The Republic of Seychelles, nestled in the middle of the Indian Ocean off the eastern coast of Africa, is an archipelago of 115 breathtaking islands. Is Seychelles good for a honeymoon? Yes! A romantic and exotic tropical island with pristine beaches, turquoise water, and luxurious resorts, Seychelles is a fabulous honeymoon destination.
In this article we’ll tell you all about Seychelles honeymoons, including when to go on a Seychelles honeymoon, things to do on a Seychelles honeymoon, average cost of a Seychelles honeymoon, Seychelles honeymoon resorts, and Seychelles honeymoon packages.
What are the best honeymoon resorts in Seychelles?
Seychelles has long been a popular destination with celebrities, and there are numerous ultra-luxe resorts in the islands. However, you can find somewhat reasonably priced Seychelles honeymoon resorts that will deliver a blissful experience, as well as Seychelles honeymoon packages that will lower your overall cost.
Here are some of the best Seychelles honeymoon resorts.
Le Chateau de Feuilles, Praslin Island
Start your Seychelles honeymoon in style at this boutique Relais & Chateaux hotel, where you’re welcomed with champagne and massages. Magnificently tucked into granite rocks at the edge of a pristine white sand beach, Le Chateau de Feuilles offers a jaw-dropping setting for your most romantic trip.
There are only nine rooms and suites here, and all of them offer panoramic ocean views—as do the amazing swimming pool and whirlpool. Suites have private terraces and luxurious bathrooms. One suite has a Roman hot tub and two have private pools. If you don’t get the room with personal hot tub, be sure to visit the one at the amazing spa, perched high on the hill with 360-degree views.
You can visit other stunning beaches on Praslin (via complimentary electric car) or the resort’s private island (available via boat trip on the weekends). Here you can enjoy deserted pristine beaches, snorkeling in the crystal clear waters, sea turtles and giant land tortoises, and a beach barbecue. The resort’s open-air restaurant offers incredible views and delicious food (including organic produce from its garden) serving a tempting array at breakfast and lunch, plus 4-course gourmet Creole fusion dinners and vintage wines in the evening as the stars twinkle above.
Google Rating: 4.9
TripAdvisor Rating: 5
Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas, Mahe
This exclusive Seychelles honeymoon resort has just 30 thatched roof villas dotted around its lush grounds, so you’ll be guaranteed privacy. Choose from a beachfront villa or one set back into the palm forest. They all come with private pools, a 24/7 “Villa Host” to take care of your needs, a sun deck with expansive views, and an outdoor sunken tub.
Relax on the secluded beach, lounge at the pool, indulge at the spa, enjoy nonmotorized water sports, take a yoga or qi gong class, or explore Seychelles on a local excursion. Savor delicious cocktails at the Sunset Pool Bar. Feast on Mediterranean-Asian-Creole fusion dishes at the romantic beachfront restaurant or take part in a special wine pairing menu in the extensive wine cellar. You can also set up private dining experiences by the water or in your villa.
Anantara Maia offers a variety of Seychelles honeymoon all inclusive packages. The “Beyond All Inclusive” option even allows you to personalize your meals with the chef. Stay 3 or more nights and enjoy extra amenities like beginning your stay with champagne and a bath for two, a sunset helicopter flight, and a private candlelit dinner.
Google Rating: 4.8
TripAdvisor Rating: 5
Mango House Seychelles, Mahe
This intimate, oceanfront Seychelles honeymoon hotel is located in the southern part of Mahe Island and offers access to the “Aquarium of Wonders”—Anse Aux Poule Bleues, just offshore. Mango House Seychelles is perfect for romance, with just 41 villas and suites, all featuring ocean views, private balconies, and elegant furnishings.
Lounge on the gorgeous beach, enjoy snorkeling and watersports in the clear turquoise water, or take part in a variety of activities and excursions that are offered daily. There are three pools—one with a bar and one with an infinity edge overlooking the bay. The spa overlooks the ocean and features a range of unique services. Guests also enjoy a full fitness center and classes including yoga.
Three gourmet restaurants serve Italian, Japanese, and Creole cuisine; enjoy outdoor al fresco and beachfront dining. There are two bars offering delicious and inventive cocktails with fresh fruit juices and a wide selection of rums and gins.
Google Rating: 4.8
TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5
Seychelles Honeymoon Overview
Seychelles is a remote tropical paradise in the Indian Ocean, featuring lush green islands with mountainous interiors and white sand beaches and turquoise waters. Just some of the many islands of the Seychelles are inhabited. The largest of these, Mahe, has the capital city of Victoria (which is the world’s smallest capital city).
Other popular islands for Seychelles honeymoons are Praslin Island, Curieuse Island, Silhouette Island, La Digue Island, and the artificially created Eden Island. You can choose one island as your base, then go island hopping to explore others, including uninhabited islands with astonishing scenery and pristine nature.
