Verdant. Flawless. Unhurried. A tropical, utopian honeymoon haven.
Iconic sculpted boulders pepper the coral islands along the lush Seychelles archipelago in the Indian Ocean between Madagascar and the Equator. Its much-vaunted postcard beaches somewhat taking the onus away from the rich marine life, lush forests, exquisite birds, and lumbering giant tortoises that set the tone on land. Life is laid back, lilting but luxurious on these perfectly polished and pristine islands.
Test your metal with adrenalin fuelled water sports, then kick back and enjoy the pure tranquility with your toes in the sand; take a helicopter (and your best lenses) to the beautiful beaches at La Digue; cycle to a secret location for a privately catered barbecue lunch on a secluded beach; visit Praslin’s Vallée de Mai and learn all about the exotic Coco de Mer; cruise the spectacular, remote, low-lying coral outer islands on a private yacht; explore legendary Aldabra, where 100,000 giant tortoises roam an uninhabited atoll; dine at candle-lit tables on empty beaches under the palms; fish and then barbeque your catch on your yacht; explore the quaint capital of Victoria and visit the home of the Seychelles’ most famous artist.
Where to Stay
Magnificent thatched chalets on barefoot private-island sanctuaries; exquisitely serviced private villas. Don’t forgo time aboard a private yacht.
When to Go
Aim for the shoulder season months (April, May, October and November) and perhaps make this the finale to an all-encompassing East Africa adventure safari.