Is Seychelles Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Seychelles generally welcomes tourists with warm hospitality. The crime rate is relatively low and it's one of the safer destinations for solo female travelers. However, like anywhere else, it is important to always take standard precautions such as not walking alone late at night, especially in secluded areas, protecting your belongings from theft, and avoiding drawing unnecessary attention.

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How safe is Seychelles?

Safety at night:

Safety at night:Safe

Seychelles is generally considered safe for solo female travelers, even during the night. However, like any place around the world, certain precautions should still be taken. It's always a good idea to stick to well-lit, populated areas and avoid isolated places. Also, be mindful of your belongings and surroundings. While violent crime is relatively rare, petty thefts can occur. Local people are generally helpful and polite, but it's advised to avoid unsolicited attention. Use trusted transportation services when moving around at night to ensure your safety.
Public transportation:

Public transportation:Safe

Public transportation in Seychelles is relatively safe, accessible and reliable. Buses are the primary mode of public transportation that cover most areas including the popular tourist spots. Despite running less frequently during the night or weekends, they are usually punctual and have specific routes and timetables. Always remember to keep a close eye on your belongings as petty theft can happen but it's not a common issue. Overall, for a solo female traveler, public transportation should pose little to no problem in Seychelles.
Street harassment:

Street harassment:Low

In Seychelles, street harassment is generally low compared to other tourist destinations. Women can usually walk around peacefully without being bothered or cat-called. However, always remember that every experience might vary. It's always a good idea to stay alert, especially at night and when in less crowded areas. Maintain your vigilance and do not involve in any unwanted attention or interactions.
Petty crimes:

Petty crimes:Low

In Seychelles, the petty crime rate is not prevalent. Nonetheless, as it is a popular tourist destination, minor incidents like pickpocketing or purse snatching can occur particularly in crowded places such as markets, beaches or public transport. It's always a good idea to take standard precautions such as not displaying expensive possessions openly and keeping your belongings secure at all times.
Tap water:

Tap water:Safe

In Seychelles, the tap water in most areas, especially in major cities and hotels, is generally safe to drink. The country applies high standards for water treatment. However, consider using bottled water or purifying tablets in less developed areas or if you have a sensitive stomach, just to be extra safe.

Is Seychelles safe to travel?

4.7 /5

Based on 5 experiences

Solo travel experience

I went to the Seychelles in May/June last year - it was incredible, like nowhere I have ever visited before. The food is amazing, the locals are so warm and friendly, I felt extremely safe. The culture is also amazing.

Posted: April 23, 2023
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Solo travel experience

I traveled to Mahé in the summer as a solo traveler and it was amazing. I felt really safe, and the locals were nice and helpful. When I got confused with the bus schedule and got stuck in the rain a few kilometers from my resort, a maintenance worker gave me a lift. The prices were definitely high. Despite this, it was absolutely worth it.

Posted: April 13, 2023
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Is Seychelles safe right now?

Before your visit to Seychelles, it's essential to check travel advisories for Seychelles, including your home country's official travel advisory. These advisories can provide up-to-date information on safety, health, and any specific considerations for travelers.

United States Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The United States government advises exercising normal precautions in Seychelles. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: July 31, 2023

Canada's Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The Canadian government advises to **take normal security precautions** in Seychelles. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: July 15, 2024

Australia's Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The Australian Government advises exercising normal safety precautions in Seychelles. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: December 11, 2023

Is Seychelles worth visiting?

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 5 experiences

Solo travel experience

I spent 4 nights on Mahe (it could also be 2-3), I really liked the island - both the beaches (I preferred them there than on Praslin, honestly speaking), and hiking (beautiful views). Beau Vallon was disappointing though (next to the Avani resort, where I stayed, is a beautiful beach, which for the 3 days I was there, was practically empty). Praslin was OK (2 days would be enough if you are on a tight schedule), but Le Digue was a real gem. I used Air Seychelles one way, ferry on the other and I definitely recommend the ferry (much cheaper, can be booked online). On Mahe and Praslin I used a car to save time.

Posted: October 9, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Traveling on a budget in Seychelles is easy, just book accommodation on Airbnb or, find a place to cook your own meals, as eating out can be expensive. I recommend staying near Anse Volbert on Praslin - there are affordable eating options for those nights when you don't feel like cooking, the beach is quite nice, and bus access to Lazio (and walking to Georgette) is easy. If you want to go through Constance Lemuria, try to book a week in advance. There are also amazing hiking trails there. I also highly recommend La Digue, the beaches are simply stunning. Hire a guide and hike to Anse Marron, but you need to be sure-footed like a mountain goat! Eat at least once at Eagles Nest at sunset!

Posted: August 6, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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