Seychelles, the Indian Ocean island destination has started welcoming visitors from across the globe, irrespective of their vaccination status, from March 25’ 21. Since then Indian tourists are flocking to this beautiful honeymoon destination for a vacation amidst the pandemic.
Seychelles is not only comparatively affordable than the Maldives, but it also offers a wide range of other attractions like island-hopping, wildlife and cultural experiences which makes it perfect for a honeymoon trip as well as for an enthralling family vacation.
If you are a travel agent who wants to tap this popularly growing destination, you’re at the right place!
If you ever tried looking for Seychelles on the world map, you’d see it as a tiny dot in the Indian Ocean. But you’ll be surprised that on the contrary, this island nation comprises 115 islands! Located off the coast of East Africa, it is one of those isolated, dreamy locations one often sees in movies.
How to reach Seychelles
Seychelles International Airport (SEZ) is the international airport of the Seychelles located on the island of Mahé near the capital city of Victoria. The airport is the home base and the head office of Air Seychelles.
You can book a flight to Seychelles International Airport from Mumbai which is by far the most convenient way to travel to Seychelles from India . A non-stop Mumbai to Seychelles flight takes about 4 hours 30 minutes to complete the journey. Air Seychelles has started twice-weekly direct flights to Mumbai from April 8.
Travellers also have the option to take connecting flights from Delhi Airport to reach Seychelles.
Visa Free For Indians
Seychelles is a visa-free country for Indian citizens, you will not require a visa on arrival or e-visa to enter the country. However, you have to obtain a visitor’s permit upon arrival.
1. Seychelles is welcoming tourists irrespective of their vaccination status without any quarantine requirement. Only a negative COVID-19 PCR test done within 72h of departure is required (both ways).
2. All visitors must have a valid travel health insurance to cover potential COVID-19 related costs (isolation, quarantine, and treatment).
3. Visitors must apply for entry through the Health Travel Authorization platform at seychelles.govtas.com. This health travel authorization (HTA) is essential for travel and will be required at check in. HTA will be processed at a charge of EUR 45 for travellers.
You can find complete set of guidelines here.
How to pitch Seychelles to your customer
World’s Best Beaches
Made up of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, the Seychelles are a beach lover’s paradise. Every beach reveals yet another stretch of sugar-white sand, backed by lush tropical jungle and lapped by crystal-clear waters.
The most famous is Anse Source d’Argent, with its distinct granite boulders and Hollywood looks. Regularly named the most beautiful beach in the world, and the ‘star’ in movies like Castaway and Crusoe, you’ll find it on the island of La Digue.
Witness its surprising wildlife
Wildlife lovers and birdwatchers will adore the Seychelles. The islands are home to the world’s smallest frog and some of its biggest tortoises, as well as 12 endemic species of birds.
For example, the Aldabra giant tortoise is native to the Seychelles and is one of the largest tortoises anywhere in the world. You can find them roaming free on islands like Cousin and Curieuse, as well as on islands like Mahe and Praslin.
World class diving
The Seychelles offers some of the most diverse diving in the world. From coral gardens just offshore, to wildlife-rich deep-water wrecks, there is something for every diver.The best time to dive the Seychelles is April, October or November when the seas are calm and you can dive with sharks and manta rays.
Vallée de Mai in Praslin
It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and contains an incredible range of flora and fauna. It is highly protected since it is only one of two places in the world where the coco de mer palm is found naturally.
Bird-lovers in particular would adore this nature reserve since there are a large variety of spectacular winged creatures to be seen, such as the Seychelles Bulbul and the endangered Black Parrot. When it comes to the latter, there are less than nine hundred left in the wild.
Customer is not too sure about Seychelles? Just mention that Aishwarya Rai & Abhishek Bacchan went there for their honeymoon!
Top Selling Properties
Villa Dorado, Mahe
This property is situated on the East Coast of Mahé, the main island of the Seychelles; with a superb beach in front of the Villa, a beautiful lagoon, large granite boulders, complemented by the surrounding mountain’s lush tropical trees far from grounds. It offers a serene and authentic atmosphere, assuring a comfortable and memorable stay.
Double Tree by Hilton, Mahe
Double Tree by Seychelles Hilton Allamanda is just a short 20 minutes’ drive from Seychelles International Airport. The drive to the resort is extremely scenic! Resting amid 2.5 acres of landscaped gardens, the resort overlooks the Indian Ocean with access to a tranquil, private beachfront. It is a great resort for families and couples alike.
Kempinski Seychelles Resort, Mahe
The 5* luxury resort is situated on the south west coast of Mahé- the largest island in the Seychelles. The resort’s location provides a great base for exploring but also offers a peaceful retreat surrounded by lush greenery and towering mountains. The Olympic-length, infinity pool and a pristine private beach lined with tall palm trees are the highlights of the resort. Because of its secluded and peaceful location, it is recommended for couples.
Berjaya Beach Resort, Praslin
Berjaya Praslin Resort is a popular choice amongst travelers in Seychelles Islands, for couples and families alike. It is a prime property on Cote D’Or Beach on the Praslin island. Offering a variety of facilities and services, the hotel provides a great accommodation option well within the budget. Rooms are spacious and furnished with contemporary decor.
Constance Lemuria, Praslin
Perfect for travelers looking for a luxury accommodation – from an incredible three-tiered swimming pool, huge golf course, lavish buffet restaurant to a pillow menu on your bed – it oozes luxury. As Lemuria is located on Praslin, an island which has so much to offer in terms of day trips and exploring, most people spend about 3-7 nights here.
Renowned for its excellent service, stunning beaches and the food variety and quality, it’s a great resort with so many facilities for a family or a couple.
Generally, travellers divide their stay between two or all three islands of Mahe, Praslin and, La Digue to get the most of Seychelles.
So go ahead, and plan a perfect Seychelles itinerary for your customers!
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