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What You Should Know More About Seychelles

  • Travel Advice

    • Avoid money exchange of all the money at once to the local currency of Seychelles at once.
    • Do not change foreign currency illegally with unauthorized traders.
    • Only stay at licensed tourism accommodations.
    • Do not wander in the night or go alone in the secluded places.
    • Carry sunscreen, shades, and hats and Seychelles has a very strong sun.
    • Do not litter on the beaches.
    • Do not collect shells from the beaches as they are used by crabs. Also, do not collect shells in the nature reserves as it is prohibited. Do not touch plants or pluck flowers from these reserves or marine parks.
    • The reefs have turtles, birds, and mammals. Walks carefully on these beaches.
    • Take off your shoes when you visit anybody’s home.
    • Tipping is officially called off in Seychelles. Do not tip anyone.
    • Shaking hands with men and women is a customary greeting in Seychelles.

  • Drinking Law

    The legal age of drinking in Seychelles is 18 years and above. 

  • Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    Nature, adventure, and hiking

    Island of  Mahe and Praslin are great for hiking. There are activities like windsurfing, boating, and hiring a yacht that can be done on most of the beaches of this island. The time between May to October is ideal for water sports activities. Scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing, and other extreme water sports can be done in Baie Ternay. You can also take boating tour at the Beau Vallon beach.

    You can find giant land tortoise and tiger sharks at the Aldabra Atolls.

    Markets and shops

    Seychelles has markets, shops, art galleries that sell artifacts gifts, and many other items. You can also buy spices, local produce, and other locally grown items from these markets. You will not find any branded items here, but local produce or locally made items are good to gift.

    Breathtaking beaches and islands

    Anse Bonnet Carré is great for walking swimming, and spending a quiet time. It has warm water and white sand. Anse Forbans is great for taking quiet walks, swimming, and surfing. The Anse Gaulettes has soft white sand and is great for walking, swimming, and snorkeling. Anse Georgette is a small bay with white sand and has many resorts in the vicinity. It is best for snorkeling and swimming. Anse Intendance beach has white sand and is favourite amongst surfers and those who love swimming. Anse La Réunion is a long beach and has landscape view. You can find food, drink, and washrooms on this beach. On this beach you can take a swim, walk, and do snorkeling activities.

    Anse Lazio is one of the most famous beaches of Praslin. It has golden sand and is excellent for snorkeling and swimming. It can be crowded and those who are looking for a quiet walk, this is not the ideal beach to be. Anse Pierrot is a private beach and is good for beach walking and swimming.

    Anse Royale is a white sandy beach that is good for snorkeling and swimming. Cote d'Or Beach is a beautiful white sandy beach and is popular for parties, walking, and swimming. Cousin Island has many tropical birds and tortoises. Curieuse is an island that has an eco museum and different species of mangroves. This place is ideal for small excursions.

    Museums and parks

    National Museum of History

    Seychelles museum has artifacts that depict the traditional lifestyle of the locals from the pre-colonial era. Seychelles Natural History Museum has exhibits on flora, fauna, marine life, and botanical and painting collections. Vallée de Mai National Park is one of the ancient forests in the world. It has more than 6000 species of plants. You can take walking and hiking trails here. You will find black parrots, vanilla orchids, and many rare species of birds and plants.

    Veuve Nature Reserve has rare black paradise flycatcher. Also, you can find rare birds that are near extinction in this reserve. It is also a home to one of the two rarest species of terrapin. Most of the tours within this reserve are guided tours for an hour or two. There are no free camping sites within the reserve. You will need permission to camp within these sites. 

  • What you will like there?

    Water sports, adventure, and sightseeing

    This is not a tourist place to experience cuisine. You can get a taste of the local culture and cuisine. This is the island that is visited for its breathtaking scenic spots, water sports activities, adventure, nature trails, and scenic view. Rare birds and plants are the highlights of the nature reserves for those who love getting a glimpse of these species.

