All foreign nationals visiting Seychelles are granted visa free access. They must be in a possession of a valid passport, return or onward ticket, proof of accommodation and sufficient funds. The Visitor’s Permit is issued free of charge and is initially valid for up to three months but it can be extended for a fee for a period of up to three months with further extensions not exceeding total period of twelve months.
Air Seychelles VIP Services - Fast-tracking through airport and special convenience services.
Salon de Vallée de Mai Departure Lounge - For the comfort & convenience of clients awaiting air connections upon departure. This service is complementary to business class travelers.
Check-in luggage is strictly limited to 15 kg or 33 pounds per person, and 5 kg or 11 pounds carry-on luggage. Please adhere to the specified limits. It is not possible to load extra luggage beyond your limit; it would have to be repacked and left on Mahé until your return. There is left luggage storage at the airport and you can arrange for your tour operator in Mahé to store excess luggage while you are on Alphonse Island. We suggest that you use lighter soft-shell luggage as well.
There is a compulsory St Francois fly fishing conservation donation of USD 175 per week (USD25 per day) for anglers and USD 70 per week (USD10 per day) for non anglers, which is payable in cash when on the island. All packages exclude this conservation donation and these funds are given to the Island Conservation Society for the preservation of nature in the Seychelles.
The Seychelles is typically hot and somewhat humid with the midday temperature hovering at 35 degrees celsius. Evenings are also invariably warm with the exception of the first and last few weeks of the season, when there may be a strong, cooling breeze.
Due to its proximity to the equator, there is no real twilight in the Seychelles. The sun rises quickly at around 6:15 a.m. and sets with equal swiftness at about 6:30 p.m. This varies by only minutes throughout the year, giving nearly a full 12 hours of daylight for 365 days a year.
Although the roads between the accommodation and hotel are lit, it’s wise to have a headlamp for when you are riding your bike at night.
All guests are required to sign an indemnity form once on location.
All guests are required to obtain “From Scene of Accident Medevac Insurance”. Details will be requested prior to arrival on the Island. Alphonse Island and agents cannot assume any financial responsibility for consequences incurred if this has not been obtained.
No inoculations are legally required for entry. However, you may want to check with your local immunization and inoculation clinic for their recommendations on health precautions for travel to the Seychelles. Some travelers elect to protect themselves against hepatitis A with an immunoglobulin injection (short-term protection) or the longer lasting vaccine. Other inoculations may be required if you are planning a trip extension to parts of Africa.
All guests are required to obtain travel insurance that will cover any costs incurred due to flight delays for any reason.
Water from the faucets is safe to drink. We do not stock mineral water and will only supply it when specifically requested prior to arrival.