With over 150 island to choose from, the Seychelles are home to the Vallée de Mai, claimed by some to be the original site of the Garden of Eden. Nicknamed the ‘islands of love’, honeymooners can enjoy sailing, diving, fishing and relaxing on pristine sandy beaches. The Seychellois people are a cosmopolitan blend of peoples of different races, cultures and religions, combining their distinct traditions and customs to create the vibrant island culture.
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The island of Mahé boasts 65 silver beaches, with the small capital Victoria containing a remarkably large variety of restaurants, cafés, bars and casinos. Diners can experience authentic Creole as well as international cuisine. The Seychelles are home to UNESCO-designated sites, coral atoll Aldabra and Vallée de Mai, called the Garden of Eden.
Relaxing on the beach
Seychelles is famous for having some of the best beaches in the world, pristine and uncrowded. Various excursions will introduce you to the pleasures of glass-bottom boating, to marvel at the coral reefs and colourful fish. A choice of water sports is also available, ranging from deep sea diving sites to surfing the waves.
Sixteen islands currently offer accommodation, and there are many opportunities to island hop between them. Travelling around the islands, you can discover national monuments, beautiful Creole houses, artists’ studios, national reserves and marine parks.
With almost half of the Seychelles landmass set aside as national parks and reserves, honeymooners can see animals ranging from the smallest frog to the heaviest land tortoise, all within the exceptional natural beauty of the islands.
As if that isn’t enough, the islands of the Seychelles also provide opportunities for activities such as golf, horse-riding and guided nature tours where visitors may enjoy some of the rarest species of flora and fauna in the world. As there are so many islands, it is impossible to list all of the possibilities offered by the amazing Seychelles. More detailed information is available here:
Places to stay
Mahé, Praslin and La Digue are the most popular islands. The 16 islands that have tourist accommodation range hugely to suit all tastes and budgets, ranging from sumptuous 5-star resorts to rustic island lodges to cosy beachside bungalows.
As idyllic as the Seychelles may be, sadly things can go wrong whilst you’re on honeymoon and you should really make sure you have adequate insurance before you travel. Honeymoon (travel) insurance as a minimum and if you’re getting married abroad too, you should really also have wedding insurance. Policies are generally very reasonable and given the vast sums of money being spent on both your wedding and your honeymoon, it really makes sense to make sure you’re properly insured.