The Seychelles Islands
Seychelles, is a pristine island republic in the western Indian Ocean, comprising 115 islands, with lush tropical vegetation, beautiful beaches, rated as some of the finest on the planet, and a wide variety of marine and other animal life. Situated between latitudes 4° and 11° S and longitudes 46° and 56° E, the major islands of Seychelles are located about 1,000 miles (1,600 km) east of Kenya and about 700 miles (1,100 km) northeast of Madagascar. The capital, Victoria, is situated on the island of Mahé.
Image courtesy of Torsten Dickmann - Tourism Seychelles
Image courtesy of Torsten Dickmann - Tourism Seychelles
One of the world’s smallest countries, the Seychelles is composed of two main island groups; the Mahé group of more than 40 central, mountainous granitic islands and a second group of more than 70 outer, flat, coralline islands. The islands of the Mahé group are rocky and typically have a narrow coastal strip and a central range of hills. The overall aspect of those islands, with their lush tropical vegetation, is that of high hanging gardens overlooking silver-white beaches and clear lagoons. The highest point in Seychelles, Morne Seychellois (2,969 feet [905 metres]), situated on Mahé, is located within this mountainous island group. The coralline islands, rising only a few feet above sea level, are flat with elevated coral reefs at different stages of formation. These islands are largely waterless, and very few have a resident population.
Truly an unspoilt Island Paradise.
Living in the Seychelles
The Seychelles are what everyone expects of tropical islands. Deep blue seas, palm fringed, white sandy beaches, and verdant, steaming jungles, climbing the slopes of rugged mountains, which seemingly emerge from the ocean. Smiling people, amazing food and old rum punch, the outside world could be a million miles away. It is in fact a 1000 miles away and this adds to the charm and appeal of this incredible island nation.
Seychelles suffers few of the problems that affect other developing countries. There is no poverty, very little, if any, pollution, over population is not a pressing problem, social services are adequate and the standard of living, of all its people, is high. Seychelles is an incredible place to live, work, and do business. The relaxed attitude and general approach of the local Seychellois permeates all facets of island life. The country is well managed by a stable, government, with a discernible investment friendly disposition. There is a massive focus on the preservation and conservation of it’s pristine environment, utilisation of renewable energy sources, the enforcement of sustainable fishing practices and the protection of species and the sensitive ecosystems endemic to the Seychelles archipelago. Truly an island Paradise.
TOP 10 reasons to live in the Seychelles

The Best Beaches in the world
The temperate tropical climate
Exceptional quality of Life
The pristine environment
Focus on renewable energy sources
Stable Government
Business & Investment friendly
Remoteness of the country
Highest GDP per capita of any African country
Safety & security
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Seychelles Citizenship & Residence by Investment
With a substantial investment made in Seychelles, investors may be granted different Permits allowing them to live and work in Seychelles. The type of Permit will depend on the investment value and length of intended stay in Seychelles.
Spouses and children may join with either Dependent or Student permits, as the case may be.
Talk to us today about your Seychelles residency requirements and investment plans in the country, and let RE/MAX PARADISE help you secure your very own place in the sun. Paradise Awaits.
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