QUICK SEYCHELLES FACTS
Currency: Seychelles rupees (SCR) can be withdrawn from ATMs throughout Seychelles, however keep in mind that smaller cities or towns may not have access to ATMs and its recommended to withdraw cash and take it with you.
Power Points: Seychelles generally uses a standard three pronged UK plug. I would recommend you take a Travel Adapter.
Official Language: The official languages of Seychelles are Seychellois Creole, English and French.
Health: There are some health concerns in Seychelles for travellers such as Outbreaks of Dengue and Chikungunya and of course Covid-19. I would recommend that you contact your doctor a few weeks before you travel as in some cases you need to start any medication a few days before your trip or you may need to get a vaccination.
Drinking Tap Water: The tap water is generally not safe to drink, I’d recommend bottled water only, if you are unsure, make sure to ask your hotel receptionist or host.
Visa: Most countries don’t require a visa for short stays, to visit Seychelles. You’ll receive a visitor’s permit on arrival. The visitor’s permit may be granted for a period of visit of up to three months upon arrival
– Shark Chutney (made by boiling and mashing shark meat and mixing it with lime, turmeric, fried onion, and Bilimbi).
– Coconut Curry (creamy curry usually served with rice).
– Breadfruit (Fruit from the islands that smells like fresher baked bread).
– Kat-kat Banana (Créole porridge; mashed up green bananas or plantains and shredded fish fillets that are cooked in coconut milk).
When to go: The least windy months of the year are April and May and October and November, making these the ideal times to travel to the Seychelles. The Seychelles islands, which are close to the equator, typically experience warm, ideal beach weather all year round. While January and February tend to be the wettest and the hottest months, respectively, rain normally falls in brief tropical downpours that are followed by the sun returning.