We were a group of four - Two couples. We had planned a 9D8N trip to Seychelles and I will be describing on how we did it on a budget. Our plan in brief was 4 nights in Mahe, 3 nights in Praslin and 1 night in La Digue.
This blog is for all the aspiring Indian travellers who may feel that Seychelles is beyond one's budget. No matter how you may see it, Seychelles is never a budget friendly destination. The average traveller to the Seychelles easily spends at the least Rs. 3,00,000 for a 5 or 6 day trip, but I can definitely get you upto speed on how you can maximise the best of Seychelles and not loosen your purse strings too much. At the end of each day of my experience, I've mentioned all expenses incurred for one couple. This should give a fair idea to plan your finances for the trip.
There is only one single daily direct flight from Mumbai. The flight is an A320 airbus, shouldn't expect too much comfort, but just enough to get through 4 hrs of travel. After arrival and immigration clearance, we got a couple of local airtel sim cards before taking the rental self drive car from the airport. Be aware, there are only two mobile networks in Seychelles, Airtel and Cable & Wireless, the former being the cheaper one.
We had pre-booked a Honda Vezel rental car at "Alpha rent a car" through Kreole services. The concerned person was ready with our car and after completing the formalities, we were off.