Being engaged means that you have to plan your big day in as much detail as possible. But it also means that you can plan your honeymoon

Your honeymoon is a further celebration of your love, and should involve romantic dinners, walks on white sandy beaches, and time spent relaxing and scuba diving in a gorgeous warm, blue ocean.

Having an island honeymoon is the ideal way to destress and unwind after your wedding

If you are wanting to spend your honeymoon in Mahé, Seychelles or any other stunning island destination, you will need to start planning the vacation early in order to arrive at the perfect time of year and experience exciting activities such as relaxing in private pools, swimming with giant turtles and enjoying the stunning scenery of the island in general.

Below are some of the best tips to make a perfect (and romantic) island honeymoon.

Start planning early

Just as you start planning your wedding day as early as possible, you will need to start planning your honeymoon early too. This is because different times of year will have different prices, and the weather will have a significant impact on your enjoyment of the island.

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Some people might prefer to wait for a week after their wedding to truly rest before heading off on holiday, while others might prefer to fly to their tropical paradise the day after getting married. Think of what you and your partner would like to do and what will best meet your needs. This way you can plan your honeymoon at least six months in advance.

Think about your favourite activities


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One of the most important aspects of planning an island honeymoon is that you will need to think of your favourite activities (and, of course, those that your new spouse enjoys) and base your decisions on these.

For example, if you enjoy scuba diving and relaxing with a cocktail on a beach, then include these in your itinerary. You might want to see the traditional architecture of the island, while your spouse might want to go beachcombing for shells and pebbles. Be sure to include activities and interests that you both enjoy so that it is a honeymoon to remember for you both.

Time of year is vital


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Going on honeymoon at the right time of year is vital, especially for an island holiday. There are certain times of year that are not advisable, such as during the rainy and windy months. During the rainy months on an island, the tide will become higher and choppier, making it difficult for those who enjoy swimming and diving.

You will likely want to go when it is warm, sunny and pleasant, allowing you to explore the island in full and enjoy everything there is to offer. You will also be able to work on your tropical tan and come back home with a gorgeous glow. Be sure to choose a time of year when it is not too hot, as the sun can become intense and unforgiving in the tropics.

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