Seychelles travel guide

Seychelles Tourism | Seychelles Guide

You're Going to Love Seychelles

Seychelles is a popular honeymoon destination and a paradise for beach lovers who will fall in love with its white sand beaches and turquoise warm water. Hikers, divers and snorkelers will also love exploring the islands' lush green nature and colorful marine life.

What to do in Seychelles

1. Go Diving at Beau Vallon

One of the best and most popular beaches in Seychelles, this is a great choice for relaxing, swimming, snorkeling and diving thanks to its clear waters.

2. Relax at Anze Lazio

A visit to Anze Lazio Beach provides picturesque turquoise water with white sand beaches that are lined with trees. Spend a day or two to take it all in and recharge on this picture-perfect beach.

3. Immerse Yourself in Nature at Bird Island

This is the optimal experience for nature lovers. On this island, all efforts can be concentrated on observing and becoming one with nature and the wildlife of birds and giant turtles.

4. See Rare Palm Trees

Seychelles is the only place in the world where the rare Coco de Mer palm trees grow in their natural state. They can be seen at Vallee de Mai on Praslin Island and near Curieuse Island.

5. Explore the Morne Seychellois National Park

This national park is the perfect place for activity lovers, with a variety of hiking and walking trails that wind through mangrove forests and lead to the highest peak in the country.

1. Go Diving at Beau Vallon

One of the best and most popular beaches in Seychelles, this is a great choice for relaxing, swimming, snorkeling and diving thanks to its clear waters.

2. Relax at Anze Lazio

A visit to Anze Lazio Beach provides picturesque turquoise water with white sand beaches that are lined with trees. Spend a day or two to take it all in and recharge on this picture-perfect beach.

3. Immerse Yourself in Nature at Bird Island

This is the optimal experience for nature lovers. On this island, all efforts can be concentrated on observing and becoming one with nature and the wildlife of birds and giant turtles.

4. See Rare Palm Trees

Seychelles is the only place in the world where the rare Coco de Mer palm trees grow in their natural state. They can be seen at Vallee de Mai on Praslin Island and near Curieuse Island.

5. Explore the Morne Seychellois National Park

This national park is the perfect place for activity lovers, with a variety of hiking and walking trails that wind through mangrove forests and lead to the highest peak in the country.

When to visit Seychelles

Seychelles in November
Estimated hotel price
₹ 11933
1 night at 3-star hotel
Seychelles in November
Estimated hotel price
₹ 11933
1 night at 3-star hotel

The best months to visit Seychelles are the months of April, May, October and November. They are the pleasant months that are in between the periods of hot humidity and cool winds.

How to Get to Seychelles

Entry requirements

No visa is required to enter Seychelles; however, a list of documents must be presented on arrival, which include a valid passport, a return ticket, a hotel booking, and cash or credit cards with minimum amounts depending on the duration of the stay.

Plane

The only way to enter Seychelles is by plane, and its international airport is connected with nonstop flights to various locations around Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Asia. The national airline is Air Seychelles.

Entry requirements

No visa is required to enter Seychelles; however, a list of documents must be presented on arrival, which include a valid passport, a return ticket, a hotel booking, and cash or credit cards with minimum amounts depending on the duration of the stay.

Plane

The only way to enter Seychelles is by plane, and its international airport is connected with nonstop flights to various locations around Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Asia. The national airline is Air Seychelles.

Popular airlines serving Seychelles

Lufthansa
Good (4,704 reviews)
KLM
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SWISS
Good (964 reviews)
British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Austrian Airlines
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Iberia
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Air France
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Emirates
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United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Air Canada
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Finnair
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Singapore Airlines
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Alaska Airlines
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Etihad Airways
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Ethiopian Air
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Cathay Pacific
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ITA Airways
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Where to stay in Seychelles

Accommodation on the islands is mainly available through hotels and resorts. A more economical option would be to rent a bungalow as hostels are not really available. Please note that accommodation must be booked prior to arrival as proof of booking is one of the items that must be shown to immigration upon entry.

Where to stay in popular areas of Seychelles

Most booked hotels in Seychelles

Constance Lemuria
5 stars
Excellent (9.4, Excellent reviews)
₹ 43,123+
Coco de Mer Hotel and Black Parrot Suites
4 stars
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
₹ 23,872+
Raffles Seychelles
5 stars
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
₹ 95,853+

How to Get Around Seychelles

Public Transportation

Public transport around the islands is available through buses on the main islands and inter island ferries.

Bus

The Seychelles Public Transport Corporation runs buses on the Praslin and Mahe islands. They run with a frequency of every 15min until the evening and will go all around the island. Buses also tend to be a bit slow and require ample planning-ahead time.

Car

Renting a car on Praslin and Mahe Islands is a great option for seeing more of the islands at an individual pace. Please note that driving takes place on the left side of the road.

Plane

Air Seychelles operates local flights, which travel from Mahe to 6 other islands. Connections with Praslin are available multiple times a day, while flights to and from the other islands are available once a day or a few times per week. Helicopter flights with Zil Air provide connections and scenic flights to a few more islands.

Boat

Various ferry operators have boats that connect the Seychelles islands, with the most popular being Cat Cocos, Inter Island and Belle Serafina.

Public Transportation

Public transport around the islands is available through buses on the main islands and inter island ferries.

Bus

The Seychelles Public Transport Corporation runs buses on the Praslin and Mahe islands. They run with a frequency of every 15min until the evening and will go all around the island. Buses also tend to be a bit slow and require ample planning-ahead time.

Car

Renting a car on Praslin and Mahe Islands is a great option for seeing more of the islands at an individual pace. Please note that driving takes place on the left side of the road.

Plane

Air Seychelles operates local flights, which travel from Mahe to 6 other islands. Connections with Praslin are available multiple times a day, while flights to and from the other islands are available once a day or a few times per week. Helicopter flights with Zil Air provide connections and scenic flights to a few more islands.

Boat

Various ferry operators have boats that connect the Seychelles islands, with the most popular being Cat Cocos, Inter Island and Belle Serafina.

The Cost of Living in Seychelles

An inexpensive meal at a restaurant will cost around 250 SCR (18 USD), while a mid-range meal will cost around 500 SCR (36 USD) per person. Short distance local transportation will cost around 7 SCR (0.50 USD) for a one-way ticket. While credit and debit cards are accepted in all major hotels and establishements, it is advised to travel with cash for purchases from smaller vendors.

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