Considered an idyllic place, the Seychelles islands are one of the most famous paradises in photos or television, but, beyond that paradisiacal image, surely you did not know many of these curiosities of Seychelles:
1- The name of Seychelles has its origin in the French rule during the colonial era and more specifically in that during the year 1756, Jean Moreau de Séchelles was the French Minister of Economy, who ended up using his surname to name these remote island territories.
2- Originally they were known as Coconuts of the Maldives, because before the 18th century, when the Seychelles were still uninhabited, some fallen from the trees were dragged by the sea currents to the east, reaching these beaches. Collected there they were extremely valued as an object of value for trade.
3- Declared a World Heritage Site (UNESCO), these islands also have the largest population of giant tortoises in the world, a total of about 150,000.
4- Seychelles is one of the few places in the world where there is no real risk or natural hazard. Despite the lushness of its tropical forests, there are no snakes or poisonous spiders living in them, carnivorous sharks have never been seen on its beaches, nor is there a risk of contracting malaria, which makes them one of the safest natural paradises in the world. world.
5- The islands have been a destination very frequented by artists and writers in search of inspiration. Did you know that Ian Fleming visited the Seychelles before writing his last James Bond novel? They are also home to many painters, such as Colbert Nourrice or Michael Adams.
6- 46% of the Seychelles archipelago is declared a Natural Park and therefore, they are protected areas that remain untouchable for man.
7- In the Seychelles you will find what is considered the largest coral atoll on the planet, on the island of Aldabra. If this atoll were on the surface, it could house the entire island of Mahé and have plenty of space.