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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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…)

Diving the dream islands

Diving the Dream Islands of the Seychelles Archipelago

by Glynn Burridge

Two divers slice the pristine, crystal waters off the north-west coast of Mahé, principal island of the jewel of the Indian Ocean: the stunningly beautiful Seychelles Archipelago. What they are seeking lies some 40 metres beneath the ocean – the hull of an old fishing trawler, deliberately scuppered to provide a diving site in what is arguably one of the best kept secrets among the international diving fraternity: the amazing Seychelles diving experience. (more…)

History of Seychelles

History of Seychelles

If one single factor has determined the course of Seychelles colourful history, then it is the fact that, as a country, it was settled relatively recently, in the mid-18th century, by French colonists and their retainers or, as the story goes, by a prophetic assortment of ‘15 whites, five Malabar Indians, seven Africans and a negress’.

So much for settlement, but the unrecorded history of the islands that appear on a number of the earliest maps, predates this by many centuries and has also coloured the character of the islands and their evolution into the nation state that we know today as Seychelles. (more…)