Seychelles - friendly people, few anchorages
but they are beautiful, very expensive at least from the full time cruiser perspective.
We were there(Port Victoria, Mahe) and anchored by boats boarded and robbed that Emerald Sea mentions above. Four boats, all catamarans boarded over a few nights. In 2 cases there was confrontation, one of which was bad. Emerald Sea is wrong in the police involvement - they were very engaged and even took finger prints. They believed that the thugs were stealing for drug money
. Last we heard, they made an arrest and recovered some of the items. Do take precautions in Port Victoria, but it's not a place to be paranoid about.
Port Victoria inner harbor - anchoring
is crap, yacht club is a nice for a drink, easy provisioning
(expensive), downwind of power plant so much particulate in the air.
Beau Vallon (West side Mahe) - beautiful big beach with mountains behind, beach front shops/restaurants, touristy, easy and cheap
bus ride to Port Victoria. Be careful of beach landing the dinghy
as surf brake can be tough is swell is up.
Anse la Mouche (SW Mahe) - lovely, quiet small bay, a little provisioning
but not to much near.
Anse Lazio (N side of Prasline) - among the most beautiful beaches, again careful landing dinghy
if surf is up, must visit "honesty bar" (great view over beach, self serve)
The only other place we went to was Cosmoledo in outer Seychelles - really cool if getting to outer islands, PM if you want more info.
- need to watch well. It can be squally or just blow stink for a few days, mostly from SE so, anchorages
above are all fine. We had 30+ a few time moving between spots.
Except in Port Victoria, anchoring
is easy. Navionics
charts were excellent. Cable & Wireless for internet
were fine, though most boats there had issues with metered data that disappeared up to 10x faster than was real (buy 4Gb data and have it run after just a fration used) - provider didn't seam to matter and we never did figure out way.
Enjoy, it's a lovely place!