Unique by a thousand miles
An often asked question “Where are the Seychelles” provides a clue to the sheer magic and natural beauty of these idyllic islands. Small and remote, the islands are barely un-touched by the modern world.
To locate the islands, take a line 1000 miles due East from Mombassa and then roughly the same distance due South of the Indian sub-continent and you have arrived, well almost.
Surrounded by clear warm seas of the Indian Ocean and blessed with gentle weather conditions (no hurricanes or cyclones), where both day and night temperature range between 28 to 34C, Seychelles is the best kept secret for those wanting a holiday that is a little bit special, a holiday within unique and un-touched natural surroundings, a holiday where one can relax, re-charge the batteries and return home feeling revived and refreshed.
How Many Islands?
115 islands in all of which only 16 are inhabited
Mahe Island – the main island. Population; 65,000. Size approximately 16km long by 6 km wide. Capital: Victoria.
Praslin Island – second largest island, 36km from Mahe .Population 7,100. Size approx 10km long by 3.5km wide.
La Digue Island – third largest island, 6km from Praslin. Population; 6000. Size approx 5km long by 3.3km wide
Other islands include:
Saint Anne Island, Cerf Island, Silhouette Island, Cousine Island, Cousin Island, Round Island Praslin, Aride island, Curieuse Island, Felicite Island, North Island, Bird Island, Denis Island, Desroches Island, Alphonse Island, St Francois, Farquar, Aldabra.