Wanderlust Wednesday: The Seychelles

Electric blue waters, sugar-white sand – if it was good enough for Kate and Will, it’s good enough for us.

    Where it is:  1500 kilometres off the coast of East Africa.

    Honeymooner type: Outdoor lovers who crave seclusion – with miles of uninhabited coastline, this is the place to get away from it all.

    Why we love it: White sands and crystal-clear waters frame each of the Seychelles’ 115 islands. Tourists are few, spellbinding natural attractions are aplenty, and when you tire of the beach there’s a pleasingly large selection of fine dining options available. Perfect.

    What to do: Water activites, water activities, water activities. Seychelles forms part of the world’s longest coral reef system – swarming with turtles and more than 800 species of fish, you’ll feel like you’re gliding through your own private aquarium. For a land-based excursion explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Vallée de Mai – the lush landscape teems with unique flora and fauna, including the native coconut Coco de Mer, which is considered an aphrodisiac. Enough said. 

    Where to stay: Seychelles’ undisputed best luxury stay is North Island Resort – previous guests include the likes of Kate, Will and the Beckhams. The island is home to just eleven guest villas – all with ocean views – and a conservation-oriented focus aimed at rehabilitating natural habitats. .

    Most romantic spot: Watching a movie under the stars in the garden at Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort.

    When to go: Between November and March, when temperatures are hottest.

    Don’t forget: A good mix of attire – sturdy walking shoes are a must if you’re planning to explore the islands by foot, while casual eveningwear is necessary for dining out and gaining access to casinos and hotels.

    For more info:seychelles.travel

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