About three weeks too late, but here goes... the Seychelles diary. In case you've been looking for those perfect post card beaches and wondering where on earth you'd have it all - palm trees kissing the ocean, granite rock formations adorning pretty much every bit of a beach you'd happen to be on, flying foxes and giant sea turtles, turquoise waters, occasional thunder storms and snorkelling spots that make you want to spend an entire day face down in the ocean gazing at that wild life - Seychelles is your place. We headed there at the beginning of November knowing that the weather would be ever changing with the heavy rain season nearing. Braving the odds we took two five hour flights and almost a day of travelling later Seychelles greeted us with lush vegetation, rain drops on the windshield and school kids playing almost in the middle of the road. It ended up being pretty sunny throughout the whole stay with occasional gloomy skies, which lasted no longer than an hour or two at most, providing for a much needed break from the burning equator sun and resulting in some of the pretty stunning sunsets. I packed a bunch of Levi's cut-offs, basic tees, a couple of dresses from Free People and a great deal of bikinis. You wouldn't need much else over there. Except maybe a backpack if you are planning on island hopping and logging that heavy camera gear around to document every beach and every palm tree. Do rent a car and drive from Anse to Anse. If you'd stay on Mahé - Baie Lazare, Anse Intendance and Grand Anse are worth exploring. The islands of Praslin and La Digue will give you an even better feel of what Seychelles have to offer, with the latter being so relaxed and so easily explorable by bike (available for rent at the pier). So take a ferry or hop on one of those small planes from Mahé airport and whisk yourself even deeper into the land of smiling locals, roadside fruit stands, endless beaches you'll never forget and way too many coconuts a day.
ps. drop me a comment if you happen to have any questions and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.
In the meantime here go the bikinis and all the relevant attire: