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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Relaxing on the beach and endless sea sports.
Hope you’ve enjoyed this post and thank you for stopping by!!