, known as “Paradise on Earth,” is comprised of over 100 islands considered to be part of Eastern Africa. The islands are located in the Indian Ocean, northeast of Madagascar, and have 305 miles of coastline to offer the yachting enthusiast. The Seychelles archipelago’s composition is partially granite, and partially coral. White sand beaches beckon the tropical climate yachting aficionado, as well as undisturbed forests, and almost secret diving areas. Unequalled flora exists here, such as Coco-de-mer, jellyfish tree, and paradise flycatcher native to the region; much of the land is protected and classified as a nature reserve. Yachters can take advantage of water sports, swimming, and snorkeling. Mahe is the largest island, at 59 square miles, with an abundance of resorts and four casinos, century-old botanical gardens, and a pirate treasure dig at the northwest coast area of Bel Ombre. The slower-paced island of Praslin has coral reefs littered with hundreds of fish species. La Digue is a visual delight from days past, replete with friendly local fishermen and boat builders, and magnificent bird watching.