The Seychelles Islands

Seychelles' 115 islands fall under two distinct groups. The tall granite, Inner Islands cluster mainly within the relatively shallow Seychelles' plateau, 4° south of the equator and roughly 1800 km. distant from the east coast of Africa while the low-lying coralline cays, atolls and reef islands of the Outer Islands lie mainly beyond the plateau up to 10° south of the equator.

These Outer Islands are divided into five groups: the Amirantes group lying 230km distant from Mahé, the Southern Coral Group, Alphonse Group, Farquhar Group and finally the Aldabra Group, some 1150km from Mahé.

There are 43 Inner Islands in all -- 41 granitic and 2 coralline and a total of 72 coralline Outer



The Inner Islands


The Inner Islands which are mostly granitic, cluster mainly around the principal islands of Mahé, Praslin and La Digue, forming the cultural and economic hub of Seychelles, as well as the centre of its tourism industry.Together they are home to the majority of Seychelles’ accommodation facilities as well almost the entire population of the archipelago.  There are 43 Inner islands in total – 41 granitic and 2 coralline.


Here is a list of Inner Islands that may be of interest to you.  Please select accordingly.
Click on the islands below for more information.

Islands with accommodation Islands without accommodation
Main Islands
Mahé
Praslin
La Digue

Others
Bird Island
Cerf
Chauve Souris
Cousine
Denis Island
Frégate
North Island
Round Island (Praslin)
Silhouette
Ste. Anne
Anonyme
Aride
Conception
Cousin
Curieuse
Félicité
Grande Soeur
Ile Cocos
Long Island
Moyenne
Petite Soeur
Round Island
St. Pierre



The Outer Islands

The Outer Islands are those situated beyond the Seychelles plateau. They comprise 72 low-lying sand cays and atolls lying anywhere between 230km and 1150km from Mahé. Less visited than their granitic cousins due to their relative remoteness, these pristine miniature worlds, some little more than sand spits or lonely rocky outcrops, offer untouched habitats for many species of wildlife.

Only two islands among the Outer Island groups, namely Alphonse and Desroches, currently offer accommodation facilities. They boast luxuriously appointed lodges as well as unparalleled opportunities for sailing, fishing and diving in places where few have gone before.

Select from list the below.


Aldabra Group
Aldabra Atoll
Assumption
Astove
Cosmoledo Atoll

Amirantes Group
African Banks
D'Arros
Desroches
Poivre Atoll
Remire
St. Joseph Atoll

Southern Coral Group
Coëtivy
Platte

Alphonse Group
Alphonse
Bijoutier
St François

Farquhar Group
Farquhar Atoll
Providence Atoll