Far Flung Paradise in the Seychelles
If you're planning a honeymoon or simply need to escape to paradise for a while then perhaps its time to fly to the Seychelles.
Verdant. Flawless. Unhurried. A tropical, utopian honeymoon haven.
Iconic sculpted boulders pepper the coral islands along the lush Seychelles archipelago, dropped in the Indian Ocean between Madagascar and the Equator. Its much-vaunted postcard beaches somewhat taking the onus away from the rich marine life, lush forests, exquisite birds, and lumbering giant tortoises that set the tone on land. Life is laid back, lilting but luxurious on these perfectly polished and pristine islands.
What to do in the Seychelles when you've arrived by private jet
Test your metal with adrenalin fuelled water sports, then kick back and enjoy the pure tranquility with your toes in the sand; take a helicopter (and your best lenses) to the beautiful beaches at La Digue; cycle to a secret location for a privately catered barbecue lunch on a secluded beach; visit Praslin's Vallée de Mai and learn all about the exotic Coco de Mer; cruise the spectacular, remote, low-lying coral outer islands on a private yacht; explore legendary Aldabra, where 100,000 giant tortoises roam an uninhabited atoll; dine at candle-lit tables on empty beaches under the palms; fish and then barbeque your catch on your yacht; explore the quaint capital of Victoria and visit the home of the Seychelles' most famous artist.
Magnificent thatched chalets on barefoot private-island sanctuaries and exquisitely serviced private villas.
Anytime is a good time in the Seychelles, but the shoulder season months (April, May, October and November) are perhaps the better times. Consider the Seychelles as a finale to an all-encompassing East Africa adventure safari.
Nearest airport: Seychelles International
Flight time from London: 9 hrs 50 mins
Recommended private jet: Gulfstream 650