The official Seychelles tourism site says that tourists are entitled to make payments with rupees. However, various forum comments seem to differ and say that many things have to be paid for in foreign currency. Can anyone advise what the latest situation is please. I am unsure whether to bring british pounds, euros, or travellers cheques on holiday, and once there whether to change them to rupees. Grateful for any updates.
Where is the best place to buy a real nice looking Coconut de Mer souvenir legally and no hassle at airport but not too heavy for transportation purposes? Is the Vallee de Mai a good option? Thanks
Who know this Island? Is it possible to do an excursion for a visit or need to book an hotel?
Hi, Can anyone advise what the snorkelling will be like in late April. we're staying at Constance Ephelia - will we be able to snorkel from local beaches? Thanks for any answers.
We are docking in Seychelles via a cruise from 8 - 4pm on January 24, 2014. Please recommend either a local touring company or guide that we can book with for snorkeling and seeing the top sites/beaches of this location. Thanks.
Hi: what currency should I predominantly take to Seychelles - euros/US? Should I also get a lot to the local currency (SCR) for city markets etc or are international currency widely accepted? Is it easy to change local currency back to international such as US when departing Seychelles? Thanks for any pointers on this.
I buy music native to every country I visit. I am going in April to Seychelles. Any recommendations for CDs or artists that are popular in Seychelles and will be regarded as typically Seychelles? Of course this is subjective but ideas will be welcome and I'll research it from there. Thanks
Anyone ever used the Marine Charter Association for tours to St Anne Marine Park and can comment on their service? Thanks
Hi: based on the map there is a road that cuts across Morne Seychellios mountain. Is it in good condition? Do you need a 4 x 4 to drive up this route or will any reliable SUV or car do? Thanks
Dear Forum: is there a way to get from Mahe to La Digue to spend a day and return on the same day to Mahe? The Catcoos schedule seems to only go to La Digue in the afternoon and returns the next day early morning. Thanks
Hi Can anyone recommend a good - not break the bank - option for a yacht charter in the Seychelles for 4 adults and 5 children. We would like a good size yacht to ensure we are comfortable. We would like it crewed. Any recommendations for a 10 day trip? Thanks in advance!
Hi: Is driving in Seychelles as relatively easy? Difficult to get lost? Dangerous? We are thinking of renting a car straight from the airport and going to our hotel Kempinski in Bai Lazare but don't want to get lost on the way after the long flight. Thanks
Are there are SUV sized taxis (Kia Sportage size) waiting at the Seychelles International Airport Mahe for hire or are there only cars? Large family with lots of luggage so we usually need an SUV taxi when we travel. Thanks
Dear Forum: trying to decide between two accomodation options but need someone who may have been to these areas or seen these hotels and their beach locations firsthand. Both are within budget though Bliss is twice the cost so want to make sure its worth it. Family of 5 - 3 kids ages 5, 7 and 10 and going in April for 6 nights. Therefore, I would be grateful if you can give your opinion, experience or thoughts as to these two accommodation options and location specially advice on the quality of beaches where they are located. Websites to both are as follows: Bliss is at Vista do Mar: http://www.bliss-hill.net/ Charlets Anse Forbanks is at south Mahe Anse Forbans beach: en.seyvillas.com/guesthouse-... Thanks in advance.
Hello I am looking for long term accommodation on Victoria island, for one year. Are there any websites for real estate rentals ? What would be the cost of 2 bedroom appartement or house on the island, would 8,000 Seychelle rupe a month be enough to rent an okay, good, very good place? thanks
Hello, I am searching for a room for 3 months from 01-03/2013 on Mahe Island. Could somebody help me with that? Greetings, Sascha
hello, i am flying into praslin early morning in november, is there a bus to go to anse lazio? i'll take the last ferry back to mahe in the evening. thank you in advance:)
Hi All, Has anyone been to the Seychelles in September and if so what are the conditions like for snorkelling? I am going to be visitng Mahe, Praslin and La Digue and have been told that the trade winds between May-September can make the seas very rough and visibility poor. I am hoping to go at the end of Sep though so wonder if the winds might be dying down by then? Thanks in advance!
i am going to be visiting the seychelles on a ship and need to stock up with some essentials, my question is, will i be able to buy boxes of corn-flakes or similar products and also tins of tuna in oil, any feedback would be most appreciated, cheers Les
We will charter a catamaran with a skipper in early february for a week in Seychelles? I'm wondering if we shall hire a cook also. We are only two persons but we don't want to prepare food and everything for each meal? Could it be a good opportunity to taste food cooked by a local? Does the cook only cook or help as a deckman, etc also? On the other hand, would our privacy be ruined? Do sailors (charterers) usually have their lunch/dinner on the shore in a restaurant? Or is it common to have all meals on board? I sailed many times in the Mediterranean Sea and all the time we had breakfast and lunch on board and dinner in a restaurant. There we didn't need a cook for sure.
