North Island – Image courtesy of North Island Resort
Mistaken for the original ‘Garden of Eden’ by General Gordon more than 100 years ago, the Seychelles has retained its charm and mystique as one of the last paradises on earth.
Renowned for dazzling white-sand beaches, dramatic rock formations, warm crystal clear waters and lush tropical vegetation, the Seychelles remains a magical honeymoon destination for newlyweds.
What to do and see in the Seychelles
Choose from several islands: La Digue Island, the least developed and traditional of the Seychelles islands, is home to the gorgeous beach of Anse Source d’Argent and, as one of the world’s most romantic islands, is the perfect location for a honeymoon in the Seychelles.
Or try the equally stunning Praslin Island, home to Anse Lazio, a perfect crescent of soft, fine-grained white sand fringed by stands of Takamaka.
Head to the Vallée de Mai, a UNESCO World Heritage Site containing the unusual 'coco de mer' double coconut palm tree and three of the world's rarest birds – the black parrot, fruit pigeon and Seychelles bulbul. Due to its isolation, the Seychelles is famous for unique flora and fauna.
Take time to island-hop and explore some of the other islands. It’s easy to get flights from the main island of Mahé to Praslin and La Digue Island as well as to Frégate, Desroches, Bird and Denis Island. Ferries operate regular services between Mahé, Praslin and La Digue – for the other islands you’ll need to charter a boat.
The Seychelles boast some of the most luxurious resorts in the world, including the Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa (photo) and the Banyan Tree Seychelles, a sumptuous resort that sits on a stunning palm-fringed white-sand beach on the island of Mahé.
Best time to visit the Seychelles
Anytime, although July and August are the driest months. The annual temperature ranges between 24°C and 31°C, with humidity around 80 per cent.
The rainy season lasts from mid-November until mid-February, and while downpours can be heavy, they rarely last long. December and January are the wettest months.
How to get to the Seychelles
Comprising 115 islands, the Seychelles is situated about 1600km east of Kenya and just north-east of the island of Madagascar. The capital, Victoria, is situated on the largest island, Mahé.
The most convenient route to the Seychelles is via Dubai. Emirates, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Air India and Air Seychelles fly weekly to Mahé, with connections from all major Australian airports.
Latest update about this honeymoon destination:
29 November, 2017
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