Seychelles Travel Guide

Seychelles is the closest place I've ever found to paradise. On the coast you'll find idyllic, palm-backed beaches lapped by spearmint green waters none of which would look out of place in a National Geographic centrefold. Head inland and there are dark forests, national parks, secret waterfalls and wildlife so rare it numbers less than the people who accompanied you on the flight to get here. The food is magnificent - a mix of the cultural histories that give Seychelles its creole identity - and the people so laid back that you'll find some locations barely touched by the hand of modern life. With British Airways starting direct flights from Heathrow in March 2018 now is the perfect time to experience paradise.

Becca and I visited in early October 2017, staying on the island of Praslin as well as taking day trips to Curieuse, St Pierre, Cousin and La Digue Islands. Below you will find details of where we stayed, where we visited and the wildlife we saw whilst we were here.

Hopefully, you will find this useful if you’re planning your own trip, or will just enjoy reading about our adventure.

If you need any advice or want some help planning a trip of your own just add a comment at the bottom or send me a message through the contact page.

Places of Interest in Seychelles

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THINGS TO DO

 

WHERE TO STAY

  • Anse Kerlan Beach Chalets
    • A fantastically run set of two private chalets booked through Airbnb. Owned by the wonderful Tatiana and Pascal they are set on an almost private beach about 5 minutes drive from the airport.
      The Most Romantic Seychelles Hotels
    • A list of the most romantic places to stay whilst in the Seychelles.

WHERE TO EAT

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

This will give you an idea of our costs and travel arrangements when getting to Seychelles. Things have changed a little now with British Airways flying direct flights from Heathrow in March 2018 cutting out the stopover in Dubai.

FLIGHTS

  • AIRLINE: Emirates/Air Seychelles
  • (Heathrow -> Dubai -> Mahé -> Praslin)
  • COST: £1,416 for main flights, £180 for island hopping flights

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Useful Seychelles Travel Information

ℹ️ Information and Stats

LOCATION

Seychelles are a group of 115 Islands about 1,000 miles off the east coast of Africa and north of Madagascar.

POPULATION

The population of the Seychelles is around 95,000 with nearly 250,000 tourists visiting every year.

LANGUAGE

Three main languages are spoken on the islands. Mostpeople use English with tourists,French tends to be the language of business and Creole spoken in the home or socially.

TIME DIFFERENCE

The Seychelles is GMT +4.

THE FLAG

500px Flag of Seychelles svgThe flag of the Seychelles is one of the most unique in the world with the colours radiating from the bottom left hand corner in an unusual pattern. It is the third flag used by the country since its independence from Britain in 1976 and had been officially in use since 8th January 1996.

The bands symbolise a ‘dynamic new country moving into the future’. Blue for the sea and sky, yellow for the sun, red for the people, white for justice and social harmony and green for the land.

🌦️ When To Visit
💰 Costs
🚉 Getting Around
🔌 Modern Living
🚑 Health & Emergency

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