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Check out our travel themes to help choose or perhaps inspire you. There are endless opportunities to explore, activities and themes to consider and plenty of room for relaxation. With over 54 stunning countries to choose from the possibilities play like an uncontrolled imagination. Whether you are an adventure seeker rolling along a golden landscape, your eyes plying the plains for a spectacular sight of wildebeest, or you seek peace, relaxation and tranquility for a safaris, or you want to awaken your taste buds with culture rich cuisines and heritage, beautiful beaches or luxury filled experience, we are here for you. The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences that suites your preference.


Seychelles, an archipelago in the Indian Ocean, consists of an estimated 115 islands, most of which are not permanently inhabited. Another 30 islands are significant rock formations. The islands are divided into two distinct categories; 41 Inner Islands and another 74 Outer Islands, although, Mahé, Praslin and La Digue are the most popular islands. The island also call “another world” which couldn’t be more true because once you landed in the country you know for sure you are in another world. Perhaps it could be the cool breeze from the Indian Ocean, or the immaculate white sands and welcoming clear blue water; whatever it is this spectacular country is also home to a vibrant diversity of cultures that will truly inspire you and fuel your imagination. If you wish to experience exotic and rare plant and animal life as well as stunning palm fringed beaches and clear turquoise waters and exotic marine life, Seychelles is truly a paradise island that should be on your bucket list. These are just some of the many factors that make this nation such a sought-after paradise for holidaymakers and investors alike.

Mahé Island

Over 1,000 miles from the east coast of Africa the island of Mahe's jungle clad mountains rise from the Indian Ocean. At 59.85 square mi, Mahe is the biggest island in Seychelles. It is located northeast of the country and is the site of Seychelles capital city, Victoria. About 90% of Seychelles’ total population lives on Mahe. It is named after a Frenchman, Bertrand-François Mahé de La Bourdonnais, who was Mauritius’ governor in the 18th century. In addition to being home to most of the country’s population, Mahe contains Seychelles International Airport, the University of Seychelles, and the Baie Ternay, Port Launey, and Sainte Anne Marine National Parks. Its main economic activities are tourism and fishing. With over 60 beautiful beaches and coves fringing the island, ranging from sweeping bays of white sand to hidden corners you can make your own, a densely forested interior and small towns with a unique Creole culture, there is much to explore. In addition, waterfalls, jungle, mountain walks and stunning viewpoints, with a whole host of activities from rock climbing to sea kayaking and scuba diving are some of the tourist activities.


Its forests are home to rare endemic flora, for instance, the endangered Medusagyne oppositifolia, commonly known as the Jellyfish tree. Other rare endemic flora includes its variety of unique orchid species and its carnivorous Seychelles Pitcher plant.

Praslin Island

At 14.67 square mi, Praslin is the second largest island in Seychelles. It contains two administrative districts: Grand’ Anse and Baie Sainte Anne. In the eighteenth century, Arab merchants and pirates used it to hide their loot. Originally named Isle de Palmes in 1744, it was given a new name, Praslin, in 1768, honoring a French diplomat César Gabriel de Choiseul, duc de Praslin.


With its resorts hotels, stunning white sand beaches and lush tropical forests covering the hills, Praslin is a popular tourist destination and delight. The beaches on Praslin stand out, with famous names like Anse Lazio,  Anse Geogette and Cote D'Or. frequently making top ten lists of best beaches and most beautiful destinations worldwide, and with good reason.  But Praslin is also the only island where you can enjoy an 18 hole round of golf on a championship course, or discover the amazing Coco De Mer, an exotic plant that lead to the belief the Seychelles were the true Garden of Eden.


Its tropical forests are rich in wildlife, for instance, endemic bird species like the Seychelles bulbul and the Seychelles black parrot. It contains the Praslin Island Airport. A significant portion of the area south of the island is designated as a national park and Important Bird Area.

