Seychelles: Think it's too Pricey? Think Again

23 Nov 2015

Why this is the year to go

This archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, with its crystal-clear waters and pristine beaches, is most people’s idea of paradise. If there’s one thing that prevents people visiting, it’s the perception that it’s too expensive, so this year the tourism board have been busy rebranding the destination as Affordable Seychelles. Recent years have seen the Seychelles gradually become more accessible, helped by the Etihad Airways and Air Seychelles partnership and investment from the UAE, China and Russia. If you’d previously written off this destination as out of your price range, perhaps it’s time to look again.

The Seychelles is known for

Having some of, if not, the most spectacular beaches in the world. Everyone needs a chance to recharge their batteries and we can think of few better places to do so. Once you feel rested, there are over a hundred islands to explore and plenty of boat trips and snorkelling or diving excursions to enjoy. The food is also a good enough reason to head to the Seychelles, as it offers a unique mix of Chinese, English, African, French, Indian and Creole.

Anse Source D'Argent: the world's most beautiful beach?

Insider tips

We recommend a trip to the island of La Digue, where you’ll find Anse Source D’Argent (above), often voted the most beautiful beach in the world. Other activities you can take part in here include horse-riding, diving, fishing and snorkelling.

Best time to visit

April and October are probably the two best months to visit The Seychelles. This is when the winds are usually at their gentlest and the temperature of the sea can reach 29°C – great news if you want to go scuba diving and snorkelling. This is a year-round destination though, with the dry season running from May to October.

Travel essentials

Currency: Seychellois rupee Visa required? No Plugs: The plugs used in the Seychelles are the same as the British square 3-pin plugs.

Visit the website for The Seychelles tourism board for more information

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