The 115 pristine islands that sit in the middle of the Indian Ocean make up the Seychelles archipelago. The islands remained largely uninhabited until the late 18th century, when the French claimed them and names them “Seychelles”.

The Seychelles

Almost half of the Seychelles is protected as nature reserves. The Vallée de Mai and the Aldabra, the world’s largest raised coral atoll, are both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Aside from some of the best beaches in the world the Seychelles has wonderful mist forests, hidden coves and unforgettable scuba diving experiences.

The Seychellois nation boasts a wonderfully diverse culture, with influences from all over the globe. The national language is Creole, adapted from 17 century French, with influences from Africa and Madagascar. The cuisine has the French flair with exotic flavours from the East that will seduce even the most refined palate.