Many people are asking the questions, whether Seychelles are worth it and especially how good are Seychelles for honeymoon and I’ll try to explain it in this post.
There are many reasons people visit Seychelles: for a honeymoon, luxury secluded vacation break or just for a regular holiday. Of course, the expectations for some types of vacations are higher than the others, especially for the honeymoon.
In this post, I’ll try to answer some of the most common questions about Seychelles and tell you a few things, so you don’t have too high expectations and come back home disappointed.
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How to get to Seychelles?
In order to get to Seychelles, you need to fly. There are very few airlines that fly to Seychelles, so make sure to buy your ticket in advance to avoid tickets being sold out. Check the price and availability of the flights to Seychelles here.
Are Seychelles worth it? Honeymoon in Seychelles
Unless you marry multiple times, you can’t have a honeymoon many times. I already had mine in Mexico, h
Honeymoon in Seychelles is a wonderful idea, however, it’s hard to find something for a medium budget (300-500 USD a night). You can either stay in dreamy hotels that are at least 2.5x expensive (like this one, for example). Most of them only include breakfast (so you will have to spend a lot on the food as well). Alternatively, you can have a fabulous budget-friendly honeymoon.
Nonetheless, all the beaches are public in Seychelles, so even if you’re staying at Four Seasons and hanging out on their excellent beach, there will be people who are not staying there. There could be many families with little kids, who might be crying just next to you. However, that won’t be the case if you stay in a hotel located on a private island (like this one). Problem solved.
Affordable honeymoon in Seychelles
I must say that Seychelles are perfect for an affordable honeymoon, where you’ll stay in Guesthouses and Villas, drive your rental car and swim in the beaches all around the island of your choice (read my post about Mahe, Praslin & La Digue – which island to pick). You can also read my post about our itinerary for Seychelles on a budget and some tips for Seychelles so you have a really affordable holiday there.[vc_message style=”round” message_box_color=”success” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-check”]If you’re interested, what gear do I use to take photos, I have Sony A7 III with Samyang 35 mm prime lens.[/vc_message]
Are Seychelles worth it for a honeymoon? Well, if you’re looking for an affordable honeymoon in a tropical paradise, then 1000 times yes. If you’re looking for untouched luxury, yes, but you’ll have to stay at a hotel on a private island (there are few of those). If you’re looking for a medium range honeymoon, then better head to adults-only resorts in Riviera Maya or anywhere else in the Caribbean or the Maldives (read my posts about the Maldives here).
Are Seychelles worth it for a tropical vacation?
If you’re looking to visit Seychelles as a regular holiday destination (e.g. your regular yearly vacation), you will probably enjoy it. You’ll enjoy Seychelles if you’re open-minded, don’t worry much about the service, and you’re ready to drive around in a rental car. Also, you wouldn’t mind driving to the beach, and you don’t have very high standards for the beaches for swimming.
Unlike many other tropical destinations I visited, the beaches in Seychelles were absolutely gorgeous but highly impractical for swimming. Most of the beaches have strong currents, and it was dangerous to swim. The other ones were very rocky, so you had to wear special shoes for swimming.
Beaches in Seychelles
After visiting three islands in Seychelles: Mahe, Praslin and La Digue, I must say that the best beaches are definitely in Mahe. However, you still need to drive to a beautiful beach, where you can actually swim. Unless, of course, you stay in a property that is close to that beach (walking distance). In this case, I would recommend properties in Beau Vallon, Port Launay Beach in Mahe and properties next to Anse Lazio in Praslin. Find out more about the best beaches in Seychelles in this post.
If you are heading to Seychelles for snorkelling, well, there are better places around the world for that. Snorkelling in the Maldives was 10 times better, in my opinion. Moreover, in Seychelles, you really need to go the extra mile for snorkelling (e.g. going on a special tour).
Holiday in Seychelles: are Seychelles worth it?
The short answer yes, Seychelles is totally worth it. It’s a beautiful place, each of the islands has its charm (read my post about how all the islands differ between each other and where it’s better to stay) and there are plenty of photogenic spots in Seychelles (read my post about the best photo locations in Seychelles). It’s also possible to do Seychelles on a tight budget due to a presence of affordable self-catering apartments and cheap food stores and takeaways (read my post about 5 days in Seychelles on a budget – tips for saving money in Seychelles) and the post about the best affordable hotels and apartments in Seychelles.
However, you must keep in mind that all the beaches are public and you are likely to encounter people from outside your hotel even on the most private beach. There are very few splendid beaches for swimming compared to some other tropical destinations. And finally, to be able to explore Seychelles, you need a couple of ferries and at least 2 car rentals.