Seychelles Travel Guide

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Location & map

The Seychelles, an idyllic island state in the western Indian Ocean, fascinates with its composition of around 115 islands, including 42 granite islands and 73 coral islands. These natural wonders are divided geographically into the Inner and Outer Islands:

  • Inner Islands:

    The Inner Islands of the Seychelles consist of granite islands and the Northern Coral Islands. These include the four largest islands of the Seychelles - Mahé, Praslin, La Digue and Silhouette.

  • Outer Islands:

    The Outer Islands of the Seychelles include the Southern Coral Islands, the Amirantes and the Alphonse, Farquhar and Aldabra groups.

  • Image: Granite Island of the Inner Seychelles (Praslin)
    Image: Coral Island of the Outer Seychelles (Alphonse)

    The archipelago of the Seychelles, strategically located between the 4th and 10th degree of latitude south of the equator, covers a land area of 455 km² and an impressive sea area of 390,000 km². The Republic, which is topographically part of the African continent, lies 480 to 1,600 km from the east coast of Africa and is part of the Mascarene Ridge, a submarine sill that is also close to island states such as Madagascar, Mauritius and the Comoros.

    Image: Geographical location of the Seychelles

    Known for its stunning, picturesque beaches and impressive ecological diversity, ranging from dense tropical forests to the crystal clear azure ocean, the Seychelles offer an unrivalled natural experience. They are also home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Vallée de Mai on Praslin with its rare coco-de-mer nuts and the Aldabra Atoll, the largest uplifted coral atoll in the world.

    The Seychelles, divided into 25 districts located solely on the Inner Islands, are a true paradise for nature and culture lovers. With their UTC+4 time zone, they offer a time difference of three hours during the European winter and two hours in summer. Explore this unique archipelago known for its luxurious resorts, sustainable tourism and the warm hospitality of its inhabitants.

    Seychelles map

    Our map provides a comprehensive overview of the Seychelles, including all the islands, picturesque beaches, exciting activities, idyllic nature parks, airports and ferry terminals. Flight and journey times are also shown to help you plan your trip.

    Seychelles Map Map of the Seychelles