The Seychelles – Love Is In The Air
In our frantic, modern world relaxation techniques invite us to close our eyes and dream of a place where tired spirits can be refreshed. But why dream when Seychelles is only hours away?
Creation has blessed these friendly islands with perpetual summer, the space to breathe the purest air and room to unwind on the powder-soft sand of endless beaches. Against the romantic backdrop of our diverse islands, scattered like pearls upon the warm, azure waters of the Indian Ocean, your yearning for the ultimate in beauty and tranquility will become reality.
Seychelles, made up of 115 pristine, tropical islands, is a magnificent archipelago, containing the only mid-ocean granitic islands on the planet, that was certainly known to the early Arab sea-farers before being colonised by the French in 1770 and then by the British in 1814 before becoming an independent republic within the Commonwealth in 1976.
In an ecologically compromised world, Seychelles offers sanctuaries for numerous, endemic species of flora and fauna that are amongst the rarest on earth. Many endemic and indigenous species can be discovered on the network of guided walks. The islands are also home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites: The Vallée de Mai, upon whose ancient palms grows the wondrous Coco-de-Mer, and fabled Aldabra, largest raised atoll in the world.
Throughout the islands are to be found unparalleled opportunities for sailing on bare-boat or skippered yacht, world class deep-sea and fly-fishing, as well as a broad diversity of dive experiences for the novice and experienced diver alike. From Mahé, principal island of the Seychelles, the nation’s islands extend 100 km north and 1000km in a glittering arc towards the east coast of Africa. Between 15 minutes and I hrs flight time from Mahé, several of our select island getaways offer accommodation in well-appointed lodges and resorts ranging from sumptuous five-star luxury to beach-side cottages with a natural and homely elegance.
The islands enjoy a rich variety of hotels and guesthouses, each with its own brand of welcome to seduce the visitor with the charms and rhythms of an island lifestyle that are refreshingly authentic and with sights, sounds and flavours that are typically Creole.
Sensual Seychelles has long been dubbed ‘the islands of love’. Home to the unique Vallée de Mai, purported by many to be the site of the original Garden of Eden, it is little wonder that lovers are inspired to take their vows and wed in this gentle and romantic atmosphere.
Marriage and/or honeymoon packages are offered by several leading travel agencies to ensure that your wedding day or honeymoon will be as blissfully romantic and unique as you, in your wildest dreams, can conjure, allowing the memories of those special days to become forever emblazoned in your hearts.
Whether in Seychelles for a wedding or honeymoon, make a rendezvous with destiny and set your own stage for the most romantic days of your life beneath swaying palms, alongside crystal waters fringed by silver-soft sands.
Sip exotic tropical cocktails against the backdrop of crimson sunsets. Visit the island of La Digue where time stands still and bicycles and the ox-cart hold sway on the pathways to the dream beaches of Grand Anse and Source D’Argent. Or, simply lay back and watch the days and nights slip ever so slowly by from within the luxurious cocoon of a dream island getaway.
Quietly stroll the Vallée de Mai where the legendary Coco-de-mer nut grows high on ancient palms. Dine tête à tête with your feet in the sand on uncrowded beaches or try your hand at dancing the moutia, ancient dance of slaves, whose sensuous rhythms beckon from the flicker of a beach fire beneath a lover’s moon.
So, come and savour the ultimate in tropical romance! Be swept off your feet by the breathtaking beauty of the world’s most stunning islands that offer you diversity, a carefree lifestyle and the services of dedicated professionals whose attention to detail will leave you with the freedom to enjoy the moments of a lifetime.