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The Travel Guide for Seychelles you need to read

Seychelles is a very child- and family-friendly place. If you found this post, you likely need no inspiration and may have already booked your trip. Read on for the travel guide to understand what to know before you go to Seychelles

Travel Advice for your first family trip to Seychelles
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What to pack…

Light clothing suitable for Seychelles’ warm tropical climate is recommended and visitors should prepare themselves for the relatively hot, humid atmosphere.

Bring hats, sunglasses and adequate UV protection – SPF30 is advisable. It is important to remember that even on an overcast day the tropical sun is still strong and able to cause unpleasant sunburn.

Wearing a t-shirt for the first swim or snorkel is a good idea.

Casual evening wear (long trousers for men), together with appropriate footwear, is necessary for dining out and for gaining entrance to casinos and most hotels.

Sturdy walking shoes are recommended if you intend to take a guided walk and trail excursions.

Visitors suffering from a specific medical condition should be sure to bring an adequate stock of the appropriate medication along as well as their preferred brand of sun cream, mosquito repellent, etc.

Travel Insurance…

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Medical & Dental Facilities…

Medical facilities and call-out doctors are available to visitors on request from accommodation establishments and island resorts.

Private clinics/doctors’ rates vary. A call-out can cost from SCR75 to SCR2000 and consultation in a clinic for all non-residents ranges from SCR150 to SCR300.

Government clinics are located in most areas and charge a fee of SCR100 for non-resident consultation.

Private clinics remain open until 1700hrs and some until 2000hrs. The Ministry of Health casualty is open 24 hours a day every day.

For emergency situations please call 999.

There are several dental outlets on Mah?, Praslin and La Digue. Clinics are generally open from 0800hrs-1600hrs and call-outs can also be made for visitors on request from most accommodation establishments. The average charge for oral examinations is SCR100 for government dental clinics and from SCR300 for private dental clinics.


Tap water meets W.H.O. (World Health Organization) specifications and is safe to drink nation-wide.

Because tap water is chlorinated, visitors are advised to drink bottled water but there is no imperative to avoid soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, and ice.

If you are in any way concerned about drinking water, several different brands of bottled water are widely available in shops, restaurants and hotel bars.

Toilets in Seychelles

All toilets in Seychelles are of the sit-down variety. There are no public toilet facilities, but you can use toilets in hotels or restaurants.

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Hope you found this travel guide useful. Now go read my post on the beaches in Seychelles for families

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4 thoughts on “The Travel Guide for Seychelles you need to read”

  1. Oh, I have had the Seychelles on my bucket list for quite some time.  I learned a few things here about traveling there.  I am actually planning a trip there for late next year!  Yeah I know it’s a little in advance, but I like to have everything ready and pre paid so when I go, I have fun.  You have just gotten me more excited!  Good to know about the 999 emergency number and that the water is safe 🙂

    • Hi Matt’s mom

      good to hear I got you excited about seychelles! the place is beautiful, the weather is perfect and the water is the right level of warm.

      Matt is going to love going there.


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