The Seychelles is not your standard ‘Fly and Flop’ destination. You would think it would be similar to the Maldives in heavenly vistas and newlyweds, hot off the plane from their recent wedding celebrations. But the Seychelles is so much more than that. Teeming with wildlife, we found these pristine islands to be a slice of Jurassic Park meets barefoot bliss. With endless jungle trails to explore, the Seychelles lie close to the east coast of Africa so you can expect to see interesting and rare birdlife as well as the many indigenous birds that live on the island all year round.

If it was good enough for Kate and Will on their honeymoon then we think it might just tick the boxes for you. It teams perfectly with a safari holiday and is best between March and November. Bear in mind that there is no reef in the Seychelles so this is not your typical diving experience but we barely noticed our lack of time out at sea with the amount of activities it can offer on dry land.

You will never “find” time. If you want time, you must make it



Barefoot luxury meets conservation heaven. This 2km long island is the jewel in the Oetker Collection’s crown. Fregate Island Private is one of 115 islands in the Seychelles archipelago and sits a mere 15-minute helicopter ride from Mahé. Staying in luxurious, private, thatched-roof villas, this is the perfect hideaway for honeymooners but also lends itself well to family trips. This eco-friendly hideaway is hellbent on conservation at the top of its game. Explore 11km of jungle trails teaming with indigenous birds and wildlife or learn more about the 3,000+ Giant Aldabra Tortoises that share the island with you. Alternatively, indulge in heavenly treatments at The Rock Spa or spend your days on one of the island’s seven private beaches. Never have we been so blown away by a destination. Expect to want for nothing in this all-inclusive haven.