Silhouette Island

Silhouette the third largest island in Seychelles is Silhouette Island, at 7.76 square mi. Most of its 200 inhabitants are workers on the island. It was named after Etienne de Silhouette, who was a minister of finance during the reign of Louis XV. In the 19th Century, the island was owned by the Dauban family who later sold it to a French group, and afterward to the Seychelles government, which constructed a small hotel. Later a larger resort would take the place of the hotel and would be purchased by the Hilton group of Hotels. Rich in biodiversity, Silhouette Island contained a variety of endemic and threatened flora and fauna, such as the Seychelles sheath-tailed bat, which is classified as critically endangered. Silhouette National Park was created in 2010. Other species found on the island include the Seychelles kestrel, the Seychelles blue pigeon, and the Seychelles Giant tortoise.

La Digue

The beaches of La Digue are not to be missed. It's no surprise they frequently win awards as among the most beautiful on the planet and they never fail to impress. Whether you prefer the long sweeping arcs of pristine white sand to the south, or the beautiful Anse Source D'Argent, which is framed by massive granite boulders, these beaches will take your breath away. All visitors to La Digue will land in the village of La Passe on the east coast of the island, from where you can enjoy magnificent views back across the water to Praslin.

Surprisingly, despite their unmatched beauty, these are not the best swimming beaches the Seychelles or La Digue has to offer. The west coast beaches of La Passe and La Reunion near town, and the iconic Anse Source D'argent have very shallow waters, whilst the wild and wonderful Grande & Petite Anse and the beautiful Anse Cocos on the South coast have big waves rolling in from across the Indian Ocean with a strong undertow making it very dangerous to swim. Anse Cocos benefits from a natural lagoon formed by granite rocks providing calm waters to swim in.

Landmarks and Monuments

In total, around thirty monuments in the Seychelles are protected because of their architectural, historic or archaeological significance. The majority of the main landmarks, oldest monuments, Creole buildings and colonial structures can be found on the island of Mahé.

Bicentennial Monument (Twa Zwazo)

Known by the islanders of Mahé as 'Twa Zwazo', which translates as 'Three Birds', it's impossible to miss this key landmark on the landscape of Victoria. Comprising three pairs of curved white wings and positioned at the junction of Independence Avenue and 5th June Avenue, the Bicentennial Monument was erected in 1978 and represents the bringing together of the European, African and Asian heritage that makes up the islands of the Seychelles, as well as symbolizing the indigenous population of birds - the island's earliest inhabitants.

Arul Mihu Navasakthi Vinayagar

Standing out against its backdrop of lush green hills, this striking Hindu temple is the only one to be found in the Seychelles and is a relatively new addition to the town of Victoria, being constructed as recently as 1992. Named after the Hindu god of both prosperity and safety, Lord Vinayagar, the temple stands close to the centre of Victoria and features a prominent and very colourful ornate tower (gopuramgopuram).

Clock Tower (Lorloz)

Victoria's Clock Tower, also known as 'Lorloz', is the most familiar and photographed of all the landmarks in the Seychelles. Positioned on the junction of Independence Avenue and Francis Rachel Street, it is essentially the hub of the town. If you have been to London and you think the clock looks familiar, then that's probably because it's actually a replica of the one that can be found on Vauxhall Bridge Road in London, affectionately named 'Little Ben'. It's only in relatively recent years that the clock has been in full working order. Restoration of the clock was carried out by the original manufacturing company, who finally repaired the chiming mechanism that had been defective from the time of the clock's arrival in Victoria in 1903.

Dauban Mausoleum

The Dauban Mausoleum is an impressive piece of architecture and a National Heritage landmark, being set amongst the coconut trees on the island of Silhouette. The wealthy Daubans, a high-status family who lived on the island, were responsible for building this well-known mausoleum, with its six giant stone columns, ornate portico and classical Greek-inspired architecture.

Mission Lodge

Situated in Mont Fleuri on the island of Mahé, the Mission Lodge was originally known as Venn's Town and was set up in the late 19th century by a Missionary Society. The lodge came into being in order to educate the first black slaves to be freed in the Seychelles. Today, the ruins of this former school are clearly visible. Visitors can also enjoy some truly spectacular views over the mountains and sea from a special lodge vantage point.
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Anse Source D'Argent (La Digue)

Anse Source D'Argent, one of the best beach in the Seychelles and also one of the most popular. The coastline is a series of small crescent pink sand beaches separated by gigantic granite boulders which are famous for their unusual curves worn by weathering. The beach is surrounded by a reef, ideal for snorkeling and sun bathing.

