About the Seychelles

The Seychelles are an archipelago of 115 islands found 4 degrees South of the equator, in the Indian Ocean a thousand miles off the East coast of Africa. They are known for their pristine beaches, coral reefs and unique wildlife. The stunning climate, azure seas and picturesque landscape make the Seychelles a popular tourist hotspot.

The main island, Mahé, is home to the capital Victoria. Most tourists use Victoria as a staging post for trips to the other islands, but we aren’t tourists.

In all, just over 90,000 people call the islands home. Lying where they do, the islands have seen strong Arab, African and European influences and this continues to have consequences for the Seychelles today. The main languages spoken are Creole, French and English.