Seychelles Travel Guide
I’ve been to a lot of beaches, and I’ve loved them all, but there’s something magical about the boulder-dotted coastlines of the Seychelles Islands. There’s a reason they call the Seychelles “paradise on earth,” and you’ll see as soon as you arrive.
Located off the east coast of Kenya, the Seychelles is made up of 115 coral and granite islands—most have protected areas of marine sanctuaries and UNESCO-listed nature reserves, and are home to endemic species like the giant Aldabra tortoises and the rare Coco de Mer palm.
You can spend your days hiking through the lush jungles, relaxing on the picture-perfect beaches or diving and exploring the island’s underwater heritage.
Ready to discover it for yourself? Here’s my ultimate Seychelles Islands travel guide.
With year-round sunshine, there isn’t really a bad time to visit the Seychelles Islands.
For the best weather, you’ll want to visit April through May and October through November. A trip during these months means you’ll experience mild conditions that are perfect for sunbathing, wildlife watching, and scuba diving.
During the summer (June through September), you’ll experience cool dry weather and plenty of tourists. If you’re planning a summertime visit, you’ll want to book your accommodations at least several months in advance and you should expect to pay peak-season prices.
Check out The Best Time to Travel to the Seychelles for complete details!
What To Expect
Language: English and Seselwa are the official languages in the Seychelles.
Currency: The main currency used is the Seychelles rupees (SCR). $1 USD will give you 13.50 SCR.
Getting Around: The best way to get around the Seychelles all depends on where you are staying. There is an affordable bus service on Mahé and Praslin. If you’re planning on island hopping, you can use the reliable ferry services.
Credit Cards: Many tourist spots prefer Dollars and Euros, so keep some of your own cash and exchange some for Seychelles rupees. Depending on your bank, you’ll likely get the best rate by withdrawing rupees from an ATM.
Voltage: The plugs in the Seychelles are type G. The standard voltage is 240 V, and the standard frequency is 50Hz. I recommend buying a universal adapter (make sure it has surge protection) and using a converter for hair dryers and hot tools.
Water: Tap water in Seychelles is safe to drink, but it’s pretty heavy on the chlorine, so many people opt to drink bottled water. If you are there during the summer, you might also find that the water gets turned off for a few hours a day to conserve the resource.
Bucket List experiences
Big Sister Private Island
Relax on the Beach
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