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22nd June 2022 - 12:30pm

Welcome to Paradise with Declan Mescall (Features Editor Travelbiz)

Welcome to Paradise with Declan Mescall (Features Editor Travelbiz)

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Welcome to Paradise with Declan Mescall (Features Editor Travelbiz).

 

As we arrived in the Seychelles our guide said “Welcome to Paradise”.

 

Our Variety Cruises trip to the exotic, enchanting Seychelles islands allowed us to discover the perfect destination for summer and winter cruises to experience their unique character and breath-taking beauty. We did a guided walking tour around Victoria on Mahe island, the capital city of the Seychelles archipelago, and visited the local market and other places of interest including the Victorian clock tower. The following morning we climbed aboard the ship’s zodiac dingy to visit the uninhabited Curieuse Island, home to about 500 giant land tortoises which can live up to 250 years of age. They are extremely friendly creatures that approach you to tickle their necks. While walking through mangrove forests we saw some of the Seychelles rarest birds and other endemic species such as giant crabs. On Cousin Island we tucked into a beach BBQ cooked by the crew of our ship Pegasos then did some beach and sea activities including sun bathing, swimming, kayaking, snorkelling and paddle boarding.

 

We visited Anse Lazio, Praslin Island, globally recognised as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. That evening we enjoyed a Creole night on board. During our time in the Seychelles, we visited a number of other islands and on Moyenne Island we met the legal owner of the island, a dog named Yellow, who was bequeathed the island by his master Brendan Grimshaw, the only inhabitant until his death in 2012. On this island we visited a nesting site for baby giant land tortoises, and even got to hold them in our hands. The world’s largest nut called Coco de Mer (coconut of the sea) grows wild on some of the islands and many local myths are born from its erotic shape. With giant tortoises, white sand beaches, sea turtles, tropical fish, hidden coves with tiny beach bars and turquoise warm waters ideal for swimming, snorkelling and other water-based activities its easy to see why the Seychelles is often called Paradise.


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Welcome to Paradise with Declan Mescall (Features Editor Travelbiz)
Welcome to Paradise with Declan Mescall (Features Editor Travelbiz)
Welcome to Paradise with Declan Mescall (Features Editor Travelbiz)
Welcome to Paradise with Declan Mescall (Features Editor Travelbiz)
Welcome to Paradise with Declan Mescall (Features Editor Travelbiz)
Welcome to Paradise with Declan Mescall (Features Editor Travelbiz)
Welcome to Paradise with Declan Mescall (Features Editor Travelbiz)
Welcome to Paradise with Declan Mescall (Features Editor Travelbiz)
Welcome to Paradise with Declan Mescall (Features Editor Travelbiz)
Welcome to Paradise with Declan Mescall (Features Editor Travelbiz)
Welcome to Paradise with Declan Mescall (Features Editor Travelbiz)
Welcome to Paradise with Declan Mescall (Features Editor Travelbiz)
Welcome to Paradise with Declan Mescall (Features Editor Travelbiz)
Welcome to Paradise with Declan Mescall (Features Editor Travelbiz)
Welcome to Paradise with Declan Mescall (Features Editor Travelbiz)
Welcome to Paradise with Declan Mescall (Features Editor Travelbiz)
Welcome to Paradise with Declan Mescall (Features Editor Travelbiz)

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