The dilemma that most couples face when choosing a Honeymoon destination is that it needs to appeal to both the bride and the groom. The Seychelles Islands offers variety, loads of activities, incredible beauty and a selection of accommodation options; that makes it an ideal Honeymoon destination.
The Seychelles consists of an archipelago of 115 granite and coral islands in the Indian Ocean. The islands are known for their pristine beaches, coral reefs, and untouched nature reserves, making the Seychelles one of the best places on earth to enjoy a romantic and exclusive Honeymoon.
Mahé, is the main island and home to around 80,000 people: some 90% of the country’s total population; it’s a lush, mountainous place with towering granite peaks. The capital city Victoria, is the smallest capital city in the world, and can be easily explored on foot in less than a day. The Seychelles International Airport on Mahé island makes it the arrival hub for visiting all the islands.
A Seychelles Honeymoon is sure make the best honeymoon. Whether you are relaxing on a beach, diving or snorkelling a coral reef, exploring the lush jungles or chilling in one of the many world-class hotels, you will have found paradise. Here are our ‘Top 10 Reasons’ for choosing the Seychelles as the most desirable Honeymoon destination.
1. Natural Beauty
The Seychelles offers honeymooners a tropical garden like no other. The sheer lush green tropical beauty of the islands, the pristine beaches, clear Indian Ocean waters and diverse fauna and flora, make you feel like you are in the ‘Garden of Eden’. The mountain rainforests of Morne Seychellois National Park are just amazing.
Home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Aldabra, the world’s largest raised coral atoll and Praslin’s Vallée de Mai, once believed to be the original site of the Garden of Eden.
2. Wonderful Wildlife
The Seychelles is known for its success stories in protecting its flora and fauna. With almost 50% of its limited landmass set aside as national parks and reserves, Seychelles prides itself on its record for far sighted conservation policies.
The islands are home to some of the rarest and most beautiful fauna and flora on the planet. A sanctuary to a variety of animal species, including 13 species of amphibians, 30 reptiles, and 220 bird species. Bird Island is home to the heaviest land tortoise living in the wild, Esmeralda, who tips the scales at 670 pounds (303Kg).
Nowhere else on earth will you find unique endemic specimens such as the fabulous Coco-de-mer, the largest seed in the world, the jellyfish tree, the Seychelles’ paradise flycatcher, bare-legged Scops-owl and the Seychelles warbler.
From the smallest frog to the heaviest land tortoise and the only flightless bird of the Indian Ocean; Seychelles nurtures an amazing array of endemic species within surrounds of exceptional natural beauty.
3. Magnificent Coral Reefs
Spending those lazy days on Honeymoon snorkelling or diving some of the best reefs in the world is just amazing. Operators such as Big Blue Divers are a PADI 5* Star Dive Resort, situated on a separate stretch of beach alongside the famous Beau Vallon Bay on Mahé Island.
4. Beautiful Beaches
The beaches in the Seychelles are rated some of the best in the world. Spend those lazy days on the many idyllic Seychellean beaches including Beau Vallon and Anse Takamaka and see first-hand why they are renowned as some of the world’s best beaches.
5. Exclusive Destination
The Seychelles is not as crowded as many other honeymoon destinations and there are many fabulous exclusive world-class hotels. The islands offer different experiences from the main island of Mahe to the wonderful exclusive lodge on Denis Island. The Seychelles have the smallest population of any African independent country and are one of the most prosperous and rich countries on the continent.
6. Stunning Weather
Global warming is certainly making it harder to predict weather patterns. But the Seychelles is just south of the equator and lies outside the cyclone belt. The Seychelles have a very pleasant tropical climate throughout the year. Temperatures are rarely above 30°C. Rainfall is highest from October to February (especially in December and January), but showers seldom last long.
From May to September, the cooler, drier, south-east trade winds bring lively seas to south-west Mahé and result in seaweed being washed up onto the beaches of Praslin’s south coast. But distances on these islands are short, so should the wind result in seaweed being on your closest beach, it’s never very far to nearby beaches without seaweed.
7. Spectacular Resorts and Hotels
There are many fabulous accommodation providers on the islands. Romantic settings like you have only dreamed off, hospitality and lodgings ‘fit for a king’. From boutique hotels to exclusive ‘5-star’ gems you will find your dream honeymoon holiday here on a Seychelles Island of your choice. One aspect all the hotels share is genuine warm hospitality and great Creole cuisine.
8. Cultural Heaven
The Seychelles culture is a mixture of French and African (Creole) influences. The local Seychellois Creole language is derived from French and African tongues and native to around 92% of the population. However English and French are also commonly used.
It is well worth visiting a local market when in town to soak up the ambiance, as well as, offer support to the local traders. Local Creole cuisine is a fusion of French, Indian and Oriental influences. Fresh seafood and exotic fruits and spices are particularly recommended and are common in many of the national dishes.
9. Easy for Twin Centre Holidays
You can easily choose to Honeymoon at two different locations, on two different islands, enhancing your stay and experience. With a large selection of hotels and resorts to choose from, this is an ideal way to get the most out of your stay.
10. Awesome People
It is true, many tourist destinations offer visitors great service, warm hospitality and efficient service, but in the Seychelles, they seem to raise the bar to a different level. They are truly passionate about their island nation, you feel their enthusiasm, their national pride and joy at providing a genuine excellent customer service.
Everyone seems to be aware that tourism is an important part of the islands prosperity and they deliver world-class service and hospitality. In our opinion, the Seychelles is the best location for a romantic, stress-free, Awesome Honeymoon Holiday.