This new sixth edition of Bradt's Seychelles has been fully updated and remains the only travel guide giving comprehensive information on the biodiversity of the islands and updates on the conservation efforts in an easy to read format (over 40% of the Seychelles land is under environmental protection). New for this edition are expanded details of the many accommodation options, from Felicite Island's luxurious resort and the many hotels recently refurbished to higher standards to the growing number of B&Bs and small guest houses that offer a more authentic Seychellois experience. New destination-specific places covered include the Outer Islands of Alphonse, Astove and Cosmoledo, and new practical information includes all the latest updates on getting around plus the significant increase in Marine Protected Areas. With plants and animals historically linked to Africa, Madagascar and Asia, and marine life native to the tropical Indo-Pacific region, the Seychelles is a haven for those interested in natural history. The authors provide fascinating coverage of the islands' fauna and flora, from mangroves and turtles to birds and nature reserves. Updated throughout, they reveal the islands many secrets from coco de mer palm forests and bird sanctuaries to local markets and Creole cuisine. This new edition not only provides up-to-date details of where to stay, eat and relax, but also where the to find the world's tiniest tree frog and how to visit Bird Islands to see the world's heaviest Giant Tortoise. Beaches, snorkelling and diving among the coral reefs, wildlife, sailing, festivals, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Vallee de Mai and hiking in the mountains. all are covered in Bradt's Seychelles, making it an ideal companion for a dream holiday.