The Seychelles Island represents timeless beauty, tranquility and harmony.
It is famous for its world-beating beaches and for its great diversity which rolls from lush forests down to the warm azure ocean.
- What You Need to Know:
Consisting of 115 islands, the Seychelles has 41 Inner Islands which constitute the oldest mid-oceanic granite islands on earth while a further 74 form the 5 groups of low-lying coral atolls and reef islets that are the Outer Islands.
It is also home to UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the Vallée de Mai on Praslin: Where the wondrously shaped Coco-de-mer nut grows high on ancient palms and the fabled Aldabra, the world’s largest raised coral atoll, first seen by early Arab seafarers of the 9th century A.D.
- When to Visit:
If you’re planning a Seychelles honeymoon you don’t need to worry about the climate, as the islands are blessed with a year-long warm, tropical climate.
As for your stay on the Seychelles Islands, there is a wide range of affordable, new and refurbished hotels, self-caterings and charming Creole guesthouses are joining the ranks of existing 5-star hotels and exclusive island retreats to offer memorable stays among welcoming Creole people and stunning natural surroundings.
You will be amazed by the variety of activities these islands have to offer, whether you want to do some diving, snorkeling, fishing as well as glass bottom boating, or any water activity, or visit artists’ studios and national reserves, there is something for everyone.
- Facts to Know:
Language: English, French and Creole (native language)
Visa: There are no visa requirements to enter Seychelles. However, the following documents must be shown in order to obtain immigration clearance at the Seychelles International Airport: A passport valid on the date of entry to and exit from Seychelles. Return or onward ticket. Proof of accommodation; including contact details. Sufficient funds for the duration of the stay.
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If you’re thinking of going for a few days on your honeymoon to the Seychelles, we have a cool itinerary for you to enjoy a 5-day stay at the Seychelles:
Begin your journey by exploring Praslin Island, the second largest island home to the Vallée de Mai, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is 45 minutes away by ferry or 15 minutes flight from Mahe.
Do not miss a trip to Anse Lazio, one of the most beautiful/photographed beaches in the world.
Indulge your palate with the Creole cuisine at the Bonbon Plume Restaurant and relish in this unique feet-in-the-sand restaurant.
Enjoy the sunset followed by a dinner at Café des Arts at Le Duc Praslin, a seafood restaurant serving the freshest seafood you can find in Seychelles.
Dedicate a full day to La Digue whilst staying on Praslin.
Take a step back in time and visit L'Union Estate, see a traditional copra mill and kiln (kalorifer), watch the antics of the estate’s population of giant land tortoises or stroll around the majestic Plantation House framed by giant granite boulders in landscaped gardens, or go horse back riding.
After a day trip to La Digue enjoy a romantic night at Pirogue restaurant with a variety of Creole and International cuisines, served in a cool and relaxed atmosphere with occasional live music from local bands.
Explore Victoria, the smallest capital city in the world and see the ancient clock tower and the colorful market to get a feel for the Seychellois and their way of life.
In the afternoon, spend your lunch at the Marie Antoinette Restaurant, a popular dining spot for both Seychellois and tourists. This is one of the oldest restaurants offering authentic Creole Seychellois food.
After the lavish lunch, head to the Mission Lodge that reveals a breathtaking view of verdant mountainsides and the vast azure ocean. On your way out take the opportunity to visit La Misere (viewpoint) to see the panoramic views of the nearby islands such as Eden Island, Cerf Island, Sainte Anne Island etc.
End your day by visiting the Art Galleries such as the Michael Adam’s art gallery.
Begin your day by cruising through a glass bottom boat at the Sainte Anne Marine Park.
Delicious food in traditional Seychellois style or barbeque picnics will be prepared for your lunch at one of the nearby island.
In the evening, visit the Eden Island Marina, a manmade island linked to Mahe via a bridge for a wonderful dinner at Bravo Restaurant for an international cuisine.
End your night with a good music at the Boardwalk Bar & Lounge that plays host to live bands and DJs.
On your last day pamper yourself with the world class Spa signature treatments with a spectacular view of the sea or mountain.
Visit the Kenwyn House in Victoria as they offer a spectacular display of diamonds and fine jewelry. They have a wide range of crafted South African diamonds and other precious gems, all part of the JOUEL Collection plus art galleries made by local Seychellois, followed by a lunch at the Boat House.
Enjoy your afternoon in the North Mahé, home of the famous Beau Vallon Beach and the only place that you can do motorized water sports activities with variety of restaurants in the area. Your night can be spent at the Boathouse Café, just few minutes away from Beau Vallon Beach which offers a unique mouthwatering Creole buffet.
More Things to Do When Visiting The Seychelles
- For Romance:
The beaches alone offer the most romantic spots on earth! One of the most beautiful beaches is the Anse Source D’ Argent on La Digue..
Dine from the refined international cuisine of 5 star resorts and excellent local restaurants to delicious Creole dishes served to you in charming seaside bistros where you can soak up the vistas with your feet in the sand. Halal food is widely available.
Take a stroll down the lively streets of Victoria and perhaps even buy a souvenir or two or an item of local jewelry from a nearby boutique.
- For Adventure:
Go sailing or rent a motor yacht and explore the hidden coves and secret beaches.
Visit one of the diving centers, and discover Seychelles’ magical underwater world. The diving centers have something for everyone from beginners in shallow waters to experienced and adventurous divers.
If you feel like going fishing then you will find plenty of fishing boats and experienced crews ready for you to enjoy your time.
For thrills on the ocean, Beau Vallon bay is the place. Enjoy a selection of water sports that includes water-skiing, parachute rides, jet-skis, banana rides, sailing and so much more. Non-motorised water sports are widely available at some resorts. Or try the Rock Climbing, Zip Line, and Abseiling activities at Constance Ephelia Resort, Port Launay, Mahé. The activities are open to both Seychellois, and visitors, daring enough, or simply seeking more thrilling experiences in a professional environment