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The Seychelles

While this archipelago of islands may be small, beauty is overflowing in this corner of the world. With plenty of beach to bliss out on, adventurous things to do, and delicious fresh mixes of cuisines from around the world, the Seychelles is a nothing short of a fabulous spot for your honeymoon. When talking of the Seychelles, everyone has in mind a picture postcard; a sandy beach, transparent water and bright sun in a blue sky. This is exactly what the Seychelles look like – Heaven. If you want to experience paradise on earth, book your flights to the Seychelles without any delay!

Honeymoon in the Seychelles, a dream trip

Hidden coves and intimate corners under the mango trees – only a slight breeze and the gentle roar of the waves will disturb your romantic honeymoon in the Seychelles. The water in the sea of bright turquoise is clear, dark green vegetation is abundant, granitic islands glittering shine in the Indian Ocean – this setting for couples in seventh heaven is perfect. Your dreams of paradise will turn into reality and promise a harmonious common happiness. You just need to enjoy the quiet life, before the soft twilight hour of happiness.

Seychelles, where is it?

So, the Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 natural islands located in the Indian Ocean at 1,600 km east of Kenya. The main island is Mahé with the capital Victoria. It is on this island that is the international airport. Its two satellites are the islands of Praslin and La Digue. On the islands the Seychelles Creole is the main language but you will also come across a lot of English and a little less French. In any case, people are very open and it is very easy to be understood.

The best time to go to Seychelles

Since the climate is tropical and the archipelago is located outside the cyclone belt, you can go there all throughout the year. But if you want to avoid the seizure of rain, it is better to focus during the period between April and early October. For example, the end of September which is the perfect moment for wonderful romantic getaways.

Why the Seychelles for your Honeymoon?

Seychelles Honeymoon

An idyllic setting

The post card idyllic setting of Seychelles and reputation are largely justified. It’s not just beautiful, it’s compelling and attractive. A translucent blue sea and green blocks of rocks worked by the rain and especially a very generous vegetation. You can swim with the fish just meters from the beach or relax under a coconut tree.

The friendliness of the people

In all hotels, staff is fussing. But somehow it’s their job. Yet, it is amazing to see the kindness and friendliness of the inhabitants of the archipelago. They are always ready to help with a smile and even stop in the street to ask how is the day.

Incredible discoveries

The gossips say that there is nothing to do in Seychelles. It’s all false! On the main islands, including Mahé, you should visit the capital Victoria with its market, its magnificent Hindu temple, the Botanical Garden and the National Museum. By car or bus, you can visit the Mission, a former residence created to give shelter to orphans from slavery and do not miss going at the discovery of the tea factory. A must-do in southern part of Mahé is visiting its sublime beaches of Beau Vallon and Anse Soleil.

On Praslin, the neighboring island, there is a mandatory stop in La Vallée de Mai. A nature reserve listed as a World Heritage of UNESCO and populated with  sea coconut that are commonly called “coconut-buttocks.” This is also the emblem of the Seychelles. The beaches we recommend are Anse Lazio, probably the most beautiful beach of the archipelago and Anse Georgette which is equally amazing.

On La Digue, the third of the main islands, no cars are allowed. You should rent a bike on site but do not worry, there are plenty of small stands for. And if you are one of those who prefer something different, why not have an ox ride. Must dos on la Digue remains visiting the beach Anse Source d’Argent. It is indeed the most romantic beach of the archipelago. And a bit further, some 30 minutes by bike after winding up and down, Grand Anse Beach awaits you. Again a dream panorama.

There are so many places to visit in the Seychelles: The St. Anne Marine National Park for divers, Curious Island for rides in the mangroves and giant tortoises, Bird Island for wildlife, go fishing, surfing, sailing or outings in catamaran … Trust me, you will not get bored in the Seychelles.

Good to know

Because the Republic of the Seychelles is a bit of an unknown island destination far away in the middle of nowhere, it’s not surprising that even the most savvy travellers have questions before they go, so here are a few essential things you need to know:

-Little time difference: +2 hours in summer and 3 hours in winter.

