Again, Etihad had a pitstop at Abu Dhabhi. And the flight back was way comfortable.
Seychelles you have our heart and you’ll be very special for us, forever. Period.
Quick Facts -
Seychelles - divided into 2 main groups, Mahe with 60+ central and mountainous gigantic islands and second is the other group with 50 other outer, flat, corralling islands. Temperature is mostly tropical oceanic with little to no variation in the day temperature.
Capital - Victoria
Currency - Seychelles Rupees (~Rs 5 INR) or Euros
Visa - Free and on-arrival for Indians and few other continents as well.
Travel Options - Air Seychelles is the direct flight from Mumbai to Seychelles. However, other airlines ply too. Since we’re hard pressed on time and it was last minute for us hence we booked Etihad Airlines and they had a connecting flight from Mumbai to Seychelles with a pitstop at Abu Dhabhi.
Network Connectivity - Mostly ISD International roaming works on all carriers especially Airtel has a wide spread network and even the second network provided in Africa. We activated 11 days International roaming on our existing Airtel numbers. You can also buy the local sim at the airport. Plus, all the hotels mostly have wi-fi.
Why is it famous - Mostly for gigantic coconuts, called Coco De Mer, green sea turtles, and giant tortoise called Aldabra. It is also amongst the most desired destination for Scuba Diving and other under water sports. Also, home to UNESCO-designated sites, coral atoll Aldabra and Vallée de Mai, called the Garden of Eden. And, it’s known to attract the likes of Aishwarya Rai & Abhishek Bachchan, and discerning travellers looking for a beach holiday away from the maddening crowd.
Food & Accommodation - Plenty of hotels suiting every budget range. Also, food has plenty variety and mostly continental or mediterrian. However, for vegetarians, less options are available.
When to Visit - Across the year.
What went right for us and why we recommend - The beaches we choose were quiet and (mostly) we had them to ourselves. Meaning lot of room for some quiet times with the ones who matter and life is so calm that there’s no rush to reach anywhere. Also, everywhere you go, they know how to make passion fruit drink well so savour it until you can. Also, people don’t judge you for who and what you want to be.