Seychelles, Seychelles, Seychelles where to begin. The remote island group outside of Africa’s east coast. I have been to many islands – the islands outside of Thailand, The Philippines, Guadeloupe, Mauritius. White beaches and palm trees might look similar on google. In reality, they are completely different from each other and bring their own charm to the table.
Seychelles consists of 155 islands and I visited 3 of them. Mahe, Praslin, and La Digue. Three very beautiful islands but as mentioned also very different from each other.
A week’s stay at La Digue consisted of everyday bicycling. Everyone bikes around the island to cute cafes, beaches, and restaurants. This creates such a wholesome and laid-back environment and it works so well since it is such a small island. It doesn’t take more than approximately 2 hours to bike around it. The whole island is just harmonic and such a happy place with nice people and stunning nature.
We went snorkeling and found hidden beaches, went to a sanctuary and said hi to big land turtles, spotted dolphins, enjoyed the warm ocean, took massage appointments, and watched plenty of sunsets. All the things you should be doing on a paradise island in the Indian Ocean.
Maybe you’ve stumbled upon pictures of Praslin’s famously beautiful beach rocks. And I’m gonna give you in on a little secret. The photographs you’ve seen online aren’t normally photoshopped or edited. They seriously look that way in real life. The picture below is taken by me and completely unedited. Looks almost like a painting doesn’t it?
Our time at Praslin can be summed up in three words; short, rainy, and beautiful. It rained so much that our rental car was halfway underwater in the huge puddle building up on the lawn. Maybe the rain limited us from exploring Praslin to its fullest, I’m not sure. The sunny days consisted of eating passion fruit, drinking fruit smoothies, and snorkeling by the reef. No worries in the world.
Mahe, the biggest island in the Seychelles and where the capital city Victoria is located. Mahe is the only island with an airport so here’s where you land if you’re going anywhere in Seychelles. We stayed in house we rented from a nice older couple. The couple offered us grilled breadfruit to eat together with shark chutney, don’t know how I feel about the chutney but grilled breadfruit is now definitely a favorite.
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