Anse Source D'Argent is located on La Digue, one of the main islands. The Seychelles was once thought to be the location of the Garden of Eden, and Anse Source D'Argent almost leaves no doubt about a paradise found on earth.

Anse Lazio Praslin)

The Best Beach in the Seychelles goes to Anse Lazio. Situated on the north west corner of Praslin in Bay Chevalier, it is a perfect crescent of soft, fine grained sand.

The beach is relatively deep, from the fringe of Takamaka trees and palms to the waves of the warm Indian Ocean. To the right of the beach you'll see the craggy deserted Pointe Chevalier. Bounded on the other side by the curve of the island, you feel secluded. This is why year after year Anse Lazio is voted "the best beach in the world" by numerous travel publications and newspapers.

Due to its north-west facing location, Anse Lazio is perfectly situated to experience the full force of a Seychelles sunset.

Anse Major (Mahé)

Anse Major is a treasure hidden far away from any roads or hotels. The only way to get here is either by walking on the Anse Major trail, or by hiring a fisherman to give you a boat ride.

The tranquility and the beauty of the place is inspiring. Overwhelmed by a lush jungle covering the slopes of the island. The beach looked golden in the sun's gaze, and the gentle waves of the Indian Ocean crashed on the ancient granitic rocks that framed the beach. The ocean was of an intense blue, stretching to infinity, where it met seamlessly with the sky.

Anse A La Mouche (Mahé)

Anse A La Mouche is a lovely wide sweeping bay, offering great views and scenery but perhaps not the best beach in the area, as the waters here are relatively shallow and high tide claims a lot of the sand. There are multiple spots along the bay where you can take a dip or relax on the sand but the bay doesn't form a continous stretch of beach like Baie Lazare or Anse Takamaka to the south.

Anse Boileau (Mahé)

Anse Boileau is a long bay midway up the west coast of Mahe, backed by a small town with a handful of shops, restaurants and takeaways. The beach is wide and empty, and rather lovely in the setting sun, but lacks the white sands and beautiful blues you can find a short distance to the south. At each end of the bay fishing boats are moored, and in the mornings you can buy fresh fish direct from the fishermen to cook at home. It's not a bad position for exploring the island and there are a number of self catering villas here.

Anse Intendance (Mahé)

The famous Intendance beach in southern Mahé offers half a mile of powder white sand and huge breakers. There is no reef so the waves are much larger than most of the other beaches around the island, making it more suitable for surfing rather than swimming at most times.

During the south-east trade winds the waves can reach fearsome heights, but in the north-west trade wind season the sea is calmer. This beautiful beach is also a popular spot for sunbathing.

Beau Vallon (Mahé)

Beau Vallon is the most popular resort beach in Mahé with both visitors and locals alike. This sweeping bay of white sand and clear waters on the north-western coast of Mahé offers a very safe swimming area. With hotels stretched out along its sand, together with water sport and diving centers, this is the beach for those wishing to do something a little more energetic than soaking up the sun.

Beau Vallon is also very safe for children, as there are no strong currents, no rocks or corals underfoot and a lifeguard service is supplied. During the south-eastern trade winds, the sea is extremely calm and the beach is at its absolute best.

Port Launay (Mahé)

This breathtaking beach, which is also a Marine National Park, is on the north-western coast of Mahé and can be reached by taking the road past Port Glaud. The beach at the entrance to the national park is a lovely, horseshoe shaped arc of white sands, with calm and relatively deep waters forming a natural harbor. As a protected marine reserve the snorkeling here is excellent - both along the rocks to the right of the bay and around the cross marking the mouth of the bay.

Swimming and especially snorkeling here is excellent, with a wide variety of colorful fish that can be seen in and around the edges of the impressive bay.

