It is home to the iconic breadfruit
The breadfruit is recognised as an iconic fruit to the Seychellois people. During the colonial era, plantation workers enjoyed it as a vital source of energy to avoid starvation. Being as versatile as it is, the fruit is enjoyed in croquettes, mash, chips, and in many other culinary dishes.
What is amazing is that it can also be roasted, baked, boiled or fried. And once cooked, the breadfruit delivers tastes similar to that of a potato, or freshly-baked bread.
The Seychelles was once a hideout for pirates
After its discovery in 1502 by Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama, the two main islands became a hideout for nautical outlaws. One pirate in particular by the name of Olivier la Vasseur, or La Busse, was said to have left treasure stolen from a Portuguese ship in 1721.
The search began in 1949 but was taken over by John Cruise-Wilkins, son of Reginald Cruise-Wilkins in 1988. Today, the treasure that is still to be found has been valued at $1.4 billion.
St Anne Park is haunted by treasure-guarding spirits
Moyenne Island, located in the St Anne Marine National Park, is said to be haunted by spirits that are guarding important treasures. One ghostly story shares that an “eccentric Englishwoman” by the name of Mary Best, who moved to the island in 1910, roams the island at night.
Along with Mary Best, legend has it that pirates who buried their treasure on the island killed two of their own so that their spirits may protect it forever. When another British man bought the island in 1962, he believed that he could hear the voices and footsteps of these spirits, as well as knocking on windows and doors.