Seychelles Travel Guide

Travel to Seychelles

Planning a trip to Seychelles?

Here are some interesting facts and must known tips you need to know before planning a trip to Seychelles:
  • Seychelles is located in the Indian Ocean and voted as one of the best island destinations. The reflection of sunrise on the white sand, turquoise water, beautiful nature, wildlife and fiery sunsets make everything surreal, like a dream come true.
  • There are no visa requirements for entering Seychelles, but you will need a valid passport, along with an onward or return flight ticket, and proof of accommodation, including contact details.
  • Coolest months in Seychelles are July and August. The southeast trade winds blow regularly from May to November, and this is the most pleasant time of the year in Seychelles.
  • Language is not an issue in Seychelles as French and English are the official languages along with Seychellois.
  • Seychelles is a safe country to visit when it comes to tropical diseases, with the World Health Organization stating there’s no risk of contracting malaria, cholera and yellow fever. So relax and enjoy your holidays in Seychelles.
  • Seychelles is a destination for honeymooners, celebrities, and high-end tourists. This is not a budget destination but you can save money on this island through various means.
    • Book a travel package including resort/hotel + free WiFi + free Breakfast.
    • Buy basic groceries like foodstuff and snacks from supermarkets. The supermarket is available at Eden Plaza and also in Victoria city.
    • Bikes are the best way to get around the islands. Or you can rent a small car that is only available on the main islands of Mahé and Praslin. And if you want to save money, take the bus to get around Seychelles.
  • The best place to shop at Mahé Island is Victoria's city center.
  • Don't forget to charge your camera batteries as you don't wanna miss anything to capture in it.
  • Driving in Seychelles is on the left side of the road. The roads on Mahé are low-traffic, mountainous, narrow roads, so caution is generally advised. The roads usually have steep drops or low walls on the side instead of curbs, which can make driving on the narrow roads stressful, especially if driving a large vehicle.
  • The beaches are not crowded and untouched with crystal clear warm water, so it’s always a great place to go swimming or snorkeling. The hike from Beau Vallon, along with the coastline to Anse Major, is awesome.
  • If you love sports, then be ready to get sporty. There's plenty to do on the beaches. You can spend your time playing golf, badminton, tennis, squash, biking, and hiking. You can rent sports equipment as well.
  • The food in Seychelles is delicious, and you will find a variety of food there. If you are a vegetarian, do not worry about food. There are great options for vegetarians too. 
  • Seychelles is one of the best tourist places in the world to see magnificent sea creatures like whale sharks if you are there between October-November.
  • If you are going to lay down on the sand, you can expect the ants or other small bugs biting you. So, cross-check your place before laying down. Or better to stay in your beach chair.
  • If you enjoy a good beer, you must try the local Seybrew beer.
  • After Mahé island, Praslin is the most visited island in Seychelles.
  • When in Seychelles, don't forget to pose with the love nut, 'Coco de Mer'. The Coco de Mer is the heaviest and the largest nut in the world. The Coco de Mer's fame comes from the fact that it's shaped like a female pelvis. And it's only found in Seychelles.
Are you ready to plan your trip to Seychelles now? Hopefully, that answer is yes. If it's not, you might be interested in reading about my trip to the beautiful Seychelles.

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  1. Thanks a lot Shivani. These information about Seychelles are really helpful.
    Good job!

  2. Good info, i was planning a trip and this will greatly help me, thanks a lot for sharing Shivani��

    1. Thank Abi! There would be more travel guides coming soon. :D