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 through August) and around the holidays (late December)
Top 10 things to do in the Seychelles
- Watch the sunset at Beau Vallon Beach
- Go hiking in Morne Seychellois National Park
- See coco de mer palms at Vallée de Mai
- Relax on Anse Lazio Beach on the island of Praslin
- Visit the Aldabra tortoises on Curieuse Island
- Go snorkeling on St. Pierre Island
- Visit the laidback island of La Digue
- Check out the stunning Anse Source D'Argent Beach
- Explore the capital of Victoria on Mahe
- Visit the Seychelles National Botanical Gardens
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.