Seychelles – An Ideal Wedding Destination

Getting married in the UK could potentially set you back many thousands of pounds. While many couples are happy to spend large sums of money on this special day, more and more are choosing to head abroad to not only save money but to also have the wedding of their dreams. With so many fabulous destinations across the globe to choose from as well as the much higher chance of sunshine on the happy day, couples are choosing to head to foreign locations to exchange their vows. Those who want something truly special typically opt for tropical destinations such as the Seychelles.

Why Choose Seychelles

There is no doubting the appeal of the Seychelles for a wedding to truly remember. This absolutely stunning location has everything you could possibly wish for in terms of its surroundings, warm sunshine, and general romantic feel. With a great choice of five-star resorts,many of which employ specialist wedding planners, those looking to chill out and relax while someone else takes care of the planning will find Seychelles wedding holidays an incredibly attractive proposition.

Here at Tropical Holidays Direct, we liaise closely with the top resorts in this superb location. We can provide the information you need to have the wedding of your dreams. Many of the resorts in the Seychelles have beautiful wedding pavilions where you and your partner can say ‘I do’ in front of your close family members and friends.

Wedding planners take care of all the arrangements and will ensure that you need do nothing else except show up on the day with rings in tow.

But where and what is Seychelles? Seychelles is set in the heart of the Indian Ocean and is comprised of 115 islands. This means that there are miles and miles of white sandy beaches as well as lush green vegetation. This alone will ensure that your wedding photos are more than special. Furthermore, with year-round sunshine almost guaranteed, you can literally get married at whatever time of year you want.

Romance Guaranteed

Your wedding day is meant to be a truly special day, and Seychelles wedding holidays will help make this special day even more memorable. Every little detail, from the ceremony to the reception, will be taken care of for you. And once the big day is over, you can chill out and relax and enjoy your honeymoon with plenty of romantic touches.

You could, for example, stay in the honeymoon suite with the option of dining in private(depending on the resort you choose). You may even have the option of staying in a magnificent over-water villa where you will have plenty of privacy and direct access to the warm, azure waters of the Indian Ocean.

Most resorts also offer extras to couples getting married or enjoying their honeymoon with them. These include everything from romantic candlelit dinners on the beach to incredible sunset cruises. Couples can also order champagne and flowers to their suite if they wish.

If you are planning a wedding or honeymoon abroad, as you can see from the above, the Seychelles is a fabulous option. For more information on how to book, get in touch with us today. We are experts in creating once-in-a-lifetime Seychelles wedding holidays!

Maldives – Special Paradise of the Indian Ocean

Maldives Destination Area

Picture this – A private island with only the most luxurious resort you’ve stayed in, surrounded by cool, blue water of the Indian Ocean and nothing but the gentle sound of the waves to soothe you. Sounds too good to be true? In Maldives, this is possible and more! It is of little wonder why Maldives is becoming a hot favourite when it comes to luxury beach holidays.
However, some years ago, it did not enjoy the same status as it does today.

With only a few popular hotel chains having a property or two on one of its many islands, Maldives were sought after by only a select few who saw the appeal of a country entirely made up of a collection of islands. As other tropical destinations started getting more crowded every holiday season, the need to invest in a similar alternative location compelled some luxury hotel chains to build out-of-the-world resorts occupying entire islands in Maldives. Thus, turning the country into a hotspot for holiday tourism.

So, what is it about Maldives that is so appealing that holidaymakers are ready to spend a sizable amount of money on a holiday to Maldives?

Breath-taking Islands

Depending on what you want out of your Maldives holiday, you can choose to reside or visit an island in the country. From the bustling capital of Male, to the Scuba Diving favorite Biyadhoo Island, or the forest island of Villingili and Cocoa Island with its beautiful beaches, Maldives is made up of mesmerizing islands for all kinds of holidays. Some of the other popular islands include;

  • Vaadhoo
  • Kunfunadhoo
  • Moofushi
  • Dhidhoofinolhu
  • Dhonakulhi
  • Huvahendhoo
  • Ookolhufinolhu
  • Falhumaafushi
  • Manafaru
  • Kuda Huraa

Water Sports Heaven

Water sports are a major attraction for holidaymakers travelling to any Indian Ocean destination. In case of Maldives, you are sure to get the best, most unforgettable experience when it comes to water sports. Some of the most magical water activities that you can indulge in the secluded lagoons with beautiful marine life and coral reefs all around are;

  • Scuba Diving
  • Windsurfing and Kite Surfing
  • Catamaran Sailing and Boat Rides
  • Jet and Water Skiing
  • Parasailing
  • Snorkelling
  • Fishing
  • Dolphin and Whale Watching

Luxury Resorts

Apart from scenic beauty and extraordinary marine life, if there is one thing which makes Maldives an ideal Indian Ocean holiday location, it’s the presence of some of the most glorious and opulent resorts and hotels. Depending on the size of your pocket, you can select palatial resorts to budget hotels, all of which are guaranteed to give you a relaxing and magnificent holiday time with your loved ones. With succulent sea food and local delicacies, to stunning accommodation options on the beach and over water, every luxury resort in Maldives is bound to make your stay there the most memorable holiday experience of your life. Some of the most fabulous resorts in Maldives are;

  • LUX* South Ari Atoll
  • Constance Moofushi
  • Cocoon Resort
  • Lily Beach Resort
  • Hideaway Beach Resort
  • Shangri-La’s Villingili
  • Adaaran Prestige Vadoo
  • Soneva Fushi
  • Four Seasons Kuda
  • The Residence
  • Outrigger Konotta
  • Adaaran Rannalhi

Maldives has everything from stunning island resorts and private lagoons, to gorgeous coral reefs and splendid marine life. Which is why, it completely deserves the title of being a special paradise of the Indian Ocean. If you are thinking of planning your next holiday to an Indian Ocean destination, then Maldives is hands-down the best choice for family holidays, destination weddings and romantic honeymoons. One trip to the Maldives, and you will keep going back for more.


