Seychelles is a 115-island country that lies 1500 kilometers east of mainland East Africa. Its capital is Victoria and it has a population of just 94,000. As a gorgeous Island, Seychelles is extremely popular with honeymooners. It has lovely beaches, great sea food and tons of water sports to enjoy. Word of warning, though – it is quite expensive, and that includes the food! Our advice: Swing by Seychelles for only a day or two at the end of your honeymoon, but spend the major portion of your time in another country such as Kenya or Tanzania, or even Morocco!
Where To Go:
Many of the islands are uninhabited and most visitors stay on Mahé or Praslin. Though it is suggested that visitors should explore the islands themselves and pick their own favorite!
Mahe is the most populated island and it offers the visitors both a tropical beach vacation and chance to enjoy the local Creole culture. Beau Vallon is the longest and the most popular beach on the island. Its clear and current free waters are perfect for swimming, parasailing, and windsurfing.
Praslin Island is a mix of beautiful beaches and green hills. There is Valle de Mai which is home to an extraordinary primeval palm forest and is a World Heritage Site. Anse Volbert is the main tourist attraction. The hotels, bars, restaurants, and shops here give the place a great atmosphere. Anse Lazio is one the world’s most famous beaches and the Island itself is a great point to explore other beaches from.
When To Go:
The hottest months are December to April and it’s wettest in January and February. To avoid the seasonal winds and rainy season the best time to visit is in the months of April to May and October to November.
Visa Type: Tourist Visa/ single
Stay: 1 month
Visa Fee: Visa permit is issued free of cost on arrival to the airport.
Seychelles is a visa fee country i.e it requires no visa for traveling. However, a visa permit is issued upon arrival to the airport. The following documents are required for the visa permit:
1- A valid passport
2- A valid return or onward ticket for the duration of the visit
3- Proof of confirmed accommodation
4- Proof of sufficient funds for the duration of the stay