islets that are the Outer Islands.