The beach itself is large and wide with white sand and plenty of shady trees. It is popular with picnickers at weekends but during the week tends to be much quieter. There are often beautiful shells and corals to be found along the shoreline, but please remember this is National Park property and it is strictly prohibited to take coral and shells away.

Anse Kerland And Petit Anse Kerland (Praslin)

These two stunning aquamarine bays are part of the Lémuria Resort. Both have sandy coves surrounded by picturesque granite rocks. Swimming and particularly snorkelling here is excellent. There can be strong currents pushing swimmers out to sea at certain times of the year, but the hotel will advise guests on the suitability of swimming.

Anse Volbert / Côte D'Or (Praslin)

Praslin’s main beach, with its many hotels and guesthouses lining the golden coastline is rarely crowded. Anse Volbert / Côte d'Or is a dazzlingly white stretch of beach and the crystal clear sea here is excellent for swimming and water sports. Further out in the bay, around Chauve Souris island and St Pierre islet, the snorkelling is superb.

Anse Bonnet Carré (La Digue)

Many visitors to La Digue walk or cycle to the famous Anse Source d’Argent, but few take the trouble to explore further along the coastline.

Anse Bonnet Carré rewards those that do; a beach that can only be accessed by foot and so, is often deserted. It has the same white sand as its famous neighbour, with fewer rocks and the same shallow warm waters, more suitable for a relaxing wallow than an energetic swim.

Anse Cocos (La Digue)

It may be a 30 minute walk on from Grande Anse, but Anse Cocos is well worth the hike. A stunning sweep of sand with a steep slope into the rocky waters, Anse Cocos is picture-perfect - and all the more rewarding for the fact you found it all by yourself. As well as the beautiful china-white sands you've seen at Petite & Grande Anse, Cocos also benefits from beautiful boulders to rival those at Anse Source D'Argent at the far end of the bay - yet is far more secluded, with few people making the trek all the way from Grand Anse.

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Seychelles is a dream destination for all the newlyweds! Romantic Getaway, Luxury accommodations in the midst of unspoiled nature facing a clear blue sea, walking on long white sandy beaches with your lover watching while an amazing sunset this is why honeymoon in Seychelles are so popular. When it comes to seeking luxury, Seychelles islands has a wealth of beautiful options. Whether you want white-glove service in the tropics or a Robinson Crusoe experience with expert catering, Just Seychelles knows where to find it.Set like rare jewels in sparkling topaz seas, the islands of the Seychelles make up one of the world’s most precious natural wonders. Honeymooners, couples and families are welcomed to this island paradise and most never want to leave. This is truly a unique holiday destination.

Spend a magical honeymoon in a classy and romantic island. For those who wish to marry in Seychelles you can trust the expertise of Seychelles professionals to make your trip unforgetable, they will guide you to your nest of love, will respect your intimacy and will only be there to help you when needed.

ROYALTY: Prince William's and Kate Middleton during their honeymoon on the Seychelles islands.


  • Windsurfing

  • Kayak

  • Glass-bottom boat trips

  • Sailing

  • Snorkelling

  • Water skiing

  • Deep sea fishing

  • Golf

Raffles Praslin Seychelles

Raffles Praslin Seychelles Resort enjoys a generous stretch of white sand beach and sparkling ocean. Flanked by the nearby Curieuse Island, the shoreline extends to the Curieuse Marine National Park where many marine species thrive.Raffles Praslin features just 86 luxuriously appointed and spacious villas with 1 and 2 bedroom villa suite options. The minimum villa size is 125sqm and all exude an oasis of calm and comfort combined with outstanding personal service – ideal for those seeking Seychelles luxury in paradise. Each villa features views of lush greenery or ocean and offers a private plunge pool, sheltered terrace, plus plug and play facility for MP3 players.

Constance Ephélia Resort

Constance Ephélia Resort is the newest addition to the ‘Constance Hotels Experience’ portfolio in the Seychelles and the grande-dame of Praslin, Constance Lemuria’s, sister property. Ephelia enjoys a unique location on the island of Mahé set within 120 hectares of land with two stunning beaches and overlooking the marine national park of Port Launay.

