Tourism in Seychelles
Tourist places in Seychelles
General information about Seychelles
Seet is named after a Frenchman who was responsible for collecting taxes. Seychelles is a country in Africa that is located in the Indian Ocean made up of several islands, its capital is the city of Victoria. The Seychelles archipelago consists of about 115 islands in the Indian Ocean about 1600 km from the eastern coast of Africa, to the north-east of Madagascar, and the rest of its main islands are in between The islands are Mahe, Praslin and La Digue, which are granite rocky islands.
As for the rest of the islands, they are coral reefs, most of which sink under the surface of the water, forming some low peaks, which are not volcanic in nature like other volcanic islands. Among its neighboring countries is the island of Madagascar, and the closest country on the African mainland to Somalia is Somalia to the northwest.
The capital, Victoria, consists of the environs of the English River, St. Louis and Monte Fleury.
Culture and history
The city of “Victoria”, which is the capital of the republic, is located on the island of “Mahe”, the largest of the islands. It is the smallest capital in the world in terms of area. It is also the city and the only port of the country. The country has received great attention, which earned it a distinctive form in terms of beauty and planning.
The Seychellois people consisted of several races, and different ethnicities, when the first ship loaded with workers arrived on the island in 1770, and they were a group of French accompanied by some of the peoples of their colonies from the Africans to help them, and after they made sure of the validity of the land for some agricultural products, they brought in more workers to work in the fields. Sugar cane, coffee, cassava and other tropical plants, so these peoples settled into small and scattered villages, and after the region moved to English sovereignty, some French preferred to stay.
In an attempt by the British to increase agricultural production in those islands, they resorted to bringing in more labor. This was from the largest colonies of Britain in Asia, namely India and China, in order to add to the peoples of the island other races that raised the proportion of ethnic disparity.
The Seychelles depend for their trade and national income on tourism, as they have no other resources, and Seychelles is currently witnessing a clear boom in terms of building and construction of hotels and large resorts, and it is considered a magnet for tourists because of its natural features, and its beaches are among the most beautiful beaches in the world. It is what it exposes to the tourist and its visitors.
Seychelles is called the pearl of the Indian Ocean, due to the presence of many attractions and picturesque nature, it is famous for the beaches with soft white sand, which are adorned with black granite rocks, scattered on those beaches, and a group of statues that were formed in the past.
The islands are also natural plantations for many spice trees, such as cinnamon, vanilla and nutmeg, and are considered important agricultural products in these islands.
In Seychelles, which includes the most beautiful coasts and beaches around the world, such as Anse Lazio and Anse Georgette, which is considered a symbol of the island of Praslin. Praslin Island has a population of 6,500 people, it is the second largest island in the Seychelles. It is located 45 km northeast of the main island of Mahe and measures 10 km in length and 3.7 km in width. As for exploring the island by car, it takes about two hours. Tourism in Seychelles 3
The island of Mahe is unique in the presence of the largest coconut fruits in the whole world, as the weight of one fruit reaches twenty kilograms, so the rare giant sea turtle lives in the waters of this island. There are a large number of mountains over Mahe Island, numbering about seventy mountains.
What distinguishes Mahe Island is that it is the largest island of the Seychelles archipelago in the Indian Ocean, and the simplicity brings its people together with the nature of his country, which still embraces the tourist throughout the year, to enjoy its beauty
La Digue Island
La Digue in Seychelles is a small island, and compared to other islands out there, it is the only accessible island for most tourists visiting Seychelles, so it is one of the favorite destinations in Seychelles.