A Local’s Guide to Seychelles

Published by www.nationalgeographic.com

I came to Seychelles 40 years ago on vacation, and when I returned two years later, it was for good. This allure says rather a lot about the enchantment of these islands, which are scattered across the vast Indian Ocean.

I was attracted to the Seychelles islands because of its surreal, natural beauty, the laid-back, island living, the family-oriented social scene, and above all, the warm welcome I received. It’s amazing that after all this time these ingredients can still be found, and form the basis of one of the most extraordinary vacations on Earth.

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Rum Banana Bread Recipe

Recipe by The Takamaka Rum Team

Takamaka Rum Banana Bread: Something we’ll definitely endorse, and go on record as saying is probably the most Seychellois thing we could think of. Other than the rare moment one of our staff members remembers seeing a Aldabra giant tortoise dragging a beach towel with the Seychelles flag on it under a banana tree. On a side note: did you know that at the last count there were 23 types of bananas on the island – amazing! (more…)

Reef Safari Excursion: Journey to Moyenne Island

By J. F.

With so many islands here in the Seychelles archipelago to visit, it can be difficult to choose just one. Add the various tour operators and small independent boat charters offering excursions into the mix, and you find yourself feeling overwhelmed. Following the recommendation of family and research, I booked through Mason’s Travel and chose the Reef Safari Excursion.

The Reef Safari excursion is perfect for a day away at sea. It seamlessly blends a glass bottom boat experience, snorkelling trip and a visit to the island of Moyenne into one. (more…)