Of all the archipelagos (cluster of islands) scattered throughout the Indian Ocean, the most serene and peaceful area is where Seychelles is situated. It is a 115-island country that is located at the eastern border of mainland East Africa. Other popular countries that surround Seychelles include Mauritius, Madagascar, Reunion, Mayotte and Comoros.
Seychelles is located approximately 1600km east of Kenya and northeast of Madagascar. The capital of Seychelles is Victoria and most of the islands are composed of granite and coral. Many islands of Seychelles are uninhabited and the majority of the population resides on Mahe, Praslin and La Digue.
Seychelles consists of both inner islands and a granitic group. The inner islands include a total of 45 islands composed of coral and are thought to have surfaced from the ocean about 100,000 years ago. The outer granitic giants have existed since pre-historic times and that is where 90% of the Seychelles’ population resides. The uninhabited islands, where Seychelles is, are a natural reserve for a variety of tropical and sub-tropical wildlife species. Granitic Seychelles comprises of Silhouette Island, Curieuse, Felicite, Marianne, Aride, Conception, Cousin, Anonyme, Eden, Hodoul and many more.
There are two major coral sand cays towards the north of the granitic; Denis and Bird. Two coral islands also lie towards the south of the granitic - namely Platte and Coetivy. Constance Ephelia also offers rock climb and zip line facilities that gives all adventure seekers an adrenaline rush.
The northern islands near where Seychelles is, on the other hand, offer scuba diving facilities for all swimmers, divers and marine biologists. La Digue has one of the most beautiful beaches in the world that contains several odd-shaped rock formations that have mesmerized geologists and scientists alike.
Seychelles capital, Victoria, is also one of the busiest market places in the region, with several botanical gardens and tea plantations along the way. Petit Amour, in contrast, offers the largest landscapes in the region and gives an incredible view of the Silhouette Island.
The highest point of the country is located towards the northwest of where Seychelles is. Morne Seychelles National Park also offers a panoramic view of the area while the Sinte Anne Resort offers snorkeling adventures and has a state-of-the-art resort constructed along the shoreline. Constance, Banyan Trees and Four Seasons are other popular tourist resorts that offer complimentary massages for all tired and weary visitors - looking for some relaxation, fun and enjoyment. Local Creole Restaurant offers the best seafood in all of Seychelles.
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