What to Wear in Seychelles

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General Style Tips

  • The islands do all vary, but a basic rule of thumb is relaxed dress.
  • The temperature doesn't drop very much at night so take your lightest weight clothes, in natural, breathable fabrics such as silk, linen or cotton.
  • Avoid synthetic fabrics as they are just too uncomfortable in the heat.
  • If your hotel is all-inclusive your laundry may be done for you, meaning that you can pack very light.
  • Keep your swimwear and sarong for the beach, beach bars and hotel pools.
  • A wide brimmed sunhat, good quality sunscreen (we love the Riemann P20 range for 10 hour protection) and sunglasses are vital, and take your preferred brand of insect/mosquito repellent.

What Shoes To Pack

  • If you are planning guided walks or trail excursions then do pack good walking shoes (try Hotter shoes, they're stylish, light and comfy).
  • For paddling, swimming or snorkeling pack dive shoes or similar, as the coral will hurt your feet.
  • And when dressing up we love the Lindsay Phillips Switch Flops range - using interchangeable shoe and flip-flop bases with snap-on decorations, you can change your look from day to evening in an instant whilst still packing light.

Clothing Tips for Women

  • For evenings, dress is smart casual - ladies tend to wear short summer dresses for dining out and for gaining entrance to casinos and most hotels.
  • A few well-chosen pieces of costume jewelry will transform any outfit.
  • And a pashmina is a versatile piece that will dress up any outfit too.
  • A skirt or loose-fitting pants with a kaftan would be good in the heat and will protect you from the sun.

Clothing Tips for Men

  • For evenings, guys' dress is smart casual - long pants and short-sleeved shirts for dining out and for gaining entrance to casinos and most hotels.
  • If you're looking for versatile and stylish beachwear, try the Madda Fella range of shirts, shorts, polos and swimwear.
  • For great versatile travel jackets with multiple pockets including RFID security options, we love the SCOTTeVEST range.

Pack for the Weather

  • During May, June, July, August and September the winds do get up so be sure to pack a pashmina or light sweater to keep off the chill.
  • The tropical sun is strong even on a cloudy day so take care - cover up and wear plenty of sunscreen (we love the Riemann P20 range for 10 hour protection).
  • We love the Weather+ app - it gives an accurate 6 day forecast for day and night, which when you're planning from home is really helpful. You can keep all the places you've been to too - a nice way to remember your trip :) Download for iPad/iPhone or Android

Regions of Seychelles

  • Go for comfort over style and if you are keen to hike a trail through the screw pine forests make sure you pack suitable footwear.

Other Things To Pack

  • Tap water is generally safe to drink, however it is chlorinated so you might consider taking a Go! Filtered Water Bottle - you can fill up from any source as an alternative to buying bottled water.
  • If you're aiming to travel with just carry-on baggage, try the CabinMax soft-sided rucksack - it's light, roomy and has plenty of pockets to keep your stuff organized.
  • Combine your main bag with a beach bag or day sack that will carry your daytime essentials.
  • Look after your mobile phone with a phone bunjee - it protects against loss, theft and damage.
  • To use electrical gadgets you may need a travel adapter plug, and also a step down voltage converter if your devices are not designed for the local voltage (240V).
  • Avoid paying unexpected baggage fees - use an accurate luggage scale to ensure you keep within the weight allowance. Don't forget to leave room for souvenirs on the way home! You'll see plenty of stalls selling local handicrafts including bead bracelets, batiks and intricate wood carvings.

Last updated 16 December 2016.

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Pack Light

  • Less luggage to carry
  • Save time packing and unpacking
  • Save money on baggage fees

Pack Right

  • Respect local cultures
  • Feel comfortable and confident
  • Suitable outfits for all occasions

A Message From Helen



I want you to have an amazing vacation. That's why I started WhatToWearOnVacation.com,
to help you pack with confidence and stay safe, secure and comfortable.