Are Seychelles worth it? How to not be disappointed in Seychelles

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Many people are asking the questions, whether Seychelles are worth it and whether Seychelles is a nice place for a holiday or even a honeymoon. Quite a few potential visitors are concerned about the price: Seychelles have been associated with exclusivity and lots of celebrities are often spotted at some very exclusive and expensive resorts in Seychelles.

Are Seychelles worth the price and can you actually visit Seychelles without breaking a bank? Well, let’s talk about it!

Here’s what you can expect to find in this article:

Quick links overview (so you can have them all in one place):

Flights to Seychelles – check prices here

Renting a car in Seychelles –

Accommodation in Seychelles:

Travel insurance for Seychelles: Visitors Coverage

Ferries to commute between islands (Mahe, Praslin and La Digue): Mahe to Praslin & Praslin to La Digue

The best tours in Seychelles: enchanted walk in the Vallee de Mai (the home of Coco de Mer), private boat tour to Curieuse Island

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, however, I did see quite a few honeymooners in Seychelles, and all of them looked happy and in love.

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).

5 days in Seychelles on a budget: our Seychelles itinerary

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.

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).

Honeymoon in Seychelles

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).

Are Seychelles worth it?
Are Seychelles worth it? Seychelles honeymoon

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 differences between the main islands in Seychelles) and there are plenty of photogenic spots 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.

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.

Here are some other articles you might find useful:

15+ amazing affordable things to do in Seychelles

Mahe vs Praslin vs La Digue – the best island in Seychelles

Seychelles on a budget – how to enjoy Seychelles without spending too much money

Seychelles vs Maldives – the best destination

7-day itinerary for Mauritius

Honeymoon in Mauritius

The ultimate guide to Seychelles

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