Hi Everyone, 🙂
I hope you have enjoyed posts from Seychelles so far. Sadly this a wrap. But I really hope that you guys get to experience the paradise that Seychelles is. One of the drivers at Seychelles said to us “You don’t feel Seychelles until you are in Seychelles. You feel it when you leave Seychelles.” His words turned out to be so true. It only feels like a dream now. It was insanely beautiful and every bit of paradise. I feel truely grateful that I got to experience it. 🙂
I wore this Rashmi Varma fusion saree for our last dinner at Four Seasons. We had spent the whole day on the beach and only got ready late evening. Don’t mind my messy hair. I was in a total holiday mood and was having too much fun on the beach. Then I was too lazy to manage only a messy bun. But you know that’s how all the good memories should be – a little bit imperfect and should remind you of all the good times. Isn’t it? 🙂 I guess I followed the same theme as my last outfit of wearing two statement pieces in a go – bangles and neckpiece. Never been the one to follow the rules anyway. 😛
How to Plan a Trip To Seychelles
- Flight : We took an Emirates flight (PS: horrible food) from Delhi to Dubai. There was a 2 hour stop over and then Dubai to Seychelles. But later we found out that there is a direct flight from Mumbai to Seychelles. It might even be cheaper. Definitley find out about that. But if you want to do a bit of Duty Free shopping at Dubai Airport, you have that option too.
- Visa : It is a visa free country. So all you need is your passport and tickets to visit to Seychelles.
- Best Season : April, May, October and November are their peak months. But Seychelles has a tropical hot /humid weather all year round. They told us that we are visiting Seychelles in off season but we thought it was fabulous. There was less crowd. We were very lucky with the weather too. It rained only one day and one night during our week long stay there. Otherwise it was gorgeously sunny and we had ample time to have fun in the ocean. That said when we went to La Digue there was a huge amount of seaweed in the ocean so we could not swim there. I personally think you can visit anytime barring Dec and Jan because those are supposed to be their wet months. But a lot of people visit Seychelles still during those months to celebrate Christmas and New year and despite being a low season it is one of the most expensive time to visit the paradise. 😀 I’d say just go anytime and pray to the weather lords. 😀
- Budget : Unfortunately it is hard to do Seychelles on a budget. It is an island and pretty much everything is imported there (except fish). So not only for tourists, the place is expensive for residents as well. But what you can do is that you could look for packages online. Or instead of staying on the main island – Mahe, you could stay in smaller hotels at La Digue or Praslin and then hop around from there. Still taking a ferry from one place to the other could be costly. Every ticket, food, taxis…everything is probably twice or even more expensive than what you’d be paying for in India. But if you can afford it, I’d highly recommend Four Seasons. We also heard extremely good things about Maia Luxury resort. But I am sure there would be a ton of other options. Take a look at those. Their main business is tourism so you definitley have a lot of options to choose from.
- Food : I had major issues with food since I am a vegetarian and that too a healthy eating one. 😐 But Sanjeev eats chicken and he also didn’t have much options. BUT, if you are a sea food lover, consider yourself in heaven. 😛
- What to Pack : Lots of bikinis, shorts, tees, dresses, easy walking shoes /sandals, flip flips, some special outfits for romantic dinners. 😀 And SUNSCREEN. Highly recommend the one by Vichy.Also, pack a few nuts, biscuits …like small snacks that you’d want to eat in between the meals or else you’d be spending more money on buying a simple pack of peanuts at exorbitant price there.
- I’d highly recommend that you do an island hopping. They have ferrys doing rounds every day. Ask your hotel about the schedule. You may check out our Seychelles post for list of things to do.
- Don’t miss the magical sunsets. Seychelles has the most stunning sky. It’s like anew artist every single day and the way scenery changes in the evening…it is truely magical.
- Currency : We paid both in local money and in Euros and we had no issues. But definitley keep local money with you because it would be more cost effective when you convert it.
Overall, it is definitley a dream destination and a honeymooners paradise. You could even have your dream wedding planned there. 😀 If you ask me personally, I’d say that you save save and save to do this trip but stay in a luxury resort. The experience would get 10 fold more amazing. If not, the place is so blessed by nature that you won’t be any short of capturing and creating magical moments there. 🙂
And coming to the question that most people have asked me – Maldives or Seychelles ?
Id’ say it is hard to pick one because both are so beautiful that it would almost be unfair to pick one over the other. If I’d still have to I’d pick Maldives. The only reason is that you can still imagine living on an island with a gorgeous white sandy beach. But in Maldives you are pretty much living on the ocean. You cannot imagine that unless you have experienced it. But seriously that is just my reason. You can pick either and you would only come back with the most beautiful memories of the place and as a couple / family. 🙂
Hope you ALL get to experience every bit of paradise that you want to experience. Looooads of love to you all. Thank you for all the wonderful comments in past few days. Until next time and hopefully, very soon. Mwwaaaah!
Saree : Rashmi Varma
Bangles : Ritika Sachdeva
Shoes : Christian Louboutin
Necklace : Amrapali