Seychelles What to Pack

  • What to Pack
    by cjg1
  • What to Pack
    by cjg1
  • What to Pack
    by cjg1

Seychelles What to Pack

  • Next to nothing

    No need for a backpack. Normal luggage will not be a problem on boats and transportations. Swimwear and cotton/linnen clothes. Seychelles is very humid so everything will get moist. Bring stuff that dries easily. Bring bathing shoes for some of the beaches with reefs and hiking between beaches. Also, bring or buy an extra sarong for tying to...

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  • Don't need this

    You can find shampoos, conditioners, sunscreen, soap, razors, shaving cream, hair gel, q-tips, toothpaste, mouthwash, etc.You can’t find spray on sunscreen which comes in very handy if you don’t have anyone to put sunscreen on your back and if you have short hair so you can spray your scalp, so I would say bring lots of spray on sunscreen. I...

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  • Bring this

    No jeans, one or two pair of light pants, shorts, thin short sleeve shirts, bathing suit or two, sandals, tennis shoes, definitely sunglasses, and a poncho or umbrella if you can't stand getting wet. But it's always warm here, even if it's raining. Spray sunscreen is a must if you are travelling alone to get the parts you can’t reach, Imodium AD...

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  • Money!

    Bring enough Euros! You can not get euros on the Seychelles, and some tourist stuff is only possible to pay with euros, with no chance to use your credit card.Save your Euros! And use your credt card to get hold of seychelle-money ;-)At my trip to the Seychelles, a 'nice' woman at our first hotel offered to change a lot of our euros. Later we...

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  • Bring It If You Need It (but you won't...

    Bring a back pack and/or canvas shopping bag, one per person. Both are essential if you plan to walk a lot or use the public transit system. And as every guide says, the mini mokes (little rental go-cart things) and "jeeps" (Suzuki Samurai) have no security whatsoever, so you'll carry everything with you. Finally, bring a beach bag, of...

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  • Packing Tips

    Take a key lock instead of a combination lock, because somehow the airport managed to open our luggage despite the combination lock. We took an umbrella, but really the rain is quite welcoming.Don't bother taking any warm clothes.Only take half of whatever clothes you are planning on taking, because you will live in your bikini & swimming...

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  • Ear Plugs and comfy sandals

    Soft bag with wheels and a small back-pack - load all your other stuff onto the 'trolley' and you don't need that taxi/ox cart T shirt(s), long board shorts, shirt with collar (flip the collar up to protect your neck when snorkelling),Be aware that swim shorts with the mesh underwear built in can cause serious chafing on the inside of the thighs...

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  • keeping your keys/money dry

    If you can find a piece of equipment that goes around your neck and keeps your room keys/money dry you will find it very useful - we put our money in a little plastic ziplock bag then in a little container that goes on a string around your neck - very useful when swimming/snorkelling !!

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  • Most things are hard to find here !

    We used rucksacks which are a going to acouple of islands. Not a lot ! shorts T-shirts, swimming gear and a pair of walking type sandals (you know the velcro/activity type things ??) I took trainers but never wore them the sandals were great cause they are comfortable and you can wear them in and out of the water. Take everything you may even...

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  • Do not forget

    small backpack (if you like to go on some trips, it is very advisable to take water, towel, sun cream..etc.) light clothing - there is hot even at nightbikiniflip-flopstrainers (if you like to explore the islands) Sun-cream 30 or more (I know it sounds quite hight but trust me, I got burnt)After sun Repelent loads of films for your camera - or...

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  • stuff not to forget at home ;)

    Suncreen... sunscreen.. sunscreen. Funny but during our stay on La Digue for two weeks we ran out and could not find it either. UV filters is a must. If going digital learn from my mistakes - plenty of memory cards or a laptop with USB cable or card reader (which I left at home). Say hello to Roy at Safari Club if you stay on La Digue he helped...

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  • Packing List

    The two things I would recommend are sunscreen and a hat! Snorkeling gear and diving gear can be rented in the Seychelles....

