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SeychellesThe Seychelles is a group of about 115 islands which lie 1600 km off the coast of East Africa. Seychelles comprise of 41 spectacular granitic islands, and 74 sparkling sand cays and atolls.  Together these form 6 distinct group The Inner Islands, The Amirantes, Southern Coral, Alphonse, Farquhar, and Aldabra all lying between 480 km and 1600 km from East African coast.

Seychelles 115 island fall into two distinct groups, the granitic Inner Islands and Outer Islands.

Seychelles Inner Island:

The granitic islands of Mahe, Praslin, and La Digue together with their satellites form the cultural heart of the archipelago and is the Gateway to Seychelles and home to the International Airport.

Seychelles Outer Island:

The Outer Island are situated beyond the Seychelles plateau comprising of 73 low lying islands between 230km and 1150 km from Mahe.  Only two islands among the Outer Island groups, Alphonse and Desroches offers accommodation.
 

Fact File:
Country:

Republic of Seychelles

Location:

Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, northeast of Madagascar

Geography:

The Seychelles constitute an archipelago in the Indian Ocean of forty-one islands, of which thirty-three are inhabited. The group of islands around Mahé consist of granite and are the largest and most populated of the country. The remaining outer group consists of smaller coralline atolls.

Capital:

Victoria

Ethnic Groups:

Mixed French, African, Indian, Chinese, and Arab

Language:

Creole 91.8%, English 4.9% (official), other 3.1%, unspecified 0.2% (2002 census)

Religion:

Roman Catholic 82.3%, Anglican 6.4%, Seventh Day Adventist 1.1%, other Christian 3.4%, Hindu 2.1%, Muslim 1.1%, other non-Christian 1.5%, unspecified 1.5%, none 0.6% (2002 census)

Time Zone:

UTC +4

Currency:

Seychelles rupee (SCR)

Clothing:

Swimming costumes, shorts & T shirts. Carry light woolens for the winter months of May to September

Climate:

Tropical marine; humid; cooler season during southeast monsoon (late May to September); warmer season during northwest monsoon (March to May)

Best time to Visit:

Diving:                       March – May / September - November
Fishing:                      October - April
Hiking/Walks & Trails:  May - September
Sailing:                       Year-round
Snorkelling:                 Year-round
Surfing/Windsurfing:     May - September
 

Getting there:

By Air: The Seychelles, a group of over one hundred islands in the Indian Ocean. Air Seychelles is the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles. Every week, Air Seychelles connects Mahe with 4 European capitals and 3 major cities around the Indian Ocean. Air Seychelles operates numerous inter-island flights every day.

On arrival, visitors can use the Air Seychelles shuttle service to fly to Praslin. Air Seychelles operates other inter-island flights usually on the request of hotel to Bird Island, , Desroches Island, Alphonse Island. There is a helicopter service between Mahé, the main island, Silhouette, Fregate and North Island.

Entry Formalities:

Irrespective of the nationality of the visitor and his or her family members, there are NO VISA requirements to enter Seychelles. However, the following documents must be shown in order to obtain immigration clearance at the Seychelles International Airport:

  1. A passport valid on the date of entry to and exit from Seychelles

  2. Return or onward ticket

  3. Proof of accommodation; including contact details

  4. Sufficient funds for the duration of the stay

Presentation of all of the above documents will grant you a Visitor’s Permit that will be issued upon arrival by the Seychelles Department of Immigration.

The Visitor’s Permit is initially valid for the period of visit of up to one month.

Places to Visit in Seychelles:

The Seychelles is a group of about 115 islands which lie 1600 km off the coast of East Africa.

Mahe, Seychelles

Mahe measuring 28 km long by 8 km wide, is the largest island in Seychelles. Mahe is tranportation hub for island-hop and day excursion to neighbouring islands and all other islands within Seychelles.

Praslin Island,Seychelles

Praslin lies 44 km to the North East of Mahe. The island features exquisite beaches such as Anse Boudin, Anse Georgette, Anse Lazio, Anse La Farine, Anse Possession, Anse Matelot, Grand Anse, Anse Volbert, Anse Kerlan.

La Digue Island,Seychelles

La Digue is the fourth largest island in Seychelles. The La Digue Island is home to the rare Seychelles black paradise flycatcher. The island features legendary beaches such as Anse Source d'Argent.

Cousin Island,Seychelles

Cousin Island lies South West of Praslin. It is home to Seychelles rarest bird, such as The Seychelles Bush Warbler and The Seychelles Magpie Robin.

Curieuse Island,Seychelles

Curieuse Island is located North West of Praslin. The Island boasts an endemic vine, eight different species of mangroves. Curieuse is home to the exciting giant land tortoise as well as the Coco de mer which grows naturally on the Curieuse Island.

