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Seychelles Travel and Tourism Information on Travel Notes
Find Seychelles Travel and Tourist Information with
links to official travel and tourism websites and state resources for
visitors to Seychelles.
Seychelles consists of 115 coral and granite islands scattered in
the middle of the Indian Ocean, between The Equator and Comoro
Tourism is vital to the economy of the Seychelles; bringing in three
quarters of the foreign exchange and making up more than half of the gross domestic
Although you will enjoy the cool juices of locally grown tropical
fruits, the rice with your fish has to be imported.
Arab traders were probably the earliest visitors to the islands; long
before the Portuguese sailed by in 1502.
France claimed the uninhabited
islands some two hundred and fifty years later, and moved in with their slaves in the late
The expanding power of Great Britain annexed the Seychelles in 1814;
controlling them from Mauritius for most of the century.
Independence was achieved on June 29th, 1976.
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If it's beaches you want, you'll find plenty of them in the
The principal islands are Mahe, Praslin, Silhouette, and La Digue.
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There are around 75 beaches on the main island of Seychelles, even
though it's only 17 miles long.
Victoria, the capital of Seychelles, is on Mahe Island.
The airport was completed in 1971, on reclaimed land south-east of the
capital. Be sure to have a window seat when you come in to land.
British High Commission in Victoria:
Oliaji Trade Centre 3rd Floor, Francis Rachel Street, Victoria.
Seychelles offers an holiday experience as unique as it is varied, drawing on the amazing
diversity of 115 pristine islands to ensure that every visitor goes back with his or her
very personal memories.
What sets Seychelles apart from so many other holiday destinations is its wide variety of
islands; each one with its own particular geography, character and history.
With relatively short travelling times between the islands and/or places of interest, the
regular network of air and sea transportation operating out of the principal island,
Mahe, makes moving around in Seychelles easy and hassle-free.
Seychelles Ministry of Tourism:
The Tourism Department's website was launched in 2017, declared as the
International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by the United
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