Two Weeks Exploring Mahé Island in Seychelles
I was itching to jump on a plane and fly away. It had been too long since I had felt the sun on my skin or touched the sand beneath my feet.
2015 was the worst year of travel I have ever had. Throughout the entirety of the year I'd experienced 2 very short trips - one to Mallorca and one to Paris. Both had been in the winter and at opposite ends of the year. It didn't feel adequate enough when you factor in that I had been working morning till evening pretty much 7 days of the week when I wasn't away.
Since 2015 the only escape I'd had from my busy work-life was to Scotland for another long weekend - this time in summer 2016.
Finally, Lewis and I booked a trip and I wasn't going to compromise on length of time. I needed a break. Like, I felt I would combust if I didn't have a couple of weeks to just chill-out and refocus myself.
We decided to visit Seychelles for 2 full weeks and booked a cabin on Mahé island, the largest island in the 115 island archipelago.
Below is a chronological list of all my blog posts from this trip.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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