Seychelles Retains Title as World’s Most Romantic Destination in 2023

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Written by Linda Hohnholz

Seychelles, an island republic in the western Indian Ocean comprising over 115 islands, has been awarded the world’s most romantic destination for the fourth year in a row at the renowned World Travel Awards 2023.

This year’s ceremony, honoring the award’s 30th anniversary, took place on December 1, 2023, at Dubai’s famous Burj Al Arab. A testament to its enduring appeal, Seychelles beckons couples looking for a romantic trip, offering beautiful beaches, crystal-clear oceans, lush surroundings, and exquisite lodgings.

Renowned as a paradisiacal haven for romance, the archipelago’s natural splendor provides a tranquil and picturesque backdrop for couples yearning to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The exquisite beaches, flanked by swaying palms and lapped by crystal-clear turquoise waters, are ideal for romantic strolls, picnics, and sunset strolls. Seychelles provides various opportunities for couples to spend quality time together, whether in a private cove or on a busy beach.

Beyond its stunning beaches, Seychelles boasts verdant landscapes that are a feast for the senses. Couples can explore the island’s nature reserves, national parks, and botanical gardens, immersing themselves in the vibrant colors and fragrant scents of the tropical flora. A hike through the Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers the chance to see the rare coco de mer palm and encounter unique bird species. 

From private villas to premium resorts, the options provide unrivaled solitude and indulgence. Many service providers cater to couples with specific packages and services, such as candlelit dinners on the beach, couples’ massages, and romantic excursions. Seychelles provides lodgings to suit every taste and budget, whether you want a cozy hut overlooking the ocean or an elegant penthouse with your own personal infinity pool.

Mrs. Bernadette Willemin, Destination Director General for Destination Marketing, expressed gratitude for receiving this award for the fourth consecutive year. She praised the partners for their unwavering commitment to offering exceptional service. 

“Truly Another World, Seychelles definitely calls for escapism in romance! Our small paradise, where blue waters whisper love stories and a soft breeze conveys a romantic tune.  It is without a doubt that whoever experiences the destination would uncover the chapters of their love story.”

In addition to securing the title of the most romantic place in the world, Seychelles’ national airline, Air Seychelles, earned the prestigious recognition as the World’s Leading Airline to the Indian Ocean 2023. This honor demonstrates the airline’s commitment to service excellence and offering a smooth travel experience for its passengers. Air Seychelles assures that couples traveling to Seychelles have a seamless and delightful voyage from start to finish with its contemporary fleet, luxurious accommodations, and attentive crew.

Seychelles’ title as the world’s most romantic destination for the fourth consecutive year is well-deserved. With its stunning natural beauty, luxurious accommodations, and warm hospitality, Seychelles offers couples a truly unforgettable romantic experience.

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Linda Hohnholz

Editor in chief for eTurboNews based in the eTN HQ.

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