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TRANSPORT & ACCOMMODATION
 

 

TRANSPORT

 

Seychelles International Airport is located on Point Larue, 10 km from Victoria, Mahe Island. In addition, there are 14 domestic airports in different islands; the main port is in Victoria. And Air Seychelles operates daily flights between the main islands.

  • Mahe offers regular bus services whereas Praslin has a limited service.
  • Taxis are to be found on both islands, rates are fixed by the government.
  • Inter-island ferries are regular between Mahe, Praslin and La Digue.
  • For hiring a boat, contact The Marine Charter Association near the Yacht Club in Victoria.
  • Cars can be hired in Mahe and Praslin (Driver’s licenses issued by other countries will also be recognized).

 

 
COMMUNICATIONS

 

The international dialling code for Seychelles is 248.

Seychelles enjoys modern, efficient communication services. At present, there are two GSM networks in operation, Cable & Wireless and Airtel. Payphones are available in most districts on the Inner Islands while the international roaming agreements in force between Seychelles and an increasing number of countries are always looking to provide more comprehensive services.

The offices of internet service providers, internet cafés, postal and courier services are located in or around central Victoria. Among the increasing number of Internet cafés, several may be found in the Beau Vallon area on Mahé, as well as on Praslin and La Digue.

Postal services are also available on Praslin and La Digue.
Central Post Office at Victoria, Mahe
Opening hours:
Monday - Friday: 08:00-16:00
Saturday: 08:00-12:00

 
ELECTRICITY

 

Throughout Seychelles the voltage is 220-240 volts AC 50 HZ.

Seychelles uses the British standard square three-pin, 13 amp sharp electric plug. Visitors from countries not using the United Kingdom's system are advised to bring their own adaptors.
 
CURRENCY

 

The local currency Seychelles Rupee (SCR) is divided into coins and notes. Coins come in 1,5,10,25 cents, and 1,5 & 10 SCR denominations. Notes come in 25,50,100 and 500 SCR denominations. Latest exchange rate is approximately USD1 = SCR18 (as in July 2020).


Credit cards are widely accepted throughout Seychelles, ATM facilities exist at major banks on Mahe, Praslin and La Digue, these machines provide cash in local currency.
 
ACCOMMODATION

 

The rapidly changing face of Seychelles' accommodation scene, in which new and renovated establishments are coming on line regularly, is providing visitors with wider choice and greater options in their selection of holiday accommodation.

A wide range of affordable, new and refurbished hotels, self-caterings and charming Creole guesthouses are joining the ranks of existing 5-star hotels and exclusive island retreats to offer memorable stays among welcoming Creole people and stunning natural surrounds.

Please refer to the website of the Seychelles Tourism Board for a full list of accommodations available in Seychelles:
http://www.seychelles.travel/en/plan-your-visit/accommodation

 
MEDICAL SERVICE

 

Victoria has a large and efficient hospital, namely the Victoria Hospital. Private doctors are also available. Some hotels provide duty nurses.
 
SAFETY

Seychelles is a safe country but valuables should also be left in custody. They should not be left on beaches or in open cars, but in the security of hotels so as to make your stay a comfortable and pleasant one.