The Seychelles Islands

The Seychelles are made up of 115 islands lying between four and ten degrees south of the equator in the Indian Ocean. Only 60 of the islands are inhabited and the outer islands are considered the vanilla islands of the Indian Ocean, being largely unexplored and unpopulated thanks to their remote location and unspoilt nature.

The country is blessed with one of the world’s healthiest, malaria free climates. The balmy days and nights give visitors the feeling of one long, endless summer with temperatures seldom dropping below 22°C or rising above 32°C .

Over the centuries, the country has been ruled by the French and the British, and populated with a wonderful mix of cultures from around the region giving it its wonderfully relaxed Creole atmosphere, delicious Indian Ocean flavours and easy going islander way of life. In 1976, Seychelles became an independent republic with a stable democracy which now has 82,000 people inhabiting the country, all of which contributes to the fact that it is one of the world’s most peaceful places on earth.