Pillow-soft sands and topaz waters, set against a backdrop of rolling green hills – is this the stuff of dreams? Nope: it’s just your average day in the Seychelles. Scattered across the Indian Ocean to the north-east of Madagascar, the Seychelles make up the oldest island chain in the world. Ancient granite boulders and coco de mer trees decorate picturesque beaches, surrounded by jungle and mountain forests. Mahe, Praslin and La Digue, the largest of the 115 islands, are home to giant tortoises and myriad bird life. Dive in and explore the turquoise waters that team with life, or ask your Expert to time your stay with turtle nesting season (September to March).
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Top 3 Things to Do in the Seychelles
- Go for a walk through the Unesco World Heritage Site Vallee de Mai in Praslin
- Visit the coconut plantation on La Dingue
- Relax on one of the beaches such as Anse Georgette on Praslin
When to Go to the Seychelles
Weather in the Seychelles are split into three different seasons; northwest trade winds from November to March, southwest trade winds from April to October, and the transition seasons in April and May, and October and November. With the trade winds bring hot and humid weather so if you’d refer respite from the heat, the tradition months are the best time to visit. The busiest times to visit the Seychelles are in December and January and July and August.
More About Seychelles
Capital city: Victoria
Currency: Seychellois rupee
Language: French, Seselwa and English
Vaccinations: We recommend visiting your GP or our Travel Clinic up to six weeks before visiting the Seychelles. Courses or boosters usually recommending for travel to the Seychelles include Tetanus and Typhoid.
Flight time: The London to Seychelles flight time is around 12 hours and 30 minutes, and includes a stopover
Airport: Seychelles International Airport
Visas: British Citizens do not require a visa for stays of less than 30 days
Why Book Your Seychelles Holiday with Flight Centre
Seychelles Escapes Holidays: At Flight Centre we have designed a range of Seychelles resort and beach holidays called Escapes, offering flights, hand-picked 4 to 5-star accommodation, transfers as well as fantastic extras and our signature service.
Flexibility: We offer flexible deposits, the opportunity to pay the balance of your holiday just 10 weeks before departure and fixed change and cancellation fees.
Flight Centre concierge and 24/7 Emergency Assistance Service: If you book a Seychelles holiday from our Escapes range you’ll benefit from our concierge service and 24/7 Emergency Assistance service.