Destinations

Seychelles

The Seychelles is home to no less than two UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is a sanctuary for a myriad of natural treasures that have given the archipelago its reputation as the ‘Galapagos of the Indian Ocean’. The archipelago is also home to some of the most exclusive resorts in the world.

A name synonymous with some of the world's most beautiful islands, each one a gemstone amidst 1,300,000 square kilometres of sparkling ocean. The islands lie outside the cyclone belt, so severe storms are rare and unheard of.

Declared a French colony in the 18th century, the archipelago changed hands several times between the French and British before gaining independence in 1976. Throughout its history, the Seychelles have become home to people from all continents and are today famous for their blend of cultural backgrounds.

The islands of the Seychelles have to be counted among the best-kept secrets on earth and, without doubt, rank among the safest and purest destinations anywhere. It was just over 200 years ago that settlers first set foot on these verdant isles to find them teeming with a kaleidoscope of life forms — vast colonies of land and sea birds, giant tortoises and flying foxes (giant fruit bats) — that had existed, unmolested and in splendid isolation, for millions of years.

Our portfolio in the Seychelles covers the archipelago's inner and outer islands as well as the premier luxury resorts on the main island of Mahe.

DID YOU KNOW?

Apes are highly intelligent primates. There are 13 ape species including chimpanzees, gorillas, gibbons, and orangutans. Apes are sometimes confused with monkeys, but unlike their smaller primate cousins, apes do not have tails and their arms are usually longer than their legs. Apes are only found in the tropical woodlands and forests of Africa and Asia.

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