St Helena Island

Napoleon Bonapartes’ original resting place is also home to one of the best locales in the world to swim with Whale Sharks. The island of St Helena is centered in the Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of Africa. Dramatic cliffs that shear down into the ocean give way to a lush, sub-tropical interior that is a hiker’s nirvana and is home to a vast array of endemic species. Surrounded by military battlements, amateur astronomers have unparalleled views of the night skies. St Helena is a truly charming island where each turn down a winding road evokes another country – verdant green English valleys one moment and Italianite hilltop dwellings the next. Go to St Helena for the aquatic experiences and stay for the world-class hiking and biking trails.