Seychelles is at the top of the perfect honeymoon destinations world list. Sugar-sand beaches, crystalline waters of the Indian Ocean and amazing resorts make it one of the most romantic places in the world and the fondest dream of every just married couple.
No, this time the brochures do not sell nonsense. On Seychelles, the beaches are truly pearly white, the sea is really azure blue, the flora and fauna are really unique. Seychelles is an untouched paradise: more than a hundred islands form the archipelago on the African east coast, but fewer than a third are inhabited.
But Seychelles offers more than the ultimate luxury beach vacation. The natural treasures of Seychelles have been neatly preserved. Almost half of the islands have been declared a protected nature area. The granite islands around the main island of Mahé, the “Inner Islands“, and the coral islands, the “Outer Islands” that extend almost to the East African coast, contain unique tropical flora and native fauna.
People go to Seychelles to enjoy the sun, sea, beach and nature. You will find here rainforests, tropical gardens, National Parks and rocks. There is also plenty of activities and entertainments of any kind. For example, during your honeymoon, you can go swimming with turtles, go snorkeling, rent a sailing yacht or go hiking in the interior of the islands. Enjoying the beautiful sunsets should not be missed either.
The beaches of Seychelles are breathtakingly beautiful and unique in the world. Of the 115 islands, 41 are made of granite, the remaining 74 are made of coral. The pristine beaches of Seychelles feature in all the top lists of most beautiful beaches in the world. This is especially true for these beaches:
Anse Source d’Argent on La Digue island was repeatedly named the most beautiful beach in the world and is also the most photographed beach in the world. It often pops up as a backdrop in films, photoshoots and commercials such as for Bacardi and Bounty.
At Anse Lazio on Praslin, a beautiful bay with a wide beach, you can see the most turquoise water. The palm trees along it cast their shadow on the fine white sandy beaches.
And, of course, the famous Beau Vallon beach, which is located in the northern part of Mahe Island. Beau Vallon is a wide strip of white sand over 3 km long, equipped to the highest standards.
Go on a hike
There are several hiking trails on the Seychelles where you can enjoy the unspoiled nature, fantastic view of the island and sometimes even the nearby islands in the hilly terrain. Be sure to visit the nature reserve of the legendary Vallée de Mai on Praslin, long-time identified with the biblical Garden of Eden. It is a unique example of wilderness untouched by humanity, and plays host to a plethora of native creatures.
Diving and snorkeling
For those who love the underwater world, Seychelles is a true paradise. The water is pleasantly warm and crystal clear. You’ll find beautiful dive spots at the granite rocks and reefs with rays, turtles, and squid as well as at the coral reefs with schools of tropical coral fish. At the inner islands, you will find different sites with shipwrecks, nice to dive to.
Enjoy delicious food
The local cuisine of Seychelles with Creole, Indian, Chinese and European influences is entirely unique and delicious. Fresh vegetables, fish, seafood and savoury spices are combined by the local chiefs to the culinary masterpieces. And of course it`s hard to imagine tropical holidays without fresh fruits! Papaya, passion fruit, coconut, mango and pineapple – these and many others fruits will help you to gear up and refresh in hot weather.
Where to stay
What is striking about the hotels and resorts in Seychelles is that all of them are charming and ready to attend to all of your wishes. Modern and comfortable resorts adopted Western standards but at the same time saved the specific national flavour with a relaxed and friendly island vibe. Most of the hotels offer a variety of entertainments on site. For example, swimming pools and pool bars, restaurants and dinners on the beach, sports activities and guest parties with live music and exclusive menus.
One of the best resorts to stay at during your honeymoon in Seychelles is the Coral Strand Hotel. It has all the comforts mentioned above to have a comfortable stay. If you are staying here as newlyw, be sure to book the Silhouette Honeymoon room. This room is equipped with a four poster king size bed and offers a view on the Beau Vallon beach so you can hear the tranquility and relaxing sounds of the ocean while experiencing the beautiful sunset.
How to save money?
Do you want to save some money on your honeymoon? Enjoy the romantic package. It includes accommodation in a double room, buffet breakfast or half board at your choice, fruit plate, a bottle of sparkling wine and a romantic dinner served on the Beau Vallon beach. All you need for a honeymoon you will treasure forever.
Seychelles is one of the most exclusive honeymoon destinations in the world. With a wide offer of luxury resorts, the higher number of bounty beaches and the numerous great activities, the archipelago has everything you need for a memorable holiday!