Stunning and unspoiled, the Seychelles star in countless tropical island fantasies. Beautiful boulder-strewn beaches, virgin jungles, thriving coral reefs, and UNESCO-listed nature reserves are just some of the many attractions of the archipelago's 115 coral and granite islands, which are the peaks of a vast underwater plateau.
Seychelles lie east of Kenya, near the equator. Almost half their total land area is protected, and many of the islands and atolls are contained within marine sanctuaries. Aquatic pursuits abound in the clear, azure water. Diving, snorkelling, surfing, and sailing are all world-class, and the Seychelles encompass some of the richest fishing grounds in the world.
The Seychellois, the citizens who live in Seychelles, are from varying ethnicities, many of which come from Africa, and this is reflected in all elements of the culture from music to cooking to architecture! Having said this, there is no indigenous culture of the country. Creole, French, and English are the primary languages spoken in Seychelles.
if you’re looking for the best time to visit Seychelles, the answer is, whenever you fancy. The months between May and October are a little cooler, thanks to trade winds. And the period between November and April is slightly hotter and more humid, with more chance of rain.
A classic Seychelles holiday lasts between 10 and 14 days. This duration means that you have enough time to visit three different Seychelles islands to get to know their own individual beauty and tempos. If you want to see more than three islands during your stay then you should plan a 3-week holiday.
The Seychelles archipelago is a beach destination unlike any other: more than 40 of the islands are a dynamic jumble of giant granite boulders and protected forests, fringed by sweeping beaches of sugar-fine sand. Adventure hums in the humid air of Seychelles and — in addition to world-class scuba diving, snorkelling, sailing and gourmet picnics on private beaches — travellers can trace hiking trails to mountain tops, try surfing, go island-hopping aboard inter-atoll ferries, ride horses through azure shallows, ogle the world’s largest and sexiest coconut, stroll with dinosaur-sized tortoises and let their tastebuds marinade in the spice-infused Creole cuisine.
The best way to get around Mahé and Praslin is with a rental car. You can also get around on public buses. On La Digue, the best way to get around is by bike. On Mahé and Praslin (and to a limited extent on La Digue) you can also get around by taxi. On the other islands, which usually only have one hotel or resort, there are no real roads; people get around on foot or by bike. Sometimes the resorts on these islands are equipped with electric or motor vehicles to transport customers longer distances or on routes that cannot be travelled on foot.
All travellers must have a PCR COVID-19 Clearance Certificate issued by a recognised facility within 48 hours from the date of departure, in line with WHO guidelines. Yellow fever and Malaria vaccination certificates are required from travellers from risk areas. Furthermore, you should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover you while you are away.
Anse Lazio, Praslin
Anse Intendance, Mahé
Baie Lazare, Mahé
La Digue Island
Curieuse Island Day Trip