Inner Islands (Seychelles)
With an air temperature that rarely drops below 75 degree Fahrenheit or rises above 86, and an average ocean temperature of 81, the Inner Islands of the Seychelles just may be the most idyllic place on the planet. This sense of “paradise on earth” is further enhanced by the absence of venomous creatures, tropical diseases (no malaria), crime, or poverty.
The 43 islands that cluster around Mahé and comprise the Inner Islands are the world’s only oceanic islands of granitic composition. They represent the mountain peaks of the ancient super-continent of Pangea that once encompassed the total landmass of a young, evolving planet, and are thought to have erupted from the earth’s core some 750 million years ago.
Without question, the prime attractions of these Inner Islands are their pristine beaches and the warm, prolific waters of the Indian Ocean. The islands lie on the northern edge of the Mascarene Plateau, a
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