The Seychelles' 115 granite and coral islands extend from between 4 and 10 degrees south of the equator and lie between 480km and 1,600km from the east coast of Africa in the western Indian Ocean.
The Seychelles' climate is one which is always warm and does not reach extremes of heat or cold. The temperature rarely drops below 24°C or rises above 32°C.
Seychelles is a comparatively young nation which can trace its first settlement back to 1770 when the islands were first settled by the French, leading a small party of whites, Indians and Africans.
Seychelles' 115 islands fall under two distinct groups. The tall granite, Inner Islands cluster mainly within the relatively shallow Seychelles' plateau, 4° south of the equator and roughly 1800 km. distant from the east coast of Africa while the low-lying coralline cays, atolls and reef islands of the Outer Islands lie mainly beyond the plateau up to 10° south of the equator.
In the evolution of its society, Seychelles has remained faithful to its multi-ethnic roots. For over two centuries, the islands have remained a melting pot of different races, traditions and religions from the four corners of the earth.
The cosmopolitan Seychellois are a colourful blend of peoples of different races, cultures and religions.
Seychelles is a living museum of natural history and a sanctuary for some of the rarest species of flora & fauna on earth.
The rapidly changing face of Seychelles' accommodation scene, in which new and renovated establishments are coming on line regularly, is providing visitors with wider choice and greater options in their selection of holiday accommodation.
With so much diversity on offer, knowing where to start your journey of discovery and what paths to follow requires a degree of thought. Our itineraries help you to make the most of your holiday by introducing you to the islands in a logical way.
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Island Group : Alphonse Group Distance from Mahé : 410km Area : 0.17 sq.km
St. François is a low-lying, v-shaped, flat reef cay with a fringe of coconut palms, separated from its larger neighbour, Alphonse, by a narrow but deep canal.
The island itself only formed relatively recently and is not mature, and its poor topsoil has placed limitations on its development.
The island once supported a population of a handful of men engaged in harvesting coconuts but the plantation was never productive.
The sand flats surrounding St. François today offer what is widely considered to be the best bone-fishing in the world, for fly-fishing guests staying at the nearby Alphonse Island Lodge.