Coco de Mer Hotel

The Coco de Mer Hotel is surrounded by private beaches in the Anse Bois de Rose Bay. Guests can sunbathe and relax in hammocks and on sun loungers on the beaches or at one of the pools. Children can also enjoy the sun in the kiddie pool. This luxury resort offers onsite mini-golf, tennis courts, a gym, bicycle and snorkel rentals as well as a guided natural trail.

Maia Luxury Resort & Spa

The Maia Luxury Resort & Spa is located on a private peninsula on the southwest coast of Mahe and is surrounded by lush tropical gardens. There are 30 separate villas at the luxury resort which are all private and air conditioned. Each villa is decorated in a tropical island style and includes a private swimming pool, a large bathroom with an outdoor bath. The hotel spa offers everything from caviar body treatments to massages.

Fregate Island Private Seychelles

Four degrees south of the equator, Fregate is an island of outstanding natural beauty; giant granite boulders rise from the powdery white sand of seven beaches, protected by granite barriers. Construction of the resort was subject to strict regulations to safeguard the environment and the preservation and protection of the island’s unique flora and fauna continues to be amongst Fregate’s main priorities.

Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort and hotel

Unwind with an ultimate island getaway at the Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa. This unique resort on Silhouette Island was once home to pirates and now shelters a huge biodiversity of flora and fauna. Enjoy a unique experience in paradise, overlooking mountains, jungles and the Indian Ocean.This eco-friendly resort is located on 2.5 km of beautiful, white sandy beach and framed by towering peaks of lush, rainforest clad mountains, providing a secluded haven ideal for nature lovers.

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Banyan Tree Seychelles

The 5 star Banyan Tree Seychelles is situated in the scenic Intendance Bay on the southwestern coast of Mahé Island. Banyan Tree Seychelles is only 30 minutes from Mahé International Airport and 45 minutes from the capital, Victoria.Bordered between swaying Takamaka trees and white sand beaches, the 60 tastefully designed villas are exquisitely furnished in a Creole-style with their own private plunge pools and sprawling verandahs boasting unbelievable views of the Indian Ocean.

Cousine Island

In the clear, tropical waters of the Indian Ocean, one thousand miles away from the African mainland, lies a secret paradise rarely experienced outside of the world of fantasy. Adorned with lush palms and vibrant vegetation, this pristine granitic slice of heaven marks one of the few destinations on the planet where the miracle of nature thrives and man in all his curious wonder is a simple and silent observer.

Spanning less than thirty hectares, Cousine Island is no mere tropical getaway to be found in a holidaymaker’s magazine; it is a personalized and intimate adventure, a secluded moment of reflection and the ultimate expression of romance and beauty, naturally formed to captivate the heart and re-engage the soul.

North Island Resort

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent their honeymoon on North Island, Seychelles. Set foot on your own private island in the Seychelles. Infinite, exclusive space where the embrace of lush tropical palms and giant granite peaks dwarf your presence with their drama. With just 11 villas, your footprints will be the only evidence on the Island’s vast, untouched beaches.

North Island is the epitome of freedom that complete privacy allows, extraordinary experiences, perfectly personally appropriate, and service that is generously big-hearted. The Island’s abundance naturally extends to the luxury of choice that a peerless all-inclusive offering provides. Experience a true barefoot-luxury escape.

Alphonse Island Resort

About 292 miles southwest of Mahe lies the St François Lagoon and adjacent Alphonse Island, part of the Amirantes group of Islands. Alphonse is the one of the famed saltwater destinations of the Indian Ocean and perhaps home to the most prolific Bone fishery in the world. In addition to the abundant bonefish there are three species of Trigger fish, five species of Trevally and a plethora of other flats and offshore species.

Hotel L’Archipel

Located on Praslin island, the Hotel L’Archipel sits on the scenic Cote d’Or bay. The hotel is enclosed within a tropical garden, and guests stay in private bungalows that overlook the beach. There are several different room choices, but all rooms are luxurious and beautifully decorated and have a minibar and satellite TV.

