TRAVEL & LIFESTYLE

Honeymoon In Seychelles

Deepanshi Ahuja, Travel Writer, India

10 February 2018

I have heard most of the couples talking about the place Seychelles and 90% of them are seeking to travel to Seychelles for their honeymoon. Do you know why?

Because Yes! Seychelles is one of the most beautiful place for honeymooners. It is listed in the top 10 honeymoon destinations of 2018.

So let’s go to the virtual journey of Seychelles with your favourite TRIPN’s. Seychelles is the country in The Indian Ocean and from East Africa it is just 1500 km away. It is an archipelago of 115 Islands in The Indian Ocean. Seychelles is famous for its beautiful beaches, coral reefs, natural reserves and some rare animals like Aldabra tortoises.

The most famous Islands of Seychelles where honeymooners mostly go are Mahe, Praslin and La Digue. It is basically the perfect-picture place for islands, beaches, resorts or a romantic retreat.

You will find everything there!

Best time to visit- Summer season is the best time to visit Seychelles where sun is cooler with the little rain and the days are longer. Temperature reaches up to 34° C during the summers.

So let’s talk about the most beautiful islands of Seychelles…

1. Mahe

Mahe is the largest and the most visited island in the Seychelles archipelago. It is famous for its beaches, casinos, fishing culture and much more. Let’s get involved in each one of them.

*Boat Charters- You can experience a full day dive or snorkelling trip around Mahe by hiring a boat from one of the Boat Charters in Seychelles. It is one of the great ways to explore all the Islands near Mahe.

*Beaches- Seychelles is famous for its beaches and all of us are aware of this fact. Some of the best beaches of Seychelles are Anse Forbans, Anse La Mouche, Anse Major, Sunset beach, Anse Royale.

Banyan tree hotel is the five star hotel in Seychelles which is located on one of the famous beaches which is ‘Interdance’ and it is a hawksbill and green turtle monitoring beach.

*The Seychelles National heritage sites- Patrimwann is the marketing umbrella-name that encompasses four of Seychelles’ cultural attractions that highlight the country’s Kreol heritage. All of the Patrimwann attractions are located on the island of Mahé ranging about a 20 minute drive from Chalets d’ Anse Forbans. They include Kreol Institute, Domaine de Val des Près (Craft Village), La Bastille and the Ecomuseum (or Ecomusée La Planie St. Andre) which is currently under renovation. The word “Patrimwann” is a Kreol word meaning “Heritage Trail”. The craft village hosts a number of small shops with curios. Walking there is worth.

 

*Casinos- If you fancy a nice thrill of winning some money while on holiday in the Seychelles then try one of the local casinos. The closest casino to Chalets d’ Anse Forbans would be the Amusement Centre which has some 200 slot machines as well as a fully licensed bar. You can relax and enjoy the gaming or watch many others enjoying themselves while having an exotic cocktail.

*Night Life- If the night life is something you would like to try out when in the Seychelles then you would need to make a visit to Katiolo. Katiolo, is an unique open-air nightclub on Mahé it offers its varied clientele evenings of enjoyment with a distinctly Creole touch and a lively ambiance. Katiolo is about 10 minutes drive from the Seychelles International airport.

2. Praslin

Praslin is famous for its palm-fringed beaches. It is the second largest island in Seychelles after the Mahe. Praslin is home to fantastic Beaches and mesmerizing resorts. It is famous for its white sandy beaches. Anse Lazio beach is an absolute must-see when you are traveling in the Seychelles Islands.

With plush white sand and turquoise water, this is the most impressive beach you’ll find anywhere. Despite being voted as the world’s most beautiful countless times, Anse Lazio beach isn’t too crowded. You’ll easily find your own place in the sun, and it’s worth spending at least one afternoon there. What makes Praslin such a remarkable place is the Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve. This protected forest is full of rare fauna, the most famous of which is the endemic Coco de Mer palm. This tree produces the world’s largest seed and palm flower. The Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve is one of the country’s two UNESCO World Heritage Sites and has been nicknamed the Garden of Eden. With all of the incredible natural beauty in the Seychelles, this place stands out as a must-see. It’s a great base for day trips to neighbouring islands, too; where you can visit the amazing sea birds on Cousine Island, explore the hills and mangroves and meet giant tortoises in the wild on Curieuse, or go swimming or scuba diving around St Pierre or any one of the fantastic dive sites around the island. If you’re looking for sightseeing, Praslin may not be the place for you – yet for many, that is much of its charm. The beaches here are so gorgeous you’ll have trouble rousing yourself and moving on to the next destination, but if you do you’re in luck: it’s most likely you’ll end up on another equally lovely beach.

The original townsite of Girdwood was flooded by the Turnagain Arm during an earthquake in the 1960s when the land sank eight feet. The town was relocated to its present location two miles up the valley. In 1954, eleven local men formed the Alyeska Ski Corporation along with the beginnings of the hard-earned dream of a first-class ski resort. In 1959, the first chair lift and a day lodge was built. The Corporation managed to secure a used chair lift from France that was dismantled, shipped to Alaska and rebuilt at Alyeska, to create a day use ski area. Alyeska has wide ranging terrain including wide open bowls and long top-to-bottom runs that ideal for intermediates, while tree-lined runs will suit beginners.

The fast cruisers amongst more than sixty runs include Trapline, Main Street, Ego Flats and Klondike. Bump runs options are Prospector, South Face and Don’s. The steepest on-piste trails are double black diamonds like Lolo’s Leap and Gear Jammer. There are 2,000 (650m) vertical feet of lit night time terrain – one of the biggest nightlit verticals in the world.

3. La Digue

If you just want to relax after so many sight-seeings in Mahe and Praslin, La Digue is the best place for you to just chill and relax with your loved one. La Digue give you some quality time to spend with your better half. It is protected by a coral reef with no natural harbor.

The island’s lovely beaches, lush interior, and colonial charm have made tourism its number-one industry today. In order to truly soak up the atmosphere and explore you may want to stay for a few days. Getting around on La Digue is generally a case of hopping on a bicycle and setting off wherever you want to go! Bicycles are often provided free by your hotel, but if not there are several places to hire bikes around town. Child seats and children bikes are available, but in short supply, so if you’re coming with children it may be worth contacting your hotel in advance to save time. The beaches of La Digue are not to be missed. It’s no surprise they frequently win awards as among the most beautiful on the planet and they never fail to impress. Whether you prefer the long sweeping arcs of pristine white sand to the south, or the beautiful Anse Source D’Argent, which is framed by massive granite boulders, these beaches will take your breath away. If you are feeling flush you may consider taking a helicopter transfer and landing at La Digue’s small and scenic helicopter pad next to L’Union reserve, but there is no airstrip and no planes land on the island.