Relax on the most beautiful beaches in the world, hiking in the shade of palms and Takamaka trees. A sailing trip between Mahé, Praslin and La Digue is not to be outdone.
Seychelles, that alone sounds after glittering world, barefoot holidays under palm trees and exquisite cold drinks at the elegant hotel bars.But between these islands yacht vacation? That is hard to beat and the only true in Seychelles holiday form. This country in the middle of the Indian Ocean, 1600 kilometers east of Africa, is a country, has the most beautiful beaches in the world, managed significantly more fish than people-the latter are only 80000-and consists of 90% water, turquoise iridescent and bathtub-warm, between 28 and 30 degrees.
Located in the harbor of Mahé: “Dragoon 1”. 17 meters long and nine meters wide, you must get along really a catamaran with four tiny cabins, in the double bed. The outdoor deck is large and beautiful as the veranda of a Villa, with white leatherette couches and a table for ten.And Interior: wood-panelled walls, linen Chair, TV, stereo, satellite telephone, Internet connection, air conditioning, water treatment. Angelos ship. For two weeks, and also mine. The three main islands of Mahé, Praslin and La Digue, canceled before 600 million years of the super-continent of Gondwana, are up to 900 meters high. Their blankpolierten Granite tops just waiting that they can hold the clouds. Then neatly they shake them until they come out enough water for her thirsty forests, and send the empty shells on their journey across the ocean. Rain is pretty much the most normal thing in the Seychelles. Only the sunshine between the individual fonts is still normal.
Course on Praslin, announces Angelo. The neighbouring island of Mahé is much smaller, much relaxing. On the main island, 65000 people on Praslin live only 8000. The trip takes four hours. A good time to get to know each other. The passengers introduce themselves: Eberhard, short, Berlin, journalist. Simona, Milan. Giorgia, also Italy. Then the crew: Angelo, the captain and Silvia, his wife, co sailor and Chef with the face of a pirate. Silvia and Angelo work like clockwork, they ten, he fifteen years on the sea. Only newbies not pro-active, we ask. And realize: there’s almost nothing to do. The anchor is photographed using the joystick. The winch lifts the mainsail. The autopilot sail. The “global positioning system” beeps. The crossing to Praslin is as follows: passengers basking in the Trapeze, Silvia cooks. Angelo fish. And the steering wheel moves like the Flying Dutchman by magic. With ten nodes we rushing across the water.
The next morning, I forgo the shower and skip sleeping warm in the sea. Batfish follow me curious. A cloud of tiny groupers absorbs me. Yellow trumpetfish drifting in the current, a boxfish propellert past me. A seagrass meadow, then again the reef. A turtle rises, eying me skeptically, and swims away. Aim on the second day: the “St. Anne Marine National Park”, a small archipelago in the vicinity of Mahé. The sea glistening in the light of midday. Even under water, you could use a pair of sunglasses. Here at localcollegeexplorer you can get more different models of the outdoor equipments. I swim ashore, seeking the shade of Takamaka trees, so tightly holding together their rubber sheets, I’m like under an awning. Located in the deserted Park, on a tiny island in the ocean…
Later, I’m back on deck and look in the evening, where the first stars go up, fly flying foxes to their feeding grounds and clouds agglomerate in a hurry for the night of major towers. We anchoring off Mahé, in port Lunay, a wild Bay no House and no light. Time for a visit to restaurant ashore. Otherwise, comes the Board Koller, improvise Silvia. We’re chic. Little later sitting in the gourmet restaurant, a large 4-star hotel, piano music, finest audience, the men with severe watches, ladies in Haute Couture. We pay 100 euro for the menu. But even outside the world of luxury, eating out in Seychelles is quite expensive.
Together we look at the glassy sea, the sparse Moonlight to shine in a thin starting in the middle of the sky later. Like an oversized hand dances of the mast between the star images, so fast, that makes us almost dizzy…
Travel guide sailing in Seychelles
The company Scansail offers with sailing trips, there are also yachts for self-drive or with crew (for 2-10 persons). A week Seychelles there are 2,280 euros. Cheap from island to island Wonderful, who stayed in the big hotels, but lives in the small guesthouses, can travel on your own. The room before booking, there are only a few quarters.
Money Credit cards are accepted in major hotels and restaurants. US dollars are gladly everywhere, in most hotels, national parks and restaurants now only means of payment. Take necessarily small bills.
Language The Seychellois speak Creole, French and English.
Health Despite the tropical climate, no vaccinations are necessary.Recommended good Sun and mosquito repellent.
