The Republic of Seychelles comprises 115 islands occupying a land area of 455 km² and an Exclusive Economic Zone of 1.4 km² in the western Indian Ocean. It represents an archipelago of extreme beauty that extends from between 4 and 10 degrees south of the equator and which lies between 480km and 1,600km from the east coast of Africa.
The climate of Seychelles' is one which is always warm and does not reach extremes of heat nor cold. The temperature rarely drops below 24°C or rises above 32°C. All but the remotest southern islands lie outside the cyclone belt making Seychelles’ a year round destination for sun worshippers and beach lovers.
The Seychelles were uninhabited when the British East India Company arrived on the archipelago in 1609. Thereafter, they became a favorite pirate haven. The French claimed the islands in 1756 and administered them as part of the colony of Mauritius. The British gained control of the islands through the Treaty of Paris (1814) and changed the islands' name from the French Séchelles to the Anglicized Seychelles.
Things to do
Praslin Island is the second-largest island in the Seychelles archipelago. The island is renowned for its famous attraction, the Vallée de Mai, consisting of well-preserved palm forest, flagship species made up of the island endemic coco de mer, as well as five other endemic palms.
Hike the island’s forests and trail paths such as Fond Ferdinand and the ‘Praslin National Park’. Explore the many local crafts shops such as Black Pearl Farm for a three in one attraction. Golf Fanatic ? Head up to Lemuria Golf course and meet amateurs and professional alike and enjoy and good day in the sun. If you prefer the sea, then catch up on some cold ones on a Yatch or Catamaran cruise as some of the most amazing beaches are found on Praslin, namely Anse Volbert, Anse Georgette and the ever so famous Anse Lazio. Turquoise clear waters makes the perfect snorkelling trips or enjoy the stunning sunsets as the day ends.