For Immediate Release
March 05, 2012
(BPRW) Seychelles: A Modern Garden of Eden
English, French and Seychellois (pronounced say-shell-wah), a French-based Creole, are the official languages. The Seychellois people are a mixture of French, African, Indian, Arab and Chinese descent, and largely Roman Catholic. The majority of the population lives on Mahe the nation’s largest island and home to the nation’s capital, Victoria.
The Seychelles’ famed UNESCO World Heritage Sites are Aldabra Atoll and the Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve. UNESCO’s homepage on Aldabra explains its inclusion on their list for possessing the world’s largest giant tortoise population.Vallee de Mai on Praslin Island is a natural forest of coco-de-mer palm trees, which only grow in Seychelles. Coco-de-mer trees produce the largest seed of all plants, usually weighing 40 to 50 pounds. The trees themselves may live 200 to 400 years, according to the Seychelles Islands Foundation.
Clear water and white sand beaches makes Seychelles the perfect location for water activities and for hosting SUBIOS, an annual underwater film and image festival attracting photographers, filmmakers and conservationists worldwide. And it may be the perfect location if you seek a one-of-a-kind vacation!
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