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  • Tools of the trade - picnic

    Finding out that returning to the hotel or a restaurant for lunch is a bummer when you are out on the beach in a nice and remote place? Or you are on a real budget and have just awakened to the reality of mark-ups of food on the short way from the market to the restaurant table?The idea of a picnic dawns on you. Next stop: supermarket. Here you...

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  • Money - what to bring to the Seychelles

    Before you leave home, fill up your debit bank card account and trust this as the key economic reserve. There are several ATMs that will accept visa, master card etc. Hotel bills, some fancy restaurants and major souvenir shops also accept cards. Then bring your credit card, too in case of loss of the debit card or cash, or some other incident...

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  • Strap-on sandals for use in water

    Bring a good pair of sandals with straps so that they don't fall off in the water. Cumbersome to swim with, but unmatched as a safety precaution against stepping on broken and sharp pieces of coral and stinging little critters on the bottom. If you are really into reef discovery, bring kayaker's or rafter's wet shoes with a good outer sole. They...

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  • Hot, hot, hot!

    I used a cargo bag rather than a hard shell suitcase. Proved a great choice, I could strap it on like a backpack between pier and hotel, taxi and boat etc. Had a good daypack as well and a beach sack for towel, snorkel and fins. When out in a boat or on the reef with a camera I used a see-through kayaker's waterproof 5-litre bag. 0) The...

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  • Pack cool

    Soft baggauge for those small planes between islands are best. Forget the leather Gucci bag, bring canvas. Bring shorts, tank tops, sandles and swim suits. If you bring more, you are simply dragging around extra unwanted weight. Think light. Benedryl cream for mosquito bitesBenedryl tabs for any food allergies you may encounter (who knows).Lots...

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  • Hammock

    If you take catamaran you don't need hammock because the prow net is like a perfect hammock, floating by waves.

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  • Packing

    Any is fine but the internal flights have 20KG limits and to Bird Island it's 10KG each. You can leave luggage at the Police statio at the main airport however. Many resorts like men to wear long pants/trousers for dinner, otherwise just wear shorts/t's, etc. People dressing too much looked silly. Flat sensible shoes for beach/travel and...

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  • If You're Staying in a Self-Catering...

    1: We brought a paring knife and a chef knife, which turned out to be very useful. We also brought some liquor that we purchased at duty-free in London, and that was a good idea, as alcohol is insanely expensive in the Seychelles. We also brought some spices we knew we'd use (good idea). Finally, we brought some Godiva chocolates and were deeply...

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  • Packing List

    Depends - if you're going to one of the hotels, take a suitcase. If you're planning to travel or hike (although be warned you CANNOT CAMP in Seychelles), take a trekking rucksack. Obviously take shorts, t-shirts etc. - I recommend long sleeves and light long trousers for the evening to keep the mosquitoes away! Oh, and take a hat!Don't take an...

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  • Packing List

    +30 UV tanning cream Sunglasses,UV filter for Real Cameras,Panaoramic lenses, Beach tongs, sunhats===SCUBA fear There'll be plenty idyllic beaches and coves for all round tanning

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  • Packing List

    Not important for getting there, but for the beach it is always good to have a bag with a zipper so that you avoid getting sand in it. Also a slightly water proof bag is helpful when the tide suddenly (!) hits the calm beach and you are sleeping with a hat over your head! Sandals! Make sure they are really good, because your feet will be warm and...

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  • Packing List

    Every sort of luggage might be suitable as you don't have to cover long distances within the country and the general feeling in the Seychelles is very laid back! It is a tropical country with all its related features: bring 100% cotton clothing, good trekking shoes, beach wear (for the beach only) and some smart clothes for going out to night...

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  • Packing List

    be aware that if you travel via airplane from Mahe to smaller islands luggage allowance is greatly reduced because of the small planes...there is a secure place for luggage on Mahe at the airport, but this is not as secure as you would think because our bags we placed here followed us to Pralin on a later flight! Dont take much you wont need...

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