5 luxurious island getaways in Seychelles
(Seychelles News Agency) - Seychelles is seen as one of the ideal getaways, especially for couples who want to spend time getting to know each other. The archipelago, which is spread over an Exclusive Economic Zone of 1.4 million square kilometres, has a lot to offer in the romance department, including for couples on honeymoons or expecting couples on babymoons.
SNA looks at five of the island nation's most romantic resorts.
This hotel attracts honeymooners who are not only known worldwide but fit in the elite category of royalty. Fregate Island Private has in the past been the honeymoon destination of world known personalities including the former golden couple Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston.
The resort has since 2013 been managed by German luxury hotel brand Oetker Collection. It boasts 16 beautifully crafted luxurious villas spread throughout the 219 hectares of lush vegetation. Couples have seven of the most jaw-dropping beaches to enjoy throughout their stay.
The resort's luxuriously renovated villas are cocooned among vegetation in the exclusively private ambience that the island is famed for, each with its own infinity pool, jacuzzi and sun-terrace looking out over the calm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.
Contact: Tel. +49 (0)7221 900 8071
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This island offers couples total privacy and a place where they will feel like being on their own little island. The managing director, Bruce Simpson, said the experience starts before you have even arrived and once on the island, you have the immediate feel of exclusivity and privacy.
Located 27 kilometres north-west of Seychelles' main island, the island is an exclusive eco-tourism resort accessible only by helicopter and regularly patronised by the rich and famous, including the notable event of the honeymoon of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in May 2011. The 11 hand-crafted villas blend glamour with the jungle like natural environment.
Contact: Tel. +248 4293 110,
Fax: +248 4293 150,
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On Denis, you’ll re-discover a forgotten mode of luxury: one of real food and real people, immersed in nature on one of the most secluded islands in the world. Between tropical sunsets, being at one with nature and the powerful sense of seclusion on one of the earth’s most remote islands, one can’t help but be swept away by romantic whims.
Denis is described a little crescent of heaven, with beautiful beaches and a turquoise lagoon to snorkel and swim in - all this shared between 25 spacious villas and cottages on the beach.
Situated 60 kilometres northeast of Mahe, this island resort offers the Robinson Crusoe type of fantasies. With no modern connectivity, there is no better place to share the personal connection.
Contact: Tel. + 248 4288963
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This atoll comprising of not only Alphonse but St Francois and Bijoutier offers couples the freedom and privacy to shape their own bespoke Seychellois honeymoon experience and discover paradise as they like it.
The atoll has a single resort with accommodation comprising of beach bungalows and beach suites built alongside the water’s edge, each with spectacular ocean views.
Located 400 kilometres southwest of Mahe, the Alphonse group is considered one of the most pristine, untouched Eden of the world. The atoll is a honeymoon destination guaranteed to fulfil fantasies of a private romantic sanctuary in an isolated destination.
Contact: Tel. 00248 422 9700
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This island has the Enchanted Island Resort, which started taking guests in December 2013. Located in the Sainte Anne Marine National Park, the island is only a 10- to 15-minute boat ride from the main island of Mahé.
The hotel has 10 spacious villas, each with a private infinity pool and is the only accommodation on the island. Guests have privacy and outstanding levels of service, lovingly designed to reflect the romantic heritage and charm of old Seychelles, both in the architecture of the buildings and the landscaping.
Among its first celebrity guests were The Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood and his wife Sally Humphries. Wood sketched artworks while on the island during his three-week stay and donated one of them to the 5-star luxury resort.
Contact: Tel. +248 4672727
Fax +248 4672700
Fax: +971 4 399 4995
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