The Seychelles Treasure Islands

Breathtaking documentary on Seychelles, an island archipelago on the east coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean.

Its a heaven on earth considering the vast number of pristine beaches, the natural forests to be found on the island. Tortoises are found in plenty as is the marine life which is quite spectacular.

The documentary takes through the coast of Mahe, Silhouette, Amerantes & La Digue with interesting tidbits about its history. Its apparently called a treasure island because some pirates have hidden some treasure somewhere in the island. So there are people still digging up here and there in the hope of finding some lost treasures.

The language spoken is Creole, its predominantly African in nature though it has some French influence because of the past colonisation by France.

There are some 155 islands with Victoria the capital being the biggest. Tourism is the mainstay of the country with some exports of copra, fisheries, cinnamon and vanilla. Lot of Indian films and TV serials and ad films are shot here for their locale and beauty.

The documentary does not go in depth into the economic and cultural life of the people of Seychelles, which would have been better. You can watch the documentary here.

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