Seychelles: exotic for the sophisticated
No special vaccinations will be required before traveling to Seychelles. The country is quite safe for vacationers: the locals are very friendly, and the police work well, so you can safely walk around the island even at night.
Although, of course, you should still follow basic safety measures: not to leave things unattended and not to take anything particularly valuable during a trip to the “wild” beaches. On the Seychelles hotel islands, in this regard, a complete idyll is in general – even the most imprudent tourists and their property are not in danger.
Probably the most dangerous vacationer on the islands may encounter is poisonous fish and sea urchins. But in order to protect yourself from these unpleasant contacts, it is often enough just to use special protective slippers for swimming. But what really can cause inconvenience during a vacation in the Seychelles is insects. Therefore, it is worth thinking in advance about reliable means of protection against them.
Climate of seychelles
The average annual temperature in the Seychelles is +26 … + 30 ° C, the climate is very mild, tropical. It is never too hot or too cold here. The rainiest month on the islands is January.
The period from November to March on the islands is considered a warm season, and from May to September – cold. April and October are “transitional” months between monsoon seasons. In winter, the weather is usually warmer but rainy, and in summer drier and cooler.
Beaches in the Seychelles
The beaches of Seychelles are small sandy coves. The coastline is a municipal property, therefore, despite the fact that each local hotel has its own beach area, other tourists are free to relax. Umbrellas and sunbeds are free.
Hotels in the Seychelles do not have an official classification of “stardom”, so tour operators independently evaluate all local hotels, conditionally assigning three, four or five “stars”.
On large islands there is a chain of hotels, and on small coral islands small bungalows of various degrees of comfort are equipped. But no matter what the hotel is in the Seychelles, it is guaranteed to provide you with the highest class service.
Each hotel in the archipelago provides British standard sockets with a voltage of 240V. Adapters for electrical appliances with other plugs can always be taken from the hotel receptionist.
Shopping and shops in the Seychelles
Shops in the Seychelles are open from 8 to 17, and on Saturdays until 17.30. Some small shops, especially those belonging to the Indians, can work until late in the evening.
As a souvenir from the islands you can buy Coco de Mer nuts or liquor from them, sailboat models made by local craftsmen, and a standard set of tropical souvenirs – shells, pareos, t-shirts and hats. Victoria’s stores also sell unusual pearl jewelry and paintings by local artists.
Bargaining in the Seychelles is not accepted, and the prices of souvenirs are an order of magnitude higher than in other tourist countries.