Situated East of Africa, Seychelles is an archipelago made of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean. Much more than just an exotic beach destination, the island features a diverse mix of cultures due to its history, amazing jungles, extensive wildlife and affordable luxury accommodation. 

Why Visit

THE BEACHES: Fine white sand, turquoise waters, and a year-round tropical climate makes the Seychelles a perfect destination for relaxation. And, thanks to its location, the islands offer certain level of exclusivity; no lines anywhere.

EXOTIC FLORA AND FAUNA: The Seychelles feature an interesting and unique flora and fauna, like the giant tortoises (that can only be found in here and in The Galapagos), the Coco de Mer palm, which produces the heaviest seed in the world and some species of pitcher plants.

ACCOMMODATION: Just a little bit more expensive than the Mauritius, the Seychelles offers amazing accommodations (luxury resorts, villas, apartments and lodges)  for a reasonable price. Isolation and a pristine environment all over. For the ultimate luxury experience, visitors can rent their own private island.

THE FOOD: The local cuisine in the Seychelles is a MUST. Thanks to its fusion of European and Asian cultures with the traditions of the Seychellois, the Seychelles features exotic, fresh  and flavorful food to indulge your senses. 

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Situated East of Africa, Seychelles is an archipelago made of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean. Much more than just an exotic beach destination, the island features a diverse mix of cultures due to its history, amazing jungles, extensive wildlife and affordable luxury accommodation. 

seychelles postcards

Why Visit

THE BEACHES: Fine white sand, turquoise waters, and a year-round tropical climate makes the Seychelles a perfect destination for relaxation. And, thanks to its location, the islands offer certain level of exclusivity; no lines anywhere.

EXOTIC FLORA AND FAUNA: The Seychelles feature an interesting and unique flora and fauna, like the giant tortoises (that can only be found in here and in The Galapagos), the Coco de Mer palm, which produces the heaviest seed in the world and some species of pitcher plants.

ACCOMMODATION: Just a little bit more expensive than the Mauritius, the Seychelles offers amazing accommodations (luxury resorts, villas, apartments and lodges)  for a reasonable price. Isolation and a pristine environment all over. For the ultimate luxury experience, visitors can rent their own private island.

THE FOOD: The local cuisine in the Seychelles is a MUST. Thanks to its fusion of European and Asian cultures with the traditions of the Seychellois, the Seychelles features exotic, fresh  and flavorful food to indulge your senses. 

  • Name: Republic of Seychelles
  • Capital: Victoria
  • Official Languages: English, French, Seychellois Creole
  • Independence from the United Kingdom
  • Currency: Seychellois rupee
  • Time Zone: UTC + 4
  • Name: Republic of Seychelles
  • Capital: Victoria
  • Official Languages: English, French, Seychellois Creole
  • Independence from the United Kingdom
  • Currency: Seychellois rupee
  • Time Zone: UTC + 4

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What to expect

LANGUAGE: The Seychelles Islands have three official languages: English, French and Creole. Of the three, Creole is by far the most popular, spoken by 95 percent of  the population, but Seychellois speak English fluently, and are happy to speak it with you as a tourist.

ELECTRICITY: The standard voltage is 240 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. That’s the standard voltage (220-240V) in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa; If you are traveling from the US you will need an adaptor. Their sockets are of type C and G

CURRENCY: The Seychellois Rupee is the official currency, and you can online acquire this currency once you are in the island. The main islands have ATM’s and exchange houses where you can get this currency, but foreign currencies (like Euros and Dollars) are accepted around the island.  

SAFETY: Seychelles is a peaceful country, and there is usually trouble-free. Pickpockets and robberies do happen, but they are non-violent the majority of the time. You should take sensible precautions to safeguard yourself and your possessions. Common sense and safety precautions are enough.

CLIMATE: The Seychelles feature a tropical climate, and while there are seasons in Seychelles, the weather is really good all year round.

PASSPORT: Seychelles is a visa-free country, which means that there are no visa requirements for any persons wishing to travel. Although a visa is not required, visitors should have a valid passport.

How to get around

By plane: Local routes are limited, but Air Seychelles offers flights between Mahé and Praslin. For a more luxurious trip, you could book a private flight between the islands with ZilAir, which flies helicopters between all the inner Islands.

By bus: The Seychelles Public Transport Corporation provides public bus on Mahé and Praslin, two of Seychelles’ most visited islands. 

By ferry: Ferry is ideal if you want to island hopping. Cat Cocos provides daily transportation from Mahé to both Praslin and La Digue

By car: Mahé and Praslin offer a big number of car rental agencies, you will have to keep in mind that roads in the Seychelles can be steep and tight. 

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