I think the Seychelles are one of the rare places on this planet that get you pretty close to paradise. Cristal clear blue water, white sand framed by monumental black rocks and warm and friendly islanders. 115 islands from which only 21 are inhabited.
After an amazing flight with Emirates and a quick stop-over in Dubai the flight arrived on time and early in the morning on Mahe. A 90 minute boat trip later – if you feel the need to test whether you get sea sick or not I can recommend it (I do) -finally arrival on La Digue. La Digue is a rather small island about 5 kilometres long and 3 kilometres wide with only one “road” and countless bicycles. 5 kilometres doesn’t sound a lot but if you consider 30 degrees and a crazy high humidity combined with pretty steep hills it can get exhausting. But other than that La Digue offers amazing beaches – my clear favourites is famous Anse Source d’Argent and Anse Coco to which you have to hike round about 40 minutes though the jungle. For people like me who eat fish but have abandoned meat from their diet there is plenty of delicious fresh fish prepared in the traditional creole style. And just a side note that literally just came to my mind – suprisingly and compared to for example the Maldives there are not as many Mosquitos as I had previosuly feared. I know sounds like a random information but if your ankles would reach the size and shape of an elephants foot you would probably also bother :-). But maybe that is due to the large number of alarmingly large spiders that you can gaze all over the island.
And on top of all that I have been lucky enough to shoot for one of my favourite swimwear brands fella swim. Have a look at my La Digue Swimwear post 🙂
(Bobby Top and Jasper Bottom in Tangerine)
Besides that the Seychelles offer everything you could ask for. La Digue offers a bit more the Robinson Crusoe vibe than its bigger sister Mahe with its posh 5 star hotels and obviously much better infrastructure. The Seychelles are one of the pioneers when it comes to environmental-friendly tourism and luckily first successes like the recuperated coral reefs are already visible.