Seychelles

CapitalMahe

Population89,173

LanguagesCreole English French.

TimezoneGMT +4 Hours

CurrencySeychelles Rupee

Electricity 220-240 AC

About

Rising out of the Indian Ocean the Seychelles are a stunning archipelago of islands situated between 4 & 10 degrees south of the equator in the Indian Ocean.

One of mother natures finest, the Seychelles is made up of 115 islands. 41 of which are the dramatically beautiful granitic Inner Islands and the remaining 74 Outer Islands are laced across picture postcard coraline atolls, complete with low-lying beaches and coral reefs.

The Inner Islands of Mahe, Praslin & La Digue are the cultural & economic hub of the country and this is where most of the resorts are situated. These dazzling islands are famed not only for their beaches but its unique geography is home to mountainous interiors, rainforests with flora that is indigenous to the Seychelles and unique bird life.

The Outer Islands are more remote and only Alphonse & Desroches offer accommodation facilities. However, visitors making the extra effort are afforded unparalleled opportunities for sailing, fishing & diving and to experience the marine diversity of one of the worlds most untouched destinations.

Seychelles can boast 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Vallee de Mai on Praslin where the famous Coco-de-Mer nut grows and Aldabra, which is the world’s largest raised coral atoll.

Location and Geography

Seychelles is made up of 115 granite & coral islands situated between 4 & 10 degrees south of the equator and the country lies between 480km & 1600km from the east coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean.

The 42 inner Islands constitute the oldest mid-oceanic granite islands on earth while the remaining 74 are made up of the low lying coral atolls and islands that are the Outer Islands.

Weather and Climate

The Seychelles tropical climate is always warm and & the year round temperature rarely drops below 24 C or rises above 32 C.

The seasonal trade winds bring warm and wet weather from October to April and cooler and drier weather that whips up waves from May to September. The months of March, April, October and November are usually calm and windless as the trade winds turn around making Easter a popular time of the year to visit Seychelles.