A holiday in Seychelles without breaking the bank - that's what we promised you on the homepage. Now, how about a free Seychelles holiday? I can hear you thinking: "No, it isn't possible." But you're wrong. Yes, it is possible. Absolutely! You just have to know how and then do it right...
If you know us, if you've been around this website you know we tell it like it is - good or bad. We don't have an axe to grind. We only strive to bring you the best information about Seychelles. And, now, having got that out of the way, consider this...
Yep! Instant, quality Seychelles holiday on a budget. Absolutely, it's been done by others and so can you. Choose: from simple dwellings to luxury beach homes and villas; from townhouses to hillside mansions with swimming pool. This is where you can make it all happen - and all for free.
This page will connect you with like-minded travellers - house exchangers. This is also one way for people from all over the world to make lifelong friends with people in Seychelles.
Anywhere you live! whether it's in North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Australia, Asia, the Middle East, India or China, the Caribbean, in the Indian Ocean or in the islands of the Pacific or the Atlantic - anywhere at all, if you live in a house or apartment, anywhere in the world, you can exchange it for a couple of weeks for a free holiday in the Seychelles.
Absolutely, now you can easily afford that 2-to-4-week vacation in Seychelles that you've been putting off - even longer and perhaps with a car thrown in for free too. Many of these homes come with a maid so you don't have to worry about house chores on your free villa holiday in Seychelles.
Then you also don't have to worry about the expense of dining out, either, which can be a real drain on a meagre budget. Just buy your groceries at the same stores where the locals shop or better still: get the maid to shop for you while you enjoy your holiday. You have better things to do, right?
And they are usually good cooks too. So you can save yourself a bundle on romantic candlelight dinners, at home - a home away from home. This kind of cheap vacation in Seychelles is pretty hard to beat. And it is available to anyone, even if you have no budget at all.
But as you explore the possibilities open to you, don't ignore the fact that governments can always throw a spanner in the works when the going's good. They have been known to frown on private house exchanges. Don't despair though. There's always a way... if you do it right without falling foul of any law.
Absolutely, and have you noticed how governments' actions always create the opposite effect to what was intended? A case in point: the government tried to control forex rates for years. And the result was a flourishing "black market" until they eventually threw in the towel permitting the Seychelles currency to float freely.
Best Seychelles beach - Ptit Anse La Digue
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Then at a stroke there was no need for the "black market". Only an unhindered free market! Having said this, I do not condone breaking any law. So be informed about what you can do and what you can't, or what you should do and what you shouldn't...
But House exchanging is part of the free market economy. And if you thought you couldn't afford a holiday in Seychelles because that's what you've heard, well think again. Not anymore - now that you're learning how. Who doesn't like holidays? And the people of Seychelles love to travel too and they especially like holidays abroad - anyplace really.
This is true about people from all walks of life - from businessmen to taxi drivers and fishermen, from school teachers to civil servants and members of parliament. So help them cut down on their own travel costs too. In so doing you'll be helping yourself - it's a reasonable proposition, right? What could be fairer?
It's a win-win situation for all concerned - any house owner / occupier anywhere. And it's a win for the country's reserves too as the locals who like to travel can do so easily with free accommodation abroad - a major cost of all travel. So just list your offer here, sit back, wait for a connection and enjoy the saving.
Although there are no guarantees, that's the only way I know of, how you'll enjoy the best possible holiday in Seychelles on a budget or even no budget at all. In the process you'll make new friends and discover the real Seychelles. More often than not you'll come back multiple times. And through those contacts you'll become a priceless goodwill ambassador for Seychelles.
You can exchange a house or apartment in the city (any city in any country) for a beach house or a mountainside home with amazing views over the sea. FYI, most houses in Seychelles are less than 10 minutes from the sea. And any home is exchangeable. So offer yours and be flexible. List your own home below.
If you have a house, villa or apartment that you want to exchange, you can list it right here. Use the form down the page... Give as much detail as possible. Describe your home in 500 to 800 words.
Include the exact location, distance from the sea / beach or city, size, year built if known, type of home and furnishing, type of beds and mattresses, number of beds / bedrooms, number of bathrooms, air conditioning / climate control and fans, if smoking is allowed and dates available. Upload some photos too. And input your name and email, in the space provided for that purpose.
Then wait for your listing to go live, and start promoting it as well as this page on Twitter and Facebook. Visit often ... and also check out what's already available lower down this page. You never know; you may find a match there. So check it out, connect with other home exchangers, comment on other listings, ask questions and seek clarification.
Then start enjoying cheap holidays in Seychelles - with free accommodation. If you do it right first time, you'll be hooked. You'll want to do it again and again. While others are paying through the nose, you'll be enjoying free vacations in the Seychelles whenever you fancy it.
Anse Lazio Beach Praslin Seychelles
Home swap on Praslin and enjoy this
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When done right, you'll experience an amazing holiday in the Seychelles on a budget - talk of cheap holidays. I encourage you to read these two reports below for tips on how to maximize your house exchange experience and enjoy the best cheap holiday possible. Here are the two reports: -------- Home Exchanging The Right Way and My Airfare Secrets.
So now you know. A Seychelles holiday is not only for royalty or the well-heeled. Sure Prince William and his royal bride, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, chose to return to Seychelles for their honeymoon after their first visit a couple of years before. That's the power of that special "magic of the Seychelles" at work. Folks always come back when they can afford it.
