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Seychelles National Botanical Gardens

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The Island of SILHOUETTE

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SILHOUETTE

Sihouette is the third largest island in size in Seychelles, lying 20 km northwest of Mahé. It has an area of approx. 20 km² and has a about 200 inhabitants – mostly workers. The island’s highest peak is Mont Dauban at 740 metres above sea level, followed by Mont-Pot-a-Eau at 621 metres above sea level and the lowest peak being Mont Cocos Marrons at only 500 metres above sea level. The 5 large peaks give Silhouette Island some of the most dramatic viewpoints in the Seychelles. This huge island has only 2 beaches suitable for swimming: Anse La Passe ( long narrow beach bordering Hilton Labriz Resort) and Anse Lascar (on the east side of the island).

The island was owned by the Dauban family from the mid 19th century until 1960...

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Currency and Prices in the Seychelles

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What to know about Money in the Seychelles?

Before taking off to the Seychelles, it is helpful to understand the local policies. In general mostly all Resorts and Hotels accept foreign currency and do offer money exchanging services. Smaller establishments like Guesthouses mostly prefer to get paid in Rupees, yet they accept Euros, USD and British Pounds, too. If your booking confirmation was done in a certain currency, it is better to stick to this currency for paying your accommodation. In regards to shopping and payments for several activities, like restaurants oder water sports, it is recommended to pay in the local currency (Seychelles Rupees, SCR). The best exchange rates can be found at Money Changers in Victoria...

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Restaurants on Mahé

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In the Seychelles you will find a big choice of Restaurants serving fish and creole Cuisine.

 

  • La Scala

  • Kaz Kreol

  • Konoba

  • The Boathouse

  • Opera

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NIGHTLIFE IN THE SEYCHELLES

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Nightlife in the Seychelles

Entrance in bars and nightclubs is strictly restricted to 18 years, no ID = no entrance.
Most nightclubs open their doors at 22:30 and run up to 03:00 to 04:30 in the morning, depending on the ambiance and day. Most of the locals are coming to the club later on from 01:00 am. Some nightclubs have some special offers on tickets, e.g. free entrance for ladies on Wednesdays in Katiolo or cheaper entry for gents, who come before midnight. Every weekend  there are different themes and offers at the clubs, eg. each group of minimum 5 girls can get a free bottle of champagne, or enter for free before midnight or can even get free vodka shots. Often you will hear local artists featuring the DJ...

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The Island of PRASLIN

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Praslin

Praslin is the second largest granite island of Seychelles. Lying 45 kilometers northeast of Mahé, measuring 10 x 4 km. It is a 15 minutes trip from Mahé to Praslin by Air Seychelles domestic service, which offers many scheduled flights every day (timetables: Summer ’13, Winter ’13/’14). By boat it takes about one hour with the powerful Cat Cocos catamarans, which make up to 4 trips each way per day (book your tickets at CatCocos).

The island has a population of about 7, 000 inhabitants. A leisurely tour around the Island by car will take approximately 2 hours...

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The Island of MAHE

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Mahé covers roughly 150 square kilometers and is 27 kilometers long and 7 kilometers wide. It serves as home to almost 90% of the population of Seychelles. Considering its mountainous interior, covered with lush vegetation, so it is a small wonder that the island’s original name was “Ile d’Abondance” (island of abundance).

The highest point, Morne Seychellois , is 930 metres above sea level. There are plenty of opportunities for walks and hikes through winding paths to appreciate the lush flora and fauna up close, especially in the Morne Seychellois National Park.

Victoria, the national capital, is located in the North of Mahé. This small town is the island’s economic and administrative hub, as well as their only international port...

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SEYCHELLES (OFFICIALLY: THE REPUBLIC OF SEYCHELLES)

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Where are the Seychelles?

Seychelles is located four degrees South of the Equator to the northeast of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. The Seychelles Archipelego is made up of 115 islands (but the Constitution of the Republic of Seychelles lists 155); some granitic, some coraline. The inner islands which are mostly granitic, cluster mainly around the main islands of Mahé, Praslin, Silhouette and La Digue, which are the 4 major islands of the Seychelles as they are constantly populated.

Weather and Climate

Seychelles lies beyond the cyclone belt, that’s why high winds and thunderstorms are not common at all and very rare. All year round the sun rises around 6 am and sets around 6pm.
The Seichelles have a tropical climate with temperatures ranging from 24-30°C all year round...

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The Island of LA DIGUE

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La Digue

La Digue is the third largest granitic island in Seychelles in terms of population (2000 people), but it is just the fourth largest in relation to size. The island Silhouette is bigger than La Digue, yet less populated.
La Digue offers a more relaxed and “back to nature holiday” compared to Mahe and Praslin. It is famous for its beaches and huge rock formations, e.g. Anse Source d’Argent, Anse Marron or Grand Anse.

The main mode of transport there is the bicycle as the island is small enough to be explored by bike or by foot. Most of the inhabitants are using bicycles for their daily routine, such as going to school, to work, buying groceries etc. Bicycles and tricycles are available for hire on arrival with the ferry to the jetty.
One nice attraction is the ox-cart, which is also...

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