St Helena Island is a tropical island of volcanic origin in the South Atlantic located 4,000kms East of Rio De Janeiro, 1,100kms to the South East of Ascension Island, 2,000kms from the West African coast and 8,000kms from the UK making it one of the most remote islands in the world. In 1815 the British Government selected St Helena as the place of detention of Napoleon Bonaparte. He lived on the island until his death in 1821. His body remained on the island for another 20 years before being moved to Paris. The island is only 47 square miles, however, boasts 400 endemic bird and plant species. Above all, the island is very safe, and you are assured of a warm welcome by the Islanders.
One can expect unspoiled landscapes and untouched nature. Beneath the shadow of a soaring, ruined cathedral of volcanic rock are a rugged paradise, one of the sand dunes and lush green hills and a coastline where dolphins and whales are often spotted.
St. Helena draws nature lovers and avid birders alike. Diana's Peak National Park, home to 60 known native species of plants - 45 of which exist nowhere else in the world - is utterly pristine. Also, the island's mountains and subtropical climates make for exceptional coffee-growing conditions, and although farms are not abundant, it produces some of the best (and most expensive) coffee in the world.