July 22, 2024
Everything You Need to Know About the Seychelles

The Seychelles is a cluster of tropical islands scattered in the Indian Ocean just a few degrees south of the Equator. Some people think it is paradise on Earth, others just love vacationing there. Whether you’re there for the sun, the beach, the fishing, music, dancing, or food, you are guaranteed a good time.

1. History

The French first settled on this beautiful, plush island in the late 18th century. It remained French until 1814 when it was given officially to Britain after they defeated Napoleon. Under English rule, the population of the Seychelles doubled in ten years time. Moreover, some very important estates were established, and exporting began to take place for commodities such as coconuts, cotton, and sugar cane. The Seychelles gained independence from British rule in 1976.

2. Culture

One of the nicest parts of Seychelles culture is the vast mix of people, including Africans, Europeans, and Asians. With themselves, these settlers have brought components of their cultures which have since become ingrained in the culture of the Seychelles. The people there enjoy Creole music and dance, as well as moutya, and erotic dance that came out of the days of slavery.

3. Food

Cooking in the Seychelles involves ingredients and recipes from all over the world. There are subtle French influences, Indian curries and Asian spices. Being on the sea, they naturally prepare a lot of fish. Simple recipes of grilled fish covered in fresh chillies, or coconut milk are so delicious, especially when followed with the fresh, local fruit of the island.

4. Weather

What’s the best part about the Seychelle’s? The weather of course. The sun always shines over this stunning island. The temperature rarely drops below 24 degrees celsius or goes above 32 degrees celsius, which means that you’re always going to warm and tanned, but never so hot all you want to do is find the air conditioner. January and February is the rainy season, so if you’re looking to stay dry, you’d be better off to go from May to September.

5. Fishing

If you’re a big fisher or hoping to learn, then you have come to the right place. The Seychelles has some of the best fishing in the world. There is no shortage of dorado, tuna, wahoo, sailfish, or rainbow runners available to fish, catch, fry, and eat. Whether you like shallow or deep water fishing the Seychelles has something for you. Fly, bottom, and deep sea fishers are all welcome.