The Republic of Seychelles
is made up of 115 islands (not all are shown on this Seychelles Map) offering an amazing diversity of experiences for visitors and an ever-widening choice of spectacular venues for your unforgettable tropical island holiday.
The Seychelles are not generally renown for Mediterranean style activities - day time is for de stressing and getting in tune with nature whilst the evenings and nights are generally for dining and what you make of them yourself. Click on the Seychelles Map above to explore further. You can also click through directly to the island of your choice - La Digue Map, Praslin Map, the Map of Mahe or any of the smaller Seychelles Islands - Denis Island Map, North Island Map, Desroches Island Map and Fregate Island Map.
You can see from the Seychelles Map above that the islands fall primarily into two distinct groupings. There are the granitic "Inner" Islands" that cluster around the principal islands of Mahé
and La Digue.
Then there are the "Outer Islands", a sparkling array of flat, coralline islands extending westwards towards the coast of Africa.
The "Inner Islands" are the cultural and commercial focal points of Seychelles. They are the islands depicted in the inner circle of the Seychelles Map. It is here it is where the majority of the population of Seychelles live, the main islands are Mahé
and La Digue.
These islands, whose verdant peaks climb skywards from virgin forests, are the main visitor destinations and where the vast majority of the hotels are located. Their beaches are probably all powder soft sand and often totally secluded away from the immediate hotel beach fronts. Mahé is the largest island with its commercial centre being the town of ¬†Victoria .
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The "Outer Islands"
(shown around the outer circle of the Seychelles Map) remain miniature worlds, little touched by man, thus offering a unique and incomparable island experience that is "as pure as it gets"
. These islands include the legendary Aldabra, the world's largest raised coral atoll and one of two UNESCO World Heritage Site
located in Seychelles, the other being Vallee de Mai
on Praslin Island
Of all the Seychelles' islands only 16 have hotels, some of which offer luxurious amenities and the ultimate in 4 and 5-star wedding or honeymoon
experiences. Seychelles is paradise - Seychelles is where your fantasies can become realities. There are is a separate map for each of the islands.
The Seychelles offers some of the finest fishing and scuba diving holidays in the Indian Ocean. The seas around the islands are unbelievably clear and abound with the most colourful fish you could image. Please refer to individual island maps for further details.
- With a significant amount of the Seychelles coast line having Marine National Park status and its offshore waters also protected, a "catch and return" policy is enforced to maintain fish stocks for both food and sport. This is not to say of course, that some of your catch will be allowed to end up on your table - again please see individual maps.
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Perhaps you prefer a more affordable Seychelles hotel
holiday each offering homely comforts in beachfront or hillside chalets, complete with an authentic Creole ambiance and hospitality. Every Seychelles Map that we have produced is in fact an Interactive Map which you will be able to travel around and then zoom into your preferred hotels. What ever you choose you can be sure that all accommodation in Seychelles offers its own natural charm and appeal, assuring you, the visitor, a truly memorable and remarkable tropical experience.
As you would expect, with so many islands comprising Seychelles, island hopping is totally seamless with many scheduled and private internal flights, helicopter flights
and marine ferry services
available to make almost every itinerary possible. The two main islands Mahé and Praslin have an "interesting" yet excellent local bus net work with regular services to all corners of the islands. La Digu has its own unique forms of transport - the Ox Cart and the bicycle!
The Seychelles is constantly warm with temperatures varying gently between around 22 - 26 degrees centigrade all year round. Being islands set in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the influence of the sea is strong which results in a humid tropical type climate - which can be wet at times. The islands do not experience a distinct dry or wet season - just that at times of the year it can be a little dryer or a little wetter - relatively speaking!
To increase your appreciation of the Islands of the Seychelles
please use our unique Interactive Maps
and Virtual Tours of Mahé, Praslin
and La Digue
Once you have selected your destination, take the Virtual Tour
of each Hotel to enable you to decide which offers the best accommodation to meet your needs and budget.
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