The Seychelles has some of the best views in the world, with lush tropical vegetation, picture perfect beaches and clear turquoise waters. Mahé is the biggest island of the 115 inhabited islands of the Seychelles but there is still an abundance of secluded bays only accessible by yacht, boat or on foot.
The other 2 main islands are Praslin and La Digue. Praslin has a population of 6500 people and is the second largest island in the archipelagos. Visitors often take a leisurely drive around the island, which will take 2 hours. Praslin is also home to the fabulous Vallée de Mai, one of Seychelles’s two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The island features truly exquisite beaches such as Anse Lazio and Anse Georgette, both appearing on the top-10 list of world’s best beaches in recent years.
La Digue is a close neighbour to Praslin and to its satellite islands of Félicité, Marianne and the Sisters Islands, La Digue is the fourth largest island in Seychelles. All 3 of the main islands are within easy reach of each other by sea or air.
For the more adventurous, other popular islands include Fregate or Bird Island and are particularly popular with nature lovers and bird watchers.
DINING, BARS AND NIGHTLIFE
Some of the best restaurants can be found within the hotels. Seychelles is not renowned for its lively nightlife but there are a few nightclubs on the main islands.
Air Seychelles flies twice a week from London Heathrow directly to Mahe.
Alternatively there are daily flights with Air France via Paris or with Emirates via Dubai.
||13 hours via Middle East
||Creole, English and French
||176 square miles
|Time Difference from GMT:
||+ 4 hours winter / + 3 hours summer
||Seychelles Rupee (but Tourists must pay hotel bills in foreign currency in the form of cash, traveller's cheques or credit or debit cards)
||230 volts AC, 50Hz. Round-pin plugs are used
||Left hand side of the road
||Mahé is the main International Airport. Flying is the only way to reach the more remote islands. Air Seychelles operates a scheduled shuttle service between Mahé and Praslin, taking around 15 minutes.
||Visas are not required for British passport holders
|Drink the Water:
||It is advisable to drink bottled water
||With 115 islands, there is an abundance of beaches to enjoy in the picturesque Seychelles
|Health and Safety:
||Pack some insect repellant as there are mosquitos. Make sure you have adequate travel insurance before you travel.