Seychelles holiday information
you need to know before you go!!
want you to have a wonderful experience in the islands,
so please read all our tips and enjoy!
Weather…. what to expect
is a tropical paradise with temperatures rarely dropping
below 24°C or rising above 32°C.
During the north-west trade winds that visit between
the months of October and April, the sea is generally
calm and the weather warm and humid, with average
winds of 8-12 knots. The months between May and September
bring drier, cooler weather, and livelier seas
on south-eastern coasts – and winds of 10-20
knots. As the islands lie outside the cyclone belt,
high winds and thunderstorms are rare, but like
all densely tropical, lush islands the warm rain
show up. For photographers the best months are
April and November, when the weather is very hot
waters are exceptionally clear. We do recommend,
as a precaution, taking insect repellent for the
and sunscreen with insect repellent for the daytime
[can be found at Boots and Avon]. Electricity is
240v with a 3 pin plug same as the UK.
and how to pay
currency is the Seychelles Rupee. There are 100cents
to one rupee. Rupees are available in the following note denominations:
Rs100, Rs50, Rs25, Rs10. Rupee coin denominations
are: Rs5, Rs1 and 50cents. Exchange rates can
from your own bank.
exchange your money at banks, hotel cashiers and authorised
money dealers at Seychelles international
airport. It is illegal to exchange money anywhere
else. You will find that you won’t need
to exchange too much as your hotel bills can
only be paid in foreign
currency and most tourist related activities
accept foreign currency. You will need rupees
for shopping and taxis. We recommend you only exchange
small amounts of Rupees as changing back to your
original currency can be expensive.
need a full 10 year passport for entry into the Seychelles,
valid for at least 6 months
your return date. Visas are not required for
entry. On arrival in the Seychelles you are
complete an immigration card (which will be
given to you whilst
on the aircraft) and produce a valid return
certificates are required for the Seychelles. However,
it is your responsibility
to consult your
doctor on this matter prior to departure.
require medical treatment whilst in the Seychelles,
ask your hotel or guesthouse
they will contact
our customer service representative, who
can help you 24 hours a day in any situation.
on arrival will have all of the necessary
Local points & Recommended Restaurants
people are a unique blend of Créole,
Indian, Chinese, French and British. They
are warm and inviting, if not sometimes a little shy.
islands are safe to walk around day or night
with very little crime. The people live a simple life
taking each day as it comes, nothing is rushed
and you soon find their pace of life is infectious.
is famous for its excellent Créole
cuisine blending mixture of Indian, African,
Chinese and English cooking. There is always something
menu for everyone. If you are staying on
Mahé we recommend the following local restaurants as
we have been dining
here for many years with excellent service
Seyexclusive preferred restaurants
- Bon Bon Plume - for lunch at Anse Lazio
- Le Laurier - lunch / dinner Cote d’Or
- Britannia guesthouse for Creole food
- Indian Ocean lodge for Creole food
- ‘Kot Babi’ for lunch and dinner
- Patatran village, always good food
- Chateau St Cloud, tasty local cuisine
- La Scala - First Class food and service, near Fisherman’s Cove Beau Vallon
- Chez Plume - great seafood and steak, near MAIA Resort
- Le Corsaire, great Italian/French cuisine, super wine list, near Beau Vallon Bay
- Mahek Indian at the Coral Strand Hotel
- The Boathouse, Beau Vallon Bay, all you can eat buffet
- Le Rendez-vous Victoria, good for lunch salads and big ice cream desserts, overlooking the Clock tower
- Anchor Café - Anse a la mouche in the south, always full for dinner!
- Anse Soleil café - At Anse Soleil beach this little gem will have your taste buds racing. First come first served here! Opens lunchtime onwards.
- Kaz Kreol in Anse Royale, Chinese menu is the best
- Marie Antoinette - Mahe on same road from Victoria to Beau Vallon first hill. Excellent fresh Creole food
- Hilton Northolme - Fine dining restaurant excellent cusine!!
- Sainte Anne Mont Fleuri restaurant - outstanding food and service!!
Remember to get the best service in Seychelles, you have to be smiley and friendly with the staff and be patient as they are never in a rush, especially on La Digue!!!
On Mahé, the best way to see this larger island
is to hire a car or jeep. We recommend everyone who
can drive does this, so as not to miss out on the spectacular
hidden sights of this beautiful island. You will need
to bring a valid international driving license. They
drive on the left hand side like the UK, and are never
in a rush, it’s hard to go faster than 30
mph on the windy roads so accidents are rare.
other island with cars to rent is Praslin and on La
Digue the recommended mode of transport
is bicycle or Ox cart. For all the other islands
or golf buggy only! Have fun exploring the unspoilt
deserted beaches, where you might not see any
other tourists all day!
other islands in the Seychelles you can either take
a boat transfer or fly to those
map]. For a fast and more glamorous
transfer we can also offer helicopter service
between any helipads you see on our map.
need to book car hire please contact us for a quote,
we can even have your car ready
at the airport