A Seychelles honeymoon is definitely an experience newlyweds will never forget. Nestled off the coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean, Seychelles is home to beautiful beaches, luscious rainforests and rich culture, and is reviewed by newlyweds to be one of the most beautiful islands in the world for honeymoons. You might think that an island honeymoon is limited to just lazy days on the beach, but when planning your Seychelles honeymoon itinerary, you’ll find it offers plenty of things to do for all types of newlyweds - chill or adventurous. Whether you purchase a Seychelles honeymoon package or organise a Seychelles tour, planning an elaborate honeymoon trip to Seychelles allows you to explore, be lazy but still have an unforgettable first few days as husband and wife. If Seychelles is good enough for Prince William and Kate Middleton, you too can feel like a royal with this once in a lifetime honeymoon trip. So what can you plan for your Seychelles honeymoon itinerary? We’ve come up with a list of 15 things you’ll definitely want to try!
1. Island hop by helicopter
Helicopter flights in Seychelles are a great way to hop across the islands, but it’s also a great way to experience an unforgettable honeymoon. You can even hire a guide to give you a bird’s eye view of the chain. Unless you have access to a boat, a helicopter is usually the main way to get around Seychelles during your honeymoon.
2. Visit the giant tortoises on Curieuse Island
When planing your Seychelles honeymoon itinerary, you have to pay a visit to Curieuse Island to check out some of the biggest tortoises on Earth! It’s all part of an expansive safari experience you don’t want to miss out on. You can also check out a national park where you can see sea life and Seychelles’ famous Coco de Mer palm trees. Purchase an all inclusive Seychelles honeymoon tour package, and they’ll take you to the best wild life experience the island has to offer!
3. Take advantage of those crystal clear waters and go snorkeling
If you honeymoon in Seychelles, you can literally pick any beach and have a first look at beautiful sea life. The waters are always warm and you’ll have great visibility for all the ocean life. Purchase a Seychelles snorkeling package excursion with a group to get access to even more beaches!
4. Meditate to the sound of the crashing waves
Wedding planning is stressful and you might still feel weighed down when you arrive for your Seychelles honeymoon. Dedicate some time to meditate. Pick a quiet spot on the beaches of Seychelles where you can spend about twenty minutes alone. Hear the waves, hear the life around you. It’s a healing moment where you can find some peace and recharge during your honeymoon.
5. Become a park ranger - for one day
If you’re looking for more things to do on your Seychelles honeymoon, devote one day of your honeymoon to “The Ranger Programme.” Here, you can learn about Seychelles’ wildlife and how experts work to conserve it. In one day you’ll plant trees, keep an eye out on baby turtles and lemon sharks. It shouldn’t feel like work but a learning experience. This is a great excursion for those who want to be more hands on during their Seychelles honeymoon.
6. Horseback ride on the coasts of Seychelles
Saddle up with your loved one and hit the beach! A romantic stroll on the beach is timeless but how about horseback riding on the coasts of Seychelles? Hire a guide and experience the beaches in style.
7. Cycle on island paths to get away from traditional tourist traps
Rent a bike for the day and cycle across the island! It’s great exercise and you’ll get away from traditional tourist traps. You’ll get to the more secluded parts of the Seychelles island - where most honeymooners won’t be able to see.
8. Go hiking to see traces of extinct volcanos
If you’re into nature get ready to hike the highest peak in Seychelles. Morne Blanc is 905 metres of mountainous terrain. You can see traces of an extinct volcano and see some of the most beautiful views of the island. Pack plenty of snacks and extra water!
9. Dive with whale sharks
Pick up some scuba gear and get ready to dive deep into the Indian Ocean! Seychelles is one of the best places in the world to get up and close with whale sharks. Don’t worry, whale sharks are completely harmless. It’s an incredible experience to share with the only you love, a must do to plan on your Seychelles honeymoon itinerary.
10. Get a massage and pamper yourself
Feeling stressed from all of what your Seychelles honeymoon has to offer? Plan a morning or afternoon at the spa and totally pamper yourself! There are plenty of highly rated spas in Seychelles that will really help you de-stress from all that wedding planning.
11. Play some golf while experiencing stunning views
Seychelles offers some of the world’s best golf courses. Plan a few rounds with your love or plan a separate afternoon for the golf course and the spa. The great thing about Seychelles is that they offer both!
12. Swim with super friendly dolphins
You can finally live out a childhood dream. Schedule an afternoon and swim with dolphins! The animals are incredibly friendly and this will be a memorable excursion during your Seychelles honeymoon.
13. Explore shipwrecks while diving underwater
Here’s another underwater diving experience for you. You can literally explore shipwrecks! One of the most famous shipwrecks is the Ennerdale, which carried drums of oil to the islands in the 1970s. The wreck is about 8 miles off the coast and is close to other shipwrecks. If you’re a couple that loves adventure, this Seychelles activity is definitely for you!
14. Tan by the beach
Okay, after all of these incredible experiences, you’ve earned your lazy day on the beach. There’s so many options to choose from in stunning Seychelles. Pick a stretch of beautiful beach, apply sunscreen and soak up the local beauty.
15. Go treasure hunting
No, seriously - we’re not kidding. You can plan an excursion to go treasure hunting! Locals say somewhere across the islands, there’s about $100,000 euros hidden away. Pirates used to use the island as a hideout and safe. The money was apparently never recovered. You might even go home a little richer!