Weather & climate
The weather is generally warm and humid year round. The Seychelles lie outside of the cyclone belt and the year divides into two monsoon seasons. The south east monsoon blows fairly steadily from April/May to September (relatively dry) and the north west monsoon from October to March/April. The temperature varies between 26 – 32 C. It is coolest from June to October and hottest from December to April, with March and April being the hottest with temperatures reaching 31C. Humidity varies between 75% and 95% and is at its highest in the wet season. The temperature of the sea is generally between 26 to 28 degrees.
Passports & visas
Australian passport holders do not require a visa to enter Seychelles and can stay for up to one month. You are required to have six months’ validity on your passport and two blank pages. In addition, immigration may ask you to present your return ticket which is proof of your intention to depart Seychelles.
Consult your GP or a travel doctor at least six weeks before you travel. You may be required or recommended to get vaccinations for measles, typhoid and hepatitis A & B, among others. There is no risk of malaria on Seychelles. A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for anyone entering Seychelles from a yellow fever endemic country.
To reach Seychelles, guests need to fly into the Seychelles International Airport (SEZ) located on the main island of Mahé. There are then daily domestic flights, helicopter transfer, and ferry and boating transfer onwards to the Seychelles 114 other islands.
There are a number of ways to get around the islands. While on the islands, you can rent bicycles, take the local bus, wave down a taxi or hire a car. You can also choose to explore on hikes and nature walks, in one of the islands’ lush forests. Going between islands you will need to take a boat or ferry, or enjoy an exhilarating helicopter of light aircraft flight.
Currency & language
The local currency is called the Seychellois Rupee (SR), which is made up of 100 cents. When is comes to cash, Rupee is accepted along with most major currencies including GB Pound Sterling, the US Dollar, and the Euro. Visitors may bring in any amount of money, but Seychellois Rupees are difficult to convert back to foreign currencies on departure so we recommend that you don’t change too many Rupees at any one time. MasterCard and Visa cards are accepted, and Diners Club and American Express to a somewhat lesser extent.