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Although the temptation in the Seychelles is to find a beautiful beach hotel and stay there, this is a country that merits in-depth exploration. Hiring a car in the Seychelles allows you to see the best of Mahé and Praslin, the two major islands. While both have public transport, it is much more convenient to get around in a private rental car.
A hire car gives you total flexibility to travel around the islands at your leisure. In addition, driving around the scenic roads that skirt the coast is a breathtaking experience. While none of the islands have an extensive road network, the quality of main roads is usually good, and the low volume of traffic makes driving a pleasure.
You can pick up Seychelles rental cars at the airports on Mahé and Praslin. Major rental brands such as Avis, Sixt and Hertz operate out of Seychelles International Airport on Mahé, while local companies offering four-wheel drives have outlets in Praslin. You can also make use of car pick-up points in regions such as Côte d'Or and Victoria.
Most Seychelles car hire providers offer family-friendly vehicles, and having a private rental car makes travelling with children much easier. You’ll be able to whisk the little ones to prime snorkelling spots, giving them the chance to see graceful turtles and shoals of fish darting in and out of coral beds.