Seychelles is a collection of islands located on the Indian Ocean. They are near Madagascar. The islands were a British colony until the 1970s. Since their liberation, they have not yet formed a solid ruling center. Even so, tourism is welcomed on the islands.

The country consists of two parts, the outer and the inner region. The outer part is sparsely populated and is seldom visited by tourists. On the other hand, the inner region has Praslin, La Digue, and many livable islands. Victoria is the capital of the nation of islands. Other important cities are Glacis, Anse Royale, Beau Vallon, Cascade, and Takamaka.

Getting Around

Air service can be used to fly between the islands. If you wish to visit remote locations, you will need to board a helicopter or take a boat. Inside the island, you can rent a car to travel around. The fuel cost is reasonable. The bus network is extensive inside the islands, and it is an efficient way to enjoy the scenery.

November through April are the dry months. It will be most pleasurable to visit the islands during that time. The coastal nature of its location controls the temperature in the hot season.

The locals speak Creole, but English can be used as a means of communication here as well. The currency used is the rupee, which was just recently recognized. There are many places in, as well as outside, the capital city where you can shop around.

The official currency is Seychelles Rupee. The approximate exchange rate is ₨13.58 for US$1. The currency exchange is available at the airport and some bank. Major international credit cards are widely acceptable and ATMs are available in Mahé and Praslin.

Taxis are widely available on Mahé and Praslin and a handful on La Digue. It is advisable to use taxis with meters or negotiate the price beforehand. The car hire is also easy. The minimum age is 18. However, it is better to book a car in advance. Cars drive on the left side of the road. And roads are in a generally good condition.

As for electricity, the country uses type G sockets. You need to bring a travel adapter to fit the proper socket type. Check out the above-linked page to see the photos and other useful information. The standard voltage is 240 V.  Many of your devices may need a step-up transformer to match the electrical voltage.

The sandy beaches are refreshing. Couple them with a bit of shopping and it will be a luxurious vacation. Accommodations can be an issue here because the islands have very few hotels. You need to book rooms way ahead of time if you are going to take a trip here. It is best to rent a whole bungalow costing less than ten Seychelles rupees. Renting a private bungalow is a cheap, as well as a comfortable, way to rest in the midst of the islands.

August 16, 2016 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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