Before visiting the Seychelles, tourists always have a logical question about movement. To do this, you can choose bicycles, buses, taxi services, car rental. Also between the inner islands of the air and water transport connections.
Popular among tourists are the largest islands – Praslin and Mahe. Unlike the rest of the islands, which move mainly on foot, by bicycle or even by carts with oxen, the transport system is the most widely developed on these islands. Some of these methods are described below.
In the Seychelles acts not quite familiar to most countries, left-hand traffic. A large number of local roads have the appearance of serpentine and have a rather narrow space in width. Having hired a car, the tourist will have to be as vigilant and attentive as possible on the road. The speed limit in the city is up to 40 km / h, outside the city up to 60 km / h. It is possible to order a rental car at the hotel, but it is recommended to do it in advance.
Many rental companies offer online services. You can pick up a rented car at the airport, at the car delivery counter. Mandatory condition, the presence of a driver’s license of international standard and insurance. The driver must be over 22 years old. Rent a car per day will be 800 rupees ($ 65).
Airports in Seychelles
Not far from the capital of Victoria, on the island of MAE, there is an international airport, which is the only airport on these islands. According to reviews of tourists, the journey from the airport to any hotel is no more than 45 minutes.
In general, flights to Mahe transit through Doha or Dubai. Of course, you can build an air route through London or Paris, but you will have to pay a tidy sum for the ticket, which is about $ 1,500-2,000 or more. Domestic flights also exist between the main islands, provided by their local airline, Air Seychelles. In one day, the airport carries out more than 20 flights to other islands of the archipelago, the cost of one such flight will cost from 500 to 1000 rupees (32.4 $ -64.8 $).
Bus services run only on the islands of Praslin and Mahe. Having gone on one of these buses, you will immediately have a great desire to leave it and transfer to a rental car, since bus drivers often do not observe the speed limit and carry out dangerous maneuvers along such narrow roads. There is no air conditioning in them, they are replaced by open windows. Locals are accustomed to, but tourists do not always like it.