Why Seychelles Promises You the Most Exotic Honeymoon Ever
You’re about to get married and are looking for that perfect honeymoon destination, one that not only gives you the much-needed time to bond with your significant other, but also looks good on Instagram. You’re looking for something that goes beyond the ordinary, something one-of-a-kind and exotic. After all, who wouldn’t like their honeymoon to be someone else’s #HoneymoonGoals? One place that goes beyond the mundane and promises to give you an unforgettable honeymoon is Seychelles. While a honeymoon is definitely about romance and intimacy, it’s also about never-before-tried experiences with your better half and Seychelles is full of them.
Imagine walking hand in hand on one of the many white, sandy beaches that dot Seychelles and playing with the waves, till you suddenly come across a giant Aldabra tortoise. Seychelles is home to this rare animal that you won’t be able to resist petting. And while you’re at it, don’t miss out on posing for some cool pictures with your newest friend and put them up on Instagram. Because #HoneymoonGoals, remember? That’s not all. Seychelles has a thriving wildlife and is a bird lover’s paradise. In fact, you can set one day aside only to explore as many rare birds as you can. So, make sure you pack a pair of binoculars.
Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean. While Mahe, Praslin and La Digue are 3 of the largest and most popular islands, you can choose from several other smaller ones for your honeymoon. The best part about this island-country is that since most of it is untouched, it gives lovebirds just the right amount of intimacy. On days when the two of you are feeling particularly adventurous, take to the waters and go snorkelling. It’s an extremely popular activity in Seychelles and the pristine, blue waters will only add to the wow factor. That moment when you come face to face with the vibrant underwater life of Seychelles and its coral reefs will definitely be one of the highlights of your honeymoon.
Another unique thing you will find in this little paradise is Coco de Mer. Also called Sea Coconut or Love Nut, it’s found in the Curieuse and Praslin islands. Unique because the seed of this tree is the heaviest in the world, weighing about 15 kgs. Make sure you click enough pictures of this seed. #HoneymoonGoals again. If the two of you are in the mood for a little culture trip, join the traditional dancers in doing the Moutya dance. What better way to get intimate than dancing as a couple? This dance form dates back to about two centuries ago and has its origins in slavery. A lot of hotels arrange for Moutya performances. The performers dance around a bonfire to the beat of drums.
In terms of food too, Seychelles has a lot of exotic dishes to offer. Some of the things you must try are octopus curry, shark chutney and breadfruit chips. They also make a simple dessert using banana and coconut milk called ladob. Other than these, plenty of dishes made of fish are available thanks to the island-country’s rich aquatic life. Now that you are convinced about choosing Seychelles as your honeymoon destination, here’s some feel-good trivia: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, football star David Beckham and his wife Victoria and actor George Clooney and wife Amal Alamuddin have honeymooned in Seychelles. PLAN. YOUR. HOLIDAY. NOW.
There’s never a bad time to visit Seychelles as it’s blessed with warm, tropical climate all-year long, making it the ideal destination for newly-wed couples. So, what are you waiting for? Log on to yatra.com to find some amazing deals and book your tickets now! And if you and your loved one have already travelled to Seychelles for your honeymoon and loved every bit of it, share your experience here by participating in the Wanderlove contest on the Seychelles Tourism Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages. Hurry up!