Seychelles Things to do

Seychelles Islands

Seychelles beaches Anse source D'argent

Visit the unbelievable Seychelles beaches. Many of the beaches are untouched by man’s influence and are refreshingly uncrowded. They offer clear blue skies and a tranquility you will rarely find. A hike along the coastline from Beau Vallon to Anse Major will take about 1.5-2 hours and your reward will be a small deserted beach that’s fit for a king. The scenery along the hike is breath-taking. Not all beaches are suitable for swimming depending on the time of year, due to the seasonal winds. Do not ignore warning signs indicating that a beach is hazardous for swimming, no matter how appealing the waters may look.

Vallee de Mai Seychelles

vallee de mai seychelles

Vallee de Mai Seychelles is a national park and world heritage site, home to amazing flora and fauna, including the world’s largest seed: the coco de mer. Entrance fee is require.

Aldabra Atoll Seychelles

Aldabra Atoll Seychelles

Aldabra Atoll: The world’s largest coral atoll that stretches about 22 miles east to west and encloses a huge tidal lagoon. Aldabra is the original home of the giant land tortoise and tiger sharks and manta rays can also often be seen here.

Water sports Seychelles

Watersport Seychelles

water sport seychelles

The warm Indian Ocean waters make Seychelles the perfect place for the water enthusiasts. Explore on the board of a yacht, power boat, catamaran or sailboat. Windsurfing is also popular and the best time for this activity is usually around May and October, at the start and end of the trade winds.

Scuba diving, snorkeling, and fishing are also extremely popular and can be done almost anywhere in the Seychelles. Baie Ternay is superb and easily accessible by glass bottom boat tour from Beau Vallon beach – leave yourself an empty day and walk the beach for a ‘last minute’ booking – great deals can be bartered. Snorkeling (provided you have your own gear – some Seychelles hotels lend masks, snorkels and fins to guests) is FREE and there are many great spots: off some of the small beaches at Glacis, past Mouse Island at Anse Royale, along the reef at Port Launay (near Ephelia Resort). Often spotted are a wide array of tropical fish, sea turtles, eagle rays and more!

Land Sports: Golf, tennis, squash, badminton, horseback riding, biking and hiking are some of the recreational activities available on the Seychelles Islands. Bike rentals and walking tours are great ways to sightsee and since distances are relatively short and the scenery is beautiful, walking is probably the best way to see the smaller islands (La Digue, Praslin), while walking along the main road can be quite intimidating as the roads are narrow and local cars/busses drive quite quickly. On Mahe it is not advised to ride bicycles, and there are no rental shops within sight. Bird watching is also popular and the islands are home to many of the worlds most treasured and rare species of animals. The best place to do so is Cousin Island which although only 1 km (0.6 miles) in diameter, is home to more than 300,000 birds, but many unique species can be found at ease on Mahe.

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Best Honeymoon Destinations For 2013

Fiji

If a gorgeous, private island resort sounds terrible, then you will not want to go here. Fiji takes the cake for their secluded and luxurious accommodations. Nukubati is a private all inclusive island resort in the Fiji Islands, a natural extension of a gracious and simple style of South Pacific living. Catering for a limited number of guests, this eco-chic resort is the perfect Fiji getaway for your Fiji honeymoon, Fiji wedding or relaxing Fiji vacation . All inclusive Nukubati is locally owned, preserving its incomparable Fijian style in an atmosphere of total seclusion – a wonderful all Fijian eco resort for the getaway of your dreams.

Nearby is Fiji’s best scuba diving on the the Great Sea Reef, reputed to be the third largest barrier reef in the world. Nukubati Private Island is the only resort in all Fiji with access to this vast underwater treasure, where manta rays, dolphins, turtles, whales and innumerable fish species parade around the corals. With the largest solar power plant in the Fiji Islands producing all its electricity, Nukubati is an environmentally conscious resort. Its gardens produce organically grown fruits and vegetables which, combined with freshly caught seafood, creates the unique cuisine that Nukubati has become famous for. From the moment you arrive, stepping on to the white sandy beach, you feel the romance and adventure of the South Pacific. The ultimate eco resort escape for your all inclusive Fiji holiday or honeymoon.

The Seychelles

Breathtaking beaches, turquoise waters, unspoiled – the islands of the Seychelles are the most authentic islands in the Indian Ocean. This unspoiled, pristine paradise is so perfect for romantic Seychelles honeymoon. We highly recommend island-hopping – and one of our favourite combinations is to divide your time between Praslin, one of the small idyllic Outer Islands and Mahé.  Praslin is the second largest island featuring ‘Bounty ad’ beautiful secluded Seychelles beaches and the legendary coco-de-mer grows here on ancient palm trees.

A day trip to La Digue, where the time seems to stand still, is a must! The far-flung Outer Islands offer amazing contrast to the granite islands – simply bliss out in the stunning cays or go fishing! Spas, snorkeling and world-class cuisine come as standard… Most of all the Outer Islands are miles away from the modern life – and offer blissful ‘no news, no shoes’ experience. Mahé is the capital island of the Seychelles – and all international flights arrive here. After a couple of days full of activities on the other islands, relax and be pampered on Mahé in one of the most luxurious resorts in the world.  The Seychelles really is a pristine paradise for romantic couples!

Mauritius

mauritius honeymoon

This stunning island isn’t just all beaches and sunsets, although those are pretty fabulous. There’s also lots to see and do during your Mauritius honeymoon,  if you can tear yourself away from the comfort of your hotel to venture into the inland beauty of the Island.

Take a cooling dip at beautiful Tamarind Falls, swim with the dolphins, walk with lions on a beautiful island this is possible in Mauritius. Catch a blue marlin or a sailfish to eat under the stars on a deep-sea fishing expedition, and hop on a quad bike for an adrenalin-pumping ride.

honeymoon mauritius

Visit our main Mauritius Travel Guide to discover even more possibilities for your Mauritius honeymoon, or take a look at our complete list of the luxury hotel Mauritius.

The Maldives

If a honeymoon is meant to be a celebration of love in an intimate,secluded, and most importantly, beautiful setting, then the Maldives is the world’s best backdrop for all these things. There are endless ways to let the magic of the islands dazzle you on your holiday as a couple. A dinner under the stars with the occasional flicker of candle light to bring you back into the real world, a daring getaway to a nearby uninhabited island all by yourselves for the whole day, or just lazing around in your private bungalow watching the endless turquoise waters while you are treated to an spa treatment in the room.

You could choose to get to know each other through a swim around a house reef with a mask and fin, or dive among the beautiful, vibrant reefs. It is an experience you will relive for days after you get back home. Indulge in some lighthearted competition on a night fishing trip by seeing who catches more. You will not forget the amazing boat trip you make at sunset before anchoring at a suitable fishing spot. It is as if nature plays with the colors of the setting sun just to ensure that you remember this day, this moment, and this love for the rest of
your life.