After a long, stressful (it was stressful, o!) period of planning for a wonderful wedding for almost five (5) months, the best way to relax was to go for a honeymoon in a far away island. I say that’s the BEST GIFT for a “just-married” couple.
SEYCHELLES, a place I call “Heaven on Earth” is the best ‘get-away’ destination for couples, whether newly-weds or married-for-a-decade. Goodness me! The place is just a HAVEN. My husband and I did NOT want to come back home after spending about ten (10) lovely days in the beautiful island of Mahe.
The Seychelles Islands comprises of 115 (One Hundred and Fifteen) islands found in the Indian ocean at the east of Africa and the northeast of Madagascar and South Africa. The capital is Victoria which is in one of the islands called Mahe. Their official languages are Creole (Local French), French and English. Seychelles is mainly a tourism economy and one of best honeymoon destinations in the world. Why? Because of its serenity and everything there is “natural” and “beautiful”. They nurture rare palms and exotic flowers such as the flora and fauna. In fact, Seychelles is a world leader in sustainable tourism, earning it UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Even as honeymooners, I’d advise you just don’t lay about lazy under the sun in their lovely beaches (though you’re free to do so if you want to!), get out and explore the lovely island. You can do so many things such as island hopping: take a tour visit from Mahe to Praslin to La Digue and their other satellite islands; try some water sports such as snookering, scuba diving, speed boat ride; visit the Marine Park and go under water to take pictures of the colorful marine life with underwater cameras; go on a cruise excursion; visit the night clubs or have a moonlight picnic; go fishing in the ocean; go on a city tour in Victoria, Mahe; check out some “Take Away” joints mostly around Victoria and try some Creole cuisine such as curries, grilled fish and noodles (I tried octopus curry….delicious!); take a hike: walking or let’s say arduous hike (because of the hilly topography of the islands), is the cheapest and most fun way to discover the islands (we did a lot of that and it was fun!); or move round town with the local buses (I tell you, riding on those buses is adventurous!); or you can visit the museum, galleries and craftsmen who are gifted painters and sculptors. There is so much to do! You don’t have to do all…just explore some!
As a tourist, there are two (2) “must-see” (in my own opinion) when you visit Seychelles: the famous “Coco De Mer” and the “Aldabra Giant Tortoise”. Coco De Mer is found only in Praslin, one of the islands. Nicknamed the “love nut” because the shape of the female coco de mer resembles a woman’s buttocks and the male resembles a male’s genital organ! Hilarious but true! The Aldabra Giant Tortoises are found in many parts of the Seychelles islands. And men are they huge! Some are over a century years old….yes, o! Some of them are more than 100 years old!
For more inspiration, visit www.seygo.co
To book your honeymoon to Seychelles or whether it’s a couple or family ‘get-away’ to Seychelles, kindly contact: Tour Brokers International – www.tourbrokersinternational.com
NB: This write up is to inspire soon-to-be married couples, already married couples and one-day-to-be –married singles. So BE INSPIRED! *wink*
Enjoy honeymoon photos below: