Located northeast of Madagascar and 3 degrees south of the equator in the Indian Ocean, the Seychelles archipelago, is home to some of the world’s finest island getaways. Consisting of 115 islands, the Seychelles with its never-ending white beaches lapped by topaz waters, and verdant jungles teeming with wildlife, is considered one of the most romantic destinations in the world. An island paradise, it is revered for its laidback lifestyle, temperate climate and vibrant cultures. For those seeking tranquillity or the thrill of sailing and diving in one of the top destinations in the world, there is no better place than the Seychelles.
The archipelago’s biggest island Mahé, is home to the capital city of Victoria with its colourful markets, lively atmospheres and fresh daily produce. Nearby Eden Island, built on a reclaimed coral reef, is connected to Mahé by a 400m bridge over the ocean and offers residents sumptuous villas, sophisticated mansions and stylish apartments with world-class amenities and marina access.
The architecture displayed throughout the Seychelles is influenced by its colonial past. Winding stairs built outside of houses characterise the Seychelles’ style of architecture. Traditionally large verandas encourage the enjoyment of outdoor living in the temperate climate and steep roofs ‘shoot the rain’ during monsoon season. Old mansions and bungalows built during colonial times reflect the luxurious living of wealthy plantation owners. It is not uncommon to find kitchens placed outside of the main house.
Buyers looking to invest in the Seychelles will appreciate its small population of less than 100 000 people who maintain a relatively small property market - a significant factor in keeping prices stable. Its secure political environment and government policies supporting domestic and foreign investment attract investors from South Africa, UAE, France, Britain, Italy and Russia. This is helped along by excellent sea and air connectivity from all over the world and a great communications network. Just some of the compelling reasons to invest in the Seychelles.
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