Seychelles

Seychelles

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An island nation, Seychelles is located in the Somali Sea segment of the Indian Ocean, northeast of Madagascar and about 1,600 km (994 mi) east of Kenya. The Seychelles is a paradise on earth with deep blue waters teeming with sea life and gorgeous, unspoiled shores. The beautiful country is blessed with deep blue waters and white sandy beaches with exotic sea life, becoming a famous honeymoon destination. It offers you the opportunity to explore different aspects of our beautiful islands including historical sites, stunning beaches, panoramic views and endemic plants.

Interesting Facts:

  • Victoria, the capital of the Seychelles, is the smallest in the world and can be easily explored on foot in less than a day.
  • The islands are home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • The Seychelles was once a pirate hideout, in particular AnseForbans (Pirate’s Cove) on Mahé and Côte d’Or on Praslin. It is believed that famous pirate Olivier Levasseur hid a treasure worth more than $160,000 that remains unfound.
  • Bird Island is home to the heaviest land tortoise living in the wild, Esmeralda, who tips the scales at 670 pounds.
  • The coco de mar, native to the islands, produces the largest seed in the world. The distinctly shaped nut can weigh up to 33 pounds.
  • James Bond author Ian Fleming visited the Seychelles in 1958 looking for adventure and inspiration for his then-latest collection of stories, For Your Eyes Only.
  • Seychelles is filled with rare species of birds.