I am traveling with my wife in December '11.
I heard there is a lot of problem because of mosquitoes in Seychelles at night. Any recommendations..
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We live in Seychelles and mosquitos love me! Sunset is usually an active time. A mild repellent does the trick and fortunately they are only in areas with dense vegetation usually after the rains. So nothing to worry. You can even get sun creams have repellent in them. Pack a mosquito net if that helps.Edited: 7:35 am, October 17, 2011
If you suffer from bites when you go away, simply take an after sun with mosquito repellent, it should do the job. They are not really that much of a problem, although I don't get bitten very often to be fair.
You wont need a tropical solution that's for sure.
Mosuqitoes love me, but if you spray repellent at night time before dinner and use the mosquito nets provieded you will rarely get bitten and when you do there hasnt been a case of malaria there for decades so you just need some bite cream for those times when you forget to spray.
We were in the Seychelles for the first two weeks in October 2011. We did have quite a lot of rain and we will be taking insect repellant with us on our next visit. Despite having visited the Seychelles and other tropical places previously my husband has never been bitten by mosquitos before. However, this time he was bitten several times. I also had a few bites but nothing too bad. A spray of repellant will keep most insects away.
The worst bites I ever had were by sand flies on my first visit to the Seychelles. I have not had one bite on my last two visits but have avoided clumps of seaweed on the beach and even more so at dusk. It has worked for me.
Unfortunately for me I did not take any mosquito repellent with me (no idea why) I got bitten very badly the first night (car park of Tequila boom nightclub!) After that I bought some repellent but was not the best at remembering to apply it!
As I was staying with friends I spent a lot of time visiting people and the mosquitoes loved me at various places I went!
In the end I started to buy some mosquito cream (as the spray only lasted 2/3 days and put it on just before nightfell, around 5.30pm and then at bedtime (any odd hour!) I only had a few more bites the last two weeks after using it. Unfortunately the name escapes me right now, I gave the last of it to an air stewardess I had met on her first visit in early October and had came back for a second visit the day before I left!
In tropical areas where the temp and humidity can both be high - Seychelles especially - you can expect flying things, especially from dusk-to-dawn.
If you're going to be outdoors, then apply repellent on exposed skin (not face or back of neck), but do wash off before retiring to bed.
If you're lodging has air-conditioning, you shouldn't have a problem with mossies as they hate cold, wind or cloudy nights. If no a/c, and mossie nets provided, do spray your room before heading out to dinner (but not over your bed linens) and when returning, sleep under the nets.
Be sure to pack an antibiotic itch cream, so if bitten to relieve the discomfort.
During daytime hours, sand flies can be a terror, so repellent should be used.Edited: 5:05 pm, November 04, 2011
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