The Seychelles lie approximately 1000 miles (1600 km) east of Kenya. Officially the Republic of Seychelles, it is comprised of about 115 glorious sun drenched islands, many of them uninhabited.
This truly is paradise on earth. Much of the Seychelles looks as if it has come straight off a picture postcard and it is reputed to have the most photographed beaches in the world. It certainly has some of the most beautiful islands in the Indian Ocean.
The Seychelles is also a haven for marine wildlife making it a diver�s paradise. The crystal water surrounding the islands is an underwater paradise, home to millions of tropical fish and exotic reef coral. Fishing for barracuda and other big-game fish is also a major attraction. Almost half of the total land area has been designated as either nature reserves or parks in an effort to maintain the natural beauty of the islands.
The main island is Mahe, and Praslin and La Digue are also well known, but many holidaymakers head for some of the other more secluded islands which include numerous coral atolls. If you really want some serious privacy, you could consider buying your own island. Apparently, you can pick one up for a cool £12 million!