-Very few formalities, just a passport and a small questionnaire to be filled during the flight.

-No special vaccination.

-You can pay in euro almost everywhere.

-Make provision for a power adapter. All outlets are 220V British 3-pin.

-Businesses and shops close between 16 and 17 hours.

Celebrate your new life together with that memorable romantic experience. The Seychelles is the ideal destination for a magical honeymoon getaway. You will enjoy every moment of this unique holiday and admire the spectacular views of the Indian Ocean at every wake up.

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With over 115 beautiful tropical islands, you will undoubtedly find an unspoiled, isolated cove with pristine, white sand and clear turquoise water. This tropical paradise is the ultimate beach getaway: deserted beaches, thickly cloaked interiors, infinite topaz waters, a pantone-coloured marine life, some of the most romantic private retreats on earth, even a friendly population of giant tortoises. The Seychelles is one of the world’s most romantic destinations, and remains the best place to begin your post-nuptial life honeymooners.

Prepare the perfect honeymoon in the Seychelles

Couple on Seychelles Beach
Couple on Seychelles Beach

The secret behind the best honeymoon is a well-planned honeymoon. The first thing to do is to choose a honeymoon destination. There are some basic easy things you can do to enjoy a smooth honeymoon.

What do you need to bring with you?

Travel Documents

Getting your travel documents in order will make sure you can relax and enjoy your honeymoon. The bride can travel on your maiden name if she doesn’t want to change her passport straight away, but if she prefers to travel on her married name, make sure she gets the passport changed a couple of months in advance.

As well as your passports, make sure you have your flight tickets or e-mail confirmation, your travel insurance documents, your hotel reservation details, your driving license, your credit card, and any medical information you need.

Your Honeymoon Wardrobe

It’s always great to buy new clothes when going on your honeymoon since those special times need to be memorable for both of you and here are a few essentials for honeymoon packing:

  • A pair of jeans or combats to travel in
  • A couple of pairs of shorts or skirts
  • A few t-shirts or strappy tops for during the day
  • A sundress or sarong to cover up on the beach
  • A couple of bikinis and a swimsuit for water sports
  • A sun hat and sunglasses
  • A light jacket or sweatshirt
  • A couple of little dresses for the evenings
  • A cardigan or wrap to go with your dresses
  • A pair of thongs, some walking shoes and some evening shoes
  • Plenty of gorgeous underwear

Where to spend your honeymoon in the Seychelles?

Most of the hotels on the main islands (Mahe) as well as on the less travelled islands provides top-notch services when it comes to supplying the perfect honeymoon. There is good reason why Seychelles is one of the most preferred honeymoon destination in the world.

Honeymoon in a Villa
Honeymoon in a Villa

After the stress, thrill and excitement of planning the perfect wedding, a peaceful, relaxing honeymoon is the only thing newly-weds desire. It is a time for bonding with each other, emphasise on the heart, and let the body and mind unwind.

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You will have a wide array of choice when it comes to where you should spend your honeymoon. You can stay in one of the hotels on the main island or on the secluded private islands. But you can still opt for self-catering and rent a villa for intimate moments with your loved one and enjoy wonderful moments at your own pace without having the fear of being disturbed by the housekeeper.

Reasons to Choose the Seychelles as Honeymoon Destination

1. Island Hopping Heaven.

The Seychelles is the perfect island hopping destination. It is a must to visit at least two islands on your honeymoon. The two main islands of Mahe and Praslin are the perfect combination, boasting some of the world’s most famous beaches and stunning landscapes.

The Islands

Mahe

Mahe is a good honeymoon destination and offers a variety of activities along with the beautiful beaches and water sports. With an incredible fauna and flora, the island is great for those passionate of nature. Its steep mountains overlook the sea and hiking as well as strolling through the rainforests with your forever partner is the best way to kick start your journey as a couple. Moreover, most luxury resorts on Mahe offer spa treatments, water sports and restaurants that serve delicious local dishes that will fascinate your taste buds.

