Fall in Love Again: Seychelles Romantic Beach Holidays for Couples
Are you looking for the perfect destination to revive the flames of your love life? Look no further than Seychelles, an idyllic archipelago nestled in the heart of the Indian Ocean. With its crystal-clear waters, powdery white beaches, and lush tropical landscapes, Seychelles is a paradise for couples seeking a romantic getaway.
Whether you are planning your honeymoon, or wedding, or simply looking to spend quality time with your significant other, a Seychelles beach holiday is the perfect way to fall in love all over again.
In this blog post, I will take you on a journey to Seychelles based on my own experience and give you all the inspiration you need to plan your dream romantic escape.
Fall in Love Again: Seychelles Romantic Beach Holidays for Couples
Fascinating Fauna and Flora of Seychelles
Are you a nature lover and wildlife enthusiast? Then Seychelles is the right place for you as it is home to fascinating fauna and flora with over 2,000 species of plants, including rare and endemic species, a variety of animal species, including giant tortoises, colorful birds, and playful dolphins from many of them are under UNESCO site.
One of the best ways to discover Seychelles’ flora and fauna is to explore its many nature reserves and protected areas, such as the Vallée de Mai on Praslin Island. It is under UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the famous Coco de Mer palm tree.
If you are staying on Mahe island, as we did, you can buy a tour to Praslin and LaDigue islands where you will be transported by catamaran. Just a heads up, a catamaran is not a very romantic boat especially when the sea is rough, so if you get sick easily, be prepared with some tablets against sickness.
On Praslin Island, you will go with a guide to Vallée de Mai National park, then swim on a beautiful beach, and feed turtles which you can see almost everywhere in Seychelles.
From Praslin, you will go to LaDigue Island, which is a very small authentic island where Oxcarts and bikes are the traditional means of transportation.
You will enjoy lunch in one of the restaurants there, visit a vanilla plantation and see the process of making coconut oil.
Moreover, you will walk among typical Seychelles rocks while visiting soft white sandy beaches where you can take your romantic pictures full of love.
In Seychelles, you feel connected with nature as lizards, crabs, turtles, and birds live in harmony around you.
Romantic white beaches of Seychelles
No romantic holiday in Seychelles would be complete without a visit to its breathtaking white beaches. With its crystal-clear turquoise waters and powdery sands, Seychelles is a haven for beach lovers and a paradise for couples seeking a romantic escape.
We stayed at Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort and Casino, you can read my review here, which is right at Beau Vallon Beach with a beautiful garden and a pool. While walking on the beach enjoy the coconut water from freshly cut coconuts sold by the locals.
Beau Vallon Beach is quite a busy touristic beach, however, you can visit many other completely empty beaches where you can enjoy your peaceful romance.
Public transportation on Mahe Island is very easy. Take a map, choose a beach, and sit on a bus that will take you to your love escape.
Locals recommended a small beach for snorkeling, called Sunset Beach with a small hotel standing on the rock. We spent one whole day there. For the most stunning and peaceful view, I suggest climbing on the huge rock there. Don’t leave this beach before sunset if you don’t want to miss the most fascinating and romantic sunset. The beach is named Sunset Beach for the right reason.
One of the most beautiful beaches in Seychelles is Anse Intendance on Mahe and Anse Lazio on Praslin. For more beaches, check my article about the best beaches in Seychelles here.
Whether you’re strolling hand in hand along the shore, indulging in a couples’ massage on the sand, or enjoying a candlelit dinner with a view of the sunset, Seychelles’ beaches are perfect for romantic beach holidays.
Marine life in Seychelles
Seychelles is not only a stunning destination for beach lovers but also a haven for marine life enthusiasts. The waters are warm and clear, where you can see an incredible array of marine creatures, including colorful fish, corals, and graceful sea turtles.
Whether you are an experienced diver or you have never tried diving before, you will definitely enjoy it here.
Right next to our hotel Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort and Casino is a diving school where experienced diving instructors will provide you with training in shallow water and then take you by boat to explore the beauty of the ocean.
Don’t miss the chance to immerse yourself in the vibrant underwater world of Seychelles and create unforgettable memories with your significant other. For me, it was an unforgettable experience to see underwater life, so fascinating and powerful.
Magnificent and romantic view from Morne Seychellois
For couples looking for a romantic adventure, a trip to Morne Seychellois is a must-do when visiting Seychelles. As the highest point in the archipelago, Morne Seychellois offers panoramic views of the surrounding islands and the glittering Indian Ocean.
A guide will walk with you up the hill through the forest to the highest point where you will enjoy the stunning view, take some romantic pictures, and may add glasses of champagne.
If you are up for a little bit of a challenge, don’t miss the chance to experience the magnificent and romantic view from Morne Seychellois. Except for a stunning view, you can also see carnivorous plants up there.
A culinary experience in Seychelles
The saying Love goes through the stomach can be rightly used in Seychelles. As the local people are a mix of African, Indian, and European, also the food here has African, Indian, and French culinary influences.
Seychelles’ cuisine is known for its use of fresh seafood, exotic fruits, aromatic spices, and coconut milk. Among others, you can try grilled fish with spicy creole sauce, salted fish, octopus curry, and coconut curry. As a drink, I highly recommend lemongrass tea. You will highly enjoy your food with romantic sunsets or candles.
Seychelles’ cuisine is also a reflection of its cultural heritage, with traditional music and dance performances that you can experience in restaurants or at the beach.
The Republic of Seychelles is an archipelagic island country in the Indian Ocean, near east Africa and close to Madagascar. It consists of 115 islands, of which 45 are so-called inner islands where most of the population lives. The most popular are Mahe, where the capital city Victoria is located, Praslin, and LaDigue.
The population is about 99 thousand. Most of the locals are a mix of African, Asian, and European. This mix is also seen in the food with lots of forms of French, African, Indian, and Chinese cuisine.
Seychelles used to belong to French and later English colonies. The country became independent in 1976. Nowadays it is one of two African countries with a high-income economy. The primary sector is tourism, followed by agriculture. The main exported products are processed fish, sweet potatoes, vanilla, coconuts, and cinnamon.
Useful information before visiting
Capital City – Mahe
Time zone – UTC+4
Official languages– English, French, and Seychellois Creole
Currency– Seychellois rupee (SCR)
Religion– Mostly Christianity, a little bit of Hinduism, and Islam
When is the best time to go– Seychelles has a stable and humid climate, falling under a tropical rainforest zone. Daily temperatures are between 24-30 degrees Celsius. The coolest months are July and August. The hottest is from December to April with the most precipitation. The best months are from May to November.
Visitors visa– There are no visas required. Upon arrival, you have to show a valid passport, return flight ticket, proof of accommodation, and enough money for your stay.
Currency to take with you– The most accepted and used is EUR and then US dollars
Vaccinations– are not mandatory, however, it is recommended to have the basic ones tetanus and hepatitis A and B. In case you are coming from countries with yellow fever, it is mandatory to have proof of your vaccination pass of this vaccine.
Conclusion-Seychelles Romantic Beach Holidays for Couples
In conclusion, Seychelles is an ideal destination for romantic beach holidays for couples. From its stunning white beaches with typical granite rocks and crystal-clear waters to its fascinating fauna and flora, Seychelles offers an idyllic setting for couples to reconnect and fall in love all over again.
Whether you’re looking for adventure or relaxation, Seychelles has something for everyone, from hiking and snorkeling with sea turtles, walking at the beach with a light sea breeze, music with drums, and stunning sunsets, to enjoying a romantic dinner under the stars.
Don’t wait any longer, it is time to fall in love again in the paradise of the Indian Ocean.