A travel guide and general advice about Seychelles for tourists. Seychelles travel guides includes Activities, City Life, currency, entertainment, food, eating out, getting around, shopping, legal requirements, language, sights, weather and wine
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About Seychelles

Known as the Republic of Seychelles, this group of islands is home to a wonderful array of wild-life, which includes giant tortoises and sea turtles.
 
Population: 77,000 Estimated

The Capital is Victoria and the total Island Area Covers approx 455 sq kms or 175 sq miles
Religion: Mainly Christianity

Seychelles Economy:Tourism and the fishing industry are the country's biggest foreign exchange earners.

Internet domain: .sc
International dialling code: +248

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Currency

The Seychelles currency is the Rupee (SR), divided into 100 cents with notes in denominations of 10, 25, 50 and 100.

Foreign exchange regulations require visitors to pay for most services, including hotels, car hire, guided tours and scuba diving, in foreign currency, preferably US Dollars or Euros. 

Rupees can only be used in local shops, markets, cocktail bars and restaurants not connected to hotels. Money can be exchanged at banks and the airport on Mahe.
The Seychelles currency is the Rupee (SR), divided into 100 cents with notes in denominations of 10, 25, 50 and 100. Foreign exchange regulations require visitors to pay for most services, including hotels, car hire, guided tours and scuba diving, in foreign currency, preferably US Dollars or Euros. Sterling is often rejected. Credit cards are generally accepted. Travelers checks are also widely accepted, particularly at hotels, shops and restaurants. Rupees can only be used in local shops, markets, and bars and restaurants not connected to hotels. Money can be exchanged at banks and the airport on Mahe.

Currency

The currency in Seychelles is the Rupee, RUP

Monetary unit: 1 Seychelles rupee = 100 cents.

For conversion rates, click here: http://www.xe.com/ucc/

The Seychelles currency is the Rupee (SR), divided into 100 cents with notes in denominations of 10, 25, 50 and 100. Foreign exchange regulations require visitors to pay for most services, including hotels, car hire, guided tours and scuba diving, in foreign currency, preferably US Dollars or Euros. Sterling is often rejected. Credit cards are generally accepted. Travelers checks are also widely accepted, particularly at hotels, shops and restaurants. Rupees can only be used in local shops, markets, and bars and restaurants not connected to hotels. Money can be exchanged at banks and the airport on Mahe.

Food / Eating Out

Some Popular Restuarants in Seychelles:

The Boathouse-Mahe:The restaurant is within the walking distance from Beau Vallon Bay and is always packed.The food is delicious especially the Creole Buffet.

The Pirates Arms: It's in a great location, right in the centre of Victoria, with a friendly atmosphere, and the food and drinks are reasonably priced too!

The Frangipani Terrace Restaurant at the Plantation Club: A different themed buffet dinner every night, with live music. A dinner with a beer or soft drink costs around $50 per head. Recommended are the Fisherman's buffet on a Sunday night, and the Asian buffet on a Saturday. It's always great service at the weekends.

Language

Languages: English, French and Creole

Weather

Seychelles weather:
The amount of rainfall throughout the year varies with the altitude and is much higher on the southern sides of the islands, which are exposed to a strong southeast trade-wind. Generally, the rainfall ranges from moderate to heavy and November through to March are usually the wet months. The combination of high temperature and high humidity is cooled slight by regular daytime sea breezes. The nights can feel hot and muggy, even oppressive, particularly for tourists unaccustomed to it.

Further Information

Seychelles - 'What To Know Before You Go'