7 Enchanting Golf Courses That Will Beckon You to Visit Mauritius

The name Mauritius immediately conjures up images of turquoise waters, pristine white sand beaches, gorgeous green nature reserves and cool, fresh winds from the Indian Ocean, where it is suitably situated. Add to that pleasant and favourable weather conditions throughout the year, and you have all the ingredients of a great holiday destination. But that’s not all there is to Mauritius. The island nation is also home to some of the most majestic and attractive golf courses, perfectly built and located to entice golf lovers and holidaymakers.

The third country after United Kingdom and India where golf was officially played, Mauritius has gradually emerged out to be the ultimate golf destination which hosts a number of important events that attract golf enthusiasts from all over the world. Some of the popular Mauritius golf tournaments are;

  • Mauritius Open
  • Mauritius Golf Masters
  • Mauritius Ladies Open

No matter which region of the island you visit, there is at least one grand golf course around to fulfill all your golf holiday dreams. If you are planning a tropical holiday any time soon, here is a list of the best golf courses in Mauritius that will compel you to fly to this paradisaical island for your holiday.

  • Ile Aux Cerfs Golf Club

Designed by legendary German golfer Bernhard Langer in the year 2003, this 18-hole championship course is located on a separate island in the waters across Le Touessrok Resort on the East coast.  Ranked as one of the 10 best golf courses in the world, it is spread over 38 hectares of land and is the second longest golf course in Mauritius. With par 72 championship course, Ile Aux Cerfs Golf Club is perfect for professional as well as amateur golfers.

  • Four Seasons Golf Course at Anahita

A regular hosting venue of the prestigious Afrasia Bank Mauritius Open, The Four Seasons Golf Course at Anahita is another 18-hole championship course on the East coast, built as per USGA standards by Ernie Els in 2004. It has 5 sets of tees and a par 72 championship course to give you the ultimate golfing experience. The Anahita golf course also includes a fine dining restaurant and bar, and some truly stunning views of the Indian Ocean and lush green surroundings.

  • Heritage Golf Course

Heritage Golf course is an 18-hole championship and 9-hole par 3 complex designed by Peter Matkovich. Repeatedly recognized as one of the top golf courses in the Indian Ocean, this has been the official venue for the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open on multiple occasions. The Heritage Golf course is located on the South coast of Mauritius and is complemented by fantastic accommodation facilities at the Heritage Awali Resort, and some beautiful greenery and cool blue waters in the backdrop.

  • Legend Golf Course Belle Mare

Another majestic golf course on the east coast of Mauritius, the Legend golf course is located along some splendid beaches of Belle Mare and is best known for hosting the “Johnnie Walker Classic” and the Mauritius Open from 1994 to 2008. The 18-hole par 72 course designed by Hugh Baiocchi in 1994, is best known for being located in a forest setting and having water hazards at quite a few holes. The golf course is part of the luxury resort Constance Belle Mare Plage and is also accessible through another deluxe resort called Constance Prince Maurice.

  • Tamarina Golf Course

Beautifully set between impressive mountain ranges including Mt. Rampart, and the blue Indian Ocean, the Tamarina golf course boasts of an 18-hole championship complex with par 72. Built as per the USGA standards by the international Wright Golf Design company in 2006, it has 5 different teeing options, making it the perfect destination for master as well as recreational golfers. It is located on the west coast on the Tamarin Bay and is accessible through Tamarina Golf & Spa Boutique Hotel.

  • Paradis Golf Course

Located on the South West coast of Mauritius, the Paradis is an 18-hole par 72 international golf course which comes with 5 water hazards. It was designed by David Dutton with enhancements by Tony Johnstone in the year 1992 and is the only golf course to be situated within the premises of a hotel, Paradis Le Morne. Apart from having a challenging yet enjoyable course, well suited for all types of golfers, the Paradis golf course also comes with mesmerizing views of the majestic Morne mountain and the brilliant blue Morne lagoon.

  • Shandrani Golf Course

The 9-hole par 29 course at Shandrani resort is an ideal golf destination for people who enjoy the sport, regardless of their level of expertise. Very conveniently located adjacent to the beach, this golf course on the South coast of Mauritius offers a small yet challenging pitch with breath-taking views for everyone to enjoy. It is accessible free of cost to Beachcomber resort residents, including the Shandrani Resort & Spa.

If you are looking to spend your summer on a tropical island, relaxing and enjoying fantastic games of golf with your loved ones, then Mauritius is just the place to be! For exciting golf holiday packages to Mauritius, get in touch with us now.