The Farquhar Atoll is part of the Farquhar Group of islands in the Seychelles that are part of the Outer Islands. The main group of islands form a long curve which describes the eastern side of the atoll. Largest of these are Ile du Nord and Ile du Sud, with the smaller Manaha islands between them. Farther south is Goelettes. To the open western side of the atoll lies the small group known as Trois Iles.
Farquhar is notable for its high sand dunes, some of which reach to over ten metres in height.
The currency used in Farquhar is the Seychelles rupee (SRe).