Seychelles to capitalise on its position as a honeymoon destination

Following a recent high-profile honeymoon in the island, Seychelles is promoting itself as the first choice for honeymooners to celebrate their wedding.

The island nation is to promote its exotic mid-ocean islands as the most sought after wedding and honeymoon destination. The Island was recently featured in a full-page report in the UK-based Planning your Wedding Magazine. The Tourism Board of the island said that the much publicized honeymoon of Prince William and Kate Middleton a year ago has taken the name and fame of the island far and wide.

An official with the board said, ‘but since that royal honeymoon, the world has been descending on Seychelles for their honeymoon to have their own taste of paradise and to appreciate what the young British Prince and his spectacular bride enjoyed. Earlier this month nineteen young Chinese couples also chose Seychelles for their wedding. That group wedding event was another first for Seychelles.’

Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean. It is located about 1,500 kilometres east of mainland Africa and is close to the island of Madagascar. Its population of 86,525 is the smallest of any African state, and the nation also enjoys the highest Human Development Index in Africa. The nation also has a good official score, as per the Ibrahim Index, in Safety and Security, Participation and Human Rights and Human Development.

The group of islands are made up of 42 granitic islands, the beach of Anse Source d’Argent on La Digue, two coral sand cays north of the granitics, and 29 coral islands in addition to other geographic attractions. The climate, though humid, remains stable all through the year.