How to Visit the Seychelles Without Spending a Lot Of Money

“Is it possible to visit the Seychelles without spending a lot of money?”

This island nation is widely considered to be one of the most expensive travel destinations in the world, and we got this question a lot when we said we were going for a two week vacation.

In fact, most of the time it was followed up with “how can you afford that?!” (The answer? Points; but we'll get into that later.)

As we do in all posts in this series, to answer this question in a single statement, we have to say that on the surface, no, it is not possible to visit the Seychelles cheaply (which we would define as under $100 a day for a couple).

But if you plan your trip right, and choose your accommodations and dining options selectively, you can get your costs down to $150 to $200 per day for a couple before airfare. 

Still not a trivial amount, but a lot better than the alternatives.

For those who have a slightly higher budget, there are still many ways to get to this remote and mysterious destination without breaking the bank too much, and today we're going to get into how to do just that!

All prices in this article are based off our trip to the Seychelles in early 2018, and the exchange rate we received was approximately 13.5 rupees to one dollar.

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How We Got a $13,000 Seychelles Vacation for Just $3,138

The Seychelles has a reputation for being one of the most expensive destinations in the world, and is one that is rightfully earned.

While you can visit the Seychelles without spending a lot of money, even if the most frugal of cases a couple will still have to have a rather modest budget of upwards of $5,000 for two weeks (including airfare).

We went for the more opulent route for our trip and went on a 12-day Seychelles vacation that cost just under $13,000. 

But we didn't pay $13,000. Our out of pocket costs for this paradise vacation was just $3,138.

So, how'd we do it? Points!

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