The 115 islands that make up the Seychelles archipelago are scattered like diamonds over a million square kilometres of the Indian Ocean. First discovered by the Portuguese navigator Vasco de Gama, the Seychelles later came under French rule and latterly British rule as a Crown colony from 1903. It is only in recent decades that the Seychelles has been left to establish its own culture uninhibited.
Cerf, Denis & Mahé Islands
Here Jetset has selected three of the most popular islands of the Seychelles, each with its own certain ambience. Small islands such as Denis and Cerf really give a feeling of splendid isolation. Ideal for honeymooners or those who just want the luxury of peace and tranquillity. Mahé is a spectacular granite island with 75 beaches and real charm and beauty.
Praslin is a picture perfect tropical island, which is the second largest of the seychelle islands. Although it is just 15 minutes by air from Mahe, this island feels light years away. The pace is slower and the atmosphere more exotic. The island is home to a world heritage site, the "Vallee de Mai" is a primeval rainforest famous for it's Coco de Mer palms.