A hundred million dollars worth of a pirate treasure may lurk nearby, but you won’t care. When you’re in this tropical Indian Ocean paradise, surrounded by white-sand beaches, intoxicating waters and swaying palms laden with exotic fruit, you’ll aready feel like the richest person on the planet. And who wants to get dirty digging on holiday? Hewn seductively from granite or grown from corals, the Seychelles’ 115 islands were uninhabited until the 18th century – many still are. The burgeoning society is primarily African in origin, though it’s infused with touches of French, Indian, Chinese and Arab influence. The only thing known to test the Seychellois’ renowned Pacific nature is their long-standing government.