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.
A long stay in the Seychelles. Hilton’s two hotels in the Seychelles are offering packages for those who want to “upgrade their work from home to work from paradise”. Digital nomads looking for a spot of luxury on their Seychelles sojourn will find themselves well catered for at the five-star Hilton Seychelles Notholme Resort & Spa.
EAST (Euro AfricanStarTransport) Services cargo has announced the launch of a weekly cargo service to the Seychelles, commencing Saturday March 6, 2021 ... Dr Nalletamby relocated back to the Seychelles five months ago, to help with the launch of Seychelles InternationalAirways (SIA), of which she is a shareholder.
Durban - Tourists to the Seychelles are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing accommodation ... For those on a budget, who still want to be catered to and waited upon, there are tons of choices available, from 3-star to 5-star accommodation ... Ash Behari left his home in Durban in 1993 for the Seychelles to take up a consultancy job at a big hotel.
Abdel Kader Sylla wants to help change the narrative of basketball in his native country of Seychelles...Talking to the Seychelles media, Sylla confessed being concerned about the future of basketball in the archipelago ... That same year, his run with the Seychelles national team at the Indian Ocean Island Games in Madagascar did not go unnoticed.
Wherever I cast my eyes as I snorkel the crystal clear waters of Sante AnneNationalMarine Park – off the island of Mahe in Seychelles – a galaxy of brightly-coloured fish dance and parade away ... While Seychelles is made up of 115 islands, most tourists base themselves on Mahe, which is in the capital of Victoria or Praslin, a 15-minute flight away.
The small prize-giving ceremony at StarCasino saw the presence of all eleven contestants, including Miss Seychelles and her two princesses, the pageant’s organisers from BeautyEmpowerment Seychelles (Bes) and various sponsors. With her win, the new Miss Seychelles Kelly-Mary will become the face of cosmetics and beauty store MADO for a year.
The great conjunction of the planets Jupiter and Saturn will take place on December 21, allowing us to witness the two planets as one single bright star, just south of the constellation Capricornus ... From our perspective here in Seychelles, the conjunction will be visible to the naked eye about an hour after sunset.
The 7th Affordable ArtFair will be launched on December 4, 2020 at the Eden Art SpaceGallery, organisers ArterialNetworkSeychelles (ANS) has announced ... “We are looking for busy walls with diversified artwork from a wide range of artists who live and work in Seychelles, not only established but also young rising stars ... Rules and regulations ... NB.