There are few places in the world more idyllic and luxurious then the Seychelles. An archipelago of 115 islands off the east coast of Africa, the Seychelles are known for their beautiful beaches, spectacular scuba diving and fantastic wildlife. There’s a reason why this destination is a hot spot for celebrities and backpackers alike—it’s as absolutely picture-perfect as can be. And if you’re looking for a once-in-a-lifetime romantic escape, theres nothing better than couple holidays to the Seychelles. Here are a few highlights that will make you want to get on the next plane today:

1. Go Scuba Diving

There are countless scuba diving spots around the islands of the archipelago, and once you dive inside, you’ll feel like you’ve landed in a Finding Nemo movie. Expect a kaleidoscope of colorful fish, turtles, sting rays and more.

2. Go Parasailing

Though not as well-known as its sea or beaches, the Seychelles are a popular destination for parasailing. And if you’re going to see the Seychelles, you won’t want to miss the stunning sight of the archipelago from the air!

3. Encounter the Wildlife

Visit the Aldabra Atoll for an up close encounter with the giant Aldabra Tortoises, many of which average 120cm in length. It’s difficult to imagine just how large these tortoises are until you are next to them, but their magnificence is truly a sight to behold.

4. Lounge on the Beach

They Seychelles Beaches are as picture-perfect as beaches can possibly be. Powder white sand, see-through turquoise water, calm waves and plenty of seclusion all come together to create the beach of your dreams. Grab a palm tree for some shade and wile away the afternoon in paradise. While you’re at it, don’t miss the legendary Pink Sand beach, a rare but lovely phenomena.

5. Stay in Style

You’ll have no shortage of luxury accommodation to choose from in the Seychelles. And while they will set you back a pretty penny, you’ll have no regrets when you’re relaxing like a celebrity from your own private bungalow on an isolated strip of sand.

6. Go Hiking

While it can be tempting to spend all your time on the beach or in the water, don’t miss the opportunity to set out in the jungle for a unique hiking adventure. Morne Seychellois National Park is a great place to start

If you’re headed out on an African safari, a side trip to the Seychelles makes the perfect companion trip. We know this is what we would want to experience