The Seychelles

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The Seychelles is an island nation off the East Coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean. 115 islands make up the Seychelles, many of which are uninhabited.

The Seychelles is best-known for its tropical, white-sand beaches, but you can also find jungle, mountains, and even giant tortoises there.

Seychelles quick facts

Population: 92,000

Language: English, French, Seychellois Creole

Currency: Seychellois Rupee (SCR)

Capital city: Victoria on Mahe Island

High season: Summer (May-August) and around the holidays (late December)

Getting around the Seychelles

On the larger islands like Mahe and Praslin, renting a car or hiring taxis is going to be the best way to get around. On La Digue, bicycles are the main form of transport.

To get from one island to another, ferries are the most economical way to travel, though small planes do service the larger islands, too.

Where to stay in the Seychelles

The Seychelles has no shortage of places to stay. Yes, there are high-end 5-star resorts in the Seychelles that come with high price tags (like the Four Seasons and Raffles), but you can find fairly affordable luxury here, too, especially if you look into guesthouses/B&Bs. And, since there are so many beaches everywhere, the water is never far away even if you end up booking something without direct beach access.

Check out the top places to stay in the Seychelles here.

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