Seychelles is not tolerant of backpackers who turn up at the airport without booked accommodation. In such a situation, you will probably be taken to a counter where you will have to book and pay for accommodation for the duration of your trip before being allowed through immigration. Visitors have to provide the details of their accommodation on their landing card (hotel name, address, phone number) and are additionally questioned by the immigration officer about their accommodation details .This means that it is easy to book a room by e-mail from offers on the internet.
Most accommodation is relatively expensive and some islands have only one hotel. In fact, some of the islands are not even permanently inhabited and accommodation can be found on less than 10. The best option for a cheap bed is to rent a flat or bungalow, which are available at better prices. Also remember that hotel prices rise sharply and accommodation can be hard to find during the high season from December to January and July to August. It can also get very crowded on public holidays such as Easter.
Most resorts are found on the main islands of Mahe and Praslin. A small number of (very) exclusive ones, such as the North Island, have their own dedicated islands. In addition, you will find a number of “small hotels” that are ideal as meeting places with that special feeling of exclusivity.