The Republic of Seychelles comprises 115 islands divided into two categories: the granitic islands, called the “inner islands” that are located mainly on the shallow shelf, of which Mahé is the main island; and the “outer islands,” consisting of atolls and white coral islands The Seychelles are a sanctuary for many species of flora and fauna – fully half of the country’s territory is devoted to national parks. The Seychelles also have two World Heritage sites listed by UNESCO: the May Valley on Praslin, located on the island where the “coco de mer” grows, and the largest atoll in the world, Aldabra.

Weather: Pleasant warm climate all year round: the temperature rarely drops below 24 °C and never exceeds 32 °C. The majority of islands of the archipelago are outside the cyclone belt from October to March, when the trade winds blow from the Northwest the sea is generally calm and the weather hot and humid, with average winds of 8- 12 knots.

Sailing conditions: The best time to sail in the Seychelles is between May and September. It is calm and relatively quiet for anchorages and landings

 

Practical Information

Flights: Several companies fly to Mahe including Qantas, Emirates, low cost airlines, Air Seychelles, Air Berlin, British Airways. Average prices: from 500 € to 3000 €.

Papers: valid passport

Language: Creole, French and English.

Currency: The Seychelles rupee. Since 1 June 2001, all tourist services are payable in foreign currencies

Time zone: + 2 hours in summer and + 3 hours in winter.

Vaccine / Health: No vaccinations are required for travel to Seychelles. The water is drinkable in Seychelles. We recommend a mosquito repellent in addition to sunscreen at certain times of the year.