Seychelles 2016 Blog Posts

Blog posts displayed in chronological order.

Bonzour Seychelles!

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… Read More

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Baie Lazare

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… Read More

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Our Cabin in the Rainforest

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… Read More

Monday, 28 November 2016

The Smallest Capital City in the World

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… Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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