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Don’t Park Under a Coconut Tree (and other things we learned in Seychelles)

After a week on Mahé, the main island of Seychelles, we hopped over to the third largest link in the chain called La Digue.  You get there by taking a ferry to Praslin (the second largest) and then a smaller boat the rest of the way.  If this sounds familiar to the journey from Vancouver to Hornby Island B.C. you are correct Watson and that is not where the similarities end.  It’s pretty groovy and quirky too.

ladigue signs

Highly technical direction system.

The granite island of La Digue has a population of about 2,000 people, who mostly live in the villages of La Passe where the dock is and La Réunion on the west side. It is only about 10 km², which makes it easy to zip around by bike.  There are a few taxis and delivery trucks but everyone else uses 2 wheels and handle bars.  Continue Reading →

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Hot Sticky Paradise in The Seychelles

Grand Anse

Steps from our door. Grande Anse.

The North Island Lodge, in the Seychelles, is the most expensive hotel in the world.  The private island boutique sanctuary which flits you in by helicopter from the main island of Mahé will tickle your wallet for a skimpy $6,695USD … a night.  The world’s second most expensive, according to Travel Mag  is here too.   Fregate Island Private can make your pirate fantasies come true for just less than $6K a night.   For these astounding rates you will have a butler at your beck and call 24/7, gourmet food, free flowing organic fruity cocktails and should you so desire, your own private beach.  This is NOT where we stayed.  But the stunning natural beauty they offer is also achievable for the more budget minded traveller.  The rainbow of birds still sing you awake and the tropical flowers still bloom and scent the breeze even when you’re paying far less.  The Seychelles are truly a tropical wonder of drool inducing beauty. Continue Reading →