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Average flight time, business class to the Seychelles from London: 15 Hours
Airlines with business class flights to the Seychelles from London: Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways, Emirates, Etihad & Ethiopian Air
Airports in the Seychelles: Pointe La Rue International Airport
Distance from London to the Seychelles: 5,065 Miles
Connecting Business Class Flights to the Seychelles
Despite there being no direct business class flights to the Seychelles from London, the average journey time on this route is just 15 hours and typically involves just a single short transfer. The best all-round business class experience on this route is provided by Qatar Airways, Etihad or Emirates, operating via Doha, Abu Dhabi and Dubai respectively. All three offer excellent lounge facilities both in London and during your layover, along with some of the most modern and comfortable flat-bed seats while on board. Emirates and Etihad offer their business class customers a complimentary car service to get them to the airport in London, making the entire journey as smooth and comfortable as possible.
Alternatively, Turkish Airlines offer excellent business class flights to the Seychelles on board their recently modernised fleet, with a short layover in Istanbul. The business class cabin on board Turkish Airlines rivals that of any major European airline, with fully-flat beds, quality in-flight dining and excellent in-flight entertainment. A select number of the airline’s B777 and A330 fleet even include a built-in massage function in business class – a great feature unique to Turkish Airlines! While Ethiopian Air also operate a route to the Seychelles via Addis Ababa, the business class offering falls somewhat short of other airlines, making this a less attractive option.
Getting to and from the airport
Situated on the main island of Mahe, the Seychelles International Airport is the country’s only international gateway as well as being the hub for domestic, inter-island flights. Those passengers arriving on business class flights to the Seychelles who are transferring to a domestic flight should follow the transfer signs upon disembarkation. If, however, your final destination is on the island of Mahe, it is advisable to arrange an airport transfer through your accommodation, who will arrange for a representative to meet you in the arrivals area.
If you plan in travelling independently, Taxis are by far the most convenient option, offering door to door transfers at metered rates. Taxis can be hailed directly outside the arrivals area, although the official taxi desk next to the exit are very helpful and will gladly offer advice on fares. Drivers are generally honest and use the meter without being prompted and will issue an official receipt at the end of your trip.
More independent travellers may enjoy exploring the islands using the surprisingly good public bus network, and with fares starting at just £0.30, this offers excellent value for money. Two bus routes stop near the airport, running north and south respectively, with the journey to downtown Victoria taking around 20 minutes. Those transferring to an inter-island ferry service will find a number of operators within the terminal offering transfers to the port.
Where to stay
Being amongst the world’s most popular luxury travel destinations, there is a fantastic range of accommodation ideally suited to those arriving on business class flights to the Seychelles. Mahe Island is home to a number of stunning beach resorts, with the Savoy Resort & Spa in Beau Vallon a long-standing favourite, renowned for its exquisite facilities, pristine beach and sensational guest service. Alongside the incredible ranges of bars, restaurants and recreational activities, the Savoy boast’s it’s signature Spa concept with extensive treatments focussed at both mind, body and soul. Guests can opt to create their own itinerary of activities and treatments or may prefer to join the resort’s specialised yoga tour which covers a number of disciplines along with breathing exercises and mountain meditations.
Alternatively, visitors arriving on business class flights to the Seychelles may prefer to visit one of the smaller islands such as Praslin, where you can enjoy a stay at the magnificent Chateau de Feuilles. The stunning rooms overlooking the turquoise water and divine dining options are just the beginning here. What elevates the Chateau to new levels is the phenomenal range of services available to their guests. Need a private car to explore the more remote beaches and villages? You’ve got it. How about a boat trip to the hotel’s very own private island, reserved exclusively for hotel guests at the weekend? Not a problem. Those seeking the very best in the Seychelles will not be disappointed.
Things to do in the Seychelles
While the vast resorts that dominate the Seychelles offer the usual tropical island activities – diving, snorkelling, sailing, yoga and so forth – the Seychelles are better equipped for independent travel than some other luxury destinations. That said, private tours are on offer to practically everywhere in the country for those not wishing to be too independent. Naturally, the stunning beaches are amongst the main attraction here, and simply exploring a little off the beaten track can reward you with the most incredible stretches of white sand, often entirely devoid of people. Hiking and cycling are amongst the two most popular outdoor activities, with bicycle hire and good maps readily available in the main towns. And once the sun sinks below the horizon, visitors arriving on business class flights to the Seychelles will find no end of excellent nightlife to dance away into the small hours. Beachfront Katiolio is a long standing favourite amongst those in the know!
Spectacular – The 2-hour hike from Beau Vallon to Anse Major is one of the most stunning walking trails imaginable, ending at a spectacular and often deserted beach.
Sea and Sails – Jump aboard a glass bottom boat at Beau Vallon for an unforgettable trip to the reefs at Baie Ternay, where you can discover this underwater paradise from the comfort of the boat!
Scuba – The Aldabra Atoll is the world’s largest coral atoll and is home to the giant land tortoise, stunning manta rays, tiger sharks and so much more!
Business Class Flights to the Seychelles, Practical Information
British citizens travelling on business class flights to the Seychelles do not require a visa to enter the country, although there are a number of entry requirements that can often be strictly enforced. Firstly, it is a requirement that you have a confirmed hotel reservation for the duration of your stay along with a return air ticket, evidence of which may be requested by the immigration officer upon arrival. Officials may also ask to see proof that you have sufficient funds for your stay – broadly defined as $150 per day – although this seems to be less stringently enforced. If requested, a recent bank statement or credit card will usually suffice. While this may sound intimidating, the process is generally fast and friendly, and few passengers have any problems at all following their business class flights to the Seychelles.
Enjoying a wonderfully consistent climate, the Seychelles make an excellent destination all year round, with average temperatures a little under 30 degrees Celsius. As is common in tropical destinations, rainfall tends to come in short but significant bursts, although these tend to occur mainly between December and February, so pack accordingly if you plan to visit during this period. Generally, no special travel vaccinations are recommended for visits to the Seychelles, although it is worth consulting a medical professional before travelling.
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