Seychelles and cheap flights? The best connections from Vienna start from €619 (+ tips for accommodation and activities)
White beaches, turquoise water, palm trees, hot sun… This is exactly the beautiful Seychelles that most of us know only from postcards or posts of our old friends on social networks. The Seychelles are a group of enchanting islands located in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean off East Africa. While it’s true that the archipelago is often visited by honeymooners to enjoy their honeymoon, this island nation offers plenty of places to explore. You can hike mountain trails, climb rocks and marvel at the unique flora and fauna. Join us on a Seychelles adventure!
From where? With whom? When? Tips from Pelicaners on flights to the Seychelles
- From where? The cheapest way to get to the Seychelles is from Vienna with several airlines.
- With whom? The most convenient connection between Vienna and the Seychelles is with Etihad Airways, which allows both hold and hand luggage. On this route, you’ll get full service and a standard seat, where quality multimedia entertainment is also available.
- When? The Seychelles is a year-round destination and temperatures don’t usually drop below 30 degrees all year round. If you head here between November and March, you can expect calmer seas that are suitable for snorkelling. Conversely, from March to November, the winds are a little stronger, creating great conditions for surfers.
- What’s included? Return flight, all taxes, hand luggage up to 7kg and any number of pieces of hold luggage, with the total weight of all luggage not to exceed 23kg.
Accommodation in Seychelles
You will find a really large number of hotel resorts in the Seychelles. Generally, accommodation prices here are on average higher than in any other destination. The lowest prices per night here are around €10 and up.
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What do I need to enter the Seychelles?
What to do, see and experience in Seychelles?
- No visa is required for travel to the Seychelles if the stay does not exceed 90 days in any six-month period.
- It is obligatory to show proof of return air ticket, accommodation in the country
- Passport valid for at least 6 months after return
- No test, vaccination or quarantine required on entry
Amazing islands and perfect beaches
The Seychelles are particularly characterised by their beautiful white beaches, which are washed by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. You don’t have to run away from the hot sun, you can hide under one of the tall palm trees that simply belong to a perfect holiday day. Some of the most popular islands include Silhouette Island, which is rich in flora and fauna thanks to its rainforest. If you choose the island of Praslin, you will find one of the most beautiful beaches of Anse Lazio. The top three islands are rounded off by La Digue, which is so perfect that it even serves as a backdrop for filmmakers from time to time.
Victoria (capital city)
What would it be like to visit these beautiful islands and not see the capital? Victoria is where the history of the Seychelles began. Named after Queen Victoria of England, it is interestingly the smallest capital city in the world. Here you can find the almost century-old botanical garden or even the colonial city centre. When visiting, don’t miss the local shops, which offer perhaps everything you could want, and the local market, where you’ll find freshly caught fish or other seafood.
Top places for diving and snorkelling
Do you love diving? Then hurray for the Seychelles! This divine place offers a truly diverse underwater world. You’ll be pleased to know that there are plenty of dive centres on the islands to explore the darker depths of the sea. If the depths don’t tempt you, try snorkelling and you’re in for a treat.
National parks and turtles
Go to the island of Curieuse, where a surprise awaits you. One big surprise! The island is home to some truly gigantic turtles that will even pose for your selfie in a friendly way. In addition, you can take a stroll through the national park, which resembles a real jungle.
Creole cuisine is full of delicacies
The local Creole cuisine is not only exotic for us, but also for the locals themselves. Indian, Asian and European influences are mixed here. The main ingredient is, of course, fresh fish. There are several ways to enjoy them, but the most delicious ones are grilled or prepared as curries.
Active holidays and tea plantations
If you like to be active, put on your trekking boots and head to the top of Morne Blanc. Don’t worry, this “mountain” is only 667 metres high and will only take you about an hour to climb. As a reward, enjoy beautiful views of the whole island and even have the chance to learn a little more about the production of local tea in a small tea factory.
Treasure hidden on every island
Do you associate the island with hidden pirate treasures? Discover them! It’s true that there were pirates here in the past, and it’s also true that there are several treasures to be found here, especially natural ones. On Praslin Island, for example, there is a waterfall in the middle of a lush forest that you won’t read about in any travel guide. Or go back in time to Le Digue Island, where you’ll find hardly any cars, life is somehow quieter, and not to mention the beautiful beaches… Awesome!
The sexiest nuts in the world
The island of Praslin is also home to a very rare species of palm that grows only on this island. The nuts from these palms are the largest in the world, weighing an incredible 30 kilograms and can grow up to 51 cm in diameter.
Unique fauna and flora
Beside the white sandy beaches and the pleasantly warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, the Seychelles is home to a rainforest with endemic palm trees with the largest seeds in the world, as well as the critically endangered jellyfish tree, giant tortoises, black parrots and bats. Seychelles is home to more than 2,000 endemic species of plants and animals.
The weather in the Seychelles is exotic all year round
Seychelles is a year-round destination and temperatures usually do not drop below 30 degrees all year round. If you head here between November and March, you can expect calmer seas that are suitable for snorkelling. Conversely, from March to November, the winds are a little stronger, creating great conditions for surfers.Photo source: Shutterstock, Dreamstime, Unsplash.com