An island in the Indian Ocean, but part of Yemen, rich in endemic plant species.

 

 

To the ancient Greeks it was Dioscorida, from the Sanskrit Dvipa Sukhadhara Island of the Abode of Bliss...

The view... over the wide lagoon fringed with palm groves, on to the jagged heights of Mount Haghier [Haggeher] rising immediately behind, is, I think, to be placed amongst the most enchanting pictures I have ever seen.

Mrs Theodore Bent, 1897