Ste. Anne Island,Seychelles

Ste. Anne Island the largest island of Ste. Anne Marine National Park, is located 4 km East Coast of Mahe and is close proximity to Cerf Island, Round Island and Moyenne Island. Ste. Anne is home to Seychelles newest 6 star resort, Sainte Anne Resort.



5 Nights at Berjaya Praslin Beach Resort

Berjaya Praslin Beach Resort

Port LouisGet in touch with the depth of the bright blue sea and unspoiled white sandy beaches in Cote D’Or, Praslin – the second Largest Island of Seychelles. The Tranquil surroundings of the Berjaya Praslin Beach Resort will assure you of a peaceful stay with nature while enjoying the comforts of a friendly Seychelles hospitality.

Cost Inclusive of:

  • Round Trip Economy Class Airfare on Air Seychelles Ex Chennai

  • Meeting on Arrival, assistance during stay and at departure

  • Air Transfer: Mahe – Praslin

  • Transfer on Praslin: Domestic airport/hotel

  • 5 nights accommodation on Praslin at Berjaya Praslin Beach Resort in Standard Room

  • Breakfast & Dinner

  • Excursion 1: Praslin: Visit of Vallee de Mai & Anse Lazio including transfers, lunch at own cost & arrangement

  • Excursion 2: from Praslin: Full Day La Digue including Lunch and transfers (boat & Land).

  • Transfer on Praslin: Hotel / Domestic Airport

  • Air Transfer: Praslin – Mahe

Tour price on request


5 Nights at Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Beach Resort

Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Beach Resort

Port LouisSituated on one of the most beautiful beaches of the island, on the northern part of Mahe, the Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Beach Resort & Casino offers a panoramic view of the ocean with North and Silhouette islands. With the activities on the beach just steps away, you will discover the fulfillment of a vacation filled with excitement and enjoyment and not forgetting its famous Teppanyaki and Indian Tandoori Cuisine.

Cost Inclusive of:

  • Round Trip Economy Class Airfare on Air Seychelles Ex Chennai

  • Meeting on Arrival, assistance during stay and at departure

  • Transfer on Praslin: Domestic airport/hotel

  • 5 nights accommodation on Mahe at Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Hotel in Standard Room

  • Breakfast & Dinner

  • Excursion 1: from Mahe: Highlights of Mahe full day Bus Tour including lunch and transfers

  • Excursion 2: from Mahe: Praslin/ La Digue full day including Lunch and transfers (boat & Land)

  • Transfer on Mahe: Hotel / Domestic Airport

Tour price on request


5 Nights at Coral Strand Hotel

Coral Strand Hotel

Port LouisNestled in the Beau Vallon Bay the most famous beach on Mahé, the Coral Strand Hotel is an international meeting point and the cultural centre of Mahe for visitors from all over the world. Enjoy 4 days of exciting adventures with the range of activities on the beach and excursions, entertainment at night at the Hotels pool bar and visit the Mahek restaurant; an Indian Gourmet Restaurant featuring a gastronomical selection of Indian Cuisine – not to be missed.

Cost Inclusive of:

  • Round Trip Economy Class Airfare on Air Seychelles Ex Chennai

  • Meeting on Arrival, assistance during stay and at departure

  • Transfer on Mahe: International airport/hotel

  • 5 nights accommodation on Mahe at Coral Strand Hotel in Standard Sea View

  • Breakfast & Dinner

  • Excursion 1: from Mahe: Highlights of Mahe full day Bus Tour including lunch and transfers

  • Excursion 2: from Mahe: Praslin/ La Digue full day including Lunch and transfers (boat & Land).

  • Transfer on Mahe: Hotel / Domestic Airport

Tour price on request


5 Nights at The Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa

The Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa

Port LouisNestled among the hillsides and beach covers of Beau Vallon Bay, The Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa is carefully placed to give you maximum privacy. Each Villa is raised on stilts, so you can enjoy uniterrupted views of the possibly blue ocean while you recline on your balcony daybed.

Cost Inclusive of:

  • Round Trip Economy Class Airfare on Air Seychelles Ex Chennai

  • Meeting on Arrival, assistance during stay and at departure

  • Transfer on Mahe: International airport/hotel

  • 5 nights accommodation on Mahe at The Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa in an ocean view hillside villa

  • Breakfast & Dinner

  • Excursion 1: from Mahe: Highlights of Mahe with lunch included

  • Excursion 2: from Mahe: Praslin/ La Digue full day including Lunch and transfers (boat & Land)

  • Transfer on Mahe hotel/International Airport

Tour price on request

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