Yoram Yasur: Seychelles islands
In recent years, the Seychelles archipelago has gained great worldwide notoriety thanks to its stunning and photogenic white sand beaches.
Although this destination located in the one located on the African coasts is considered by many as “the best beach place in the world”. Is it really? Or is it just propaganda created by travel agencies to sell more tour packages? In this article we will know more about this amazing place.
What you need to know
Yoram Yasur: The Seychelles, as mentioned in the previous paragraph, is a group of islands located in the Indian Ocean, on the African coasts. Originally colonized by the French during the nineteenth century, the islands for many years practically no one visited them as a result of their remoteness. However, with the tourism boom of the late twentieth century, they quickly became one of the favorite destinations of high-class travelers.
In terms of climate, the average temperature is about 25 ° C for practically the whole year. In the months of June to October, much of the time is clear. And from March to April is when most of the rains occur.
Yoram Yasur: The main attraction of the archipelago are undoubtedly its beaches. In most of the islands we can find paradisiacal beaches in which the water is dyed turquoise blue. Even one of them is commonly considered the most photographed beach in the world (the one in the image).
Another must-see attraction is its nature. Like other islands in the region, Seychelles has hundreds of endemic species of animals and plants that you cannot see anywhere else in the world. In addition to the land routes through wooded and jungle areas, you can also practice snorkeling and diving.
And to end the trip, you can visit Victoria, the capital of Seychelles. Although it is small in size (it is one of the smallest capitals in the world), there is a good number of different things to do. For example, the botanical gardens, the government palace, several museums of natural history and the picturesque central market. Likewise, there are areas full of very exclusive stores, ideal for people who like to buy.
How do you get there?
The only ways to get there are by plane or by cruise.
Regarding the flights:
- From the Middle East, most of the flights depart from Dubai (operated by Emirates), Abu Dhabi (Etihad Airways) and Doha (operated by Qatar Airways).
- From Europe, the French airline, Air France, regularly operates flights to Seychelles departing from Paris. During peak season, companies such as British Airways and Condor have seasonal flights.
- From Asia, there are several flights within the itinerary that depart from India and Sri Lanka.
- From Africa, Ethiopian Airlines flies 4 times a week
- In the case of cruise ships, there are several companies that operate from the months of May to September. For more information, consult your travel agent.
Requirements to enter
Yoram Yasur: Since most of the economy in the area depends on tourism, no specific visa or permit is required to enter. The only stipulated requirements that they ask for are:
- Valid passport
- Hotel reservations
As usually happens in similar beach destinations, the prices that are normally handled in Seychelles can scare more than one. And it is not for less, it is an ideal place to have a luxury vacation.
Yoram Yasur: However, although there are no really “economic” options to visit the archipelago, it is possible to travel and meet without spending a lot of money. For example, getting offers in travel agencies in high season, or affiliating a frequent client program that have large hotel chains.
Even so, Seychelles is a place worth paying every penny to enjoy one of the great natural wonders of this world.