A breath-taking beautiful archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, the Seychelles are a sun-kissed paradise for couples, honeymooners and families looking to enjoy stunning pristine beaches, sapphire blue seas, tropical flora and fauna, spectacular coral reefs, diving, nature reserves, colourful birdlife and rare wildlife such as giant Aldabra tortoises. Mahé island is home to the capital, Victoria, as well as the mountain rainforests of Morne Seychellois National Park and some of the Seychelles’ best beaches.

First-hand knowledge

Sarah, Rachel, and Amy have all been to the Seychelles


  • Capital: Victoria (on the island of Mahe, the largest of the 115 islands of the Seychelles)
  • Currency: Seychellois rupee
  • Time Difference: 3 hours AHEAD of BST, and 4 hours AHEAD of GMT - Seychelles observes the same time throughout the year, without Daylight Saving Time
  • Flight time: You can fly direct to Mahe in 10 hours and 15 minutes
  • Official language: Seychellois creole (spoken by 95% of the population), English, and French
  • Entry requirements: No visas are required. Your passport is only required to have validity for the proposed duration of your stay.
  • Vaccinations and Health: You should always ensure that you travel with adequate travel health insurance. For up-to-date information, please check this website (as recommended by the Foreign Office): https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/country/194/Seychelles#Vaccine_recommendations. If vaccinations are required, it is generally advisable to arrange an appointment with a health professional four to six weeks before departure.
    General information on travel vaccinations can be found on the NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/travel-vaccinations/

To find out more, and for the most up-to-date advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/seychelles

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