Turquoise water, lush vegetation, pristine beaches... This island state in the Indian Ocean is a magnet for wealthy tourists and newlyweds looking for a dream holiday.
High end tourism has become the first source of income for this archipelago, thanks to investors from the Gulf. In return, some emirs have been granted privileges such as the privatization of parts of the coast.
Moreover, the Seychelles are home to some well known fugitives such as Mohamed Sakhr El-Materi, the son-in-law of Tunisian dictator Ben Ali.