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Independence Day in Seychelles – 29th June 2022 This upcoming Wednesday the 29th of June Seychelles is celebrating 46 years of Independence! We have gathered all the information that you will need to know for this National Day Celebration! On the day, friends and families gather for spirited picnics and BBQs on the beaches and […]

Seychelles has a very short human history… The history of Seychelles dates back to the fourth of the Portuguese India Armadas led by Vasco da Gama, though Seychelles was likely already known to Arab navigators and other sailors for many centuries. On 15 March 1503, the scrivener Thomé Lopes noted the sighting of an elevated island, doubtless one of the granitic islands and almost certainly Silhouette Island. […]

Tropical island beauty: Gabriella Gonthier to represent Seychelles at Miss Universe 2022 (Seychelles News Agency) – After an absence of over two decades, Seychelles will return to the Miss Universe pageant this year, represented by one of the island nation’s experienced beauty queens, Gabriella Gonthier. The 24-year-old was nominated as Seychelles’ Miss Universe beauty queen by Telly’s Modeling […]

Visitors to Seychelles donate $775,000 to environmental fund via online travel authorisation platform (Seychelles News Agency) – Seychelles’ Environment Trust Fund has received more than $775,000 (SCR10 million) as voluntary contributions made by travellers to the island nation through the Seychelles Travel Authorisation Platform as of June 2022. The announcement was made in a press statement from the Ministry […]

Heading for UNESCO: Seychelles’ Moutya dance will soon resonate in France (Seychelles News Agency) – Seychelles will showcase its traditional dance, the Moutya, in a tour in various cities in France and will culminate with a performance at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, according to a top cultural official. A delegation of 28 Seychellois dancers, […]

La Domus A magnificent and majestic building, the Domicilium is the residence of the Catholic Priests and a symbol of the early years that young Christian missionaries ventured on the shores of our regal islands to spread the gospel. Brother Gélase was a Capuchin missionary from the province of Fribourg in western Switzerland, and arrived […]

The Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Fountain was unveiled on the 5th of January 1900 by lady Sweet-Escott, the wife of the queen’s administrator, Ernest Bickham Sweet-Escott as a celebration of Queen Victoria’s reign. The Fountain is of pure artistic value and is made of porcelain, decorated with intricate and elaborate patterns with a small water […]

Zonm Lib – Free Man The Zonm Lib (Free Man) or also Liberation Monument represents a major political milestone in the history of Seychelles. It is a powerful symbol of the people of Seychelles who revolted against colonial oppression on June 5, 1977.  The metal statue used to stand behind the People’s Stadium on 5th […]

Liberty Monument  Unveiled in June 2014, the Liberty Monument is cast in solid bronze and was designed by Tom Bowers, and it shows a man and a woman standing strong, holding the Seychelles National Flag overhead. When the statue was unveiled, the president at the time, James Michel said that it represented “the unity of […]

World Oceans Day: 5 ways Seychelles is working to protect its underwater life (Seychelles News Agency) – As Seychelles joined the rest of the world to celebrate World Oceans Day on June 8, SNA looks at five ways that Seychelles and local conservation organisations are protecting the island nation’s territorial waters and its species. Seychelles […]

The first hospital constructed in Seychelles was a wooden building located in the center of the Capital Victoria (Etablissement Du Roi). It was constructed sometime in the 18th century, (after 1778) not far from what is now the old Bel Air Cemetery, up what is now called Revolution Avenue. The Hospital was relocated to a […]

BIRDS OF PARADISE BOOGIE in SEYCHELLES is coming up 2nd-8th of October 2022. SAVE THE DATES Once again, Fly Seychelles, in collaboration with its partners and associates is proud to present to you the ‘Birds Of Paradise Boogie 2022’. It has become their culture to host skydivers and skydiving enthusiasts from around the world for […]


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