  • Recommended reads for destination (govt. websites, travel forum articles)?
  • Books

    Seychelles (Bradt Travel Guide) by Lyn Mair and Lynnath Beckley

Traveller Tales from Seychelles


Tanushri Trivedi

20 September 2017

Went on this amazing honeymoon trip to Seychelles with my husband in August 2017. It was one of the best trips ever. The package was really good with all the things included as mentioned. We got a very warm welcome with garlands and then we took a ferry ride to Praslin. We also visited the famous Anse Lazio and Anse Georgette beaches; it was just the perfect time when we watched the setting sun. But the best part of the whole trip was our candlelight dinner at the hotel. The staff has made such good arrangements; they even had soft music played in the background. We also did some adventure activities like snorkeling, surfing, kitesurfing, windsurfing, and paragliding. There were another couple of 3 with us when we did these activities. Food and accommodation during the trip were really great. Well done Thrillophilia you did make our vacation special one.


Ramesh Gandhi

20 September 2017

From the hassle free booking to the on time airport transfers, everything related to this Seychelles honeymoon package was brilliant. We thought it was overpriced first but the resort we stayed and the food they provided along with the activities we were offered made us understand that it was worth spending this much amount. The ferry rides were really romantic, especially the one from Mahe to Praslin. Even though we were doing many water activities for the first time, we felt like pros while doing them. Boat riding, surfing, sailing and paragliding were beyond words can describe. I liked scuba diving more while my wife was thoroughly enjoying paragliding. Anse Lazio and Anse Georgette were the most beautiful beaches and we spent ample time there. It is a stunning landscape, crystal clear water everywhere and moreover, very nice and friendly people.


Girik Sinha

20 September 2017

I am not sure how to express my feelings about our honeymoon in Seychelles in mere words and it was more than just amazing or incredible. Every tiny piece of attraction here mesmerized both of us and from start to finish the Seychelles honeymoon package was surprising me and my wife completely. Seychelles is an untouched or less explored paradise and it was a safe place to hang out. Banyan Tree and Lion Sands River Lodge arranged the most beautiful and comfortable accommodation for us and we are so glad that we went to these resorts to stay.


Chandrakin Varma

20 September 2017

Just the perfect place for beach lovers and honeymooners. We went to Seychelles after 6 years of our marriage on October 2016 through Thrillophilia. It was such a well-organized trip, with all the arrangements for food and accommodation. We stayed at Crarana Beach Hotel which was awesome with some great seaside views. The spots we visited were very beautiful with great views. Also, did some adventure activities like windsurfing, sailing, snorkeling and scuba diving. But the best part was our reef safari cruise which was really great.


Tara Sharma

20 September 2017

Seychelles honeymoon package which I booked for 7 days was really a nice experience. Our honeymoon trip happened a few days after our wedding. Our first trip together came out really well. The blend of snorkeling, cruises, swimming and the candle lit dinner at the resort was the most beautiful part of the trip. Decorated room and bed, different cuisines for dinner, warm hospitality from all the staff, friendly people everywhere- it was such a good experience.


Tanirika Adiga

20 September 2017

It was one of the best trips I and my wife have ever done in our life. It has been two months after we have done this Seychelles honeymoon but still we cherish the beautiful landscapes and the activities we had come across on the island. The resorts, the restaurants, the shops, the beaches, the landscapes and obviously the food were truly blissful. I would like to go to Seychelles with my family for a vacation tour.


Gopi Ahluwalia

20 September 2017

I went on this trip to celebrate our 2nd marriage anniversary with my beloved. I loved the package but I think the price is a bit high for 6 days. But the arrangements were done really good. From our food to our accommodation everything was taken care of. We had a lot of fun doing the activities and also visited some of the spots here like Sainte Anne Marine Park, Moyenne Island. We enjoyed a barbeque lunch with a view of the ocean. Did some fishing and snorkeling at the inner island as well.


Apsara Jain

20 September 2017

When we visited Seychelles, the weather conditions were not that great. It was raining almost every day. Except the dinner cruise on the fourth day, everything else lost its fun due to the rain. But I appreciate the staff for the perfect itinerary they charted for us. I will visit Seychelles when the best season comes next year again with my wife.


Himani Dhawan

20 September 2017

It was a wonderful honeymoon trip for six days. Each of the days we had so much fun and adventure with lots of activities. My husband is a food freak, so we decided to taste various dishes here in Seychelles. A very good team who took care of everything from our food to accommodation. It was on our 5th day when it started raining and we missed the fish feeding activity and snorkeling. But loved entire experience.

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