WHY VISIT SEYCHELLES
The reputation of Seychelles is very well deserved: The beauty of this archipelago in the Indian Ocean is matchless and the most beautiful postal cards are exceeded by its reality.
Victoria, the capital city, one of the few towns of the archipelago is situated on Mahé Island. You will be able to visit its botanical garden and museums before going by car towards the South to discover Tamataka cove and magnificent beaches such as Beau Vallon or, the more private and less accessible, Soleil cove.
Aldabra Atoll is the biggest island of Seychelles, formed in fact by four islands encircling a lagoon. It is protected due to the fact it is home to thousands of giant tortoises and birds, visits to this site are regulated.
Discover also the Sainte-Anne national marine park, where you will be able to enjoy diving in ideal conditions and look around ‘l’île Moyenne’ whilst admiring its splendid flora, enjoy a delicious Creole meal at Round Island.
Finally, the big Silhouette Island is different from the others with its high rocky granite relief and its beaches surrounded by protective reefs where you will feel as if you are at the end of the world. Take the opportunity to hike to the summit of ‘Pot à Eau’ and discover its carnivorous plants.
WHAT TO SEE IN SEYCHELLES
WHEN TO GO TO SEYCHELLES
The best period to visit Seychelles is from May to September.
The climate is tropical with air temperatures around 30°C, and water temperatures at 28°C, these conditions make Seychelles a paradisiacal destination all year round. The rain season starts in October and finishes in March with hot temperatures and a humid atmosphere influenced by the North-West trade wind.
A cooler season extends from April to September; the South-West trade wind brings more breeze and cooler temperatures of around 22°C. The inter-season periods are often more pleasant to visit Seychelles and will also allow you to avoid the busy months of December, July and August.
Following is a list of typical festivals and celebrations of Seychelles.
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HOW TO REACH AND TRAVEL THROUGH SEYCHELLES
To travel around once there, use the ferries between Mahé and Praslin islands. Regular buses are available on Mahé Island. The short distances and the beauty of the landscape lend themselves to walking or hiking or going by bicycle so do not hesitate to enjoy the views this way.
by plane, the main airports are:
GENERAL INFORMATION ON SEYCHELLES
health tips & vaccination: none
local currency: Seychellois Rupee
local time zone: GMT+4
electricity: type G (240 V – 50 Hz)
WHAT TO DO IN SEYCHELLES
typical food in Seychelles
souvenirs from Seychelles
- Hats, baskets and braided coconut or raffia plaits, coral or shell jewellery, carved wooden objects, spices and batik pareo
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