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Valentine's Day island activity: 'Love Grows Beautiful Things'

Victoria, Seychelles | February 13, 2017, Monday @ 15:52 in National » GENERAL | By: Daniel Laurence and Betymie Bonnelame | Views: 4512
Valentine's Day island activity: 'Love Grows Beautiful Things'

The tagline, 'Love Grows Beautiful Things '(Four Seasons Resort Seychelles)

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(Seychelles News Agency) - During Valentine’s Day thoughts are geared toward romance, and Four Seasons Resort Seychelles is hosting a new interactive marine activity to enthrall vacationing couples.

Under the tagline “Love Grows Beautiful Things,” the luxury resort is offering guests an enjoyable way to spend a day at the beach, and most importantly a worthwhile activity that helps to support the coral reef and connects couples with the nature of Seychelles.”

As part of the new romantic activity, guests have to prepare a rescued coral fragment from the reef bay and attach it to a heart-shaped metal frame, which is transplanted into the nursery for full recovery. The fragment will then be transplanted back to the reef in its natural habitat. Couples will receive email updates on their fragment to allow them to keep up to date on its progress.

The activity is organized in close partnership with WiseOceans, a marine conservation and education company that works for healthier oceans. The project began in March 2015 and hopes to restore 10,000 square metres of coral reef in Petite Anse bay, where the hotel is located.

‘Love Grows Beautiful Things’ can be arranged through direct contact with the Four Seasons Resort Seychelles +248 4393000. It costs around $128 per couple.  

The reef restoration officer of WiseOceans, Georgina Beresford, said that she is thrilled to be able to share the work of the Petite Anse Reef Restoration Project with guests of the Four Seasons Resort Seychelles.

Beresford said this new experience is a great way for couples to share their love with the beckoning marine life that surrounds Petite Anse bay. Beresford said that the restoration project is something unique for Seychelles, a group of 115 islands in the western Indian Ocean.

Couples can also take to the water with WiseOceans to watch the planting of their fragment in the coral nursery, while they are guided through snorkeling around the bay.

The general manager of the resort, Adrian Mersserli, said, “Many of our guests come to stay with us to experience the romance and beauty of Petite Anse and now they have the opportunity to preserve it too, with the help of our marine education partners, WiseOceans and this unique experience.”

Valentine's Day is celebrated on February 14, and many people celebrate it by sharing gifts such as candy and flowers to their loved ones.

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