Acrylic Fridge Magnet Depicting Seychelles
Seychelles is famous for its tall fruit bearing palm trees. The coco-de-mer produces the largest nut on earth, its fruit weighs around 40Kg and the seed weighs up to 17kg (it is the world's heaviest seed). The Republic of Seychelles comprises of 115 gigantic islands; these islands of Seychelles archipelago huddle around the main island of Mahe and together they are a home for most Seychelles' tourism facilities. The exotic palm trees shading the stunning beaches are worth remembering!
Interesting Facts about Seychelles
Coco-de-mer can grow to over 1000 years old (sometimes even 5000 years) and 100 ft tall. It is the strongest palm tree that grows slowly (1 foot in 50 years). Its fruit takes about 8 to 10 years to mature. The seed takes 2 years to germinate, under favorable condition. HRH the Duke of Edinburgh planted coco de mer in 1956 in the Seychelles Botanical Garden, on Mahe Island. General Gordon of Khartoum believed that Praslin's famous Vallee de Mai (home of the Coco-de-Mer) was originally the Garden of Eden. This exotic place was once a pirate hideout, on Mahe and Cote d'Or on Praslin (do not worry pirates are long gone). Seychelles' islands are the oldest oceanic islands on earth with the oldest palm trees!
Seychelles has hot weather most of the year, with average temperature around of 29 C. The islands experience consistent temperature throughout the year (you can book a hotel any time). If you are a fan of sun bathing, visit around March and April for sunshine. If you are visiting Seychelles during January or February it is advisable that you bring your rain wear. Most of the year, the sun is really strong in the islands so remember to pack plenty of sunblock!