By Leanne McGinley
The Seychelles are an island heaven (115 islands to be precise) off the coast of East Africa in the Indian Ocean. They are well known for its beautiful white beaches, cobalt blue seas, beautiful tropical weather, unspoiled forests, as well as some rare animals such as giant Aldabra tortoises and the black parrot. Whether you want to lazy by the beach, explore, meet some remarkable animals or you want to get your heart pumping you can guaranteed Seychelles has it all. Here are some of our top 5 things to do to ensure you have a honeymoon worth talking about!
Why not try your hand at the dreamy Horseback trail on Seychelles Main Island with Turquoise Horse Trails not too far from Le Meridien Fisherman's Cove. This exciting trail will allow visitors some of the best ways to explore and experience the lush tropical jungle trails that extend onto the pristine white sand beaches, you can even take a dip and go for a swim in the crystal blue waters with the horses! You and your partner better saddle up for a memory of a life time.
Seychelles’ is home to some of the world’s most beautiful diving opportunities and offers a unique experience to all involved whether you’re an experienced diver or a novice! There are countless diving areas over the three main islands and thanks to the reefs that surround its beaches, Seychelles offers an array of underwater life. Vibrant schools of fish, Corals, and amazing overgrown reef’s await divers curious enough to explore this fantastic underwater world, and if you’re lucky, with high plankton levels in the water you might even be in with a fantastic chance of getting up close and personal with some mantas or whale sharks, just make sure not to get to close!
The ultimate must do in Seychelles for thrill seeking couples is aerial zip lining which is right beside Hotel Constance Ephelia in Mahe Island! After you’ve explored the spectacles of the sea below, it’s now time to get your heart racing with a thrilling adventure in the jungle. These zip lines are suspended both within and above the forest canopy, which gives you and your spouse the opportunity to experience this pristine paradise in breath-taking fashion. And if that does get your heart racing let Seychelles impressive rock climbing excite you. With some rock faces as high as 18 meter’s made of natural granite, you better hold on tight for an adventure to remember!
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Vallée de Mai National Park preserves a primeval forest that comprises of countless beautiful flowers, orchids, trees and over 6,000 examples of the giant coco de mer fruit palm, which is a fruit unique to Seychelles. Nature lovers and photographers will enjoy discovering this reserve, the valley is home to many species of animals such as exotic lizards and rare birds. Be sure to be on the lookout for the local Seychelles bulbul, fruit pigeon and the black parrot, the national bird of the Seychelles. There are plenty of marked nature trails for visitors that can take between 45 minutes to two hours, depending on the route.
Sail into the magical crystal waters of the striking Seychelles Archipelago and indulge in the ultimate escapade aboard your own personal yacht charter. Let the stress of everyday life melt away while you relax on the deck of these stunning yachts. Soak up the sun while listen to the wave’s gently lap against the hull or take a quick dip in the refreshing sea surrounded by exotic fish and wildlife. Whether you are looking for the dream fishing venture, a relaxing day sailing out on the water or just a chance to unwind, a holiday to Seychelles will ensure an extraordinary experience.
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