Island paradise in the western Indian ocean

The Seychelles are a group of 115 islands, almost one thousand miles off the eastern coast of Africa, north of Madagascar.
Some of the islands are formed by the granite peaks of an under-ocean mountain range, while others are made from coral (atolls).
While 92,000 people call the Seychelles home, most of the islands remain uninhabited, and many have become nature preserves.
France claimed the islands in 1756, and they were named after the Minister of Finance under Louis XV, Jean Moreau de Séchelles. However, both the Seychelles and nearby Mauritius were given to England in 1814 by the Treaty of Paris. Seychelles became independent in 1976 and started holding free elections in 1993.

Take a peek at this beautiful place on our planet — and click any pic to view a larger version!


Anse Source d’Argent, a beach on the island of La Digue, is one of the most photographed beaches in the entire world. Most of the pics in this post come from that one particular place — beautiful! 😀



Every dreamer knows that it is entirely possible to be homesick for a place you’ve never been to.
– Judith Thurman

More on this topic:
Seychelles: Wikipedia
World Factbook
Seychelles Country Profile
Seychelles Prestige
Lonely Planet
So Seychelles!
Trip Advisor



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