The 115 Seychelles islands of Seychelles lie far-out in the Indian Ocean and are as well known for their natural beauty as for their exclusive resorts. Only 16 islands have resorts, typically secluded five-star retreats. Main-island Mahe is blessed with white sand beaches and a mountainous interior. With such a dreamlike setting, the Seychelles is, unsurprisingly, a choice place for a honeymoon. But there’s much more to do than simply cracking open a bottle of champagne with the loved one in a luxurious hotel.
The islands possess some of the world’s rarest flora and fauna and half of its landmass is protected in reserves and World Heritage Sites. Having earned a reputation as a paradigm of ecotourism, the Seychelles is a top spot to watch birds and giant tortoises in their natural habitat. And a vast living world lies just below the turquoise waters, beckoning divers of all levels. When you tire of beaches you can venture inland on jungle trails, indulge in fine dining or enjoy the sublime laid-back tempo.'