|Currency||Seychelles rupee (SCR)|
|Area||total: 455 sq km |
water: 0 sq km
land: 455 sq km
|Population||80,098 (July 2002 est.)|
|Language||English (official), French (official), Creole|
|Religion||Roman Catholic 86.6%, Anglican 6.7%, other Christian 2.5%, other 4.1%|
The Seychelles are a group of about 90 islands in the Indian Ocean that lie off the coast of Eastern Africa, northeast of Madagascar.
- La Digue
- La Digue. The crossing is 30 minutes and the schedule is timed to interconnect with Cat Cocos.
It is also possible to take small boats from Mahe direct to La Digue, although departures can be unreliable, there is limited wet weather cover and the journey takes about 3 hours (but that's cheaper than an Indian Ocean Island cruise!)
Having a car is really a good idea. It is easier to find a good view point. You can only rent on Mah� and Praslin. You can find a car for only 45E per day.
There are local busses on the islands of Mahe and Praslin which run from morning through the evening. Fare is SCR 3.
The Seychelles are not tolerant of backpackers turning up at the airport without accommodation booked. Most accommodations, however, are relatively expensive. Your best bet for a buget bed is renting an apartment.
Seychelles is More or less safe.Just try to avoid any dark bylanes.
- Diplomatic representation in the US
- chief of mission: Ambassador Claude Sylvestre MOREL
- chancery: 800 Second Avenue, Suite 400C, New York, NY 10017
- FAX:  (212) 972-1786
- telephone:  (212) 972-1785
- Diplomatic representation from the US
- the US does not have an embassy in Seychelles; the ambassador to Mauritius is accredited to the Seychelles
- Try Comoros, Mauritius, and Madagascar