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#8 Seychelles facts:
The coco de mer, a tree unique to Seychelles, produces the largest nut on earth. The fruit can weigh over 40Kg and one seed up to 17kg. It is the world's heaviest seed.
It is from a palm tree native to Seychelles that can grow to over 1000 years old (perhaps even 5000 years!) and 100 ft tall. It is the strongest palm tree that grows ever so slowly, no more than 1 foot in 50 years.
If you are curious, you should visit the Seychelles Botanical Garden, on Mahe Island. See the coco de mer that was planted by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh in 1956. The trunk is about a foot tall. Then go to the Vallee de Mai on Praslin Island...
...and estimate the height of a full-grown coco de mer tree. By extrapolation, could they be 5000 years old? Its fruit takes 8 to 10 years to mature from flower stage. The seed takes 2 years to germinate, under ideal condition.
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#9 Seychelles facts:
Seychelles is NOT part of Africa geographically, geologically, culturally or politically. Victoria on Mahe is 1000 miles from Africa and 1500 miles from India. Seychelles Islands are oceanic islands like Mauritius, Reunion, and Maldives.
#10 Seychelles info:
There are no hurricanes or cyclones ever in Seychelles. That's what makes Seychelles different from, and better than, Mauritius, Reunion, Madagascar and the Caribbean islands. Seychelles lies outside the hurricane / cyclone belt.
#11 Seychelles information:
Bird Island is a small sand cay (key) with one single beach 5 km long right around it. And although the very soft powdery white sands make progress slow you can walk around Bird Island in 2 hours - a fantastic place for a day trip, if I may add.
Can you imagine watching 2 million sea birds nesting? They're everywhere, even on the beach from April to September. This amazing sight is what you'll discover on Bird Island, which is as flat as a pancake with an elevation of only 2 metres above sea level.
#12 Information about Seychelles:
Cousin and Cousine are two islands that go together like bacon and eggs. A mile apart, and a mile across these two small privately owned granite islands 2 miles from Praslin Island are together home to an array of unique wild life.
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These include a dozen species of extremely rare birds, fish and sea turtles, which come ashore to nest in broad daylight... It's quite unusual. Both islands practice eco-tourism. One is a nature reserve opened to visitors 5 days a week mornings only.
The other has 4 luxury villas where visitors can stay side by side with the island's wild life. Enjoy the serenity. The flora and fauna of these two islands, Cousin and Cousine, are quite similar. They are wonderful places - truly another world.
#13 Info Seychelles:
The best fishing in Seychelles is around the outer islands - on the flats of Alphonse Island, Providence Island and Cosmoledo atoll...
Can you imagine landing 50 10-pounders a day on average? Some much bigger: Bonefish, Permit, Triggerfish, Giant Trevally, seven other species of trevally, Milkfish, Barracuda, Snappers, Groupers, Parrot fish...
Seychelles is a fly-fishing paradise. Some say, "It's GT heaven." And they can't be far off... Can you imagine landing 42 different species of fish on fly in one week? It goes without saying. Scuba diving too is superb around the outer islands of Seychelles. Remember, there is more to Seychelles than most visitors ever see - Most don't venture far enough.
#14 Seychelles facts:
Short and sweet - The fact is Seychelles is incredibly beautiful and...
#15. More Seychelles info:
The last of the facts about Seychelles - They say, "A picture is worth 1000 words". This island above is the size of a football field. The fishing there is fantastic. So here's your 1000 words... Look again!
How would you like to own this jewel and enjoy incredible fishing every day?
#... Bonus Seychelles information:
You do not need a visa before coming to Seychelles.
All you need is a valid passport, a return ticket, proof of accommodation in Seychelles - i.e. hotel reservation, enough money, and you're all set.
You'll be given a visa on arrival at the Seychelles airport. And it's free! You'll get this with a big smile plus a "Welcome to Seychelles."
#... More information about Seychelles:
Eden Island in Seychelles is island #156. It is land reclaimed from the sea recently in Seychelles and joined now by a causeway to Victoria the capital of Seychelles. Here there is an international marina with luxury villas and condos.
Do you have high-net-worth family and friends who aspire to yachting? This is one easy way to invest in the Seychelles and get rewarded with Seychelles residency, and passport / citizenship all in one neat package. But the window of opportunity is small...
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