Seychelles your Honeymoon in Paradise
A group of islands with over a hundred wonderful islands in the Indian Ocean is waiting to be discovered by you as a honeymoon paradise. Seychelles is one of the most popular dream destinations and is suitable for extraordinary events such as a wedding in Seychelles.
The beaches entice with fine, white sand. The coast is surrounded by granite rocks and cliffs that rise steeply from the shimmering turquoise waters.
Exotic vegetation proliferates in the hinterland. Seychelles, a tropical island nation at the south-eastern tip of the African continent with a Creole population, probably has the most romantic spots in the world. Year after year, many couples in love are drawn to one of the charming Seychelles hotels or luxury resorts.
La Digue Island
Escape from everyday life to a magic Honeymoon
The many islands of the archipelago are divided according to their geography: the granite islands (like the largest and most famous Mahé, Praslin, La Digue) and the coral islands (smaller and far from Mahé). Here, most of the beaches are really wild and untouched, ideal landscapes for those who want to escape from everyday life and really relax.
The 115 islands of the archipelago lie in the Indian Ocean, about 1500 km from East Africa, above Madagascar. So today, Seychelloise speaks three languages (English, French, and Creole) and lives the fascinating Creole culture, a cross between East and West, reflected in a warm welcome, in craftsmanship, in tasty and spicy dishes from the kitchen.
Seychelles have some of the most beautiful and photographed beaches in the world, from Beau Vallon and Baie Ternay of Mahé to those of the Marine Park of Sainte Anne, from the island of Praslin to the nearby resorts of La Digue, St Pierre, and Curieuse.
Brief History of Seychelles
Seychelles have long been the focus of travelers; even before the arrival of Europeans in the 16th century, the islands were visited by Malay and Arab seafarers from 300 BC, who sold the precious coconuts from the islands’ palms.
British seafarers discovered Seychelles in 1609. Apparently, the islands seemed useless to the discoverers at that time, because it was not until 1768 that French colonists ensured permanent settlement and an intensive plantation economy. In the course of the Peace of Paris (1814), Seychelles was granted to Great Britain.
Under British care, the slave economy previously introduced and practiced by the French settlers continued until 1865. Moreover, Seychelles was a place where unpopular citizens of the mother country could be deported without much fuss.
Seychelles is independent since 1972
Seychelles was granted the status of an independent colony in 1903. Seychelles did not gain independence until 1976. The islands belong to the British Commonwealth.
At first, the islands of Seychelles served as suppliers of exotic spices, but the islands of Praslin, Mahé, and La Digue only became the focus of tourism in the second half of the 20th century. Since 1975, the tourism industry has made the largest contribution to the island nation’s gross domestic product and is also an important employer.
Seychelles as Wedding Destination
Seychelles travel destination never became a mass product, so tourists are well distributed among the islands. This is due to an ingenious concept of the government, which wants to maintain the originality of the islands and ensures a scarce supply of Seychelles hotels.
And even today, therefore, you can often find practically deserted beaches that promise particularly relaxing holidays.
Best Time for Wedding Couples to travel to Seychelles
Seychelles is a tempting destination all year round. Depending on how well you can tolerate the sultry weather, the low season is just as attractive as the high season.
If you are planning your Seychelles holiday, it is important to consider what you would like to do locally. For every activity, there is a better or less good time to travel.
With an average daily temperature of 30 degrees Celsius, Seychelles attract wedding couples from all over the world all year round. The climate in Seychelles is tropically warm due to monsoons.
The best time to travel to Seychelles is from April to the end of October. Due to the south-east trade wind, it is a bit windier, it rains less and it is, therefore, less humid on the islands in the Indian Ocean.
Depending on what you want to do in Seychelles and how much you want to invest in your honeymoon, the low season between November and April is interesting for you.
For example, the windless transition months are better for diving. In addition, prices for trips in the rainy season are cheaper on average. Decide for yourself when you want to fly to the East African dream islands and have a wonderful time!
Best time to dive & snorkel in Seychelles
The best time to go diving is during the transition months between the two monsoons that determine the climate in Seychelles. During the monsoon changes, it is windless in Seychelles.
This gives you perfect diving conditions and good visibility. Do you want to dive in Seychelles and see as much of the underwater world as possible? Then the best times to visit are from the end of March to mid-May and from mid-September to mid-December.
Snorkeling is very good all year round. It is important that you visit beaches with offshore reefs during the rather stormy months of May to September. There, the very high waves are less likely to reach you and you can snorkel and swim in safety.
Arrival in Seychelles
The main island for international arrivals in Seychelles is Mahé. Seychelles International Airport is just outside the capital Victoria and receives flights from all over the world.
Most people spend their time on Mahé, but to reach other islands, such as Praslin and La Digue, you can take a small charter plane or ferry. You can also take a catamaran cruise between the islands. The port of Seychelles is just outside the capital Victoria and receives flights from all over the world.
Most people spend their time on Mahé, but to reach other islands, such as Praslin and La Digue, you can take a small charter plane or ferry. You can also take a catamaran cruise between the islands.