There is an archipelago of 115 islands off the coast of East Africa called, Seychelles. The islands have giant granite boulders surrounding the lush, mountainous land and beaches. It gives it a cartoon like feeling, almost like the Flintstones.
You can go and experience all of the islands and what they have to offer, most of the islands are quite small and some have hotels, one hotel or no hotels.
There are three islands which most visit and have more than one hotel located on them.
- Mahe: The largest island and where the international airport is located
- Praslin: The next largest island, very mountainous and stunning.
- La Digue: The third largest, much more flat than the other islands and home to the the famous and out of this world beach, Anse Source d’Argent.
La Digue has the “The most Beautiful beach in the world” so many people want to visit it. It really only has one somewhat luxury hotel, Le Domaine de L’Orangeraie, which has a Swiss Family Robinson feel. This rustic hotel, has rooms that are spread out and look like little tree houses. The bathrooms are outside, with rocks as the floor and a thatched roof above, and to the side is a beautiful out door shower.
The island really has one form of transportation, bicycles .What’s better than riding a beach cruiser all day to beaches that make you feel like you are on another planet? Nothing.
The hotel to stay at is Raffles Praslin. A stunning hotel that has taken the granite theme of the island throughout the hotel. With an open air lobby as an entrance you know the rest of the hotel will impress.
The hotel rooms: You walk into your room and you enter your outside oasis which has an outdoor living area, lounge area and private plunge pool over looking the beautiful vegetation. Inside the room is stunning linens, decor, a beautiful bathroom with a bathtub overlooking the view and last but not least the amazing outdoor shower.
The hotel is very quite, relaxed and ensures to take the best care of their guests. They have yoga classes, with a yoga studio that you have to see to believe. The instructor is the nicest man, who sat with me for 30 min after class talking about life and how to smile more. Thank you.
Taking a helicopter to some of the islands is the easiest and fastest way to get around. If you have been keeping up with the blog, you know I am impatient.
Curieuse Island: Where the giant tortoises roam freely! It is quite an experience and one that you can’t beat. There are other places to see the tortoises however they are in captivity, which I hate. If you are an animal lover, like me, this is fabulous.
Anse Lazio unbelievable beach with an amazing beach bar called, Honesty. Where you walk in and the owner isn’t even there to help you. He simply leaves a list of how much a beer costs and you leave how much it is. The views are amazing.
Hike and explore Vallee de Mai. An amazing nature reserve of beautiful palm trees and the famous coco de mer (the largest coconuts) they are about 200 dollars to buy and you need a certificate to have one.
There are some great resorts on Mahe, Four Seasons is definitely one of them. Sitting on the most pristine beach on the island. People has always told me, “Save the FS for last, it’s the cherry on top.” And they were right! The hotel amenities, food and services are unparalleled.
The spa has a view that beats the whole resort. And a lounge area that is an architects dream.
Our large villa was an outdoor oasis. When first entering to the left was a secluded day bed to lounge and watch the sunset. To the right was the large villa with a massive outdoor plunge pool which wrapped around the bathroom. The views of the sunsets were perfect and even better when enjoying the outdoor shower.
There is nothing like the sunset to me, and this one from our room was on point.
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