Seychelles Solo Female Travel Safety Tips and Advice

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On this page you will find first-hand, unbiased, and real safety tips, advice and reviews from women traveling solo, submitted directly from their personal experiences in the country.

Their opinions are unfiltered and submitted independently as part of the Solo Female Travel Safety Index, a ranking of 210 countries and regions based on how safe they are for women traveling solo.

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Seychelles Country data

We have compiled a few data points below that can help you better understand Seychelles and have more context when thinking about travel safety.

Official country name: Republic of Seychelles.

Etymology: The islands were named by French Captain Corneille Nicholas Morphey after Jean Moreau de Sechelles, the finance minister of France, in 1756.

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Capital: Victoria.

Independence / foundation: Seychelles was uninhabited prior to being discovered by Europeans early in the 16th century. A lengthy struggle between France and Great Britain for the islands ended in 1814, when they were ceded to the latter.

During colonial rule, a plantation-based economy developed that relied on imported labor, primarily from European colonies in Africa. Independence came in 1976.

Population: 98,000.

Currency: Seychellois Rupee (SCR)
1 USD = 12 - 18 SCR
1 EUR = 13 - 22 SCR

Time zone: UTC+4

Languages spoken: Seychellois Creole (official) 89%, English (official) 5%, French (official) 1%, other 4%, unspecified 1%.

Religions: Roman Catholic 76%, Protestant 10% (Anglican 6%, Pentecostal Assembly 1%, Seventh Day Adventist 1%, other Protestant 2%), other Christian 2%, Hindu 2%, Muslim 2%, other non-Christian 1%, unspecified 5%, none <1%.

Climate: Tropical marine humid climate. Cooler season during the southeast monsoon from late May to September, and warmer season during the northwest monsoon from March to May.

Real GDP (ppp – purchasing power parity): $2.4 billion.

Real GDP per capita (ppp): $24,400.

Main airports: Seychelles International Airport, Praslin Airport.

World heritage sites in Seychelles

Aldabra Atoll
Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve

There are over 1,100 world heritage sites spread across more than 165 countries. New ones are added every year, and some may be removed from the list for various reasons.

Number of UNESCO listed sites: 2.

Top world heritage sites:

- Aldabra Atoll.
- Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve.

Interesting facts about Seychelles

- The Seychelles archipelago is made up of 115 islands. It wasthe original site of the Garden of Eden” by British Army officer General Gordon of Khartoum in 1881.

- The largest population of giant tortoises is in Seychelles. Over 150,000 live on the UNESCO-listed Aldabra Atoll. Giant Aldabra tortoises can live to well over 100 years.

- Seychelle's inhabitants are the biggest drinkers in the world, according to alcohol consumption per capita.

- The Seychelles was a popular pirate hideout and treasure hunters are still in search for lost gold. On Moyenne island you can see the tombs of three of them.

Further reading: N/A.

Seychelles Travel tips

Socket type: G. Guide to socket types.

Weekend days: Saturday and Sunday.

Driving: Cars drive on the Left.

Local taxi apps: No taxi/ride hailing apps.

Travel Guides: Lonely Planet, Bradt Guide.

Languages spoken: Seychellois Creole (official) 89%, English (official) 5%, French (official) 1%, other 4%, unspecified 1%.

Basic words and phrases in the main language:

Hello: Allo
Please: Silvoupel (si-voo-play)
Thank you: Merci
Help: Aidez moi (eh-de mwah)

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More about Seychelles on Solo Female Travelers

- Seychelles Sailing tour

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About the Solo Female Travel Safety Index

Safety matters to solo female travelers, you told us so in our annual Solo Female Travel Survey, where year after year, women prove that this is their most important concern when traveling solo.

We wanted to do something about it, so we built these country-specific pages where you can find reviews and scores for 7 key variables affecting the safety of women traveling solo.


  • Risk of scam
  • Risk of theft
  • Risk of harassment
  • Attitudes towards women
  • UK Travel Advisory
  • US Travel advisory
  • Global Peace Index (GPI)

Informing OSAC

The Solo Female Travel Safety Score is used by the Overseas Security Advisory Council for including safety concerns for women travelers in their country security reports; OSAC is a partnership between the U.S. Department of State and private-sector security community.

How to use the Safety Index

On this page, you will find the country score and the personal opinions on safety of other women traveling solo.

You can sort the comments by:

  • The level of experience traveling solo of the reviewer (beginner = <5 trips solo, Intermediate = 5 to 10 trips solo, Experienced = >10 trips solo).
  • The age of the traveler.
  • Whether they are a visitor or local.
  • The date they were posted.

The safety scores range from 1 to 4 with 1 being the safest and 4 being the most dangerous for solo female travelers. 

Thus, the lower the score, the safer the country.

Looking for more safety resources?

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