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How to Enjoy the Islands Without Breaking the Bank

In the Indian Ocean, Seychelles is a tropical paradise renowned for its magnificent beaches, clean waters and abundant marine life. Seychelles, which has 115 islands, has a wide range of activities and sights for tourists to discover, from hiking in national parks to snorkeling and scuba diving in the pristine waters. 

Many people think that only wealthy individuals can afford to travel to this stunning archipelago, but it is feasible to travel on a tight budget to the Seychelles. You don’t have to break the bank to enjoy everything that this lovely country has to offer with a little forward planning and some wise decisions. Booking everything on your own is essential as travel agents are known for charging exorbitant mark-ups. 

Here are some tips from Kreol Services on how you can enjoy the islands without breaking the bank:

1. Plan your trip in advance

Planning ahead is the first step in organising a Seychelles vacation on a tight budget. The Seychelles is a well-liked vacation spot and depending on the season, the cost of travel, accommodation and activities may change. You may take advantage of early bird discounts and special offers by organising your trip in advance. You can save a large amount of money by planning in advance and as an alternative, you can search for last-minute offers on travel and accommodation to further increase your savings.

2. Travel outside of peak season

The off-peak season, which normally lasts from May to September, has generally reduced airfares and hotel rates. If you want to avoid the crowds and have a more relaxing experience, now is the perfect time to go. You can save even more money by taking advantage of the unique offers and discounts that many hotels and resorts give during the off-peak season. 

3. Find budget-friendly accommodation

While the Seychelles is renowned  for their luxury resorts, there are still a lot of reasonably priced options available. Although there aren’t any hostels or backpacker accommodation nearby, you might want to think about staying in a self-catering apartment in a residential area. They provide a more genuine experience and are typically considerably more cheap than resorts. Additionally, you can reduce your food costs and benefit from the convenience of having a kitchen of your own.

4. Make use of free activities

In the Seychelles, there are many free things to do, like hiking in the national parks, adventuring through Victoria, the capital city, unwinding on the beaches and taking in the breathtaking sunsets. The Morne Seychellois National Park is an excellent spot to hike and experience the island’s natural splendour and most of the paths are free. Beautiful beaches including Mahé’s Beau Vallon, Praslin’s Anse Volbert and La Digue’s Anse Coco can also be enjoyed without charge. Other affordable things to do include riding around La Digue, where you can rent a bicycle for the day at a reasonable price.

4. Keep an eye on your food expenses

Eating out might be pricey in Seychelles, so try cooking your own meals or eating at local street food vendors. It is an excellent way to save money on food bills. At the markets and supermarkets, you may purchase local foods and goods. Even though groceries are more expensive than in South Africa, eating in restaurants will still be significantly more expensive. If you prefer to eat out, eat at a local street food market, where you can find tasty and affordable meals.


In the Seychelles, there is so much abounding beauty to admire. Kreol Services is based nearby and partners with reliable rental car companies to provide you with the finest service possible so you can enjoy your vacation. You may explore the Seychelles islands at your own leisure with our fleet of vehicles. Kreol Services strives to put first your requirements and is dedicated to giving you the best experiences possible regardless of your financial situation. Do not hesitate to get in touch with us right away if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

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