Travel guide

Heavenly beaches and polished rocks

Welcome to part of the Vanilla Islands. Made up of 115 islands scattered across the Indian Ocean, the Seychelles archipelago is one of those islands we love. Peaceful postcard landscapes: white sandy beaches, coconut palms, polished rocks typical of the Seychelles landscape.

There are many islands to visit, including La Digue, Mahé and Praslin. For something a little more dreamy and tranquil, some prefer to venture to Île de la Frégate, Île aux Cerfs or Île aux oiseaux.

Here, people are proud of their Creole culture, their “island” culture, which is also influenced by surrounding countries such as Africa and India. Friendly locals, and an environment that goes beyond the big resorts: marine life to explore during a diving session; an escapade in one of the many nature reserves, meeting giant tortoises…

An earthly paradise to discover from another angle!

Time difference



Seychelles Rupee


Telephone prefix


How do you say...

Some words and expressions in the language

English is easily spoken in Seychelles, and the local language is Seychellois Creole, also known as Seselwa:

  • Good morning / Good evening = Bonzour / bonswar
  • How are you? = Or byen?
  • Fine, thank you, and you? = Mon byen, gran mersi, oumenm?
  • Do you speak French/English? = Eski ou koz francé / anglé?
  • I understand/ I don’t understand = Mo kompran / Mo pa kompran
  • Goodbye = Baybay
  • Merci (beaucoup) = (gran) mersi
  • Excuse me/Please = Eskiz / silvouplé
  • My name is… = Mo appel
  • Yes/no = Wi/non

Key figures

The Seychelles are at GMT+4, 02h00 ahead of France:

When it’s 6pm in Paris, it’s 8pm on Mahé

When it’s 3pm on Praslin, it’s 1pm in Marseille.

Good to know

Electrical outlets – Type G


Up-to-date vaccinations:

  • DTPolio
  • MMR (in children)
  • Hepatitis A and B depending on your trip
  • Typhoid fever too
  • Vaccination against rabies may also be offered in certain cases, depending on the conditions and location of your stay. Ask your doctor or an international vaccination center for advice.


All travelers to the Seychelles must have an electronic travel authorization, obtained prior to departure from the website.
Documents required: passport (subject to the above conditions); proof of accommodation; return ticket; proof of financial means. This authorization is subject to a fee of 10 euros. The request must be made at least 10 days before departure. A tourist visa is issued on arrival on presentation of the travel authorization.