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Best currency for seychelles

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Best currency for seychelles

Hi there, we are travelling to the constance ephelia in may, (from the uk.)

Which is the best currency to take with us gbp, eur or usd this would

Be to pay for drinks day trips and meals out, taxi etc

Many thanks

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1. Re: Best currency for seychelles

Hi,

Take GBP and exchange them in SCR at Cash Plus or at Barclays just outside the airport. You can pay taxi, trips and drinks in scr. Take also a credit card as back-up.

Miki

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2. Re: Best currency for seychelles

Hi

Check with Money changers before you change with the banks, as they give a better exchange rate.

www.seychellesbayview.com

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3. Re: Best currency for seychelles

Hi Butsy!

If you go directly to Ephelia it is better to change a small amount of GBP in the airport to have for drinks and tips until you head to Victoria or Beau Vallon where you can find Cash Plus which have the best rates in Seychelles. For today Cash Plus has a rate of 19.5 SCR for 1 GBP.

Miki

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4. Re: Best currency for seychelles

Thanks for all the replies,

At the ephelia do we put all drinks etc on the bill and oay at the end of the holiday

With card or is it better to pay cash.

Many thabks

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5. Re: Best currency for seychelles

For me it was better to pay cash in local currency at the end of the holiday at Ephelia because they are playing games with fx rates. Moreover we bought some drinks from the small shop located outside the resort close to the Northern gate because the same drinks cost triple in the resort. We stored them in the minibar from our senior suite.

Miki

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Hi thanks for relplies

Can see a couple of visits to the shop coming on,

do they only take local currency in the shop

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7. Re: Best currency for seychelles

HI,

Some shops will accept Forrex but you might not get the best exchange rates with them so for emergencies and unplanned shopping they are ok, otherwise best option would be to exchange some forrex to SCR.

www.seychellesbayview.com

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8. Re: Best currency for seychelles

That shop accepts only local currency so it is better to change some GBP into local currency at Cash Plus located in Victoria. If you do not get to Victoria before buying drinks you can exchange GBP at the airport.

Miki

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9. Re: Best currency for seychelles

Look into Halifax Clarity Master card.

No cash withdrawal charges and you get the so called "perfect" exchange rate that master card gets...

Check out money saving experts website.

I would take a few Euros with you (enough to get you by until you can get to a cash point that doesn't charge) but withdraw cash in local currency when you are there using something like the above.

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10. Re: Best currency for seychelles

Tim,

You forgot to mention about the interest rate that you are charged from the moment when you withdraw money with Halifax Clarity Mastercard. Minimum interest rate is 12.9%.

Miki