Seychelles in early October
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Aug 10, 2012 6:59 AM Last Post By: blisshillseyche...
Jul 12, 2012 4:26 AM
Seychelles in early OctoberHi,
I am travelling in Seychelles from 1st Oct to 5th Oct. I have a couple of questions. I would appreciate it if anyone can help answer.
1, I originally planned to stay in Anse Forban during the whole trip. How is the beach there like in October?. I heard in certain seasons the beach is better in south part of Mohe and in certain the beach is worse there.
2, I also heard the beach in La Digue is much better than in Mohe. I have thought of staying in La Digue. My flight arrives at 1525. Can I catch a commute to La Digue at that time if I want to stay in La Digue?
Jul 18, 2012 7:56 AM
1) as far as I know south-east can be a good choice on Mahé in October from weather point of view on the Seychelles. I've read quite a lot useful information here recently:
Seychelles travel guide
Also there are some impulsive pictures about Seychelles Islands.
2) scheduled catamarans transport people between Mahé and Praslin (45 mins), and Praslin and La Digue (15 mins). There are other standalone possibilities too. You might want to check this with your landlord or hotel reception.
Jul 25, 2012 4:58 AM
2I can't help about the details of ferry times from Mahe to La Digue, what I can say though is that La Digue is MUCH MUCH nicer than Mahe when it comes to beaches and the overall atmosphere of the island. MAhe is big, commercial and motorized, and the beaches are so-so. La Digue is your island paradise, the sort of tropical paradise that you would imagine when thinking about Seychelles.
Aug 10, 2012 6:59 AM
3Anse Forban is a great spot all year long, and there is an amazing reef there behind mouse island if you are interested in a great snorkel! (recommended only if you are a moderate-strong swimmer though... the reef is quite a ways out and you should be confident swimming in the water without constantly trying to stand). Never, ever have I seen large waves here, although you should always check with your guesthouse or online for the daily tide information so that you aren't trying to swim out during strong tides. Along the southern tip of the island (Intendance area near Banyan Tree Resort) you are more likely to run into strong and dangerous currents throughout the year. These are the areas I think you've heard about and are referencing, but at Anse Forban you will not have these types of ongoing serious issues. ESPECIALLY if you are just planning to go in for a swim along the shoreline.
La Digue is absolutely gorgeous and if you come to Seychelles you should definitely visit, even if just for a couple days. Since you're arriving on a Monday in the mid-afternoon you will be able to catch the last boat at 17.30 to Praslin (1 hour) and then transfer to La Digue (15 mins), but the ticket offices (in Victoria and at the port) close at 16.00 so you will need to contact Cat Cocos and setup prior arrangements. If you want to stay on Mahe for a couple days and catch the boat another day, you can plan this easily by checking out ferry schedule (http://www.catcocos.com/schedule-2). From what I recall a roundtrip ticket from Mahe-Praslin is about 700scr, and the trip from Praslin to La Digue about another 150scr (contact them directly for exact rates).
Hope this helps!
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