Seychelles Travel Budget - Visit Seychelles on a Budget or Travel in Style


How much does it cost to travel to the Seychelles?

You should plan to spend around $204 (S₨2,779) per day on your vacation in the Seychelles. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $51 (S₨703) on meals
  • $68 (S₨926) on local transportation
  • $166 (S₨2,267) on hotels

A one week trip to the Seychelles for two people costs, on average, $2,849 (S₨38,899). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    $204
    S₨2,779
  • One Week Per person
    $1,425
    S₨19,450
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $2,849
    S₨38,899
  • One Month Per person
    $6,106
    S₨83,355
  • One Week For a couple
    $2,849
    S₨38,899
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $5,699
    S₨77,798
  • One Month For a couple
    $12,212
    S₨166,710
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to the Seychelles cost?

A one week trip to the Seychelles usually costs around $1,425 (S₨19,450) for one person and $2,849 (S₨38,899) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to the Seychelles on average costs around $2,849 (S₨38,899) for one person and $5,699 (S₨77,798) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in the Seychelles will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to the Seychelles on average costs around $6,106 (S₨83,355) for one person and $12,212 (S₨166,710) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




How much do package tours cost in the Seychelles?

Organized tours are usually more expensive than independent travel, but offer convenience and peace of mind that your trip has been planned by a travel expert.

The average price for an organized tour package in the Seychelles is $413 per day. While every tour varies by total price, length, number of destinations, and quality, this is the daily average price based on our analysis of available guided tours.



Independent Travel

Traveling Independently has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is the Seychelles expensive to visit?

The Seychelles is a moderately priced destination to visit. It's about average with most other countries for travel costs. The prices for food, accommodation, and transportation are all fairly reasonable.

Within Africa, the Seychelles is moderately priced compared to the other countries. The overall cost of travel here is comparable to Senegal or Zambia.

For more details, see Is the Seychelles Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to the Seychelles?

The average Seychelles trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Seychelles travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) S₨2,267 ($166)
Local Transportation 1 S₨926 ($68)
Food 2 S₨703 ($51)
Entertainment 1 S₨528 ($39)
Alcohol 2 S₨224 - 673 ($16 - 49)
Accommodation Budget in the Seychelles
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in the Seychelles is $83 (S₨1,134). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in the Seychelles is $166 (S₨2,267). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $83
    S₨1,134
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $166
    S₨2,267

Hotel Prices in the Seychelles

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in the Seychelles based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $165. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Recommended Properties


Local Transportation Budget in the Seychelles
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in the Seychelles is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $68 (S₨926) per person, per day, on local transportation in the Seychelles.


  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $68
    S₨926

Recommended Services


Food Budget in the Seychelles
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in the Seychelles can vary, the average cost of food in the Seychelles is $51 (S₨703) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in the Seychelles should cost around $21 (S₨281) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in the Seychelles is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $51
    S₨703

Recommended


Entertainment Budget in the Seychelles
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in the Seychelles typically cost an average of $39 (S₨528) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    $39
    S₨528

Recommended Activities


Alcohol Budget in the Seychelles
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $33 (S₨449) on alcoholic beverages in the Seychelles per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $33
    S₨449


The Seychelles on a Budget
Seychelles The Seychelles
The Seychelles is an archipelago nation consisting of more than 100 islands, with only a few being inhabited. It is located in the Indian Ocean off the coast of East Africa and is a prime vacation destination for its sandy beaches, aqua-blue waters, and stunning island landscapes.
At a Glance
The archipelago is generally divided into the Outer Seychelles and the Inner Seychelles. The Outer island groups are largely uninhabited, mostly coral, and are further divided into the Aldabra Islands, Amirante Islands, Alphonse Group, Farquhar Group, and the Southern Coral Group. The Inner islands are where most of the Seychelles population lives, largely consist of granite, and also house most of the country's resorts. Inner Seychelles is further divided into five main islands. Mahe is the largest, most populated island in the Seychelles, and is the location of the country's largest airport. It is also home to the nation's capital, Victoria, which is the only major port in the Seychelles. Praslin is the second largest island and site of the Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve, which is also an UNESCO World Heritage Site. La Digue is one of the smaller islands. It is quieter and more exclusive than the larger two, and best known for one of the world's top beaches, L'Anse Source D'Argent. The final two are the Inner Corallines and Silhouette Island, which are fairly remote and undeveloped, except for one luxury hotel on Silhouette Island.

As far as activities go, most visitors flock to Seychelles' beaches, which are mostly untouched and uncrowded. There is a beautiful coastal hike from Beau Vallon, the most popular beach on the islands, to Anse Major, which is a more private, secluded beach. These beaches are great for swimming and sunbathing, though this does depend on seasonal winds and any posted swimming restrictions must be obeyed. The warm Indian Ocean waters surrounding the Seychelles also make great opportunities for watersports. Visitors can explore on board a yacht, power boat, glass bottom boat, catamaran, or sailboat, as well as catch some seasonal wind with windsurfing, best in May or October. Other popular water activities include scuba diving, snorkeling, and fishing, and guests often catch sight of wildlife like tropical fish and sea turtles during excursions. Beyond the waters, there are additionally land activities such as golf, tennis, squash, badminton, horseback riding, bird-watching, walking tours, biking, and hiking. Some of the best-maintained hiking trails can be found on the two largest islands, Mahe and Praslin.
Top Tourist Attractions
In addition to sandy beaches, turquoise waters, and island scenery, the Seychelles also has a number of markets, shops, art galleries, and colonial plantation houses. The main island of Mahe, in particular, has a handful of museums, a botanical garden, and several national monuments. One popular place to visit in Victoria is the Arulmigu Navasakti Vinayagar Temple. This beautifully decorated temple is the Seychelles' center of Hinduism. It is open to visitors, but footwear must be removed and any photography must be discreet and respectful. Also in Victoria is the Seychelles Natural History Museum, which offers interesting exhibits on the nature and geology of the local islands.

For those more interested in having an ecotourism experience, the islands of the Seychelles are also prime for viewing wildlife and exploring natural habitats. On Praslin, for example, there is the Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve-a national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, visitors can see a variety of flora and fauna in their natural palm forest habitat, including the largest seed in the world: the coco de mer, or the sea coconut. Closer to East Africa, guests can also take a trip to the Aldabra Atoll to experience the habitat of a coral atoll. The atoll stretches about 22 miles east-west and encloses a tidal lagoon that is home to creatures like the giant land tortoise, tiger shark, and manta ray, among others.

Popular Foods
As an island nation, the Seychelles depends heavily on fish, seafood, and shellfish in its main dishes, which are cooked in a variety of ways-steamed, grilled, wrapped in banana leaves, baked, salted, and smoked. Seychellois cuisine, influenced by African, British, French, Indian, and Chinese cultures, also uses plenty of spices, including ginger, lemongrass, coriander, and tamarind. Coconut and local fruits like breadfruit, papaya, and mangoes are also widely used, as is curry and rice. Other ingredients include chicken, pork, dhal (lentils), and vegetables. A few local specialties also include:

Bat curry: Considered a delicacy in the Seychelles, this curry dish is made with fruit bat (yes, bats!).

Ladob: Can be eaten sweet or savory. The sweet version typically consists of ripe plantain and sweet potatoes boiled with coconut milk, sugar, nutmeg and vanilla until the fruit is soft and the sauce is creamy. The savory option calls for salted fish, cooked in a similar way as the dessert version, with plantain, cassava, and breadfruit, but using salt instead of sugar.

Shark chutney: Boiled, skinned shark, finely mashed, and cooked with squeezed bilimbi juice, lime, fried onion, and spices.

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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.