Seychelles Travel Guide: Before You Go

Seychelles Travel Guide Language

Looking to kick back and relax in Seychelles? This is a country known for its stunning beaches, abundant natural landscapes, and tastes of Creole Cuisine. Take the time to read AFC’s Ultimate Seychelles Travel Guide Before you Go. It is definitely a good idea to give this a read before you do so that you can best prepare for your trip.

 

Language

The Local language is SEYCHELLOIS CREOLE; Many locals also know FRENCH due to historical reasons. ENGLISH is very fluently spoken by locals.

Seychelles Travel Guide Weather

What Weather to Expect

Seychelles enjoys TWO SEASONS throughout the year as follows:

  • hot and rainy (November to April): Ave. 25°C to 31°C (76°F to 87°F)
  • cool and dry (May to October): Ave. 25°C to 29°C (76°F to 85°F)

What kind of clothes to pack?

  • Nov – Apr: Umbrella/ Raincoat/ Rainbag (Waterproof/covers)
  • All Seasons: Bring appropriate sun protection products i.e. sunblock for the body, face, etc.; Hat/ caps/ sunglasses; Light cotton garments; Comfortable walking shoes.

 

Seychelles Religion

PREDOMINANTLY ROMAN CATHOLIC. With that in mind, tourists have to be mindful and observe respectful behaviors when in monasteries, churches, or other places of worship.

Seychelles Travel Guide Currency

Currency

SEYCHELLES RUPEE (SCR)

All transactions are settled in SCR. It is best exchanged from USD and EUR.

Should you bargain?

Bargaining or haggling is not widely practiced in Seychelles. It is, however, acceptable for tourist goods but not food items.

 

Should you leave a tip?

Tipping is not obligated and not generally practiced as there are appropriate service charges in place

How much is a day in Seychelles?

Minimum USD 180 per day or more depending on interest and choice of activity.

Power plugs and socket

 
Seychelles uses Type G power plugs at 240 Volts and 50 Frequency. Bringing power plug adapters is advisable.

 

Seychelles Travel Guide Getting around

Getting Around

Island hopping is made easy with ferries going to Mahe, Praslin, and La Digue.

 

Tourists may use the local cab-hailing or ride-sharing app: Bouzāy. 

 

 

Seychelles Travel Guide – The Checklist

Seychelles Travel

Need Internet Everywhere in Seychelles?

Tourists will commonly find local sim cards with ready network access at Seychelles International Airport (Victoria-Seychelles Airport). SIM cards sold at the airport do not have a higher price than the ones in town.

 

Keep your passport ready when purchasing a local sim card. Some of the more common options include Airtel and Cable & Wireless. They can cost starting from 100 SCR (4.70 USD) to 199 SCR (9.40 USD).

 

Seychelles Travel Guide in Medications

Prepare preferred over-the-counter medicines (Keep in original containers/with labels for easy identification)  in small quantities (or as you find necessary) into a simple first aid. i.e. Diarrhea medicines, antacids, antihistamines, motion sickness, cough drops, decongestants, pain and fever relief, mild laxatives, bandages, and small antiseptic solutions. Along with your masks and preferred sanitizer.

 

Bring a doctor’s prescription for other prescriptions that you may have as needed and check for the allowed amount of quantity depending on your stay.

 

Now that you’ve read this Seychelles Travel Guide.

 

You are officially ready to travel to Seychelles. Don’t forget that you’re always free to contact your AFC Representative if you have any more concerns before your departure! We wish you safe and happy travels!

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