The Seychelles archipelago, a paradise of unspoilt nature, is a young Republic (it became independent in 1976) situated some 8,000 km from Europe, which consists of 115 islands scattered over an area of more than 400,000 sq.km. With its palette of subtle colours, ranging from the turquoise blue of the transparent sea to the emerald green of its luxuriant vegetation, with the glowing amber of its fine sandy beaches in between, the archipelago of the Seychelles is like a necklace of pearls lying on the deep blue jewel box of the Indian Ocean. Off the beaten track in the Seychelles, you will discover and fall in love with its scenic beauty, and a Creole people known for their warm hospitality, exotic cuisine and cheerful temperament. An astonishing variety of flora and fauna can be found here. Besides the magnificent fish of the Indian Ocean (over 800 species), there are also turtles, flocks of brightly coloured birds, abundance of fruit, plants, and rare varieties of trees such as the famous “coco de mer”, or double coconut. This is the ideal place for swimming, sunbathing on deserted beaches and romantic walks in a heavenly setting!