Seychelles International Airport is located on the island of Mahé in Seychelles near the capital city of Victoria. More commonly known by locals as Aéroport de la Pointe Larue, the airport is the international gateway to this archipelago nation and the hub of national flag carrier, Air Seychelles. It is also the busiest airport on the island.
Air Seychelles operates frequent flights to and from Bangkok, Johannesburg, London, Milan, Munich, Paris, Port Louis, Mauritius, Rome and Singapore. Other major airlines such as Qatar Airways, Emirates, Kenya Airways also have direct flights to the Seychelles.
The airport is 11 km southeast of the capital and is easily accessible by public transport. Travel time from the airport to Victoria is a mere ten minutes. There is frequent service from the bus station in Victoria. Taxis are also easily found just outside the terminal. Many hotel provide shuttle services which are pre-arranged. Coach services at Seychelles International Airport can also bring travellers directly to the ferry terminal at the Old Port for inter-island ferry services and to the New Port for cruise holidays.
The Republic of Seychelles is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean, off the eastern Africa coast. Mahé is its largest and most populous island in the Seychelles. The islands are well-known as a luxury destination, but one can find a range of resorts available to suit your budget. The biggest attractions are its white sandy beaches and the crystal clear waters that surround its beautiful islands. The rich marine life and the bird sanctuaries are also a popular draw for many holiday makers and adventurers.
There are many things to see and do in Mahe and the islands of Seychelles and getting around to see the sights is very convenient and safe. On the mainland, you can choose from the local buses, metered taxis, rental cars or even bicycles. There are also frequent flights and charter flights between Mahe and the other islands. Helicopter service is also quite common. There are several daily round trips between Mahé and Praslin via high speed catamaran. On the smaller islands, getting around by bicycle and on foot is the best way to explore the sights. Make sure you take the time off from lazing away on the beach to visit these interesting sights in the islands of exotic Seychelles --
This Unesco World Heritage site in the heart of the island of Praslin is one of only two places in the world where you can see the famous coco de mer palm growing in their natural state. The palm tree is endemic to Seychelles is notable for its rarity and for being the largest seed. Here you can see indigenous plant and animal species including the Seychelles black parrot. The lush forest in the valleys is truly a sight to behold.
Another Unesco World Heritage Site on the Seychelles is the Aldabra Atoll. This natural wonder is actually four large coral islands surrounding a shallow lagoon. The islands fringed by an amazingly beautiful coral reef. Aldabra Atoll is home to well over 150,000 giant tortoises, the world's largest single population. A definite must-see for an unforgettable experience.
The Seychelles enjoys a year-long tropical climate and is always a good time to visit. Depending on the type of activities you are interested in, plan your trip to suit the local weather. April to May and October to November are the best times for swimming and snorkeling. Fishing is good during January. Whatever you decide, there’s a great adventure waiting for you in Seychelles. Get the best flight deals to Seychelles International Airport in Mahe today! No fixed dates are needed – simply search all the cheap flights available using Skyscanner Singapore.
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