On 25th November I travelled to Mahé, an island in Seychelles. Over the 2 weeks I was staying there, I had a fantastic time filled with travelling round the island as well as lots of snorkelling. Really I think I should have been a fish - I just love being in the sea!
You can find below all my blog posts from this journey, from the moment I set foot upon the lush tropical island, right up until I reluctantly boarded my plane back to rainy England. Enjoy!
Seychelles 2016 Blog Posts
Blog posts displayed in chronological order.
We arrived in Mahé, Seychelles today after flying for over 11 hours - I know 11 hours! We set off last night, catching our Emirites flight at 8pm. The 7 hour flight took us through the night, arriving in Dubai in the early morning. I had originally planned to sleep on the flight but struggled to get comfortable... Read more.
SATURDAY, 26 NOVEMBER 2016
We woke up today at 8am. I was amazed really that we'd adapted so well to the time-zone as Seychelles is 4 hours ahead of England (so it was 4am there - yikes) and I generally like to sleep for a long time. I guess the night flight helped us to crack this. We were also super excited for our first day... Read more.
SUNDAY, 27 NOVEMBER 2016
Our accommodation for the 2 week period was a lovely little cabin, situated in the forests of Mahé. We used Airbnb to find the cabin and were impressed with the find. Seychelles isn't exactly known for being cheap so I think we got a pretty good deal on the accommodation for £70 per night. There were... Read more.
MONDAY, 28 NOVEMBER 2016
On Monday, we decided to visit Mahé's capital city, Victoria. Victoria is in fact the smallest capital city in the world. It was a 40 minute drive from our cabin in Baie Lazare which was situated to the South West of the island. Victoria is located in the North East which is almost the other side of the island... Read more.
MONDAY, 28 NOVEMBER 2016
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... Read more.
TUESDAY, 29 NOVEMBER 2016
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 fish there was... Read more.
FRIDAY, 2 DECEMBER 2016
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 places to get food... Read more.
MONDAY, 5 DECEMBER 2016
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... Read more.
TUESDAY, 6 DECEMBER 2016
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... Read more.
WEDNESDAY, 7 DECEMBER 2016
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... Read more.
THURSDAY, 8 DECEMBER 2016
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 last day, had to be cancelled... Read more.
SUNDAY, 11 DECEMBER 2016
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... Read more.
TUESDAY, 6 MARCH 2018