Esquire Approves: Seychelles is where you should be planning your nuptials
Stuffy 'traditional' venues, increasingly obscure guest lists (wait, you have two Aunt Laylas?!), and overcomplicated seating arrangements be damned!
Your wedding should be about you and your partner. While we understand the Game of Thrones levels of family politics go into wedding planning, we also understand that almost everyone would rather jet-off and have the impossibly beautiful tropical island wedding ceremony of their dreams. And there’s no better place to make that particular dream come true than the Seychelles.
It’s a tropical paradise like no other; comprised of 115 small-to-medium sized islands in the Indian Ocean. Hotels exist on just 16 of these islands, and getting to them couldn’t be easier; there’s a huge number of internal flights and ferries that make transfers a doddle. While it’s always popular with couples and honeymooners – as there’s something about sun, sea and sand (not to mention some of the most picturesque sunsets on the planet) that just screams romance – it’s also not a bad place to get hitched.
The year-round gentle island breeze mean that there’s no ‘bad time’ to travel to the Seychelles, which means there’s no need to be confined by regular wedding calendars. Wives-to-be and budding-grooms can expect sunny blue skies and verdant hills that extend to white beaches, blending into crystalline waters, these islands are not just ideal for your Instagram account, but also those looking for an intimate and beautiful wedding. Of course, all wedding and no play can make even the best of ceremonies feel a tad dry.
Fortunately, the Seychelles is one of the best places for travellers seeking adventures, with a vast array of hiking trails and golf courses, to fishing and diving. One of the most popular tourist adventures is to charter a yacht or catamaran, and let you and your wedding party cruise along the picturesque islands (while the divers among you can explore the coral reefs that are exploding with exotic marine life).
And let’s not forget the beaches; some of the most enticing ones include Anse Source d’Argent and Anse Lazio, adorned with dramatic granite outcrops, while Grand Anse boasts a background of lush, green mountains.
Let’s be honest, you only get one shot at the perfect wedding, and hosting it in a dream location is a solid step to making it count.
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