Come, fall in love with the SEYCHELLES

Take a handful of exotic islands, and disperse them across the Indian Ocean - a thousand miles off the coast of Africa. Blend with white sand, turquoise water, and stir in some tropical spice and fruits. Surround in heaps of warm, blue water and wrap up with a dusting of travellers steeped in heaven. That’s my special recipe for the Seychelles.


The sky was vibrant, the water was turquoise and the grass was really green. The plane approached the hills of Mahé Island, and landed at the airport with views of the runway, the neighbouring islands and coastline. This was a dream come true!



The minute I stepped off the plane, I took a breath of tropical air, which smelled fresh, like banana trees. There was a distinct humidity in the air and it was hot, with the thermometre indicating 27°C. I immediately went through the passport security checks, got my entry stamp in the shape of a coco demer when at last I saw the sign I've been eagerly waiting for: "Welcome to the Seychelles".



To be totally honest, I never planned to visit The Seychelles islands. It just happened. But tell me, have you ever dreamt of sitting on one of the most stunning beaches on earth? I’m so grateful to say, I had the opportunity to set foot on the islands, called The Seychelles!



I was fêting the variety of colours and casts found on the dream beaches of the Indian Ocean with the complete spectrum: Sun, Beach and Water in every feasible shade.



This Island nation is certainly blessed, because of its welcoming people, mesmerising climate, far-fetched scenery, and since it relishes freedom from most natural hazards. This great recipe makes the Seychelles one of the best tourist places in
the world.


Even though water is colourless here, as it sparkles in hypnotising shades, this is actually like a fairytale.




Even though tired after 12 hours of travel, my enthusiasm at last kicked in. I forgot about sleeping, eating or getting over my jet lag: I was ready to explore. After a while, I was sipping coconut water.


It may come as a surprise that this island nation not only furnishes luxury resort accommodation (out of the budget range for most travellers), but also loads of mid-range guesthouses and self-catering apartments & chalets.

I stayed at Hotel Kempinski which is so far the best hotel I have stayed in. The beach was very clean, lunch spread was huge and everything was delicious. There were around 3-4 Indian dishes in the menu.


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