ST HELENA DAY | What The Saints Did Next
We are marking 21 May 2015, St Helena Day, with a 21 picture special showing off our amazing little island.
Since Portuguese sailer João da Nova discovered an uninhabited St Helena on 21 May 1502, the sea journey has been the only way to reach the island but, 513 years later, our exclusive ocean voyage culture is about to change.
The St Helena airport is nearly ready and commercial flights are due begin from February 2016. The weekly flights will cut the travelling time from South Africa from approximately 120 hours to 4 hours.
This means it will now become feasible for more people to take a holiday on St Helena and enjoy our stunning landscapes and sample our idyllic way of life.
Here are 21 pictures from our collection of beautiful St Helena.