Seychelles, Heaven on Earth!
Seychelles is the ultimate wedding destination, it’s Heaven on Earth!
After a choppy flight descending through the clouds, we touched down onto the Mahe runway strip; a collective “aah” could be heard from the passengers on board as we slowly rolled passed the glassy waters and tropical scenery. Finally we had arrived at the most romantic place on Earth, Seychelles! It’s the ultimate location for a wedding, honeymoon, or just a romantic getaway.
The Republic of Seychelles, pronounced [Say-shelz], is off the coast of the Indian Ocean near East Africa. Seychelles is a joyful and happy place full of beautiful landscapes, a multicultural community, and an abundance of natural wildlife that draws in visitors from around the globe.
The Seychellwa, people of Seychelles, are much like the weather and scenery of this majestic destination—warm and welcoming. The national language is Creole, but most also speak English and/or French.
Seychelles has so much to offer. It is very easy to find a deserted beach of your own where you can enjoy soft sand and clear warm waters. Seychelles is also home to six marine national parks; which is home to sharks, giant tortoises, and a variety of tropical fish. Exploring by yacht is a fascinating way to see the 115 islands in the Seychelles archipelago. In addition to all of the wildlife, adventure, and beauty, Seychelles also offers the world’s top cuisine.
Many of the Who’s Who of the world’s rich and famous have vacation homes in Seychelles and visit frequently. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and George Clooney and his new bride Amal Alamuddin honeymooned in Seychelles.
Eden Island is one of the most beautiful island estates in Seychelles. Eden Island is a majestic residential marina with villas, maisons, and apartments. Each residence comes with its own golf cart where guests can access many on-site facilities such as a shopping mall, club gym, spa, grocery store, playground, docks and more. In addition, many of the residences have private pools, ocean views, and private beach access.
Seychelles has it all for those who love warm weather, beautiful clear waters and sandy beaches. From parasailing, yachting, snorkeling, fishing, bird watching, or even just relaxing on the beach, there is something for everyone.
As an added bonus, Seychelles boasts a 12-month vacation schedule and has complimentary weather all year long, so any time of the year is a great time to visit. Also, Seychelles is one of few countries that does not require a visa to enter. If you seek a majestic wedding destination or honeymoon location where time stands still, consider planning a trip to Seychelles!
Top 10 Honeymoon Locations in Seychelles:
- Eden Island
- Four Seasons
- Hilton Northolme
- Kempinski Resort
- Savoy Seychelles Resort and Spa
- Eden Bleu Hotel
- Double Tree Allamanda
- BLISS Hotel
- Ephelia Resort
- Le Relax
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After years of climbing the corporate ladder, Duany became detached from calculating billable hours and chasing corporate clients. She longed to reconnect with her creative gifts. Upon graduating as Summa Cum Laude at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, Duany was excited about the opportunities that lay ahead of her, designing at top fashion houses. Little did she know her life would take a drastic turn.
That same year, she married her college sweetheart, Kueth Duany. Longing to help redevelop his home country, the two journeyed nearly 7,000 miles from NYC to the newest country on Earth, South Sudan. Landing in South Sudan was a shock! Transitioning from the 24/7 life of NYC to a place with no electricity, no plumbing, and no roads was unimaginable.
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