Freedom of choice
Freedom of choice

Seychelles: exotic to the sophisticated. Part II


Good news for tourists is that the import and export of the Islands, both foreign and local currency is unlimited.

As for personal things, allowed duty-free import 200 ml perfume, 500 g. tobacco or 400 cigarettes and 2 liters of alcoholic beverages. The import of other goods into the country is limited to 3000 SCR.

Categorically prohibits the importation of weapons. Even if you've planned to take a rifle or rifles for underwater hunting, it is better about this idea of forgetting.

The Seychelles is also forbidden to import any plants, vegetables, fruits, canned meat, meat products, medicines and, of course, any narcotic substance.

But to take from the archipelago did not succeed corals, sea shells, products made of turtle shell, and nuts "Coco-de-Mer”. More precisely, you will be able to take this walnut, but only if the official receipt on the purchase.

Airports in Seychelles

On the island of Mahe, near the capital, has an international airport of Seychelles (Aéroport de La Pointe la Rue). This airport is a national carrier of Seychelles-Air Seychelles. It operates direct flights to Mauritius and Johannesburg. Also the airport terminal receives flights from Dubai, Addis Ababa, Nairobi, Abu Dhabi, Doha and regular Charter flights from Amsterdam and Frankfurt.

From the domestic terminal of the airport, which is located a short walk from the international, are all inter-island flights. At the usual time of the year, planes take off every half an hour, and in high season – every 10-15 minutes. Highway Victoria - Providence Highway connects the airport with Victoria, and with the capital's bus station there are regular buses.

Transport Seychelles

The connection between even the most distant of the 115 Islands of the archipelago (of which only 33 are inhabited), is ensured thanks to numerous ferries and schooners. Tickets are sold on Board and cost about 70 SR for travel in one direction.

Internal connections to major tourist areas like custom-made flights to the outer Islands by Helicopter Seychelles. The cost of the services of this carrier cost about 4000 SCR 60 minutes of flight.

On the Islands you will also be able to navigate the local buses. By the way, the bus network Seychelles is also very well developed. The price of travel in Seychelles bus is about 3-5 SCR. And on the island of Mahe, you can even take a taxi. The cost of a taxi there is usually 5 SCR per km, the first km is charged at the rate of 15 SCR. All the cars in the local fleet equipped with meters.

If you want something more exotic, La Digue island, you can bike or ox cart. By the way, at last there is even license plates is quite a car.

ar rental Seychelles

If you want to rent for a Seychelles car, you will require national or international driver's license, driving experience of at least three years and, of course, age is 22 years. But before you rent a car, you need to weigh all the “for” and “against”: it left many difficult mountain trails and pavement quality is not the best. The maximum allowable speed in the city – up to 45 km/h, outside settlements-65 km/h. The maximum allowable speed in the Seychelles is allowed only in leading to the airport highway: as much as 80 km/h.

And the number of gas stations of the inhabitants of European cities time to moan – on the island of Mahe, their only 6, and on Praslin at all 2.

If you decide to take a chance and still rent a local car, choose SUV models with high traffic – quality of local roads, alas, requires.

But in the Seychelles, there are many offices that offer bike rentals at very affordable prices. But it also has its difficulties – available-two-wheeled equipment is often much less than the number of people willing to rent it.

If your holiday in the Seychelles will coincide with the last Saturday of the month, you will be able to see a huge (by local standards) crowd of local residents – after receiving the salary, they are massively sent to Victoria to do some shopping. In this day the city bustles with activity, and the available Parking lots do not remain already in the morning.


Date of publication: 20.11.2013