With its many tourist avenues, gorgeous beaches, and amazing waters, the popularity of Seychelles is well-deserved.
Considering that Seychelles is an archipelago of over 100 islands, the landscape and scenery is as unique as it gets. Many of its islands are uninhabited slices of heaven, but the scenery ranges from rocky landscapes to relatively tall hilly regions. While there are no lakes or rivers the lowest parts of the islands are beautiful and tame, with many amazing beaches propping up on every island.
Due to its location in the Indian Ocean, Seychellois cuisine has a distinctly exotic feel, but the influence of other countries like the UK, France, India, and China, are easily felt in the cooking. While fish is the staple of Seychellois cuisine, the unique part is the usage of spices, like ginger or coriander. Dishes made with coconut, breadfruit, and mangoes also play a large role in Seychellois cuisine and are one of the largest reasons why the food and cooking in Seychelles feel and taste so unique.
Seychelles is a destination that thrives on diversity, and besides cultural, religious diversity also works in harmony, and all of these aspects combined to create a joyful, peaceful, and artistic culture that has an interesting focus on arts and crafts. Even the language aspect is diverse, in that the native tongue of Creole is spoken besides English and French.
Seychelles is considered as one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. Everywhere the eye can see is filled with beautiful sights of azure waters, pristine beaches, stunning greenery, fruits, wildlife and marine life, all acting together in unison to form the natural beauty of this wonderful archipelago. There are few other places on the planet like Seychelles, and even they can barely be compared to the beauty of this archipelago.
Visiting Seychelles should be a priority for anyone that wants to see paradise on Earth.
Know Before You Go
Seychelles is a visa-free archipelago with free movement between the islands.
Talk about luxury and romance, Seychelles is a beach lovers dream and practically the image you see on a postcard of paradise. Holidaying here can be expensive, so expect to put your hand in your pocket when exploring among the beautiful islands. A pineapple can cost as much as 7 euro.
Temperatures in Seychelles are blessed year-round. Days of blissful sunshine and warm night breezes are what make this diverse set of islands the ideal holiday choice. Spend your time dreaming the world away topping up your tan on the pristine sunkissed beaches. Or snorkelling over the corals through the glasslike waters warm as bathwater. The major islands are connected by small seaplanes and ferries, exploring two or three of them is ideal for a one to two-week trip.
The ocean is enchanting in Seychelles, but the strong currents can be a deadly surprise. Always take care when swimming out into the deep, and take care not to step on any stingrays when swimming amongst the graceful giants. Their sting can make for a nasty surprise and a trip to the hospital.
Best Time To Visit Seychelles
115 islands make up Seychelles and the best time to enjoy their many pleasures is April, May, October and November. These months avoid the hottest, humid days and cold snaps from the southeast trade winds.
Seychelles sees the most rain in December and January, though the vegetation becomes lush and green and the islands are at their warmest.
What To Expect
There are a few things to consider when visiting Seychelles. Here are a few tips to help you prepare.
Currency - The official currency is the Seychellois rupee. Though It's important to learn a bit about spending in Seychelles. Most services will only accept major foreign currency (mainly the Euro) but will give you change in Seychellois rupee which can only be used in the country and it's illegal to remove from the islands.
Language - The official language in Seychelles is Seychellois Creole
ATMs - ATM's can be found on the major islands of Mahé, Praslin and La Digue.
Plugs & Sockets - Seychelles uses the Type G style plug with 3 straight pins. The standard voltage is 240 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
Safety - Travelling in Seychelles is considered safe. There has been a rise in break-ins in recent years so do not leave belongings on show in accommodations.
Climate - The 115 islands in Seychelles lie south of the Western Indian Ocean. The tropical climate affords the best beaches in the world a tropical climate hovering between a constant 24 - 30 degrees celsius. There is always a certain amount of humidity and the trade winds control the climate across the year. With the rainy season arriving from December through to January.