Have you ever thought about discovering a paradise in the Indian Ocean? The Seychelles Islands offer several pristine beaches and top-notch treatment for tourists who are willing to spend a good deal of money.
The small beaches of the country are all bordered by tropical forest and gigantic rocks, always forming wonderful views for those who want to have fun and relax.
Although many families travel to the islands, Seychelles is a popular destination for honeymooners. The British royal couple Prince William and Kate Middleton even enjoyed the period of newlyweds in 2011 in the archipelago.
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions:
Do I need a visa?
You don't need a visa to enter the country, but the government asks for the international certificate of vaccination against yellow fever. The Brazilian Unified Health System (SUS) provides the immunization and the document free of charge.
Do you have a time zone?
Yes, the time zone + 7 hours from Brasilia time.
Which currency to take?
The local currency is the most used in restaurants and day-to-day shopping. The seichollois rupee can be exchanged at exchange offices in the city center as well as at Mahé airport. Most establishments accept Visa and MasterCard credit cards.
How to get to Seychelles?
There are two main routes: connecting in Dubai and through Abu Dhabi. Emirates sells round trips for an average of R$ 5,800 and Ethiad, from R$ 5,500. Both flights consulted in economy class. In business class, it costs around R$ 10 thousand to visit the country.
How many hours is the plane trip?
From São Paulo to Dubai or Abu Dhabi around 15 hours. From these countries, the flight to Seychelles usually takes an average of three hours more.
Where to stay?
Seychelles hotels and inns can be found at different prices and locations. For those who want more hype, the Grand Anse region, in Mahé, is more recommended. There are options from large hotel chains, such as Hilton and FourSeasons. Most hotels also have private beaches, such as Avani, in the Barbaroons region.
When is the best time to visit Seychelles?
Temperatures fluctuate between 24ºC and 32ºC throughout the year, but between December and March the weather is usually better and the most suitable for sunbathing. Between May and September, the feeling is cooler. Despite not being cold, it is also common to see fog in Seychelles, including in the airport area.
In April, the government began organizing the Victoria International Carnival, which draws visitors from around the world to a parade in the capital. Residents, however, prefer the Criole Festival, held at the end of August.
Are there tour packages for the archipelago?
Yes, Brazilian travel companies organize trips to Seychelles. Kangaroo Tours, Viagem Express and CVC case. Global Viagens even prepares specific trips for honeymooners.
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