Seychelles: location. Seychelles – 115 islands located in the Indian Ocean. Of the more than a hundred islands, only 30 are inhabited, of which the most popular for recreation are Denis, Mahe, Sainte-An, La Digue, Praslin and North.
Seychelles: the capital. According to thesciencetutor, the capital of the islands is a small city of Victoria with a population of just over 25 thousand inhabitants, located on the island of Mahe. The nearest airport to the capital is located in the city of Mahe.
Seychelles: language. There are 3 official languages on the islands: English, French and Seychelles Creole. The latter is native to most citizens of the islands, but English and French are also spoken by most residents.
Seychelles: visa. A visa to the Seychelles for Ukrainians is free and is issued upon arrival at the airport – this is a stamp-permission, thanks to which you can stay on the island for 30 days. If the tourist is planning a vacation not through a tour operator, then in addition to the international passport, it is recommended to have a confirmation of the hotel reservation, return tickets, cash or an account with an amount of $ 150 for each day of stay on the islands.
Seychelles: climate and seasonality. On the tropical islands, the weather is ideal for relaxation almost all year round: the air temperature is about +28+31, and the water is from +24 to +26. From December to April it sometimes rains, but they are very short-lived and do not affect the air temperature and rest in general.
Seychelles: time. The time difference between Kiev and the capital of the Seychelles, Victoria, is +2 hours in winter and +1 in summer.
Seychelles: currency. The official currency in the Seychelles is the Seychellois rupee (1 $ is approximately 13.5-14 rupees, 1 € is about 14.5-15 rupees).
Seychelles: tips. Tips in the Seychelles are mostly included in the bill, so leaving them extra or not is at the discretion of the tourist and is not mandatory.
Seychelles: mobile communications and the Internet. The most profitable option is to purchase a SIM card from the local operator Airtel at the airport and buy additional megabytes of mobile Internet if necessary (approximately 1.5 GB for 300 rupees, valid for a month).
Emergency numbers in the Seychelles – one for all rescue services: 999. Phone numbers of the Ukrainian Embassy (in Victoria) – (+248) 26-65-90, 26-61-22.
Seychelles: electrical network. The mains voltage is 220-240 V, the type of sockets is British (3 rectangular flat plugs), so it is better to take an adapter with you.
Seychelles: clothing etiquette. There are no restrictions and special wishes for the clothes of tourists.
Seychelles: religion. The main part of the local residents are Catholic Christians, more than 80%, Protestantism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam are represented to a lesser extent.
Seychelles: official holidays. Most of the official holidays, as in Europe – New Year on January 1, which is actively met with fireworks and dances on the coast, Christmas on December 25, Easter. Liberation Day on June 5 and Independence Day on June 29 are also widely celebrated. In February-April, you can get to amazing carnivals. For example, in 2017, the capital will host an international carnival on April 22-24, and in 2018 you can get to the holiday on February 8-10.