Seychelles Country Information


A collection of 115 outstandingly beautiful granite and coral islands with white sandy beaches surrounded by coral reefs teeming with fish, Seychelles lies in the Indian Ocean, a few degrees south of the Equator. The archipelago comprises of the main islands of Mahe, Praslin and La Digue as well as inner resort islands including Saint Anne, North, Gregate, Denis, bird and Anonyme and outer islands of which Deroches Island is most popular.

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Quick Facts

Total area; 176 sq mi (456 sq km).
Capital: Victoria
Currency: Seychelles Rupee (SCR)
Languages: Seselwa Creole, English & French (all official)
Ethnicity / Race: mixed French, African, Indian, Chinese, and Arab.
Religions: Roman Catholic, Anglican, Seventh-Day Adventist, other Christian, Hindu, Muslim
Time: UTC+4
Telephone Country Code: +248
Electricity: 240 V with square 3-pin plugs


The archipelago consists of over 116 granitic islands, considered the oldest and hardest granite in the world. There are 45 granite based islands known as the Granitic Seychelles, two coral sand cays of Denis and Bird, 44 coral islands and 67 raised coral islands.

Climate & Best time to visit Mauritius:

Seychelles enjoys warm weather year-round, with the hottest months from December to April and the wettest from January to February, though rain showers are short.

The decision of deciding when to go to Seychelles is often affected by the seasonal trade winds that wash seaweed onto the beaches of some of the islands. The Southern coasts of Mahe and Praslin Island are normally affected from May to October. Hotels will normally drive guests to a seaweed-free beach nearby.

Diving in Seychelles is great all year round, though April to May and October to November are considered the best time to visit Seychelles for diving.

Health & Entry Requirements:

A passport (valid for 6 months beyond intended stay) and a visas are required for most nationalities (not required for South African passport holders, if in possession of a return ticket).
Compulsory Vaccinations – Yellow Fever (Only if traveling from an infected country)
Recommended Vaccinations – Hepatitis A&B, Tetanus, Polio


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