Full review of our stay…
We have just returned from a wonderful week in the Seychelles and I’m actually surprised at how much I liked it. Upon arrival I wasn’t too keen, which was a partly down to the hotel partly due to humidity with crazy amount of bugs. However, you can’t help but love all the lush green, bananas and papaya growing in the trees along the road as well as the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. And it’s only a 4-hour flight from Dubai!
We celebrated our babymoon at the Hilton Northolme and although it wasn’t our first choice as it lacks attributes of a 5-star hotel, it was ideal for a short break and very cost friendly too. The all villa resort is situated 30 minutes from the airport and is an adult only destination. The staff were polite, though we had to chase them a lot for anything we needed, and the food wasn’t that exciting either with the best menu served at breakfast and the bar. The rooms were spacious and clean but perhaps a tad too rustic and dark for our liking, however I loved our expansive terrace with amazing views over the ocean. They have a lovely swimming pool area and a small beach overlooking the island as well as gym and spa facilities.
Private tour of Mahe was one of our highlights. The driver took us up to the highest point, showed us some of the most picturesque beaches and told us more about the history – for example when it was discovered it became as slave island with the French and then the English in power before slavery was abolished. You know what they say, knowledge is power and once we learnt about the people, culture, and most importantly that there isn’t a single thing that can kill you in terms of wild animals and bugs, we were sold! We then had lunch at the Four Seasons Hotel which was beyond stunning and definitely on our list for next time.
If you’re thinking of travelling there, note that spring is best for boat trips as the waters are much calmer and you can explore other islands like La Digue and Praslin. From what I hear, a fishing trip on a catamaran and then a BBQ on the beach with your catch sounds like a perfect day and is something we would book in a heart beat.
Have you ever been to the Seychelles? Share your experiences below and be sure to stop by my YouTube channel this Thursday to see more x