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I hope this message finds everyone well! I am planning a trip to the Seychelles, solo for several weeks (hey, I can't wait around forever for a man to take me!) Anyway, I need to keep in touch with several clients while I am on the islands, and I'm wondering what the most cost-friendly way to do this is? I will have an un-locked US cell phone in hand upon arrival, and I'm aware that I can purchase a Seychelles SIM card at the airport... but what then?
I'd like to be able to find an international calling card from the Seychelles to the US for at least as low as 20 cents a minute. I was able to find much cheaper while traveling in the past, but for some reason, I'm only finding cards that charge 1-2 dollars per minute.
I would very much appreciate any insights! Kindly,
I have a few days now in Mahe and would like to do some walks in the NP. I was up Trois Freres today which was fun and there was some great scrambling and good views. Planning to head up Morne Blanc tomorrow.
I was wondering can I walk from the end of the road past Fort Launay to Bel Ombre? Looks like there might be a trail past Anse Major.
What about trails up Morne Seychelles (905m)? No mention of any paths! Any ideas for other trails please. I couldn't find any walk info in the map centre, tourist office or bookshops in Victoria.
We will arrive in Mahe in two weeks, sometime arround midday (12:00). Our ferry for La Digue departs at 16:30.
What do you suggest us to do in Mahe? Can we leave our luggage anywhere?
Take into account that we will be after a long flight...
Maybe some place with chaisse-longues and cold drinks?
This time no backpack we'll be travelling with the kids, 4 and 1 yo. Any advice about cool, comfortable and nice places (hotels) to stay at with kids on Mahe, Praslin and La Digue? No big resort like stuff please.
Thanks in advance
We are going on our honeymoon in September. The first 10 days will be spent in Dubai and then safari in Kenya. We want to finish the holiday with c. 10 days in paradise!
We are looking for a relaxing holiday, beautiful beaches, good snorkelling and diving, nice hotel.
The decision is either Maldives or Seychelles. any thoughts?
It is rainy season in the Maldives, but we heard that if you go to the southern islands there is less rain - has anyone any experience of this? We will be there towards the end of September.
Lastly are the Maldives far more expensive than Seychelles? we will be on honeymoon so will be spending more than the usual but the prices quoted seem to be ridiculously expensive for the Maldives.
Any thoughts would be really appreciated.
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I have read almost all written aboute where to stay on the 3 islands Mahe, Praslin & La Digue without figuring out the right places..
I do hope some fellow traveller can help me out with this question.
Does anyone need help on Cape Town/surounding i´m the one to ask on that.
We have read a lot aboute algs in some beaches/in the water and are not happy to travell to a paradise like this sitting on
Question is if we like to spend approx 100-170 E/night for a dobble and not in beach with sea grass on thoose islands ?
We rather walk for a while to reach a nice beach.
We have looked at Les Laurier on Praslin, Casa De Lela on La Digue and Pension Hibiscus.
On Mahe we thought have a car for the time there and therefore we even could stay more "off " but preferly really near beach.
There are also peole "warning" for staying in a beach with very ... more »
We are a young couple looking to stay in the Seychelles over the festive period, on Mahe Island preferably. Any accommodation heads up would be appreciated. We're happy to share/lodge or take up a studio apartment. We are looking at 15th Dec 2012 - 15th Jan 2013. Please do get in touch if you have something for us
I'm planning to go to the Seychelles mid/ end of July. I know that in this period of time SE winds blow and I'm wondering which beaches are good for snorkeling in Mahe, Praslin and La Digue?
Thanks a lot for your time!
I have booked 2 return tickets from Mahe to Praslin on Airseychelles on internet. But when I pay for it, the error happened.
"You have accessed this page out of sequence", when I checked the tickets state is always on holding confirmed. And I confirmed with the bank, the deal has been authorized.
Then, I contact with the Airseychelles, the staff were kindly to check the booking information, but the problem didn't work out. And now, a week was passed, the tickets state is also on holding confirmed, the authorisation for this payment has been successful transaction, but the tickets do not issued. I try to call and email the airseychelles again and again, my problem is also here. No one reply the mail more.
So who have the same experience of mine? And what's the solution of you?
Now I just can call and email them time and time, I have no idea about this. Could anybody can help m... more »
I was considering to go to Seychelles with a couple of friends but one of them says that Seychelles is (mostly) for couples. Could anyone confirm if it is like this in all Seychelles islands? I would not mind to be surrounded by a number of couples but I would tend to agree with my friend that it would not be that nice if let's say 80% of tourists around there were couples.
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Are lounge chairs & umbrellas available on Seychelles beaches, e.g., Beau Vallon?
Rentals and sometimes complimentary umbrella-like structures seem common features of many public beaches worldwide, why not in the Seychelles?
We're thinking of travelling from Nairobi to the Seychelles for a honeymoon in January 2013. I've read it's the wettest month on the Seychelles? Is it still good to go there then? What about snorkling and diving?
I've found some reasonable prices for accomodation at agoda.com. But for budget accomodation (that is still of good quality), would it be recommended to book once there (apart from maybe the first night), to find other options?
We're thinking of going to Praslin and or La Digue, although Mahe will be our point of arrival and departure.
I've sent two e-mails requesting a booking and asked two travel agents to do the same - all with no success. Is ATV still operating? Does it accept bookings?
Is the end of November high season and is it hard to just show up and find accommodation on La Digue?
Has anyone found any cheap accommodation (less than 50$ a night) for budget accommodation?
Who do you recommend for a budget sailing trip based out of La Digue or Mahe?
What airlines fly from Dar es Salem to Seychelles?
Thanks for your help!
One of the listings for Chez Batista's on the southwest coast notes that "From May through July there may be large waves coming in from the southeast at times, making swimming/snorkelling impossible. In the month of June, the hotel is closed." And another place's listing also mentioned being closed during June.
LP's guide, on the other hand, states that July is high season, but to watch out for large swells June-November on the northeast coast.
Does this mean that June is a low season for accommodation prices and that the more protected beaches for swimming/snorkelling during June & July are on the West coast?
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