A bank-breaking trip – but the overdose on eye candy was absolutely worth it!!
No wonder the locals were always surprised to hear that they had the rare South African visiting their beautiful country… It may be fairly cheap to get to this archipelago of 115 islands (from S.A.), but the total trip burnt a few holes in our pockets . HOWEVER, the gorgeous beaches, the luscious greenery and just an entire new country to explore was worth every penny!
Here is a summary of our trip to THE SEYCHELLES in nineteen pictures:
The largest island of this East African country – Mahe was our first stop. Our visit to this island was broken up into parts, as we used Mahe as our base to and from the other islands using the Cat Cocos ferries.
- Go to the town centre market, and check out the beautiful Hindu temple while you are there:
2. Chill out on the beach or at the pool side at your hotel.
My favourite area in Mahe was Beau Vallon, best place to catch the sunset!
the second largest island of The Seychelles. Here we found accommodation within walking distance to the port → Le Port guesthouse. What a wonderful host!
We found it useful to hire a car for the 2 days that we were in Praslin – I highly recommend this! The island is too big to ride bicycles everywhere, and public transport would also be quite tricky with only a short amount of time allocated here.
So thankfully with the use of our hired car we were able to see the whole island in just 2 days – an island full of gorgeous beaches (hosting, apparently, one of the most beautiful and picturesque beach in the world – Anse Lazio) and home to the famous Coco de Mer (Vallee de Mai nature reserve).
La digue /luh-deek/
Ah, Luh luh luh LOVE La digue<3 – the third largest (inhabited) island of Seychelles. This little island reminded me of Gili Trawangan (see Bali blog post – coming soon!!) – where bicycles are the main form of transport for everyone, stunning coastlines and beachy vibes in the true sense of the phrase “that island life”.
Lastly, my FAVOURITE island of the lot! If you’re a baller or a hustler, whatever you want to call yourself, but none-the-less rolling enough in that dough to be able to afford 7000 (!!!) euros per a night – then North Island is a MUST for you!! Unfortunately, 3rd world problems and all, this island is far out of our reach – thankfully, day trips are a possibility to this stunner of a piece of land.
Our lucky stars were all in line though – a dear friend of ours was a chef on North Island at the time of our visit; which was even better, I’d say, as we were able to live like the “locals” do on this island. We might not have had the privilege of the 5star hospitality, special food options upon request etc. – but we definitely had an amazing experience getting to know the employees of North Island resort; and we were also able to bask in the glory of all things nature, for free!!
Seychelles, you beaut!! Thank you for breaking our banks as it was well worth our Creole experience…
Love && Light,
The Travelling Food Monster