Seychelles Star in Sports Illustrated 2012 Swimsuit Issue

While much of the U.S. is still in winter’s grip, the thoughts of traveling twosomes are already beginning to thaw thanks to Sports Illustrated‘s 2012 swimsuit issue, which showcases not only the bikini-clad bodies of supermodels, but also bodies of land that offer the promise of a private paradise.

A peek at the pages of SI will leave lovebirds longing to peek through the palm fronds on Desroches Island, one of the 115 islands which make up the Republic of Seychelles.  A romantic retreat lined with pristine sands and embraced by the reflective waters of the Indian Ocean, the 53-room luxury island resort welcomed Alyssa Miller, Chrissy Tiegen, Julie Henderson, Anne V and Nina Agdal for a 15-day photo shoot in the summer of 2011.

A serene sanctuary for soul mates, the idyllic island offers scenic cycling tours, scuba diving, surfing and snorkeling, sunset cruises and excursions to neighboring islands.

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