An archipelago of 115 islands, Seychelles is a pleasant island nation in the Indian Ocean, located roughly 1,600 km from Kenya. The charming country is contoured by lush tropical forests, pristine beaches, crystal lagoons and an extraordinary variety of marine life. By Ishani Singh

Seychelles is emerging as an enthralling destination for couples looking forward to a romantic holiday. Packed with white-sand beaches, opulent resorts and its oh-so-vibrant culture, it is the perfect honeymoon getaway. Couples can plan a 5N/6D trip to the islands in order to indulge in blue-tinged waters, savour mesmerising sunsets and experiment with manifold adventure options.

Travelling In Seychelles

There are iconic places in Seychelles that must be a part of your itinerary to exhilarate your holiday. Couples can rent a car or a bike from Mahe and Praslin islands to take a tour of the tropical kingdom.

Mahe Island

The largest island on the Seychelles territory, Mahe is a paradisaical, romantic location, home to the jellyfish tree and many unique species of orchids. The Seychelles Natural History Museum and the Botanical Gardens are renowned tourist attractions situated in Mahe along with the city of Victoria, famous for its Creole architecture and a splendid fruit market.

Takamaka Bay Distillery Tour

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Couples can go for a peaceful tour of the Les Trois Frères Distillery at the Takamaka Bay. Try the intoxicating Mahé rum, and also learn the story behind the island’s main distillery and about the rum-making procedure. The tour spans between 30 and 45 minutes and also includes a rum tasting ceremony in order to make a purchase of the spiced, coco drink.

Morne Seychellois Park, Seychelles

The Mahe islands’ mountainous landscapes and coastal mangrove forests house the Morne Seychelles National Park. Spread across 20% of the Mahe land, the destination contains the country’s highest peak, the Morne Seychellois (905 m). You can reach the park using walking trails and explore the 10 km excursion network to add a pinch of thrill to your vacation.

Watersports At Beau Vallon Beach

The Beau Vallon Beach on Mahé is the biggest tourist beach with water activities including parasailing, windsurfing, jet-skiing, snorkelling, scuba diving and fishing charters. There are multiple dive sites around the island and you can arrange a one day diving experience package with one of the many service providers at the beach.

Food

You must try the popular delicacies in Seychelles which include the Kat-kat banana and Coconut Fish Curry. The Seychelles cuisine necessarily comprises of coconut, breadfruit, and chilies while Palm wine and Calou rank first in the beverage list.

Getting There

The country has two airports, the Seychelles International Airport in Victoria and Praslin Island Airport. Seychelles International Airport is the major entry point for international travellers, located in Victoria, the capital city of Seychelles, and offers visa-on-arrival for tourists. The climate is relatively tropical in the months of April, May, October and November and temperatures remain subtle at 27°C along with low humidity for a pleasant experience. These months witness budget-friendly accommodation costs and low flight fares as compared to the rest of the year.

Stay

The Four Seasons Resort is a five-star property located on the Mahe Island, which also features a casino and a nightclub. It is 2.2 km away from the Baie Lazare beach. Prices starting at INR 1,20,000 per night

Situated on the Praslin Island, Raffles Seychelles is a five-star luxury resort nestled 4.1 km away from the Anse Volbert Beach. Prices starting at INR 72,400 per night.

*Visitors can pay at these properties in the GB Pound, the US Dollar, and the Euro currencies.

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