Yes, you too can enjoy a fabulous holiday in Seychelles, even on a meagre budget. You, too, can return to the Seychelles again and again for just the cost of the airfare - and even that, you can have at a huge discount when you know how. You want a cheap holiday, don't you? So, let's do it and do it right...
Here's my final recommendation - another must-read report on how to save on your travel - how to get super cheap airfares to Seychelles and elsewhere - Absolute Rock Bottom Airfares. And never again pay retail for your fare. I told you, you can have a free holiday in Seychelles, didn't I? Well, almost - free accommodation plus super cheap airfares.
And while you're at it you could exchange cars too! A car is most important for a vacation in Seychelles - on Mahe and Praslin islands. So don't overlook that when you can have one for free. Many visitors book into luxury hotels and then wait for hours at bus stops every day for the public bus. Shame on them!
Don't let it happen to you. Surely, that's not the best way to spend your holiday time in Seychelles, is it? And FYI, anyone living in Seychelles who can afford a holiday abroad (even a cheap holiday) would never be seen on a public bus, ever! Now you know. Go submit your own home listing... Do so while it's still free!
I hope you use these tips to go enjoy your cheap holiday in Seychelles. You'll then have a much better vacation than those who book into expensive luxury hotels but then they feel deprived because they don't have the necessary budget for either the fine dining on offer or the much needed rental car for exploring and enjoyment.
Of course, you could also check out some of the cheap hotels in Seychelles if you prefer to do it the more conventional way. But nothing, absolutely nothing can beat the home exchange for the absolute rock-bottom price for cheap holidays in the Seychelles when you can find the right exchange partner for a mutually suitable time.
It takes time and effort to arrange a good house swap holiday. And the secret that'll give you the best Seychelles holiday deals? Flexibility - that's the key! Forget about the weather - I mean: the weather in Seychelles should never be a real concern. There is no such thing as bad weather in the Seychelles. So anytime is good. Just secure your free accommodation.
And then get the full address, name of your local contact and telephone number. You'll need these for immigration - for a visitor's visa on arrival. Also print out any confirmation emails as your "proof of accommodation in Seychelles," again for immigration purposes, should you be asked to provide such documents on arrival.
Be ready with supporting documents in lieu of hotel booking. A credit card in your own name, as proof of credit worthiness for your extras plus a few hundred dollars (or Euros) cash in your wallet, are useful too in addition to a return ticket for obtaining your visa. Now you're fully armed. Go enjoy yourself on your budget holiday in the Seychelles.
Don't forget to make use of your duty free allowance - one litre of spirit plus one litre of wine per person - on your flight to Seychelles. Then you can enjoy cheap cocktails every day. You see, the cost of alcohol, and liquor in particular, is not cheap in Seychelles. Customs and Excise duty on alcohol is very high here, and with the usual mark-up in bars and restaurants they can get rather pricey.
And then some wonder, why the tab is so high when dining out in Seychelles... Must you have wine? Do you look at the price when they bring you the wine list? But you can enjoy all that duty free and cheap at your new holiday home.
Now you have all the information you need for a cheap or almost free Seychelles holiday. Use it. Save on your accommodation in Seychelles, on food and drinks, on your international airfare as well as on local transport without resorting to the use of the public bus. Now go enjoy your holiday.
We encourage and seek your feedback and comments on each listed home (the link to the feedback form is at the bottom of each homeowner's page) after an exchange to reward the reliable and diligent exchanger and also to weed out any bad ones. Help yourself by helping others. Make this a caring community. Share your own experiences - good or bad! We'd also like to know. Thank you in advance.
You can also use the same comments form (link at the bottom of each homeowner's page) to ask questions publicly directed at that particular homeowner, discuss your requirements and make your own counter offers. You can also direct others to your very own homeowner's page within this site.
So go submit your own listing now. There are no restrictions as to whom you can exchange with. It's all up to you... Eventually you'll be able to receive and send private messages to other homeowners. But first you'll have to submit your own home listing.
Only active homeowners will have PM capability turned "ON" to facilitate your home exchange. So start now: submit your home listing, wait for it to be approved, bookmark your homeowner's listing and also this page, visit often and stay active. Also don't forget to share this page with your friends on Facebook and Twitter.
Important note: Don't try to place links to other domains please, if you don't want your home swap listing to be dropped from our directory. We moderate all comments and content on this site to bring you a good user experience - spam free. Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.
Give as much detail of your home as possible. Describe it in 500 to 800 words. Important note: Shorter descriptions will not be accepted for publication.
Make your entry clear and useful to others. Also don't try to place links to other domains, please. Now click on the form below to get started with your title...
Disclaimer: This website is only a vehicle to help bring together home exchangers that are looking for a cheap vacation in Seychelles. Research and use your own judgement before getting into any house-exchange transaction. We cannot be held responsible for your actions or that of any third party. You must take full responsibility for your own decisions and actions.
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1) Find vacation rentals.
2) Contact owners directly.
3) Let them know your dates are flexible.
4) Ask the magic question: Ask them...
When is your slow month?
(different for each home)
5) Ask them what they will take for you to fill their property at that time.
6) Make them a firm offer.
7) You may be pleasantly surprised!!!
8) The trick is to make offers on several homes.
Here's a list of rentals with the owners' contact email... Good luck!
The weather is good 365 days here... So anytime is good if you can get a good deal. Go start making your offers today.