Honeymoon Guide | Seychelles
Sugar white beaches of the Seychelles
Is what it’s all about
Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 graphite and coral islands located in the Indian Ocean, northeast of Madagascar and between 480-1600 kilometres off the east coast of Africa.
Why choose Seychelles as your honeymoon destination?
Sugar white beaches, abundant reefs and luxury resorts, it‚Äôs perfect
Seychelles is the ultimate romantic paradise with sugar white beaches, warm clear waters, abundant reefs and luxury resorts. It is home to rare plants found within its forests, two UNESCO World Heritage Sites and some of the world’s top beaches. Island hopping is a fun way to spend time alone discovering the islands, the most popular being Mahe, Praslin and La Digue.
When to go
To be, or not to be in doors
A tropical climate makes Seychelles a year round favourite with temperatures between 24-32¬∞C, however you may wish to plan your trip around your favourite activity. The months of October-May provide ideal conditions for swimming and snorkeling with an average sea temperature of 28¬∞C. Sailing is best between May-September when the cool southeasterly winds are blowing. Bird lovers will enjoy the months of April-October and fishing conditions are best between October-April. The rainy months are from December-February.
What your Rupee is worth
The Seychelles Rupee. 1 rupee = 100 cents.
Communication is the key
The most common languages are English, French and Creole.
Keep it real
Seychelles is a low crime area but tourists are advised against taking valuables to the beach and women should not walk alone on isolated beaches.
You‚Äôll be spoilt for choice
- L’Archipel (Praslin Island)
- Le Meridien Barbarons (Mahe Island)
- Le Meridien Fisherman’s Cove (Mahe Island)
- Lemuria Resort (Praslin Island)
- Maia Luxury Resort and Spa (Mahe Island)
- The Banyan Tree (Mahe Island)
- The Hilton Seychelles (Mahe Island)
What to see and do
Depending on how busy you want to be
The pristine, uncrowded beaches of the islands invite you to relax together and soak up the sun. Diving or snorkelling amongst the coral and granite reefs is a must for honeymooners. Water sports are popular and hiring a boat is a fun way to discover the islands. If you are planning a honeymoon in October don’t miss the Festival Kreol, a weeklong festival celebrating Creole culture. Take in the history and culture by visiting one of the natural heritage sites, museums or monuments. Other activities include rock climbing, hiking, horse-riding and golf. Mahe has a number of casinos, cinemas and nightclubs.
Flying time from SA
A hop, skip and a jump away
4 ¬Ω hours from Johannesburg.
Vaccinations or medication necessary?
Hakunamatata- which means no worries, but take precautions
Yellow fever vaccinations are required for travellers over 1 year of age who have passed through an endemic zone within the preceding 6 days. Endemic zones are classified by the World Health Organisation.