Saint Helena Travel and Tourism

Travel Notes Directory

Saint Helena - Google Maps.

Travel Notes: Africa - Saint Helena Travel Notes.

Saint Helena Travel Notes

Saint Helena Flag

Short URL:

Saint Helena Travel and Tourism on Travel Notes


Find Saint Helena Travel and Tourist Information with links to official travel and tourism websites and state resources for visitors to Saint Helena.

About Saint Helena

Saint Helena, one of the most isolated inhabited islands in the world, is a British dependency in the South Atlantic. Its capital is Jamestown.

Travel Map Mapping St. Helena

Map Location of St. Helena

Map of St. Helena's Location in the South Atlantic

Discovered by Portuguese navigator, Joao de Nova, in 1502, St. Helena became a fortress of the English East India Company, in 1659; for vessels on the newly opened trade routes.

St. Helena Maps and Travel Guides

St Helena: Ascension and Tristan Da Cunha (Bradt Travel Guide) Napoleon & St Helena: On the Island of Exile (Armchair Traveller)

St Helena Travel Guides - Napoleon Bonaparte.

St. Helena Country Information

Charles II declared that the island should always be a part of England, in 1673, and.... 'that its subjects and their children should be regarded as if they had been abiding and born within this our realme of England'.

After the Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon was exiled on this volcanic rock until his death in 1821.

The St. Helena's Coat of Arms has the motto: Loyal and Unshakeable, and the banknotes still proclaim the authority of the Queen and Parliament of England.

Although the islanders are a fusion of former African and Indian slaves, Chinese and Malay labourers, Boer prisoners, and homeless Londoners from the Great Fire of 1966, the St. Helenians feel themselves British and helped the task force along to the Falklands in 1982.

5,500 Britons live on the isolated island, although they sometimes feel forgotten by the motherland.

The island can not support itself, so the British Government helps bail out the British Overseas Territories (Anguilla, Montserrat, Pitcairn, St Helena, Tristan de Cunha and The Turks and Caicos Islands).

St Helena also received EU aid to help improve access to the island and promote economic development.

Saint Helena Government

St Helena is a British Overseas Territory in the South Atlantic Ocean, one of the safest and most remote islands in the world boasting a pristine terrestrial and marine environment.

St Helena, together with Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, forms a single UK Overseas Territory; three unique and precious island groups in the South Atlantic.

Getting To St Helena

The Overseas Territory of Saint Helena is one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world and, until recently, could only be reached by sea.

Until  the airport on Saint  Helena was built, it took five days to reach Saint Helena from Cape Town, by ship; or half that from Ascension Island.

Visit St Helena

St Helena has a wide variety of fascinating locations.

Jamestown, the island’s capital, can keep you occupied for much of the day.

Venture further afield and you will discover the many reasons why St Helena was such an important location for so many years.

Getting Around St Helena Island

Getting around St Helena Island requires a little pre-planning to save precious holiday time and ensure you don’t miss out on all important experiences.

St Helena Yacht Club

St Helena Yacht Club is the only yacht club in the South Atlantic Ocean.

St Helena Airport

The planned airport, with a 2,250m runway, which was to be established near the eastern coast - at Prosperous Bay Plain - was put on hold, in December 2008.

On 22 July 2010, the Secretary of State for International Development, Andrew Mitchell, confirmed DFID’s willingness to finance an airport for St Helena if four conditions were met.

In November 2011, it was announced that Basil Read had entered into a Design, Build and Operate (DBO) contract with the St. Helena Government.

Flying to St Helena

The innaugural flight to St Helena was made on 14th October, 2017.

The six-hour flight to St Helena operates from Johannesburg, on Saturdays, through SA Airlink.

St Helena Community

Saint FM

Stay in tune with Saint Helena's community radio station on Saint FM.

St Helena Independent

The St Helena Independent was St Helena's first ever online Newspaper.

The newspaper has been in operation since 11th November 2005 and has developed from a limited 11 page E-newspaper to a widely read printed paper expanding to 40+ pages.

St. Helena Research Institute

The St. Helena Research Institute was launced in November 2019, to create and promote opportunities for research, innovation and the advancement of learning, ensuring that research and new knowledge is accessible and used for the benefit of St Helena.

Travel Map More From Travel Notes

Travel Notes Online Guide to Travel

Africa - Asia - Caribbean - Europe - Middle East - North America - Oceania - South America.

Travel Guides

The Travel Notes Online Guide to Travel helps visitors plan their trip with country and city travel guides, local tourist information, reviewed web sites, and regular travel articles.

NextAirlines and Airports.

Add a Business Listing - Add a Destination - Add a Place to Stay - Add URL.

Cookies Travel Notes > Meta-Travel Tourism Association


Travel and Tourism promotion and online Destination Marketing.

Travel writers and photographers seeking to expand their local contacts and travel networks can easily connect with others interested in travel or living abroad.

Verified Members can even create and manage their own Social Group.


Owners with Business Listings on Meta-Travel can add events, embed videos, send out news to their registered fans, and encourage discussion in their own dedicated forum.


All Accommodation Entries have their own integrated forum where owners can interact with fans. Potential guests can also make an inquiry direct from the lodging listing page.

Tourist Info

Add value to your destination by sharing cool travel tips about hot tourist attractions, places to visit and how to travel around your Favourite Places.

Travel Sites

Connecting some of the best Travel and Tourism websites and Travel Blogs with travel fans through social media channels on Facebook and Twitter.

Meta-Travel Affiliates - Africa Tourism - Africa Travel Websites.

Travel and Tourism with Industry Professionals

If Travel Notes has helped you, please take a moment to like us on Facebook and share with your friends on social media.

Travel Twip
Increase Bookings & Reach More Customers.

Travel and Tourism Websites and Blogs