Hi, I’ve researched and heard there are many different areas in Seychelles all of them having the magnificent and breath-taking resorts. I would like to travel to Seychelles with a hubby for the very first time a short romantic and relaxing gateway and maybe include a few activities maybe for 4 days 3 nights, this coming summer around end June (29) early July (2) (yet dates are flexible but on the other hand end of June early July for sure). To be honest, I want to surprise my hubby as we will be celebrating our 3rd anniversary and prepare a full plan of activities and at the same time relaxation gateway. Kindly help and advise me of the following: a) First of all, is late June early July a good time to travel to Seychelles? b) What is the top romantic and with quite some activities for us to do 4 or 5 star hotel to accommodate us? c) Is Seychelles expensive? I am wondering, USD3000, is it enough for 4 days 3 nights (including restaurant / transportation / accommodation / renting activities etc.) d) What are the available transportation to different islands? e) What are the top restaurants? f) Do all the hotels provide your own Water Villa? g) Which is the best island to explore and have a memorable moment? h) The most important question, is it the perfect time of sun for the TANNING!! I’m extra white and need to come back home with the perfect bronzing tan Is it possible please reply back to me here and on my personal email firstname.lastname@example.org, because within these couple of days, I’ll be having a limited access to the PC. Would highly appreciate it. Read more: VT Forum temporarily unavailable
My question is : Why are existing hotels in Anse Royale not listed on your site ? I note however that on the right hand side of your web page you have sponsored links to all the big chain hotels on the island of Mahe. In Anse Royale fyi there are the following hotels/self catering hotels which should be listed on your site if you are listing Anse Royale as a destination. Your site gives the wrong information in listing NO hotels in Anse Royale. Pieds dans L'eau Holiday Apartments Anse Royale Village Le Relax Hotel Anse Royale Driftwood Studios and Apartments Anse Royale Fleur de Sel Self Catering Apartments Anse Royale Please advise why these establishments do not feature in your information sheet on Anse Royale. Many thanks for your kind assistance. M
That’s our ideal beach accommodation any time we go on holidays. Thailand, Mexico, Goa, each time we stayed in this kind of places. The whole “resort” would consist of a number of beach huts, perhaps 10-20, each ideally with an outdoor shower. Breakfasts would be served outdoors. All very relaxed, no concrete multi-story hotels. Our price range is say up to 500USD per night, as this is going to be our honeymoon in Seychelles. We have stayed in huts like this around the world for as little as 50 USD /night, typically though in the 100-200 USD range. I’m just worried that Seychelles is just too institutionalized and developed touristically, as I haven’t yet come across any resorts like this? Any recommendations? We would like this on one of the 3 main islands, too.
This will be my first visit to the Seychelles so I have no personal knowledge of the Islands or the available facilities. The reason for the visit is primarily business in Victoria, so I will need to be located on Mahe, but not necessarily in Victoria as I will most likely rent a car. My wife and I are not particularly fond of 5-star hotels as we find that they are often impersonal, too organised.... and generally just a bit over-the-top. We would much rather stay in a smaller establishment that was more intimate and less commercial. Our priorities are quite basic. Overall the place must be kept very clean and well-maintained; the room should be spacious and well-appointed; it should be quiet with not too many "organised" activities; the staff should be helpful and competent but unintrusive. If it also represented good value for money, that would be an added bonus. Thanks in advance for any recommendations that you may have. T.
Ok, I have searched and asked around a lot about this but found no definitive answers. Our wedding will be in July and we’d like a week of idyllic beach honeymoon. The idea of going to Seychelles really appeals to us, on the one hand I read this is a year-round destination, on the other hand some websites mention that sea might be choppy. What exactly should I expect? Overcast skies and bad rain, or just a bit of wind? Would you recommend going in July? The thing is, we’ve been to very many places so far and would love this beach holiday to exceed (as far as the quality of beaches) anything we’ve seen (obviously, as you only go on a honeymoon once!). And there aren’t that many places where beaches would be nicer than Mexico’s Riviera Maya, Thailand’s islands, etc.. We also thought about Maldives, but July seems to be the worst time of year to go. Asia is monsoon season almost everywhere. Europe isn’t really that exciting for a honeymoon…
Would like to visit Seychelles in January, but can't decide which island to stay? Would definitely like some beautiful beach relaxation, but also would like to do some hiking and biking (not hardcore), as well as enjoy the culture. Traveling with no kids. Can anyone tell me what island is best for this and your experience? Only have about 6 days, so don't want to move around too much from island to island, would like to relax and enjoy. Thanks very much for any tips
Any suggestions on which airlines or layovers are best from East Coast USA to Seychelles. Any unstable places or airlines you may have run into? Any information would be great, trip is in Dec./Jan.
I'm travelling with my wife and daughter in July to the Seychelles. I looking for advice on affordable accommodation for the 3 of us preferrably with a separate sleeping area for my daughter. Steve
Hi, Started my travel planning 2 months ago: managed to find very good accommodation (self-catering) only to hear yesterdayfrom few people that they would not reccommend it, because of food prices. So, I am thinking: Where do locals buy food? There must be some place where we can get decent priced food for basic staff. Fish - I assume - on a road stall Vegetables - I assume - the same Fruit - is the selection expensive? For 1 person - how much would it cost to get: fish, enough vegetables for salads and some fruit for the day? Is drinking water ok? What is the price of milk? Looking for staying up to 4 weeks at this stage, so any saving would be a great deal. Thank you in advance. Eva