The archipelago of 115 granite island is a tiny sovereign African nation that lie some 1,500 kilometres off the east coast of mainland Africa. The clear waters surrounding the Seychelles are full of fish and endangered sea turtles, whilst on land there are a wealth of endemic plants and free-ranging populations of curious creatures such as the Aldabra giant tortoise, protected by strict environmental laws. The country’s residents are known as ‘Seychellois’, many who are of African, Asian and European descent.
Most of the population reside on the main island of Mahé, which is also home to a number of resorts and the main international airport. For holidaymakers seeking additional privacy and seclusion, there are many other luxurious resorts situated on outlying islands such as the exclusive North Island and Fregate.