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A world of distinctive culinary diversity bursting with exotic flavours and aromas.

Sundown (Mahé Island)

In addition to offering some of the tastiest food on Mahé, the Sundown Restaurant, associated with the Sunset Hotel in the beachside town of Port Glaud, offers picture postcard views of the tiny uninhabited isle of Lisette which appears to be floating in the nearby lagoon. The house specialty is barbecued and grilled seafood. Choose from tuna, shark, rabbit fish, mullet and poisson perroquet (parrot fish.) They also serve surprisingly affordable lobster.

Le Château de Feuilles (Praslin Island)

Le Château de Feuilles, a thatched-roof outbuilding on the grounds of the luxurious Relais & Chateaux resort, serves vegetables and fruit grown in the hotel’s very own gardens, and fish caught right off its private beach. Specialities du maison include giraffe crab, grilled crayfish in a decadent garlic butter and a nougat tart topped with grilled coconut.

Chez Marston (La Digue Island)

La Table du Chateau is a contemporary fine dining restaurant in the heart of the area. Proposing a gastronomic menu with a creative touch, inspired by combinations of fruits and vegetables. Definitely a Mauritian Food to discover.

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Best Time to Visit

As the Seychelles islands are blessed with a year-long warm, tropical climate, it’s always a good time to visit, although different times of year may be better suited to your particular interests.

The periods of calm between the trades produce fairly warm and wind-free conditions throughout April and also in October. Conditions for swimming, snorkeling and especially diving are superb during April/May and October/November when the water temperature sometimes reaches 29ºC and visibility is often 30 meters plus. For sailing and snorkeling enthusiasts Seychelles is perfect all-year round.

The ‘SUBIOS Underwater Festival’, showcases Seychelles’ extraordinary underwater world through a series of film shows, talks and competitions, while the 'Festival Kreol' (a week-long celebration of Creole heritage and traditions) is held in October each year.

The Seychelles Sailing Cup, an international sailing event, is held in January and the International Fishing Competition in November. Further local fishing competitions are held throughout the year.

For bird lovers, Seychelles is the Bird Island. From April to October every year more than a million terns, mostly sooty terns, nest on the flat, sandy coral land that is one of Seychelles’ most northern islands. April (breeding season), May - September (nesting of Sooty Terns) October (migration).

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Seychelles Travel FAQs

Here are a list of frequently asked questions to help you travel.

What is the Visa requirement to travel to Seychelles?

No visa required. Seychelles is a visa-free country meaning that there are no visa requirements for any person wishing to travel to this country.

Can I get internet access in Seychelles?

As of February 15, 2017 Seychelles Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) announced the supply of internet on the islands. The internet hotspots on the main island will be located in Victoria, the capital, Beau Vallon in the north of the main island Mahe, and Anse Royale in the south. They will also be offered at Grand-Anse and Baie Ste Anne on the second-most populated island, Praslin, as well as a location on the third island, La Digue. I believe this project ha already taken into effect.

Do I need travel insurance before traveling to Seychelles?

Absolutely. All passengers traveling with Trailblazer Travelz are highly recommended to purchase travel insurance before the start of their trip. Due to the varying nature, availability and cost of health care around the world, travel insurance is very much an essential and necessary part of every journey. Medical, evacuation and other unexpected expenses.


Is it sae to drink Seychelles water?

Tap water meets W.H.O. (World Health Organization) specifications and is safe to drink nation-wide.

Because tap water is chlorinated, visitors are advised to drink bottled water but there is no imperative to avoid soft drinks, alcoholic drinks and ice.

If you are in any way concerned about drinking water, several different brands of bottled water are widely available in shops, restaurants and hotel bars.

Are credit cards accepted in Seychelles?

MasterCard / Access and Visa cards are widely accepted while Diners Club and American Express cards are honoured to a somewhat lesser extent. Such cards may be used for car hire, hotel and restaurant services, for all of which the visitor will be charged in foreign currency.Shops and boutiques accepting credit cards will typically display the relevant card logo on their doors or windows.

