Stunning sunset in Mahe, Seychelles
It’s EID in the UAE and most of the people travels during this occasion, EID or Eid al-ftr is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting . The religious Eid is a single day during which Muslims are not permitted to fast. For us living in Dubai, it is also an important occasion as we get a few days off which gives us more flexibility to travel.
And we did get four days straight off work so so we’ve decided to visit Seychelles, it’s a perfect destination as it’s only a four-hour flight away from Dubai, a great getaway place over the weekend.
As we set foot in Victoria, the capital city of Seychelles and known as the smallest capital city in the whole world, there’s an instant energy shift, It’s as if we just had a massage. The lush green environment was so refreshing to look at, totally different from the concrete jungle that is Dubai and that’s because almost half of the limited landmass in the country is occupied by national parks and reserves and also because this beautiful country island was home to none until the latter part of the 18th century, when its first settlers arrived and that preserved most of it’s ecosystem.
There are many islands and hotels to choose from and we opted to stay in Constance Hotel in Mahe, the hotel is comprised of small villas nestled in the middle of the island. We were surrounded with trees, we can see the milky white sand beach from our hotel balcony and we were delighted to see peacocks roaming around whilst listening to the sound of birds chirping all over the place.
“Witness my beauty, human” – Resident peacock
The next day, we went to visit Victoria’s casino and afterwards had a pint in one of the local restaurants overlooking this gorgeous view.
The rest of our stay was spent exploring the whole island, we went snorkeling, boating, and lounging on the other side of the beach. Marine life is rich and it’s hard to believe that so much greenery is just a few hours away from the desert.
We passed by these rest houses nestled between rocks as we make our way to the other side of the island.
The hotel is complete with water activity equipments you can use to explore the sea.
Had I known this place to be so picturesque, I would’ve invested in a proper camera so I could capture it’s beauty properly. Everything was taken using my Samsung phone.
Seychelles flag reminds me of Bob Marley
I have often wondered why we need to take a photo of ourselves when visiting a new place, perhaps we fear that we might not be able to visit again or maybe to remind ourselves that paradise do exist.
Until next time with better images.