Editor’s Note: Honeymoon can be one of the sweetest moments for lovers and today, we’ve got a feature you’d enjoy. Newlyweds Kehinde and Adebola Williams will be taking us on a ride, as they share their honeymoon experience in beautiful Seychelles. So if visiting Seychelles has been on your mind, you might just want to book that ticket right away. Now enjoy their time as they share:
So why Seychelles?
My wife had said she’d like sand and sea, so we had to decide between Egypt, Maldives, and Seychelles. I have always had a preference for Africa plus Maldives didn’t have that much land so it fell off the list and we finally settled for Seychelles. -Adebola shares.
There are a few options to get to Seychelles: Ethiopian Air, Emirates, and Qatar. We worked with Wakanow to find the right tickets and local transfers since we were going to be moving from hotel to hotel asides from airport trips. They were sweet enough to bring us flowers and offer a complimentary ride to the airport.
We stayed at Story Hotel in Mahe for the first four days with a plan to move to JA Enchanted on Round Island for three nights thereafter Kempinski on the south of Seychelles for one night. For me, if you travel to one country, try to experience the different parts of it for a wholesome experience. Move hotels and travel within, that way you’ll truly enjoy the city (you’re welcome).
Story Hotel gave us the flexibility to stop by the restaurants which were quite something. We had an amazing Creole buffet at Boat House while listening to fantastic Nigerian music. Then we had a surprisingly delicious dinner at Coco D’or. The aesthetics didn’t look pleasing but somehow the huge plates before us were cleaned up mostly by Adebola 😂
Our third restaurant visit wasn’t so great. We had booked a table at a La Plange and on the way there we were hit by this tantalizing smell from Mahek, an Indian restaurant we had passed. We decided to go there since we hadn’t had our Indian night for the month. The food was quite a disappointment and cocktails worse we should have kept our La Plange reservations 😂.
Thereafter, we moved to JA Enchanted on Round Island for three nights of relaxation and it was worth every bit. It was quite pricey but the place and its views were stunning. Having the shower, toilet outside and bathtub outside was such a thrill. It was also the perfect place to experience breakfast in water.
The infinity pool also led to one of the most beautiful beaches where everyone who visited Seychelles came.
The kitchen made amazing food and cocktails too. The breakfast spread was divine and if you’re like me, select half the menu, after all, it’s a holiday.
We took a trip to La Digue, it was a 1 hour 15 minutes journey by boat and 35 minutes by air. La Digue is a beautiful small island with a park, the sought-after Anse beach, lovely restaurants by the water, and hotels. It was quite a fun day out. By the way, to get to La Digue, you would have to take a ferry for an hour or a 20 minutes flight to Pralin, then connect another boat arranged or privately for 15 minutes to get there.
We decided to have a ferry ride to get there but I was shocked it wasn’t a cruise but major waves fighting journey with everyone throwing up including myself from seasickness. I knew surely our return would be by flight so we abandoned our return tickets. We connected our private boat from Praslin to La Digue. Honestly, wish we had planned a night here too. I don’t remember seeing a single car here, bicycle is the mode of transportation.
We chose to have one of the bicycle attendants guide us on the island. It seemed like it wasn’t useful until he started carrying our bags, helping with the bicycles, taking pictures. All in it wasn’t a bad choice.
Seychelles not only gives you time to enjoy the best of both worlds but the background to make great memories and images you can enjoy later as you reminisce on your experience.
Thanks, Kehinde and Adebola for sharing with us. Seychelles should definitely be pinned down for honeymoon, especially for those Instagram-worthy photos right?