Which International languages are widely spoken in Seychelles?

The official languages of Seychelles are Seychellois Creole, English and French.

Seychellois Creole, a French-based creole language, is by far the most commonly spoken language in the archipelago, being spoken natively by about 95% of the population. Nevertheless, the country was a British colony (see: British Seychelles) for over a century and a half, and thus, English is the main language used in government and business. The French language was introduced before the British rule and has remained in use largely thanks to the Franco-Seychellois minority and the language's proximity to Seychellois Creole.

What is the currency of Seychelles and tips for foreign exchange?

The local currency is the Seychelles Rupee (SCR) which is divided into 100 cents. Coins come in 5, 10, 25 cents, and 1 and 5 Rupee denominations. Notes come in 10, 25, 50, 100 and 500 Rupee denominations.

Exchange rates are featured on the Central Bank of Seychelles website, in the Nation newspaper and are also available at all banks.

Visitors to the islands are now entitled to make payments for services/products in Seychelles rupees. The discretion to pay in another currency other than the Seychelles rupee shall lay solely with the visitor. Exchange rates will be determined by the market and may differ from bank to bank or at various bureaux de change.

Exchanging foreign currency into Seychelles Rupees must only be done at banks, with authorized money dealers such as a bureau de change, or with other licensed operators.

Visitors should refrain from exchanging money with any individuals who approach them in a public place as there is a very high possibility that those persons are engaging in unauthorized dealing, possibly with counterfeit currency.

Can I use my Mobile/Cell phone while in Seychelles?

According to the Federal Communications Commission "Planning to take your mobile device along on an international trip? Roaming rules and rates are complicated and vary from one carrier to the next, so take time to understand them before you travel. Advance preparation can prevent disappointments, such as lack of service or unexpectedly high charges on your next bill."

Are ATMs in Seychelles and can I use them?

ATM facilities exist at major banks on Mahé, Praslin and La Digue and at the airport on Mahé and Praslin. These machines provide cash in local currency, Seychelles Rupees (SCR).

Is Tipping customary in Seychelles?

Most charges (restaurant, hotel, taxis, porters, etc) already include a 5% to 10% service charge or "tip" and so tipping is not obligatory in Seychelles.

However, as a reward for exceptional service, a nominal tip is sure to be warmly received.

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Step into the Seychelles and you’ll be forgiven for thinking that this tropical island archipelago is just about the beach. Obviously, the crisp white sands of Inner Islands such as La Digue, Praslin, and St Pierre, are indeed stunning; however, explore the remote Outer Islands and it’s an untamed and wilder side to nature that showcases the Seychelles at its sustainable best. Take note o these tips.

  • Topless sunbathing is tolerated on many but not all beaches. Nudism is not acceptable.

  • The Seychelles enjoys a low level of crime. Nevertheless, with regards to your personal safety and that of your possessions, it’s still advisable to take some routine precautions:

    • Always lock the door to your hotel/guesthouse room; even when in the room

    • Don’t leave bags/valuables unattended on the beach; take only what you need

    • Walking alone on isolated beaches or swimming alone is not advisable

  • You should avoid exchanging foreign currency with any individuals who approach you in a public place. These persons are probably engaging in unauthorised dealing, possibly with counterfeit currency.

  • In order to protect its unique and unusual tropical fauna and flora, visitors are discouraged from collecting seashells, feeding the birds or tortoises or picking any plants or flowers. Remember, “take only pictures…. leave only footprints.” For those who do wish to take home any flora as souvenirs, such as the famous Coco de Mer, make sure it bears a certificate showing it was purchased from a licensed retailer. You will also need an official export licence in order to take it out of the country; these are generally available when purchasing from an authorised seller.

  • Don’t be afraid to go to the bigger resorts for spa treatments. Most are more than happy to offer their services to non-guests.

  • Although often dubbed as a honeymoon destination, there’s no reason not to travel with young children to the Seychelles. Many of the larger hotels and resorts offer kids programs, allowing holidaying parents the opportunity to relax while their kids are kept entertained with lots of games and activities.

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