Electricity, Phone, Internet, TV, Radio, Public Transportation, Banking, Postal and Other Services in Seychelles
Seychelles is committed to become the chosen tourist destination in the region, probably in the whole world. Ever since becoming a popular vacation get-away spot, the country continues to enhance its services for its visitors and its citizens.
Arriving in Seychelles is now easier than when Seychelles International Airport opened in 1972. There are 7 international airlines operating through Seychelles International Airport with destinations to Doha, Dubai, Australia, Singapore, Moscow, Milan, Rome, Frankfurt, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Nairobi and even Australia. There are 15 airports all in all in Seychelles and 8 of them have paved runways. Getting through the different islands through air travel only takes 15 to 20 minutes in between adjacent islands with an average of 20 return flights per day.
Island hopping can also be done through traditional, sail-assisted schooner type sea ferry or through the modern sea ferry which are a lot faster.
Road transportation can be arranged with either by bus or independently operated taxis. Buses follow a strict schedule and visitors can obtained the detailed schedule at the bus depot. Taxis can only be hired in Mahe or Praslin and only a handful in La Digue. There are also some companies that let visitors hire cars from the airport. Seychelles follow the left-hand side driving scheme. In some places, bicycles for hire are popular to help visitors discover the islands.
Seychelles is not hard to reach. They have already surpassed the 23,000 mark for landline installation. On the other hand, mobile subscription of cellular phones is more popular with more than 85,000 lines for a country with a population of 88,000. Radio broadcast is limited to 1 AM station and 1 FM station. So far, there are only 2 local television broadcast stations. Connectivity to the internet is also possible with 324 internet hosts servicing more than 32,000 internet users all over the islands.