Island Hopping in the Seychelles

"Island Hopping in the Seychelles" sounds very glamorous and extravagant, and perhaps a little misleading as what we actually did was a one day tour of the Islands, but if you don't have the time or the means to spend weeks on a yacht cruising around then the day tour is the way to go!

I'm on a boat



We booked our one day island tour with Mason's Travel via our hotel's concierge, though only after wincing at the 6.25am start time!

Savoy Hotel (read about it here)

So bright and early before the birds had even awoken we found ourselves on a ferry from Mahe to Praslin the second biggest island in the Seychelles.

Printed Kimono from Zara

From there we transferred onto a slightly smaller ferry that took us to La Digue.

La Digue Island

First stop was the coconut plantation. I now know in exquisite detail all there is to know about coconuts but the most interesting fact of the day was that there are only 20 cars on La Digue, 5 of which are taxis!

What 1000+ coconuts looks like

I also managed to get a snap of the old colonial style house that Tony Blair stayed in when he visited!

Yes Tony Blair really did stay here

Next was arguably the best part of the day. We visited some very hungry Giant Aldabra Tortoises...


So cute! They are very friendly and don't mind being touched, but it did feel quite weird petting them.


At one point I found myself completely surrounded by these little (ok not so little) guys.

New Friends

After I finally managed to drag myself away from the tortoises we headed to Anse Source D'Argent, the most photographed beach in the world.

Anse Source D'Argent photo credit: Lee Frost Photography

This beautiful beach was made famous by a Bacardi commercial, but to be honest I felt it was a bit too popular and I preferred the quieter beaches back in Mahe.

Bikini from Vakko

All that swimming and playing with tortoises had us rather depleted in energy... I know hard life, but I was glad that the next stop was lunch back on Praslin.

New addition to the group

So after we took another ferry back across we arrived at the Indian Ocean Hotel for a buffet creole lunch. Buffets can be very hit and miss but the food was so tasty and fresh!

Creole Lunch


Once everyone was full and happy our tour guide made the worrying announcement that we were now going on a hike through the forrest.

Vallee De Mai

'Hike' would definitely not be the word I would use to describe our activity... more like a very leisurely stroll with frequent stops so the guide could point out things of interest.


The Vallee De Mai is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the famous Coco de Mer which are known for their fruit which resemble the female form.


Our final stop of the day was Anse Lazio which was voted as one the top 5 beaches in the world.

Anse Lazio - Praslin Island

It was stunning and thankfully by this stage in the afternoon it wasn't too hot.

Can I go back yet?

Perfect for frolicking about!

Liakada

16 comments:

  1. it looks so beautiful, i'd love to go one day!

    danielle | avec danielle

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    1. It was so nice! I hope I can back some day :)

      Ash | Liakada Travel

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  2. Wow, stunning pictures, they all look like they would be amazing wallpapers for the computer! It looks like you were in proper paradise! Glad you had a good time :)

    Ree // Coffee with Ree

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    1. Haha I have already put one on my phone :) Thank you so much Ree, it was such a lovely trip!

      Ash | Liakada Travel

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  3. Oh my goooood! See this is why I love to travel. To realize places like that exist is just mind-blowing to me. Stunning photos!

    XO Naomi in Wonderland

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    1. Thanks so much Naomi! I agree traveling really opens your eyes, I feel so lucky every time I get to go somewhere :)

      Ash | Liakada Travel

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  4. Love your photos!!! I totally love island hopping too <3

    xx www.stephalsay.ninja

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    1. Thank you so much Stephanie, my Nikon is working out pretty well for me so far :)

      Ash | Liakada Travel

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  5. Oh man, your new friends. They're like dinosaurs!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. I know! The photo doesn't even do them justice, they were huge!

      Ash | Liakada Travel

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  6. This was such a fabulous travel post to read through! The food looks delicious and wow, that heap of coconuts is like nothing I've ever seen before! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

    x

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    1. Thank you so much Gabrielle! It was actually one guys job to open 1000 coconuts a day, crazy!

      Ash | Liakada Travel

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  7. What a beautiful kimono, wow what a beautiful island you can see why so many people have taken pics. The giant tortoise is huge Lucy x

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    1. Thanks so much Lucy! I wasn't sure if I could pull it off, I am more preppy than hippy but it worked perfectly on the beach :)

      Ash | Liakada Travel

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