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Here's all you should know about the island of Seychelles (WATCH)

Over time, Seychelles has earned a lot of popularity as one of the best vacation destinations on the African continent.

The island of Seychelles is no doubt one of Africa's treasures as far as vacation locations go.

Picturesque and filled with white, sandy beaches and clear blue waters, Seychelles' Anse Lazio, Praslin Island placed 4th on TripAdvisor's list of best beaches in the world for 2015.

Lying east of mainland East Africa, Seychelles has a population of roughly 93,000, which is the smallest population of any independent African state.

The Seychellois society is a matriarchal one as women play a more dominant role in householdes, while unwed mothers are a societal norm.

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Tourism is a major export for the island nation and there are several tourist attractions including Petite Anse, Victoria Botanical Gardens, La Digue and The Doctor's House, to name a few.

Being an island nation, there is an abundance of fish and sea food, while other staples include breadfruit, mangoes and kordonnyen fish.

Check out the video above by the Seychelles Tourism Board for all the fun, useful info you need before embarking on a vacation to the gorgeous island nation.

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