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.
"As a country, we are proud to receive visitors aboard the cruise ship who have reaffirmed that we remain a top-notch tourism destination," Mutua said, adding that in 2023, Kenya received 3,123 tourists who traveled via luxury ship.
The Grand Barbe development project, with its roots going back many years, is poised to contribute to Seychelles' tourism landscape, offering a harmonious blend of luxury and environmental responsibility.
Earlier this year, Seychelles welcomed Ellipsis, the first and largest online boat rental platform, providing visitors with seamless access to the vast seas surrounding the islands ... It is a platform that we need as it is Seychelles-based.
Four SeasonsSeychelles... Felicité, Seychelles ... Raffles Seychelles, a laid-back yet luxurious destination with 86 pool villas that cascade down the mountainside of the resort, is perhaps the most prestigious property on the island.
Dutco Group brings impressive hospitality experience to the deal which includes the delivery of its JA branded luxury hotel properties in Dubai, Maldives and Seychelles and Marriot brand in the United States.