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Seychelles

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Quick Guide

  • Seychellois Creole, English and French
  • Seychellois rupee
  • 12 hrs
  • +4 hrs

As far as island paradises go, Seychelles is hard to beat. This East African republic is made up of an archipelago of 115 islands. 115 chunks of paradise – squeaky white sand beaches, crystal clear water, lush forest, and laid back locals.

There’s options for any budget – from the ultra-luxurious resort to family-run guest houses. And there’s an increasing focus on eco-tourism, making it a great option for the environmentally conscious holiday-maker.

Mahé is the main island, being home to the capital ‘city’ – Victoria – and 90% of the population. You can base yourself here and have your fill of all the beach, jungle, snorkeling, and diving action you desire. 

Praslin is a granite island 45 minutes from Mahé and is for those looking for a sophisticated, relaxed, beach resort experience. To step it up a notch, Frégate is the epitome of the high-end getaway island for those with the cash to splash. A 30 minute flight from Mahé, you really leave the riff raff behind.

La Digue is the perfect balance of having just the right amount of tourist infrastructure without being over-run or spoiled with tourism. This is your real travel-agent-brochure, just-stepped-into-paradise, desert-island experience. It’s easy to get to and is also a great place to explore smaller islands from. This is for those looking for a laidback, traditional beach town and authentic seafood meals.

 

Seychelles Key Facts

  • Seychellois Creole, English and French
  • Seychellois rupee
  • 12 hrs
  • +4 hrs

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Nearest Airports

  • Praslin Island Airport (PRI)
  • Seychelles International Airport (SEZ)
  • Fregate Island Airport (FRK)
  • Denis Island Airport (DEI) - 69 miles
  • Bird Island Airport (BDI) - 69 miles
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Where To Stay

Our guide to the best hotels in Seychelles.

Le Meridien Fisherman's Cove

Bel Ombre
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Hotel Le Duc de Praslin

Baie Sainte Anne
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Le Domaine de L'Orangeraie Resort and Spa

La Digue
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The H Resort Beau Vallon Beach

Beau Vallon
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Constance Ephélia

Port Glaud
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Savoy Seychelles Resort & Spa

Beau Vallon
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Eden Bleu Hotel

Eden Island
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Banyan Tree Seychelles

Takamaka
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Coral Strand Smart Choice

Beau Vallon
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Paradise Sun Hotel Seychelles

Baie Sainte Anne
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Acajou Beach Resort

Baie Sainte Anne
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AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa

Grand'Anse
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Coco de Mer Hotel and Black Parrot Suites

Grand'Anse Praslin
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Oasis Hotel Restaurant & Spa

Praslin
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Villa Authentique

La Digue
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