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Visiting Seychelles

Seychelles On A Shoestring

If you're planning on visiting the Seychelles on a shoestring budget, better be sure it's a high-quality shoestring. The Seychelles are an expensive place to visit. First, the airfare per person can be anywhere from 1000 to 2000 Euros alone, although, today, with the advent of discount fares, it may well be possible to find a a fare for much less, whether on a 747 jumbo jet from London or on a smaller plane flown by a regional airline out of Asia or Africa.

Also, you should realize that the Seychelles International Airport on Mahé is not the only gateway to these islands. The Mahé Quay and harbour in the town of Port Victoria is yet another way to arrive via whatever seafaring vehicle you care to use to cross the Indian Ocean.

Island Hopping + Getting Around In The Seychelles

In the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Africa are 115 tropical islands called the Seychelles. They are a popular beach holiday destination, and visitors like to travel to several of the islands including the uninhabited ones. The Outer Seychelles are coralline islands and mostly uninhabited. To visit these islands, visitors must travel by private yacht or in small local planes that land on remote air strips.

Getting to the Seychelles

The Inner Seychelles are granite islands and where most of the popular resorts are located. The Seychelles International Airport (SEZ) is near Victoria, the capital of the country. It is possible to reach this airport from:

• Johannesburg
• Nairobi
• Dubai
• Abu Dhabi
• Mauritius
• Doha
• Frankfurt
• Amsterdam

Travel controls imposed on yachts have been lifted since the early 1990s, but there are still restrictions for boats arriving. These rules are mainly for environmental concerns to protect the delicate coral reefs that surround the islands.