Once you arrive on your flight to Seychelles, you might then need to depend on the various Seychelles transportation means to get you to your ultimate destination(s). Now, if you've booked a Seychelles vacation package that includes all of your transportation needs, then you obviously are one step ahead, but finding ways to get around the Seychelles upon arrival is easy enough by all intents and purposes, so you should not worry much. For visitors to Mahe and Praslin, which are the two main Seychelles islands, Seychelles car rentals are often the way to go. One of the best things about a Seychelles car hire is the freedom that it affords you to go pretty where you want when you want.
On both Mahe Island and Praslin Island, the roads are really quite nice, and often times, it's simply other drivers that you'll have to keep an eye out for. Like anywhere else, some drivers here can be a bit hazardous, so it's keen to keep your wits about you when driving. It's interesting to note that cars drive on the left hand side of the road in Seychelles, so if you aren't familiar with that kind of setup, then you might pass on a Seychelles car rental and leave the driving up to someone else. There are a nice collection of reputable car rental companies who operate in Seychelles, such as Avis, Hertz, and SiXT, and the vehicle models they offer generally range from super compacts to small 4x4"s. It is also possible to arrange a Seychelles car hire that features something a bit more luxurious, and perhaps you'll prefer a chauffeur-driven Mercedes Benz. For those wanting space, some Seychelles car hire companies offer small vans.
On Mahe Island, cars can be rented either at the international airport or at one of the major hotels. As for Praslin, there is no international airport, and so it's major hotels all the way. Those interested in Seychelles car rentals must be at least 23 years old, and they must be able to present a valid driver's license that proves at least 3 years of driving experience. Major credit cars are accepted at the Seychelles car hire companies, and it's always a good idea to sign for additional insurance if given the chance. If you've decided that you don't want to drive, and instead want to leave the Seychelles car rentals to others, then your Seychelles transportation options will be boats, helicopters, bicycles, and your own two feet. There are buses available on Mahe Island, and the routes are quite extensive, and Praslin Island offers limited bus service as well. Thankfully, the other Seychelles islands are relatively small, so getting around by foot or bicycle can really be the ideal way to go. The bulk of the tourist islands here have walking trails of some kind, and hiking or biking to your destination can reveal a bunch of delights along the way.
La Digue Island and Praslin
Island are where bicycle hires are most common, and should
you stay at a nice Seychelles
resort or hotel,
they may even provide bicycles for guests to use at no
cost. When it comes time to depend on Seychelles transportation
to go island hopping, it's either a boat, a small
plane, or a helicopter. Flights from Mahe head to the
islands of Alphonse, Bird, Denis, Desroches, and the Silhouette
Islands. You can also fly to Praslin from Mahe with Air
Seychelles, which handles national flights. Ferry transport
exists to transport travelers between Mahe and Praslin,
as well as between Mahe and La Digue, but if you're
tight on time, you'll want to consider flying. For
those looking to head further out to some of the Outer
Islands, a helicopter is definitely the best way to go,
unless you have chartered a boat with the intent of scuba
diving or fishing along the way. Finally, we have the Seychelles taxis,
which only operate on La Digue, Mahe, and Praslin. It
can be commonplace to negotiate your cab fare with the
drivers here, even though they might have a meter, so
you'll just want to be prepared for that.