Since that distant time when Seychelles´115 granite and coral islands became scattered over a secluded corner of the Indian Ocean, they have remained sanctuaries for much more than some of the rarest species of flora and fauna on earth.
As the highest peaks of the submerged remnants of the super-continent Gondwanaland, Seychelles represents the most ancient mid-ocean islands in the world, a true lasting legacy to the earth's very beginnings.
Like an armada of Noah's arks, these sparkling islands have safely cocooned not only their unique life forms, but a sense of belonging to a bygone age. One where tranquillity and simplicity can still be found and innocence rediscovered, and where a diverse people share the warmth that only its young and tiny island communities can know.
This remote archipelago has been the source of numerous myths and legends since it was first settled in the late 18th century. Chief among these tales is that of the Vallée de Mai, one of Seychelles' two UNESCO World Heritage Sites and home to the legendary coco-de-mer, which some believe could be the original site of the biblical Garden of Eden.
Mahé, measuring 28km long by 8km wide, is the largest island and cultural and economic hub of the Inner Islands, and the international gateway to Seychelles. It is home to the international airport and the nation's capital, Victoria.The island is home to almost 90% of the total population.
Praslin, with a population of 6,500 people, is Seychelles’ second largest island. It lies 45km to the northeast of Mahé and measures 10km by 3.7km. Praslin is the site of the fabulous Vallée de Mai, one of Seychelles’s two UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Close neighbour to Praslin and to its satellite islands of Félicité, Marianne and the Sisters Islands, La Digue is the fourth largest island in Seychelles. Its celebrated for its granite boulders that seem to have been sculpted by a divine hand to adorn beaches of breathtaking beauty such as Anse Source D'Argent.
Open the door to a vast world that lies between 4 and 10 degrees south of the equator. Home to a marine extravaganza as diverse and vibrant as it is unique.
Consult a detailed bus schedule, which can be obtained from the bus depot, for exact departure and arrival times. (Bus-Info)
Independently operated taxis are available on Mahé and Praslin, and a handful on La Digue. You can...
Cars may be hired only on Mahé and Praslin with several companies represented at the.....