Seychelles (i/seɪˈʃɛlz/say-SHELZ; French: [sɛʃɛl]), officially the Republic of Seychelles (French:République des Seychelles; Creole: Repiblik Sesel), is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. The 115-island country, whose capital is Victoria, lies 1,500 kilometres (932mi) east of mainland East Africa. Other nearby island countries and territories include Comoros, Mayotte, Madagascar, Réunion and Mauritius to the south.
The Seychelles were uninhabited throughout most of recorded history. Some scholars assume that Austronesian seafarers and later Maldivian and Arab traders were the first to visit the uninhabited Seychelles. The earliest recorded sighting by Europeans took place in 1502 by the Portuguese Admiral Vasco da Gama, who passed through the Amirantes and named them after himself (islands of the Admiral). The earliest recorded landing was in January 1609, by the crew of the "Ascension" under Captain Sharpeigh during the fourth voyage of the British East India Company.
The SeychellesTourism Board (STB) teamed up with BBCTravel for their third consecutive online campaign, this time themed as ‘Senses of the Seychelles’ to showcase the destination’s treasures to audiences worldwide ... The campaign looks to connect with travellers, presenting them with another side of Seychelles, beyond its beautiful sandy beaches.
Carefully timed with late evening departures from Tel Aviv, the flight will allow guests to fall asleep throughout their journey and wake up completely refreshed, ready to discover the many treasures of the Seychelles islands upon arrival in the morning ...Press release from Air Seychelles .