Information about Seychelles
Wedding destination – it is in this category the Seychelles are invariably in foreign guides: all year long happy newlyweds fly in its idyllic landscapes. Seychelles offers a very rare commodity in the current world of concern – absolute peace, solitude and a measured rhythm of life – in short, ideal conditions for beginning a life together. Paradise corners, let’s just say, are not cheap, on the other hand – the wedding is also once in a lifetime … at least, few people already plan their next wedding during the honeymoon.
Another category of tourists here – people in love with the sea: there are many beautiful dive sites around the archipelago, and the coast of its 115 islands are washed by the waves for any surfer’s taste. In addition, lovers of marine fishing, yachting and exclusive beach holidays come here without any frills.
Hotels in Seychelles do not have an official classification, the tour operators evaluate them by assigning a conventional 3, 4 or 5 stars. The hotel chain covers all major islands, and small bungalows of varying degrees of comfort accommodate tourists on small coral islands. At the same time, even small hotels and loggias are guaranteed to provide a service that meets all world standards.
240 V mains voltage, three-square-plate British standard plug is used.
Families with children often choose hotels in Mahe: the beaches here are equipped with coral reefs, protected from the waves. For lovers of a relaxing holiday, we recommend Praslin and La Digue: these places are quiet, beautiful, there are all conditions for diving and snorkeling. Honeymooners are ideal for for honeymoons: secluded, comfortable bungalows are nothing but romantic.
The most affordable option is guesthouses and apartments: in Victoria, this property can be rented for SCR 2235 per day. Room for two in the capital hotel 3* will cost from 1800 SCR, in a magnificent 5* – from 3700 SCR per day. Double occupancy at the Praslin Guesthouse – from SCR 1200, in a luxury lodge – from SCR 3000 per night. Accommodation in 2* in La Diguee – from 1600 SCR, in a three-storey villa with private pool – 10 000-13 000 SCR per day. A carefree vacation on the most famous island-hotel Frigate will make the purse lighter for the sum of 50 000 SCR (if, of course, if one day in paradise will be enough).
Seychelles cuisine and restaurants
Local cuisine was formed according to traditional recipes of the islanders, but under the strong influence of European, especially French, culinary traditions, and with a noticeable Indian bias. The basis of local Creole cuisine is seafood, rice, coconuts and curries, and the most popular dish is puason ek-diri (fish with rice). It is also worth trying the seafood soup “tech-tech”, bat stew (brrr!), breadfruit stews, stewed in French style bananas “sen-jac”, banana pudding and coconuts “kak-kat”.
Creole cuisine is based on seafood, rice, coconuts and curries.
In the surrounding waters of the Seychelles, there are 1000 species of fish (and not just fish), so it is simply impossible to imagine a Creole table without seafood. Particularly popular are baked bourgeois fish, small truffle crabs, langoustines in lemon sauce, octopus curry in vegetables, crab-giraffe in coconut curry, and octopus in coconut curry.
The cheapest way to eat is in small cafes with national cuisine, Indian restaurants and pizzerias: a full meal will cost 150-300 SCR per person. Another budget option is street food on the beaches: a portion of grilled fish or octopus salad in a plastic container costs 60 SCR. For dinner at a fancy restaurant overlooking the ocean you will pay from 500 SCR per person.
Typical local beverages – beer, fermented coconut juice, strong enough “baka” – fermented sugar cane juice, as well as lemon mint tincture “dite zitronel”. In addition, the islands bring first-class South African and French wines. Tea (black or vanilla) has been consumed extensively, and coffee imported from Ethiopia, Colombia and Yemen has recently become fashionable.
Most restaurants accept orders only before 10pm, after which guests eat what they have ordered and only can take more drinks. And most often during this time, the dining rooms are simply closed. Till late night, only the bars are open.
Materials are from the site: tonkosti.ru