Swimming with Stingrays in Seychelles | Vlog

It's official! I am now active on my YouTube channel, Ella in Wanderlust! I have a back-log of videos made starting with this Seychelles Vlog. I'm determined to stick to a schedule and will be uploading once a week, every Sunday. This first video is about my Seychelles trip. In November 2016, I went on… Read More

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

How to Visit the Seychelles on a Budget

When I said I was planning on traveling to the Seychelles, many people said I wouldn't be able to visit without staying in a fancy resort. That's how a great proportion of people see the Seychelles - full of luxury resorts and restaurants. I honestly didn't know that much about the group of islands but… Read More

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

The Ultimate Guide to Mahé, Seychelles

When I was planning my trip to the Seychelles, I instinctively looked online for some tips and advice. Unfortunately, I was greeted with... well, not much at all. So, I booked Mahé knowing virtually nothing about the island. I found a little villa based solely on price. Did I know what the best area was… Read More

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Disastrous Last Day in the Seychelles

The sun rose in Mahé, welcoming us to our final day on the island. It was with a heavy heart that I had to say goodbye to this beautiful island which I had come to call my home for the past 2 weeks. To make matters worse, an activity which we had planned for our… Read More

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Beautiful National Parks & Overrated Beau Vallon

I sat on the balcony of my cabin, sipping on local Seychelles tea. The tea is certainly not as strong as the tea I drink back in England but it's a welcome change. Listening to the chorus of birdsong, I contemplated what to do that day. A couple of days ago, we went for a… Read More

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Lost & Scared in the North of Mahé

I jumped into our scorching hot car, practically burning myself on the seat. Above us, the sun shone down relentlessly, hardly a cloud in the sky to threaten its brilliance. It was 3pm and so far we had hardly done anything. That morning we had visited the butchers only to find they were closed. We… Read More

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Why You Need to Visit The Four Seasons Luxury Resort

When you think of the Four Seasons resort, you think of absolute luxury and all that luxury comes at a cost. Staying at the Four Seasons can cost you up to thousands of pounds per night, but did you know you can spend the day at the resort for free? I didn't either. Our wifi… Read More

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Island Life

My time in the Seychelles was a relaxed one. We stayed on the island of Mahé for the entire duration, gradually getting to know the place. When visiting a new country, it's always tricky to settle in and find the best places to go. One of the main challenges we faced was finding the best… Read More

Monday, 5 December 2016

Swimming with Stingrays

As I expected would be the case, we went back to Anse Royale beach (the most beautiful beach I've been to yet) repeatedly. This holiday was the perfect opportunity to unwind and relax, and what better way to do that than on the beach? Plus, snorkelling is addictive! I knew I hadn't seen all the… Read More

Friday, 2 December 2016

Most Beautiful Beach I’ve Ever Seen

The coastlines of the Seychelles island of Mahé is dotted with a vast array of beaches, each one perfectly unique. Most beaches that we saw were virtually empty except for the odd local having a casual stroll through the shallows. We even stumbled across the occasional beach party where smiling locals danced around a smoking… Read More

Tuesday, 29 November 2016