Coco de Mer Photo Credit Brocken Inaglory This rare nut is partly why the Vallee de Mai on Praslin Island was considered the original Garden of Eden — the suggestive curves of the female-shaped coco de mer was obviously the Forbidden Fruit! Although bicycles are for hire on Mahé as well, the steep hills and bigger distances combined with heavier traffic makes this a less popular island to explore by bike. There are seven post-secondary non-tertiary schools: the Seychelles Polytechnic, School of Advanced Level Studies, Seychelles Tourism Academy, University of Seychelles Education, Seychelles , Maritime Training Center, Seychelles Agricultural and Horticultural Training Center and the National Institute for Health and Social Studies. Buy your spices in the market of Victoria 6 of 10 essential Seychelles travel facts: The mysterious Vallee de Mai is the original Garden of Eden The Vallee de Mai on Praslin Island, one of the most visited islands in the Seychelles after Mahe, was long considered to be the original Garden of Eden. Most other islands can easily be explored by foot. Insect repellent can help deter mosquitoes but not much else can be done as a precaution.
Higher percentages of active ingredient provide longer protection. The hot months are from December to April, with higher humidity 80%. Other political parties operate other papers such as Regar. Alternatively, click here for help and advice on a fast ferry ticket or hotel, and if you still can't find the answers you're looking for, check out our most common 's. The Feast of the Assumption of Mary 15 August A significant day of recognition throughout the islands with a dedicated public holiday held every year on 15 August.
See our for some easy tips to avoid them. Chikungunya virus is a disease spread by mosquitoes, and causes flu-like symptoms. However, there may be constraints that will limit the ability of the Government of Canada to provide services. Obey lifeguards and warning flags on beaches. This luxury tropical destination is one of the top celebrity hot spots — and here are 10 essential travel facts you need to know before you go. Of the main islands Mahé, Praslin and La Digue, the latter one is probably the best one to visit, as it is the quietest.
The marine life around the islands, especially the more remote coral islands, can be spectacular. The French language was introduced before the British rule and has remained in use largely thanks to the Franco-Seychellois minority and the language's proximity to Seychellois Creole. Semaine de la Francophonie Celebrating French culture in mid-March, Semaine de la Francophonie is a similar entity to that which is enjoyed in Franco-influenced destinations around the world. The main product of the country, fish, is cooked in a variety of ways. Seychelles Democratic Party 1976: The newly knighted Sir James Mancham became the country's first President, with René as Prime Minister.
High factor sun lotions are also recommended. It is special for a number of reasons. Before you travel, check with your transportation company about passport requirements. Hepatitis A is a disease of the liver spread through contaminated food and water or contact with an infected person. You can reduce your risk by taking steps to prevent bug bites. The Seychelles earn a significant portion of its annual revenue through tourism industry.
Look out for jewellery crafted from coral, seashells, tortoise shell and black pearls. Clodo later stood trial in South Africa where he was acquitted as well as in his home country Germany for air-piracy. But a seaweed-free beach is never far away and many hotels offer a free shuttle service to beaches unaffected by this natural phenomenon. The capital of the 115-, , lies 1,500 kilometres 932 mi east of mainland. Spread over three days in mid-August, the celebration includes a bicycle tour, the Miss Fun Park pageant, and various sports, dances and competitions, including coconut peeling.
All accommodation is registered by the Ministry of Tourism, who guarantee minimum standards of service and facilities. These are in descending order of size: , , , , , , , Ste-Anne, North, Cerf, Marianne, Grand Sœur, Thérèse, Aride, Conception, Petite Sœur, Cousin, Cousine, Long, Récif, Round Praslin , Anonyme, Mamelles, , Eden, Île Soleil, Romainville, Île aux Vaches Marines, L'Islette, Beacon Île Sèche , , Cocos, Round Mahé , L'Ilot Frégate, Booby, Chauve-Souris Mahé , Chauve-Souris Praslin , Île La Fouche, Hodoul, L'Ilot, Rat, Souris, St. This year-round destination is blessed with warm, tropical climate and the temperature ranges from 24°C to 32°C. Many older Seychellois had not been taught to read or write in their childhood; adult education classes helped raise adult literacy from 60% to a claimed 100% in 2014. Seychelles hosts some of the largest in the world, notably on the outer islands of Aldabra and Cosmoledo.
Avoid all travel There is an extreme risk to your personal safety and security. Spellbinding beaches are the main attraction, and what beaches! The government of Seychelles requires proof of yellow fever vaccination only if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. By Car Renting a car is possible on the islands of Mahé and Praslin and can be surprisingly cheap. There is no risk of yellow fever in Seychelles. Beyond the beach, diving and snorkelling are brilliant in the warm waters amid abundant marine life, while few places on the planet do ocean-side luxury quite like the Seychelles. Bring a helmet from home, if needed.