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For First-Time Visitors to Seychelles, Here Is a Travel Guide - Tips to Planning Your First Holiday in Seychelles

Ranked among the world's most pristine beach holiday hubs, Seychelles offers visitors a little piece of paradise for the duration of their stay. From timing the vacation to signing up for the best activities, here are some tips on how to plan your first trip to the islands.


Time the Trip

Although the country is considered a year-round holiday hub, those who wish to experience Seychelles at its finest should time their trip to coincide with the best weather conditions. The period from December to January and from June to August is when sunny skies prevail over the island nation and the climate is perfect for outdoor activities and adventures. The worst time to head to Seychelles is from late January till the end of February as heavy rains are common during this time of year. Those who are planning to visit during the peak tourist seasons must book flights in advance as a large number of tourists travel to Seychelles during these periods.


Select the Right Island

As a collection of 115 islands, it is important to select where you would like to be based for the duration of your holiday. It is best to select one of the three largest islands as they are the most developed in terms of tourism infrastructure. This means you should pick between La Digue, Praslin, and Mahe, the largest island in Seychelles. After selecting an island, it is then time to secure accommodation at a beachfront hotel. Whether you select the Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas or any one of the other all-inclusive resorts in Seychelles, make sure the venue not only offers all the creature comforts you expect from a contemporary rest but also a beachfront location.


Pack like a Pro

Buying sunscreen and other travel essentials in Seychelles is not an option as most consumer goods are imported and expensive in this part of the world. That's why it is best to buy and pack bug repellents, sun protection creams, toiletries and prescription medications before you leave for the trip. Cotton clothing, a bathing suit and flip flops will more than suffice for a stay on the islands.


Getting Around the Islands

The best way to get from Point A to Point B in Seychelles is via hired vehicles as they are affordable and efficient. Local bus services are also available with more than 40 routes crisscrossing Praslin and Mahe. One can also cycle around the islands for short trips.


Sign Up for Activities

In addition to spending time in the water and enjoying the free public beaches in the country, visitors can also sign up for water sports activities ranging from snorkelling and diving to jet skiing. Boat cruises and fishing tours are also popular among seasoned visitors while avid hikers will find plenty of trails in Mahe. Culture buffs may want to spend time at the Botanic Gardens or the National History Museum.