Information & Facts
Like the rest of the Seychelles Islands Praslin is close to the equator making annual temperatures a steady 80F (27C). Praslin experiences its dry season from May to October and the rainy season is from December until March. Praslin, and most of the Seychelles, experiences high humidity and heavy rainfall during the December to March monsoon period, however the southeast winds from May to October can sometimes bring afternoon showers, which are a welcome relief after a hot day in the sun.
Creole, English and French are all spoken in the Seychelles.
The Seychelles currency is the Rupee (SCR), divided into 100 cents. The country's foreign exchange regulations require visitors to pay for all services provided by hotels, guesthouses and self-catering enterprises, as well as things like car hire, entrance fees to parks and reserves, scuba diving and boat charter, in major foreign currency notes (Euros are the most widely used) or by credit card. Taxis and restaurant bills (not connected to hotels) are payable in foreign or Seychelles Rupees. Rupees can only be used in local shops, markets, and bars. Credit cards are widely welcomed throughout the Seychelles. Money can be exchanged at banks and the airport on Mahé, or at hotels, and banks process travellers cheques. To change Rupees back into foreign currency on departure requires the official receipt from the initial transaction. ATMs are available at major banks on Mahé, Praslin and La Digue.