Seychelles vacations useful trip, things to know

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Guide Seychelles, vacation in this Indian Ocean archipelago, useful tips and information to know before you go.

Seychelles in brief

  • Capital: Victoria (on the island of Mahé)
  • Surface area in square kilometers: 455
  • Population: 86.606
  • Religion: Catholic majority

Where is the archipelago of the Seychelles islands

Seychelles (Republic of Seychelles), are an archipelago of 115 islands, located between 4 ° and 10 ° south of the equator in the Indian Ocean, north of the island of Madagascar, distant ca. 1600 km from the coast of East Africa. The islands of Mahé (the largest), Praslin, Silhouette, La Digue, Curieuse, Frégate, Cousin, North, are among the best known islands are part of the group and the major islands of the archipelago, they are mostly of granite formation and they have an internal surveys that reach 900 meters above sea level. These islands are home to lush vegetation, with an abundance of rare plants, as well as beautiful beaches and amazing marine parks. The other groups of islands consist of coral atolls and sandbanks, a few meters above sea level, inhabited by several endemic species of animal, almost all uninhabited.


The climate in the Seychelles is tropical.


The population of the Seychelles has multi-ethnic roots, was born from a variety of peoples and cultures, in fact, these islands had an indigenous population, were inhabited by French and British colonizers, Africans, Indians, Chinese and Arabs, the descendants of which form the current company.

Time zone

UTC/GMT +4 hours


The official languages of Seychelles are Seychellois Creole, English and French.


The richness of the fruit trees, the abundance of fish in the sea, the excellent climate, the inhabitants of these islands have a decent life, in addition to basic factors of the economy, which is supported by its own field of tourism and fisheries, to which It is linked to the processing and storage of fish. Tourism, with the increase of tourist flows, is an important source of foreign currency income, together export of canned tuna. It is also widely exported coconut oil, extracted from the fruit of the coconut palm.

When to go to the Seychelles

Seychelles enjoys a warm tropical climate all year, however, to visit these islands are preferred the months of April-May and October-November.

Travel Documents

-Passport valid for the duration of stay is required.
-A tourist permit valid for 30 days is issued free of charge on arrival.
-To extend this period you should contact the Department of immigration.


Calling Code is 00248


Supply electricity: 240 V 50 Hz


The Seychelles Rupee is the official currency of the Seychelles.