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The first of my mini trips I would like to share with you was a long weekend trip to the Seychelles with my husband. I have the simple rule of 4, no longer than 4 hours to get there and number of nights 4! So the Seychelles from Dubai fits perfect and with year round sunshine it is always a good time to go.

How to get there

4 hour flight from Dubai  – Emirates airline


Where we stayed

 Le Meridien Fisherman’s Cove on the main island, on the spectacular Beau Vallon beach. The perfect location just a 15 min easy taxi drive from the airport.


This hotel is positioned on a lovely part of the bay with access to all the water sports all day and spectacular sunsets at night. The beach is ideal for a walk along the beach to other properties and there is a night bazaar on the beach every week.

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The rooms are set in lush tropical gardens, great to sit back and watch the wild life and at dusk kick back with a cocktail and observe the magnificent giant fruit bats fly over head out of the trees on the mountainside.

Where we ate

Favourite restaurant Black Pearl (La Pearle Noir)  – Italian run friendly  family restaurant just off the Beau Vallon beach. Located in an old fishing house and  complete with nautical theme this is a must visit eatery but you MUST have a reservation it is only small cosy and very popular.

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The hotel did have 2 wonderful restaurants, firstly the Cardinal with its themed nighttime buffets we were pleasantly entertained by the local musicians and the creole/seafood  buffet was stunning. The second restaurant Le Bougeois is a romantic beach side seafood spot with excellent service and an amazing selection of seafood.

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Things to do

Stroll around the very small capital city Victoria with a few shops where I bought the most expensive fridge magnet (gift for Mum) ever but they did have lots of cute sarongs and baskets.


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The botanical garden is just a short walk from the main Victoria clock tower. We had a pleasant walk around, many of the plants were named and they provide you with a little map when you enter. 100 SCR (approx. 5 euro) so very cheap to go inside and you pay a little extra to feed the giant tortoise. There is also the only coco de mer tree off the close by island of Prasline.

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Relaxing on the beach and endless sea sports.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this post and thank you for stopping by!!



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