The Seychelles islands are one of the most magnificent island groups in the world. The Seychelles 115 islands cover an area of over 400,000 square kilometers. This group of islands in the Indian Ocean is northeast of Madagascar. These islands are over a thousand miles away from the nearest mainland coast and lie east of Kenya. The central islands such as Mahe are made up of granite and the inlands of these islands being low mountains. Some of these islands have lush rain forest but much has been depleted. The outer islands are sometimes only feet above sea level and are made by coral, forming reefs or atolls.A large variety of bird, fish, and other animals as well as flora and fauna cover this island paradise. Some being exclusive to these islands.
The islands are full of activities but if you please, there are plenty of white sand beaches to ketch some sun. Just offshore some of the best deep sea diving in the world can be found. The coral reefs support a large variety of vegetation and reef fish as well as other forms of aquatic life. Deep sea fishing can be done all year round thanks to the crystal clear waters. There are many diving centers and fishing outfits located thought the Seychelles. The island also has a wide choice of water sports such as snorkeling, wind surfing, swimming, board sports and more. Hikes on the islands, especially to the higher elevations will show you amazing views of the surrounding area.
It is very easy to get to the islands by plane from all over Europe and elsewhere with Air Seychelles. Connection flights can be easily arranged. The airlines offers trips from six European capitals and nine major cities to the main island of Mahe weekly. They also offer daily inter-island flights. There are over 20 flights daily between the islands of Mahe and Praslin. Other island hopping flights can be arranged at many of the hotels. Other destinations by air include Bird, Denis, Desroc