Explore Seychelles- the new honeymoon destination for Indian couples

Seychelles

 

Is it just me or is Seychelles the new hot honeymoon destination for Indian couples? Well ! it’s definitely divine and one of the most beautiful island nations in the world. The beaches are pure white sand with turquoise waters that need absolutely no filters cause believe me it does not get more blue than this. And unlike other beach destinations which are generally a mix of family, friends and couples; Seychelles is probably the only one which qualifies as a nearly exclusive honeymooner destination.

So here’s my guide on how to plan a perfect honeymoon to start that new romantic phase in life:

 

# Fly out:

Though there are flights from Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad but the best deals are always from Mumbai to Mahe Seychelles and sometimes from Delhi. The others work out a wee bit expensive.

Seychelles on the world map
Seychelles on the world map                                                         Source: The Telegraph

So if you are flying out of Mumbai you can expect great deals between 45000 – 50,000 INR for a honeymooner couple. I saw some real exciting rates on Etihad Airways and Air Seychelles when we were planning our trip.

Air Seychelles- Mahe to Praslin island
Air Seychelles- Mahe to Praslin island                                                                                                 Source: Air Seychelles

We flew Air Seychelles from Mumbai to Mahe ; Flying directly to Praslin is a bit expensive. However there are regular domestic flights from Mahe to Praslin.

# Visa

Indian passport holders have visa on arrival facility for free for 30 days but you do have to show return tickets and hotel stay for the visiting period.

# Places to see

Walking trails, Mahe Seychelles
Walking trails, Mahe Seychelles                                                                                                            Source: GoexploreSeychelles

Mahe– The capital city is breathtakingly beautiful with beautiful azure beaches, extensive walking trails, rich flora and fauna and some great restaurants and resorts.

Pink sand beach- Anse Source D'Argent, Seychelles
Pink sand beach- Anse Source D’Argent, Seychelles                                                  Source: Lonely Planet

La Digue–  Pink sand beach Anse Source D’Argent located on the island of La Digue is on of the worlds most photographed beach. Stay in local guesthouses and bicycle your way around to enjoy the island.

Praslin- Anse Lazio rated as 6th best beach in the world is a popular snorkeler destination with clear crisp waters, coral reefs and white sand. Also the Giant Aldabra Tortoise is a must see.

Giant tortoise, Praslin Island, Seychelles
Giant tortoise, Praslin Island

#Currency

1 SCR = 4.77 INR ( subject to change). For a 5 day trip we ended up spending 1.5 lac INR but every dime spent was well its worth.

So lets plan that honeymoon soon, shall we? Tune in for our upcoming blogs to help you plan your dream trip….

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