Who wouldn’t love a gorgeous island getaway honeymoon in The Seychelles? It’s a breath-taking paradise just off the east coast of Africa and home to incredible culture, activities and sights. Unsurprisingly, more and more South Africans seem to be taking an interest in this popular vacation hub, making it a bucket-list stay. With its Insta-perfect beaches, luxurious accommodations and jam-packed itinerary, it’s not hard to see why.
1. THERE’S NO VISA REQUIREMENT
For South African citizens, travelling to the gorgeous islands of The Seychelles is a breeze. No visa is required for a maximum stay of 3 months, making it the perfect spot for a family holiday or honeymoon – with a valid passport of course.
2. IT’S NEARBY
Just off the coast of East Africa, roughly 1 600 km from Kenya, there won’t be any long and unbearable flights involved when travelling to The Seychelles, making it a quick and easy option. It will take you about 5 hours to get there, and flights leave regularly from Johannesburg or Durban through Air Seychelles.
3. THEY HAVE A SIMILAR CLIMATE
Warm tropical weather covers the island year round, with temperatures rarely hitting extremely hot or cold levels. Being used to our own Mediterranean climate, South Africans migrate towards the warm and sunny island tropics for fun days in the sun and exciting water activities.
4. IT’S A GORGEOUS ISLAND ESCAPE
Perhaps one of the most obvious attractions of The Seychelles is its absolute luxury. White sandy beaches and crystal blue waters create a breath-taking backdrop, while the weather conditions are perfectly suited for all sorts of activities. Besides the beaches, The Seychelles also has its own gorgeous mountainous terrains and tropical forests filled with beautiful wildlife to explore.
5. THERE’S PLENTY TO DO
With perfect day weather and a range of landscapes, there’s no shortage of creativity when it comes to activites and adventure. You can experience the incredible roaming creatures on wildlife tours, go bird-watching, snorkelling, or take part in adventurous endeavours with island hopping, skiing and kayaking.
Take some time to relax at one of the beautiful resort spas (we love the couple’s massage at Paradise Sun’s Balinese-style spa), or travel the island on a bicycle. The possibilities are endless and perfect for everyone to enjoy, whether it’s fun and adventure you’re looking for, or a peaceful retreat.
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