The uber-tropical Seychelles is a beautiful archipelago in the Indian Ocean home to 115 tropical islands, all blessed with a rich, colourful landscape. Mahe is the largest island in Seychelles and home to its capital, Victoria. As a great destination for relaxing and intimate holidays, many newlyweds choose to spend their honeymoons in Seychelles. The feeling of intimacy and seclusion that Seychelles offers makes it the perfect nest for lovebirds.
First comes Seychelles’ natural beauty; most of the islands are home to white-sand beaches and a lush vegetation with many rare birds and plants. It is also a budget-friendly destination, so you won’t have to spend a fortune on your Honeymoon. It offers all kinds of romantic activities to do on the island, and the privacy and seclusion that every couples seeks for their holidays. However, before we explore the activities that you can do on the island, you need to find a place that you can call home.
There are many hotels in Seychelles, among of which, one stands out for its high-end facilities and seclusion that it offers to its guests. We are talking for none other than the ultra glamorous Raffles Seychelles!
Your luxurious home away from home!
After the busy wedding preparations, it’s now time for you and your partner to escape to a dream destination, the Seychelles. Your honeymoon should be hassle-free, luxurious and without any disturbances from the in-laws. Raffles Seychelles is a ground-breaking resort located on the north-eastern tip of Praslin, the second largest island in the Seychelles, that will offer you all the privacy you need for your honeymoon. It’s currently one of the top hotels for honeymoons, due to its tranquil, intimate and easy-going attitude.
Seychelles Honeymoon #2: The Check In!
You have just reached Seychelles and the only thing you want after your journey is to just settle in, unpack and wind down. There are many ways to reach Praslin Island and Raffles Seychelles. The quickest and most direct way is via a private helicopter operated by Zil Air. Other means of transportation include private boat, plane and sea ferry. The hotel gives detailed information here.
After check-in you’ll be shown to your room. When we say room we actually mean your ‘One Bedroom Panoramic View Villa’. Think spacious, open living space, separate bathroom and a dedicated kitchen area. But the icing on the cake is a large terrace with sundeck chair and your very own plunge pool. We suspect you’ll spend a few hours here.
Seychelles Honeymoon #3: Dining
Seychelles does not have a distinguishing food tradition that you would go crazy about. However, Raffles Seychelles has included many dining options on its premises, very difficult to ignore. The best part of your Seychelles dining experience is that you will be able to whenever, whatever, wherever you want. You heard right! Fancy a romantic candlelight dinner on a secluded beach that you found during your day excursions? The only thing you have to do is to ask!
Are you bored going all your way to the restaurant to take your breakfast? Make yourselves a gift and ask the hotel to bring the breakfast in your room. Enjoy it by your private swimming pool with 180 degrees views or at your comfortable king-size bed!
Seychelles Honeymoon #4: Activities
So, when you can drag yourself away from your villa or the beach what’s there to see and do in the Seychelles.
See Aldabra Giant Tortoises in their local habitat!
Take a short 10-minute taxi boat ride from Raffles Seychelles and visit the beautiful Island of Curieuse. The island is home to 300 Aldabra Giant tortoises. You should pay a visit to the Curieuse Marine National Park dedicated to protecting their native wildlife.
Go cycling at the petite La Digue Island!
La Digue Island welcomes you with its easy-going and unhurried island feel. It’s so small that you can easily get around by bicycle. It’s home to Anse Source d’Argent, one of the most photographed beaches in the world and the extremely rare Black Paradise Flycatcher bird. Just 15 minutes away by boat, this is an ideal morning excursion.
See the world’s rarest bird and largest nut
In the heart of Praslin, lies a well-preserved natural palm forest that has been designated as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. There, you will find Coco de Mer, the largest and heaviest nut in the world.
Moreover, you will find a diversity of rare and indigenous species, five other species of palm trees, and the black parrot, the world’s rarest bird.
Explore Aride, the finest seabird island in the western Indian Ocean!
45 minutes’ boat trip away, you will find the stunning Aride Natural Reserve. It is only 1.6 km long and 0.6 km wide and it hosts more species of birds than the other 40 islands combined. Many say that if you don’t see Aride means that you have not seen Seychelles.
Seychelles Honeymoon #5: Wellness for two
It wouldn't be a proper honeymoon if you didn't enjoy at least a spa session at the hotel's amazing spa. There are two couples treatments, both lasting 90 minutes and offering a refreshing spa experience for the both of you.
The Wildflower Couple's Romance will relax you with a 60 minute massage and a perfect soak with wildflowers and romantic candlelight. The Couple's Bliss will sooth you with a 60 minute massage using an aromatic oil and freestyle techniques, and a 30 minute mini facial by Kerstin Florian and Refinery for Men.
Seychelles Honeymoon #6: End of a Dream!
Many couples who stay at Raffles Seychelles revisit to celebrate their anniversary. With such lovely hosts and so many things to do, you will need to revisit two and three times to enjoy this country’s beauty. Start planning your Seychelles Vacations right-away by clicking here!