Seychelles

Seychelles; 115 islands scattered across the remote tranquility of the vast western Indian Ocean, a mix of towering granite peaks, lush tropical forests, isolated golden sand bars and unexplored atolls fringed by teeming coral reefs.
Stretching from four to ten degrees south of the equator, Seychelles lies outside the cyclone belt, keeping the country safe from tropical storms and resulting in year-round sunshine, with temperatures ranging from 25°c to 32°c.
Seychelles’ main island, Mahé, is home to the majority of the country’s 84,000 inhabitants, and its bustling capital, Victoria, is the focus of all commercial activity in the country. One of the world’s smallest capitals, Victoria is easily explored on foot, where tropical vegetation and exotic fruits and spices nestle alongside internet cafes, banks and inviting restaurants.
The hustle and bustle of Victoria is easily escaped, with the rest of Mahé offering a more sedate pace of life and a wide array of holiday activities.
The second island of Seychelles, Praslin, is home to the Vallee de Mai, once believed to the be the site of the Garden of Eden and the home of the Coco-de-Mer, a palm unique to Seychelles, the nut of which is the largest in the world and whose towering branches create a captivating, magical atmosphere inside the valley.
But for a traditional island experience La Digue, Seychelles’ third most populated island, where the ox-cart and bicycle are the favoured mode of transport and where every smile is a genuine welcome, is unsurpassed.
More remote still are privately owned islands such as Denis, Bird, Alphonse and Desroches, each home to a unique island resort, where visitor satisfaction is the priority.
Lying in the heart of the Indian Ocean, this archipelago was a strategic location for Seafaring adventurers such as Arabs, Portuguese, Dutch, French and English. Visitors today are captivated by the tales and remnants of wrecks, pirates and buried treasure.

Fact File

CapitalVictoria

LanguageCreole, English and French

ClimateThe temperature seldom drops below 24°C or rises above 32°C. All but the remotest southern islands lie comfortably outside the cyclone belt making Seychelles’ a year round destination for sun worshippers and beach lovers.

CurrencySeychelles Rupee

VisaNo visa requirements

HealthNo vaccinations required except in the case of yellow fever where a vaccination is required for travellers over 1 year of age who have come from, or passed through a partly or wholly infected area within the preceding 6 days

PassportsPassports should be valid for more than six months after proposed date of departure from the Seychelles

Time ZoneGMT +4