Seychelles is a group of 115 islands, located in the Indian Ocean, just east of Somalia in eastern Africa. Majority of islands in this island chain are uninhabited, many being nature reserves. The central islands in Seychelles are known as the Granatic Islands, named after their composition of large granite boulders which can be found throughout the islands. These are also the most popular islands to visit.
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
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
Exploring Mahé Island, Seychelles
Mahé is the largest island in the Seychelles and the only which houses an international airport. It has a rugged, jungle interior with large mountains protruding out from the centre. The coastlines are dominated with gorgeous white-sand beaches, fringed by turquoise waters. I visited Mahé for several weeks with the aim of exploring all that this unique island has to offer.
I have written in-depth blog posts about my experience self-driving round Mahé island. You can view a full list of blog posts about this trip here.
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
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 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
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
Tuesday, 29 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 around a smoking… Read More
Wednesday, 30 November 2016