How To Plan a Trip To Seychelles

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Hi Everyone, πŸ™‚

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 toΒ us “You don’t feel Seychelles until you are in Seychelles. You feel it whenΒ you leave Seychelles.” His words turned out to be so true. It only feels like a dreamΒ now. It was insanely beautiful and every bit of paradise. I feel truely grateful that I got to experience it. πŸ™‚

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 howΒ all the good memories should be – a little bit imperfect and should remind you of all the good times. Isn’t it? πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ˜›

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 thatΒ option too.
  • Visa : It is a visa free country. So all you need is your passport andΒ 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. πŸ˜€ I’d say just go anytime and pray to the weather lords. πŸ˜€
  • 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. πŸ˜›
  • What to Pack : Lots of bikinis, shorts, tees, dresses, easy walking shoes /sandals, flip flips, some special outfits for romantic dinners. πŸ˜€Β Β 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 Β 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. πŸ˜€ 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. πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚

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!

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amrapali neckpiece

rashmi verma saree

rashmi verma fusion saree

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ritika sachdeva bangles

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until next time from both of us!
four seasons seychelles
frozen fruits!
pompom sandles
all around the world!
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last day in paradise
imbb was here
IMBB was here! : )

Saree : Rashmi Varma
Bangles : Ritika Sachdeva
Shoes : Christian Louboutin
Necklace : Amrapali

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27 Responses to How To Plan a Trip To Seychelles

  1. jomol says:

    Rati, when I see your outfit posts on faux pas and after I have commented, I feel I have not done justice in writing or describing your beauty. You are that gorgeous! I can never find the right words and feel guilty later on, but you can wear anything and make that thing look good. Ms. Singh, you are outrageously gorgeous :*

  2. jomol says:

    I lurvvvveeeee that pic of you both together, awwww, cute!

  3. Tanya gupta says:

    Wow! This post is so detailed and your pics are awesome as always. Love them all!

  4. Sheetal says:

    I want that fusion saree !! This is splendid πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ I love the way you always accessorise your fusion saree .. The neckpiece is truely unique… πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Thanks for this useful tips πŸ™‚ Great photography Sanjeev sir !! God bless you both πŸ˜€ Loved the pic of both of you πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  5. Madhur says:

    Rati love the modern touch to the saree and you look absolutely fab. You have explained everything about this place so well and pics were fabulous. πŸ™‚

  6. rashmita says:

    such effortless gorgeousness! love the outfit and statement pieces are like cherry on top! was craving for more pics *greedy me*

  7. Vidya Ravi says:

    I agree with everything that Jomol Chechi has said. I too think of so many things that I want to tell you, Rati Di. However, I don’t express them. You make every outfit and every make up item look gorgeous. Messy hair or an elaborate hairstyle, you will always remain stylish, beautiful and one of my favourite beauty queens. Loads of love πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  8. Renji Anooj says:

    love your outfit Rati!! You are awesome! That pic of u and Sanjeevji together…love it!!!

    <3 you have very well explained everything about this dreamy place!!! Fab pics as always!!

  9. Christina says:

    Thank you for these tips! We have the Seychelles firmly on our wishlist but haven’t decided on a date yet.

  10. RenΓ© says:

    Ooh, I’ve been wanting to visit Seychelles for a long time! Thank you for doing this. πŸ™‚ I agree, I’d prefer Maldives (on my bucket list after seeing your post here πŸ™‚ over Seychelles too. πŸ˜€

  11. Ahana C. says:

    You are the ultimate diva! You are changing our de-glam lives into our little fairy tales. Each Faux Pas post inspires us to put in a little more effort in our outfits. Thank you Mam and Sir. πŸ™‚

  12. Shilpa Shetty says:

    Cute pics,…

  13. MANSI says:

    This is sucha great post…absolutely loved reading about your stay…and your saree is super gorgeous…i am not much fan of green color…but the green of your outfit was stunning!!!! πŸ™‚

  14. Khushi says:

    What a stunner
    Messy or preen, u weave magic
    Great informative post. Bookmarking it.
    Keep holidaying n giving us these valuable info.
    For us readers its a double treat.

  15. Nisha says:

    Lovvvveed your outfit. And as usual you inspire me to plan my next vacation

  16. Sonal says:

    Seychelles is indeed one of the most beautiful places…went there in 2011 on our honeymoon…all memories refreshed on seeing these pics…thank u πŸ™‚

  17. Aditi Agrawal says:

    Hi Rati
    Loved your itinerary for Seychelles..I am planning to visit Seychelles this year with my husband. Would like to know how many days are ideal to cover items mentioned in your 10 must things to do in Seychelles???

    Thank you

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