Seychelles features an incredible diversity of wildlife and is a sanctuary for some of the rarest species of flora and fauna on earth. The islands are home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the world’s largest raised coral atoll, Aldabra, and Praslin Island’s Vallée de Mai, once believed to be the original site of the Garden of Eden. You’ll find amazing giant tortoises here, as well as sea turtles and all kinds of birds.
Why choose a Seychelles honeymoon? White powdery sands lead to deep blue waters. Shady palms sway in the breeze, hiding secret coves and bays. The forests are full of life and a great place to explore. The crystal clear waters are blessed with a vast and vibrant marine world. Local cuisine is delicious, with English, French, and Creole influences, exotic fruits and fresh seafood. Resorts are stunning and luxurious, and hospitality is warm and friendly. Seychelles is the perfect setting for a blissful and romantic escape from the world.
When to visit Seychelles on a honeymoon
A tropical haven located south of the equator, Seychelles offers warm temperatures all year long. The best months to honeymoon in Seychelles are April to June and September to early November.
The wet season in Seychelles is November to March, with higher temperatures and humidity. The dry season is June to September, when temperatures range from the low 70s to high 90s. Peak tourist season is December to January and July to August.
How do you get to a Seychelles honeymoon?
Seychelles has 6 airports; the main two are Seychelles International Airport in Victoria and Praslin Island Domestic Airport in Praslin. Although it’s not necessarily easy to get to, there are hundreds of international flights arriving at Seychelles International. Coming from the United States, your flight will take a long time (from 18 to almost 40 hours) and will need to make at least one stop along the way. If you are not staying on the main island of Mahe, you will also need to make a connection via air or water to your resort.
For those reasons, experts recommend counting on a day or two for travel at the beginning and end of your honeymoon, so you’ll want to make sure you spend at least a week here to make it worthwhile.
How much does a Seychelles honeymoon cost?
We’ll be honest, Seychelles is not a budget honeymoon destination, especially for U.S. couples. A honeymoon here can easily cost tens of thousands of dollars depending on when you go and where you stay. Flights from the United States generally start at $1500 and can be as high as $10,000.
Seychelles honeymoon hotels range from $250 to more than $4000 per night (although there are guest houses and vacation rentals that start at around $100 per night). However, you can find Seychelles honeymoon packages on travel websites like Expedia starting at about $1300 per person.
Seychelles Honeymoon Things to Do
While there are plenty of wonderful things to do on your Seychelles honeymoon, the number one recommendation on the list would be to do nothing. This is a remote and secluded island, after all. Lounge on the picture perfect beach and let the tropical sun melt your cares away. The vibe here is laidback and relaxing.
When you’re ready to be active, you’ll have your choice. Each island is different and offers unspoiled nature, diverse wildlife, pristine beaches, and fascinating areas to explore. You can go island hopping by ferry, sailboat, or guided tour to check out the different attractions such as interior rainforests, mangrove forests, deserted beaches, Praslin Island’s Vallée de Mai (once considered the site of the Garden of Eden) and Praslin National Park, La Digue Island’s Veuve Nature Reserve and L’Union State Farm, and Mahe’s Morne Seychellois National Park and Seychelles National Botanical Gardens. You can bike and hike around easily, and you can go rock climbing as well.
Some of the most romantic places in Seychelles are Anse Source D’Argent beach, Mission Lodge lookout, Vallee de Mai National Park, Sainte Anne Marine National Park, and Anse Intendance beach. A unique romantic thing to do is go horseback riding on the beach on Felicite Island.
If you love snorkeling and scuba diving, you can visit the marine park at Curieuse Island, Beau Vallon beach or Sainte Anne Marine National Park on Mahe Island, and Anse Source d’Argent beach on La Digue, or just explore the waters around your resort for all sorts of colorful fish and marine life. You can also surf at Anse Intendance beach.
Visit local markets (the Victoria Market on Mahe is especially large and fun and the Sir Selwyn-Selwyn Clarke Market dates back to the 19th century, or try the Beau Vallon Night Market for something different) or go shopping for handmade arts and crafts or jewelry made with the beautiful local black pearls.
You can also visit historic sites such as the clock tower, which was erected in 1903 in honor of Queen Victoria, the Bicentennial Monument, the National History Museum, and Le Bastille (all in Victoria); the Domaine de Val des Pres Craft Village; the Mission Lodge; and Union Estate (a traditional coconut farm where you can see how coconut oil was extracted) and see giant tortoises.
Now that you’ve read our guide to Seychelles honeymoons and about some of the best Seychelles honeymoon resorts, what do you think? Are you planning a tropical honeymoon in Seychelles? Let us know in the comments!