Beaches of the Seychelles

By Glynn Burridge 

A thousand miles from anywhere, the Seychelles archipelago was born in the distant past in the turmoil of a massive geological upheaval.  This scattering of islands was so remote that it was left untouched by mankind until relatively recently – left alone to develop into the unique microcosm it remains today. (more…)

Gourmet guide: Why Seychelles is a feast of food and culture

Source:  DOTW NEWS

The cuisine found in the Indian Ocean archipelago owes its heritage to an assortment of ethnicity, resulting in a grand symphony of flavours, tastes and textures, writes Glynn Burridge.

If, as is often argued, a nation’s gastronomy is its most influential ambassador, then nothing can do greater credit to the Seychellois Creole culture than its divine cuisine. Seychelles is all about diversity – harking back to a time in the mid-18th century when this archipelago of over 100 islands, still slumbering in its first innocence, was settled by an assortment of “fifteen whites, five Malabar Indians, seven Africans and a negress”. (more…)

‘Gato Koko’ – Coconut Cake recipe

Source: Sesel Sa! Magazine

Not your usual round shaped spongy coconut cake. The Seychellois version comes in the form of cookies- but is still considered a cake. With a scrumptious, dry, chewy texture – they are perfect for tea time or for a quick snack with a cold fruit juice. Also an all-round good bite for parties, the lunch box (young and old), dessert option at picnics and for snacking in general while travelling, as they don’t mush up in your bag! (more…)

Sey you’ll be there – OK! enjoys a desert island stay in the gorgeous Seychelles

Source: OK! Magazine, Issue 1085, May 30 2017

With wedding season in full swing, the Seychelles – an archipelago of 115 idyllic tropical islands scattered across the Indian Ocean – is a firm favourite with honeymooners. As well as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – who have holidayed there twice – celebrities such as George and Amal Clooney and Frankie and Wayne Bridge have all chosen the Seychelles for their honeymoon. So perhaps Kate may have suggested that this would be the perfect spot for her sister Pippa Middleton and her new husband James Matthews to celebrate their recent nuptials. (more…)

6 unforgettable experiences you can have in the Seychelles

“To travel, to experience and learn: that is to live,” a quote by Sherpa mountaineer, Tenzing Norgay, who surely knows the feeling. After all, he was the first known individual to ascent the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest.

While not many of us will get to climb any of the world’s highest peaks, travelling to an exotic location sounds more like an achievable feat.

If the opportunity knocks for a trip to a tropical location, why not choose the Seychelles, where you can have these unforgettable experiences. (more…)

Interview: Photographer Michel Denousse

Art has always been the first love of Seychellois Michel Denousse, which led him to study and later start teaching the subject. After opting for a career change, where he spent a few years working in the management field as the Registrar of the University of Seychelles, UniSey, Denousse has decided to go back to his first love.

Choosing photography this time round, his latest venture is his own business dubbed ‘Photograph Seychelles,’ which aims to provide visitors with a combined package for tour guiding and photography services. (more…)

Fishing Where Time Stands Still

Never has there been a better time to enjoy the thrill and challenge of a  lifetime, fishing in Seychelles’ pristine waters where, in the words of a local author … ‘We still don’t have an inventory of exactly what lurks in the secret depths of these legendary isle,’ writes Glynn Burridge.

As a brand, Seychelles resonates powerfully as a unique collection of islands blessed with surreal, natural beauty, a near-perfect climate and a tiny population (88,000) enjoying the quintessential island lifestyle in almost perfect harmony. And all this because some 150 million years ago the planet’s crust fractured and what we know today as the continents were formed, leaving a handful of island splinters to drift across a universe of azure water to finally occupy a secluded corner of the western Indian Ocean, some 1,852 kilometres (1,000 miles) off the east coast
of Africa. (more…)

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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