La Digue

La Digue is the least developed island and is the island to choose if you are willing to discover the cultural lifestyle of Seychelles. It also boasts some of the most outstanding decor in the Seychelles with huge ocean sculptured, pink granite boulders extending into the sea on many of the beaches.

If you are looking for privacy and a very casual lifestyle, La Digue is the best place to spend your honeymoon. And if you want some romance, there are colourful ox-carts that accept passengers for a romantic ride from one end of the island to the other.

Cousine Island

Cousine Island offers sandy beaches and turquoise water as well as a serene atmosphere where young couples can enjoy a perfect honeymoon in luxury villas and spend their time in an isolated paradise. You will have the opportunity to enjoy nature walks through the lush, tropical forests. Bird watching, diving, snorkelling or fishing are other activities you can enjoy on the island.

Praslin

It is the second largest island in the Seychelles. This island houses several splendid tropical beaches as well as huge areas of tropical forests including the UNESCO World Heritage site; the Vallee de Mai nature preserve. This site is famous for its coco de mer and vanilla orchids as well as several species of birds, it’s the right place for nature lovers. The coco de mer is considered an aphrodisiac, so newlyweds, do not hesitate to taste some.

2. Meet a giant tortoise.

Giant Tortoise Seychelles
Giant Tortoise Seychelles

The oldest colony amongst the Seychellois community is waiting for you. Taking a photo with a giant tortoise is a must if you are spending honeymoon in the Seychelles. These gentle natured beasts live on the outer coralline islands yet you can also spot them on Praslin and the neighbouring island of La Digue.

3. The Picture Postcard Landscape

Anse Lazio
Anse Lazio

The inner islands of Mahé, Praslin and La Digue are a natural starting point, and easily combinable. All are mountainous, rising like giant boulders out of the electric blue ocean. You will also enjoy spectacular sunsets at the perfect crescent-shaped Anse Lazio and lazy days spent on the hard-to-reach Anse Georgette. Look out in search of a deserted beach, a place so quiet you can hear the occasional thud of a coconut, watch crabs scuttle and birds fishing and enjoy unforgettable moments with your husband/wife. If you rented a car, you can head towards the much-photographed beach in the world, Anse Source d’Argent.

4.  Enjoy Island Cruising on a private luxury Yacht

If ever you are fed up of your hotel room or the confinement of your villa, rent a private yacht and sail the lapis-lazuli lagoons while enjoying the relaxing sound of humming birds and crashing waves. Contemplate the beauty of the 115 islands at your own pace and do not hesitate to hire a personal chef that will satisfy all your culinary desires during your trip in another world.

What should you do to enjoy your honeymoon in Seychelles?

1) A romantic meal for two

Dinner at sunset in Seychelles
Dinner at sunset in Seychelles

Treat your partner to a surprise meal on a secluded beach at a top-notch restaurant or just a picnic for two. Make an early reservation to save hassle and time that could be spent doing other things.

2) Forget about your watch

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Leave the watches at home. Make the most of your honeymoon together and just loose track of time. Life is so fast paced: Just seize the opportunity to relax while you can.

3) Enjoy the sunrise or sunset in the arms of your loved one

The most tranquil parts of the day are sunrise and sunset – so why not share that moment together and admire the beauty of the sunrise or sunset on a magnificent beach on an island of the Seychelles.

4) Maximise your ‘togetherness’ by doing everything together

Swimming together in Seychelles Lagoon
Swimming together in Seychelles Lagoon

Spend time doing things that involve the two of you. There are lots of exciting activities such as tandem bike rides, a double paraglide or just spend the day relaxing in the spa or by the pool together.

5) Just relax!

Make the most of your honeymoon by taking time to unwind and enjoy each other’s company. You’ll need it after all the hectic wedding festivities!

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Last but not least, make the most out of it since this is one of the moment that will remain forever engraved in your memory and do not forget, it is a once in a lifetime experience.

Enjoy your honeymoon in the beautiful islands of the Seychelles!

Besides the Seychelles, Mauritius is a perfect spot for your honeymoon. One of the best hotels to spend your honeymoon in Mauritius is Villa Caroline.