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Seychelles
Travel Planning
Seychelles

Seychelles at a Glance

Idyllic Seychelles lures travelers east of Africa to this tiny dot of paradise in the center of the Indian Ocean. Head out for some time on a sugar sand beach, or go to look at the unique plant and animal species that call this group of islands home. 

Seychelles has fairy tale beaches. White crescent beaches fill up with umbrellas and with sun-tanning bodies by mid-day. Tropical trees provide shade and boulders bunch up along beach shores for added eye-candy. You could spend your whole trip soaking it all up, and indeed many people do.

To add variety to your trip, scuba, snorkel or surf in the waves. Seychelles is also home to enormous swathes of park land. Take paths to explore forests that have remained untouched by human development. Meet animals and plants that you can find no where else in the world. This truly is an experience you can have no where else.  

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High Season
December - March, July - August
Low Season
September - November, February - June
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      • Major Airport Seychelles International Airport

      Passport / Visa Requirements

      Travelers to Seychelles need a valid passport and a return ticket. Visas are not required for stays of fewer than 90 days. For more information contact the Permanent Mission of the Seychelles to the United Nations. American citizens can also use the U.S State Department website as a resource. 

      Need to Know

      Severe Weather: Seychelles is out of the path of cyclone weather patterns. However, cyclones hundreds of miles away can bring rain and dreary weather to the islands between December and March. 

      Safety Concerns Watch out for pickpockets, petty criminals and car break-ins. Never leave your belongings unattended on the beach or anywhere else. Avoid walking on deserted beaches at night. 

      Health Concerns Vaccinations are recommended for travelers to Seychelles. Contact your doctor at least 2 months prior to your trip to schedule vaccinations. Travelers should drink only purified or boiled water while on the islands.