Howdy! Today we are visiting the beautiful and idyllic Seychelles! The Seychelles consist of 115 islands located in the Indian Ocean. Yep! A whopping 115 islands! They are all scattered across 1,400,00 square km of ocean. There are 2 categories of islands. 41 ‘inner’ granitic islands make up the backbone of the Seychelles tourism industry.
So grab your Buka, one of the Seychellois’ favorite alcoholic beverages, and lets explore!
While there are no direct flights from the U.S you can easily connect through London or Qatar. From there you will fly into the tiny, albeit lovely, Mahe airport. Mahe is the largest island of Seychelles. If you are visiting any other islands, you catch a flight on Air Seychelles.
Due to the amount of time it takes to get to the Seychelles, I would recommend at 1-2 weeks of actual visit time. You average flight time from the U.S is almost 20 hours! 1-2 weeks will allow you enough time to explore the island you choose to stay on and take advantage of visiting and exploring the surrounding islands. After all, why visit one island on a short stay, when there 115 to explore?
You might be wondering when the best time to go is. On average, the temperature does not vary throughout the year, but hovers right at about 80 degrees. November and January tend to be the months where humidity is at its peak and they receive the most precipitation. For a visit with less rain and humidity October, November, April or May are your best options.
All travelers must submit their Health Travel Authorization application for approval. You are also required to submit a copy of your passport, a negative PCR test, return flight information, and confirmed accommodations for your entire stay. Your vaccination certificate is also a huge advantage.
You can find just about any accommodation you are looking for. From the ultra luxury to luxury and even moderate and budget properties. You must ensure that you stay in a licensed or certified establishment.
The Eden Island Luxury Accommodation is on the island of Mahe, close to Victoria, the capital city. She boasts a beachfront property with 4 private beaches, 3 swimming pools, and a tennis court. All modern units come with a kitchen. On site you can take advantage of fishing, hiking and diving.
If you are looking for a place for a small family vacation, Villa Zananas is your home away from home. This villa is fully equipped and can sleep 8 guests. The beach is just steps away!
While the views in the Seychelles are more than abundant imagine looking out of your hotel window to see the ocean and the mountain side?! You can do this at Hotel L’Archipel located in Baie St. Anne on the island of Praslin. This luxurious and intimate property prides themselves on their cuisine. It is also 1 of 7 hotels that has received recognition from Green Technologies for the advanced sustainability.
Things to Do
The Seychelles are every sailor, diver, and fisherman’s dream! Watersport lovers are also in for a treat at Beau Vallon Beach. Spend a day at this beach and enjoy the sun and the sand and then adventure out into the waters and explore all of the hidden nooks and crannies you can find.
Culture is never short in the Seychelles. It is a melting pot of heritages and cultures from around the world. You can visit monuments, museums, art, and natural wonders.
From boat charters to tours and everything in between you can be sure to have the adventure of a lifetime!
So what are you waiting for? There is no time like the present to visit the Seychelles! Contact your Travel Guru for pricing points and things to see and do. Oh, and if you need a payment plan to fund your travel adventure to the Seychelles-we got those too!