Best time to travel Year round temperatures between 24 and 34 degrees. The mildest months: May-October.
On the road Ship: From Mahé in about an hour after Praslin, 28 euros. From Praslin to La Digue half an hour, 17 euros. Plane: Air Seychelles connects Mahé and Praslin and the small coral islands. Mahé Praslin back and forth 100 U.S. dollars, to the other islands around US$ 100.Car rental: Worth only on Mahé (the other islands are too small or car-free), between 60 and 100 euro per day. Taxis: cost only a few dollars and are more reliable than the buses.
Books “Seychelles”, detailed cultural and nature guide (Edition Earth, 21.75 euros). z ‘ Guide nature. ” Seychelles, Mauritius”, about the flora and fauna of the Islands (BLV, 15.95 euros). “Mauritius, Réunion & Seychelles”, the standard for individual travellers, in English only (Lonely Planet, 19.95 euro).
The largest island in Seychelles. You can swim, snorkel and look much: museums and galleries, pirate graves and primeval forests, and Victoria, the small capital of the country.
Hotels Blue Lagoon chalets:Bungalows, some directly on the beach, with two bedrooms, kitchen, living room and veranda, under the direction of the Münchners Fred ja; Double room without breakfast from 75 euros (Anse of à la Mouche, Tel. 371197, fax 371565). Hotel Allamanda: ten rooms right on the beach, good food. Double/breakfast from 154 euros (Anse Forbans, Tel. 366266, fax 366175). Bel Air Hotel: small, simple House overlooking the Harbour, rear rooms are quiet. Good for the stop-over in Victoria; Double/breakfast from 90 euro.
Restaurants The boat House: with plenty of fish, be sure booked Creole buffet; Food to 20 euro. La Scala: Italian with Creole twist, elegant, expensive, necessarily reserve; Menu for two scarce 100 euro.
Beaches Beau Vallon Bay: the most famous beach of Mahé, many big hotels and beach chairs, still cute; in the North West. Anse intendance: squeaky clean, white powdered sugar, palmenumsäumt, strong surf, only for experienced swimmers; It’s in the South.
Small and quiet, beautiful beaches and one of the most spectacular national parks of Seychelles, the Vallée de Mai.
Hotels Les Rochers: simply, directly at the water, between bright polished granite rocks, far away from the next village. Right next door a Restaurant; Bungalow without breakfast starting from 100 euro (on the West Coast, 4 km south of Grand Anse, Tel. 233034). Café of des Arts: comfortable, large rooms in a colonial style, with large veranda or directly on the beach. The owner is Canadian. Next door a gallery of exceptional art and beautiful jewelry. Double/breakfast from €150 Paradise Sun: big hotel with many bungalows and exquisite restaurant right on the water; Double room incl. half board starting from 450 euro.
Restaurants Bonbon plume: one restaurant in one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, very good fish
Beaches Anse Volbert: so know that the sand reflects Sun and light and the photographer their models even not need to Flash; in the North-East. Anse Lazio: among the top ten of the world’s best beaches, Bacardi has its spots shot here. Adventurous directions; in the North West.
Car-free: ideal for families and opt-out on time. On foot, you need two hours to circumnavigate the island, most beaches are reef protected and warm bath.
Hotels Chez Marston: the easiest and best quarter of Seychelles – with contact to the locals. Room with a small porch, fan and views of the garden, beach nearby. In the evening, with Red Snapper in soy sauce or Curry shark, in the hotel’s restaurant, meet many prominent Seychellois. Double room with half board from €90.Château St. Cloud: in the morning from sleep Bluebirds stone mansion in the middle of the jungle, a, in the afternoon whistle the parrots; Double room incl. half board starting from 158 euro. Choppy’s beach bungalows: Rooms in bungalows or a villa in the Creole style of gingerbread. George Harrison was a regular in the hospitable family Choppy; Double/breakfast from 170 euro.
Restaurants Loutier: the best restaurant of the island under a roof of Palm fronds; delicious papaya-lime salad, and fish; about 20 euros, only lunch (Grand Anse). Zérof: simple pizzeria with plastic chairs.Who ordered in the morning, can eat excellent Creole; about 20 euros.
Beaches Anse Source d’ Argent: the most photographed Beach in the world, huge chunks of granite, white sand, sometimes a bit full.Turquoise, hüfttiefes water; in the South-East. Grand Anse: fine sand, in the summer great for body surfing. For swimming, the waves are too high; in the South-East. Anse of Venkatesh: paradise for snorkelers; at the northern tip.
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