Welcome to Seychelles
You will be forgiven for believing you have somehow found yourself in paradise, after just a few days in Seychelles.
The truth is Seychelles is a sort of paradise. An idyllic archipelago of 115 islands set in the warm Indian Ocean. With only a few of the islands inhabited, 90% of the population live in Mahé, the biggest of the islands.
With some of the best beaches in the world, along with a host of spectacular coral reefs, Seychelles is a top tourist destination for watersports such as snorkelling and scuba diving; while the island’s idyllic and romantic setting is a great attraction for lovers and honeymooners.
Seychelles is also home to some endemic plant species like the Coco de Mer; animals like the Aldabra giant tortoise and the rare black parrot.
- Official nameThe Republic of Seychelles
- LocationSeychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands located in the Indian Ocean, northeast of Madagascar. It is bordered by Zanzibar to the west, Mauritius, Rodrigues, Agaléga and Réunion to the south, and Comoros and Mayotte to the southwest.
- Dialing code+248
- Climate weatherTropical marine
- Population91,650 on 455 km²
- Official languageSeychellois Creole, English, French
- Other major languagesSeselwa
- CurrencySeychellois Rupee (SCR)
- Foreign currencies acceptedGBP (£), USD ($)
- Entry requirementsNo visa required; Yellow Fever certiﬁcate is only required for travelers coming from (or in transit through) a country with risk of Yellow Fever transmission. (For more information, visit - www.seychelles.travel).
- Health tipsDuring the rainy season in particular visitors should take precautions against mosquito bites due to the risk of dengue fever and the chikungunya virus spread by bites.
- Security adviceSafety is not generally an issue in the Seychelles; violent crime is unlikely and most visits are trouble-free