Cheap Flights to Seychelles

Cheap Flights to Seychelles

Deep in the Indian Ocean, about 1,500 km off the coast of Kenya, is an archipelago of more than 100 islands that together form the nation of Seychelles.

Many tropical islands are naturally beautiful; Seychelles, however has a quality that makes the mind reach for supernatural adjectives. Often called the Galapagos of the Indian Ocean after the supremely beautiful and biologically well-endowed islands off the coast of Ecuador in South America, exploring the Seychelles can feel like exploring life itself. Almost everything that you admire in nature is to be found here, in conditions approaching preternatural perfection -- unspoiled, unchanged since prehistory, the way, perhaps, nature was always intended to be.

The essentials: when and how to get to Seychelles

When it comes to visitors from US, UK and Canada, Seychelles doesn't issue visas; instead, it issues free visitors' permits upon arrival, permit documents whose validity can be extended for stays up to a year. To be able to enter the country, you need to be able to prove intent to leave, with a ticket out of Seychelles, and proof of adequate funding to support yourself, calculated at about C$175 a day. If you have questions before setting off from Canada, you'll need to ask the nearest embassy, the High Commission of Seychelles in New York City.

The months of April, May, October and November are the nicest times to be in Seychelles. These are months free of rain, high heat and humidity. Coming in between November and March, however, will help you snag cheaper prices on your trip, and encounter reasonable temperatures. If you're interested, you could come in April for the Carnival of the Seychelles Fishing Tournament; August sees Sea Turtle Fest; and September, the Roundtable Regatta. October has the Festival Creole.

Researching ticket prices and arranging hotel bookings months in advance on a service like the Skyscanner travel search engine is the best way to secure reasonable prices.

Finding wonderful things to do Seychelles

Seychelles certainly does have regular activities for visitors. The market in Victoria is typically African with colorful shops, for example. Domaine de L'Orangeraie Resort & Spa Restaurant, the Marie-Antoinette Creole restaurant and other engaging entertainment destinations exist.

As great as these activities are, however, they aren't why you're here. Anyone who comes to Seychelles aims for the beautiful beaches.

Once you get past the talcum powder-textured sands of the beach and step into the ocean, there is a wide variety of wonderful activities to choose from. Seychelles is home to diverse coral life forms. Snorkeling and scuba diving in these waters, you get to see glittering reefs, shipwrecks, and a mindboggling variety of pretty, sparkling fish -- the fact that Seychelles is always warm means that you don't even need to think of a wetsuit.

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