No matter where you’re travelling, it’s important to acclimatise yourself with the culture and decorum of your selected destination. Here are a few tips and useful information for your knowledge.No matter where you’re travelling, it’s important to acclimate yourself with the culture and decorum of your selected destination. Here are a few tips and useful information for your knowledge.


  • There are three official languages: Creole, French and English.
  • Photography at historical or scenic sights is generally permissible, but it is better to ask before taking pictures, and refrain from photographing people without permission. If you are looking to make use of drone devices, it is advisable to note that there are drone regulations in the Seychelles
  • Visitors do not need a VISA to enter the Seychelles.
  • Never exchange foreign currency with anyone other than at a trusted agency. It is known for locals and tourists to operate with counterfeit currency.
  • The official currency is the Seychelles Rupee.
  • “Take only pictures, leave only footprints”. Tourists are advised not to feed any of the animals, pick flowers, collect seashells, or to leave trash behind at any beaches.
  • Drink bottled or filtered water. Some areas and islands are still under development and may not have drinkable water.
  • Remember to take lots of bug repellent.
  • The Seychelles is a low crime area, but it’s important to be aware of your belongings and to never leave them unattended. Also, make sure to lock up when leaving your accommodation.
  • A guide to Praslin, Seychelles (link to the Guide to Praslin page)
  • A guide to Mahe, Seychelles (link to the Guide to Mahe page)





When you’re there

So, you’ve planned the ins and outs of your trip and now the time has come to get on a plane and enjoy your dream holiday. Here are some things to consider while you’re there, from transport, useful contacts and common phrases, take a look at the tips and tricks below.

Transport from the airport

As with most other travel destinations, travelling to and from the airport in the Seychelles does not pose a problem. There are many options available, considering visitors aren’t likely to have other means of transportation. From public transport, private transport to shuttles, you’re sure to find a way to travel between your accommodation, the airport, and your many adventurous explorations.

The most affordable option is public transport in the form of buses and shuttles. While buses are available all around the archipelago, shuttles are exclusively for use from the airport to hotels and/or ferries (depending on the location of your accommodation) and back. This option might be the most affordable but might not get you to your destination in one trip. Note that your destination will affect the price, as you may need to transfer between shuttles, each time paying a fee.

Ultimately, the best option for travelling to and from the airport is private transport. There are many reliable companies that offer taxi and shuttle services to visitors, and while it’s the more expensive option, the comfort and efficiency make it worthwhile. You can book private transportation for arrival, departure or even round trip.

Getting around the Seychelles

Once you’re in the Seychelles, your itinerary will likely have you travelling from one area to the next to ensure you make the most of your stay. This means that you’ll need a means of transportation to navigate between all the sights and attractions. Getting around in the Seychelles is a fairly simple task, considering you have multiple transport options.

If you’re located on one of the islands and want to take a trip to a different one, you can easily catch a domestic flight. Booking a flight with Air Seychelles will allow you to see all of the attractions the Seychelles has to offer. Alternatively, if you need to travel around a single island, you can make use of public transport like buses or even hire a car. If your travels involve short trips across large bodies of water, you can take a ferry.

Useful contacts

When you’re on your dream holiday in the Seychelles, the last thing you want to deal with is an emergency situation. But, in case an unforeseen circumstance rears its head, it’s better to be prepared. Here are a few useful contacts to ensure you stay safe on your trip.


Emergency: +248 999

Victoria, Mahé: +248 428 8000

Praslin: +248 423 3251


Mahé: +248 438 8000

Praslin: +248 423 2333

Foreign Embassies

For a list of foreign embassy contact details, visit the Seychelles government page.