Many people consider the Seychelles an “earthly paradise”, as the local flora and fauna have been preserved here in their original form, and the cleanest sandy beaches are considered the most beautiful in the world. The Seychelles is home to a large number of endemic plants and animals. Ideal conditions for a beach holiday, a wonderful climate and a beautiful underwater world attract hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. Each island of the archipelago is a unique natural site.
Geography of Seychelles
According to best-medical-schools, the republic lies not only on the Seychelles, but also on the Amirant Islands, which in turn are located off the eastern coast of the African continent in the Indian Sea, slightly north of Madagascar. In total, the republic includes about 115 islands formed by volcanoes and coral reefs. The highest point of the state is located on the largest island – Mahe (height 907 meters), it is worth noting that almost all the islands rise above sea level by only 2-5 meters.
The area of the Seychelles is 451 km. sq., occupies the 197th place in the world by area.
The national currency is the Seychellois rupee (SCR).
The official language is English, French, Seychelles Creole (Seselwa).
Visa to the Seychelles
If you plan to stay in the Seychelles for no more than one month, then obtaining a visa is not necessary. At the border point, it is enough to present a passport, the validity of which will expire at least 6 months after the end of your stay in the country, return tickets, hotel reservations and proof of sufficient funds to live in the country (minimum $ 150 per person per day).
Weather in the Seychelles
The Seychelles is characterized by a maritime subequatorial climate. The temperature is approximately the same all year round, however, two seasons can still be distinguished: from December to May – the hot season (+29 C) and June-November – the cool season (+24 C). In addition, monsoons form two intermediate seasons: wet and dry. The coral islands are lower and the amount of precipitation here per year is 500-1500 mm, at higher ones from 2200 mm. It is believed that May and October-December is the best time to visit the Seychelles.
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Catholic Christianity prevails on the islands – 88% and 8% of Anglicans. Part of the population adheres to traditional African religions.
The level of security in the country is quite high, and it is almost impossible to witness a negative attitude towards tourists. Marine inhabitants can pose some danger to tourists, therefore, before swimming in an unknown place, you should consult with local residents about the features of this place.
No special vaccinations are required. Solar radiation can have negative consequences for the body, so spending the whole day on the beach is not recommended and you should definitely use sunscreen and insect repellents, which also pose a slight danger to humans.