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Farquhar Group

The Farquhar Group belong to the Outer Islands of the Seychelles, lying in the south-west of the island nation, more than 700 kilometres south-west of the capital, Victoria, on Mahé Island and 350 kilometres north-east of Madagascar. The total land area of all the islands in the group is less than 11 km², but the total area of the atolls measures about 370 km². The Farquhar Group is comprised of two stunning atolls, Providence  to the north and Farquhar to the south. The only airstrip is on North Island in the Farquhar Atoll and there are small permanent settlements both here and on Providence Island. At present there is no tourist accommodation in the Farquhar Group.

Farquhar Atoll

The Farquhar Atoll comprises the islands Ile du Nord, Ile du Sud, Manaha Nord, Manaha Milieu, Manaha Sud, Goëlettes, Lapin, Ile du Milieu, Depose and Bancs de Sable. This group lies a little over 700 kilometres from Mahé and is made up of the atolls of Farquhar and Providence together with the island of St Pierre. Beautiful lagoons within the atolls offer secure anchorages from the sometimes-stormy seas that surround them. There is no accommodation on the islands of the Farquhar Group. Farquhar, Seychelles’ most southerly outpost has an airstrip and is serviced by aircraft from Mahé on a charter basis.

Providence Atoll

The Providence Atoll comprises the islands of Providence, St Pierre and Cerf Island. Providence Atoll occupies an extensive bank of shallow water well-known for its profusion of fish. Cerf Island, a true coconut island with an almost cartoon-like fringe of green palms, lies at the southern end of the Providence bank. St. Pierre, some 32 kilometres west of Providence, is a small, raised coral island occupying its own small submarine bank and is a popular roost and breeding site for sea-birds.

St Pierre Island

St Pierre Island is located 704 kilometres from Mahé. The island is nearly circular with a land area of 1.68 km². St Pierre has a sloping seabed on the exposed South-East coast and is steep on the North-West Coast. St Pierre Island is virtually inaccessible from the sea.

The Farquhar Group belong to the Outer Islands of the Seychelles, lying in the south-west of the island nation, more than 700 kilometres south-west of the capital, Victoria, on Mahé Island and 350 kilometres north-east of Madagascar. The total land area of all the islands in the group is less than 11 km², but the total area of the atolls measures about 370 km². The Farquhar Group is comprised of two stunning atolls, Providence  to the north and Farquhar to the south. The only airstrip is on North Island in the Farquhar Atoll and there are small permanent settlements both here and on Providence Island. At present there is no tourist accommodation in the Farquhar Group.