In the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Africa are 115 tropical islands called the Seychelles. They are a popular beach holiday destination, and visitors like to travel to several of the islands including the uninhabited ones. The Outer Seychelles are coralline islands and mostly uninhabited. To visit these islands, visitors must travel by private yacht or in small local planes that land on remote air strips.
Getting to the Seychelles
The Inner Seychelles are granite islands and where most of the popular resorts are located. The Seychelles International Airport (SEZ) is near Victoria, the capital of the country. It is possible to reach this airport from:
• Abu Dhabi
Travel controls imposed on yachts have been lifted since the early 1990s, but there are still restrictions for boats arriving. These rules are mainly for environmental concerns to protect the delicate coral reefs that surround the islands.