Praslin, Seychelles – June 4-6 2017 – The Seychelles Islands are known by many but visited by few. Over 100 small islands, mostly uninhabited, several of the largest ones mountainous and lush with exquisite beaches. The international airport is on Mahe (the largest island) and from here we boarded a private Air Seychelles Twin Otter to ‘hop’ over the seas to the Island of Praslin. We briefly visited the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Seychelles, a small national park called Valley de Mai, known mostly as a garden of eden. Here we viewed varieties of endemic palms as well as the renowned Coco de Mer palm, and several species of birds.
We made our way to our resort in paradise, Raffles Seychelles on Praslin Island. Grand villas with private pools and large terraces pleasantly scattered across the lush green hillsides. Friendly service, Excellent dining, a slice of ‘heavenly living on earth’.
A day’s outing took us by boat to nearby Curieuse Island to visit the centuries old protected giant land tortoises, as well as their new generation of tiny grandchildren. We continued to the south and the picturesque island of La Digue and its most pristine beaches, we visited Anse Source d’Argent … constantly voted among the top ten very best beaches in the world. On La Digue we also got a glimpse of Seychelles life of over a century ago by visiting a copra estate, where coconut husks were heated and ground down to oil. The old-fashioned mill wheel is still walked by a bull oxen and ten liters of oil is produced daily. Our lunch was seaside at a lovely local resort Le Domaine de L’Orangeraie where we enjoyed a delicious seafood lunch. We continued on in our private boat to little Cousin Island, a fabulous protected bird sanctuary on which was open to us for a privately guided visit to see many interesting and unique birds as well as small animal sights, most of which are only found on Seychelles islands.
Our small group of guests also enjoyed a whole day of leisure and pleasure at beautiful Raffles with its grand lagoon pools, magnificent spa, and beautiful beaches. And so, everyone with more sun tan on their faces and relaxed smiles of this good living as we bid ‘au revoir’ to Seychelles and with such ease of private jet we say ‘Hello Madagascar’ … the fourth largest island in the world. A delight of intrigue and interests as our journey of extraordinary experiences continues on amid the Indian Ocean … stay with us
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