A postcard destination par excellence, ideal for honeymoon and dream holidays, Seychelles has in no way usurped its reputation. However, due to their isolation, its 115 islands have remained wild and authentic, far from mass tourism and large hotel complexes to find accommodation. 27 km long, the main island of Mahé and its capital Victoria are easily visited on foot or by bike, following the rhythm of the sun. Smiles are easy and the "kilkir kreol" is proudly defended: its songs, dances, cuisine and language. Here you can enjoy every sunset from the most beautiful beaches in the world, with a cocktail or a bottle of SeyBrew in your hand, the national beer. However, it would be a shame not to take advantage of the trip to visit several islands or to try scuba diving to admire the seabed in these turquoise waters. On board a ferry or by opting for an internal flight, we will reach Praslin and its famous sea coconut tree with fruit that we call here "cocofess", you will understand why. It can be found in the lush and tropical May Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The third most visited island, La Digue, is home to the famous paradisiac beach of Anse Source d'Argent, with its extraordinary rock formations that can be found in all the photos. Giant turtles also come to bask in the sun all year round, so they are envied! Islets such as Anse Lazio and Côte d'Or will offer immaculate white sandy beaches from which to put on their fins and snorkel to see rays and the reef. This tourist guide will try to help you make the difficult choice between the idyllic beaches to choose: Beau Vallon or Anse Royale sur Mahé? Gold Coast or Anse Lazio Cove on Praslin? Big Cove or Potato Cove on La Digue?

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When to go to Seychelles?

Seychelles can be visited all year round, and for this reason the climate is invariably mild

The high tourist season generally corresponds to the holiday periods for Europeans, i.e. July-August, then Christmas, February and Easter. Prices may then rise, but there will rarely be too many of us in the same place in the Seychelles.

From November to April, the sea is ideal for diving and sailing. The climate is hot and humid, the wind is light and the sea calm.

It should be noted that there are major events on the Seychelles calendar: the Victoria International Carnival at the end of April, the Kreol Festival at the end of October and the Seychelles Ocean Festival in November or December.

How to go to Seychelles? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

Most of the trips organized in the Seychelles are aimed at newlyweds wishing to spend an extraordinary honeymoon: cocooning suites, exotic buffets, shows, romantic getaways. One to three week tours are also organized around diving or sailing, generally combining visits to several islands.

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It is not necessary to go through a tour operator to get to the Seychelles, you can find what you are looking for by booking the accommodation and activities of your choice before leaving or directly on site. Most hotels offer interesting offers on their websites. It is better to plan in advance for accommodation and activities because the capacity is not always large.

By plane. Air Seychelles offers about twenty flights a day between Mahé and Praslin. The company also charters aircraft for Bird, Frégate, Denis, Desroches or Alphonse. Baggage weight limited to 15 kg per person.

By boat. Three rotations per day are carried out between Praslin and Mahé, and about ten between Praslin and La Digue.

By bus. A bus service (Tata) operates efficiently every day on Mahé and Praslin, from about 5:30 am to 7 pm

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  • Airport/Station car parks
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  • Find a hotel
  • Airbnb rental
  • Holiday rental
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  • Tailor-made trip
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  • Book a table
  • Activities & visits

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When to travel?

Seychelles can be visited all year round, and for this reason the climate is invariably mild

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Weather forecast

Seychelles' climate is invariably mild and equatorial, with temperatures varying little from 26°C in August to 31°C...
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Budget

The currency used on the spot is the Seychelles Rupee. It is necessary to plan a substantial budget for a holiday in...
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Formalities

No specific documents are required to travel to Seychelles. To enter the country, a valid passport is required, accom...
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Health

Vaccines. Make sure you are up to date on mandatory vaccines (DT Polio, etc.). The hepatitis A vaccine is reco...
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How to travel by yourself?

It is not necessary to go through a tour operator to get to the Seychelles, you can find what you are looking for by...
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How to get organized?

Most of the trips organized in the Seychelles are aimed at newlyweds wishing to spend an extraordinary honeymoon: coc...
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Getting around

By plane. Air Seychelles offers about twenty flights a day between Mahé and Praslin. The company also charter...
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