Wednesday, September 21, 2011

09/03 - 09/18 - Two weeks in paradise... St. Anne, Seychelles


On Friday, Sept. 2nd, we left home for our summer vacation with the destination Seychelles. We flew with Emirates, so we'd a stop in Dubai... not too bad to do some shoppin... a box of RyJ Cazadores and VR Famosos, both from 2010, but smokin really good.

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Dubai Airport, Terminal 3

Two hours between the two flights gave us enough time for our shoppin and seekin the gate for the departure of our connectin flight.

4.5 hours later we arrived in the early mornin hours at Seychelles International Airport... sunshine welcomed us. We took a taxi to the Jetty station and then the boat to the island where we'd stay for the next 15 days: St. Anne. 220 ha and only one small resort on it... a lot of pure nature...

200 years ago pirates lived on this island to recover from their forays... It seemed that they knew the really good places...








After the arrival we'd the chance to get some breakfast and a while later we're brought to our wonderful pool villa. Due to the perfect time schedule we could use the arrival and departure day completely...

Bed room

Bathroom

Pavillon

Garden with deck and pool



View from the bed

The island itself has a fantastic flora and fauna... geckos at he patio, lizards on the deck, a bird vistin us every day around noon time...










Noon-time bird

Gecko

Gecko

Gecko

Gecko

Gecko

Gecko

Dragonfly

Lizard

Lizard

Lickin lizard

Spider

One mornin we took the chance for a botanical walk, leadin to some palm trees which can only be found on the Seychelles... the famous Coco de Mer.

The tree grows to up to 25 to 34 m / 82 to 112 ft tall. The mature fruit is 40 to 50 cm / 1.3 to 1.7 ft in diameter and weighs 15 to 30 kg / 33 to 66 lbs, and contains the largest seed in the plant kingdom. The fruit requires 6 to 7 years to mature and a further two years to germinate.




Coco de Mer


Coco de Mer

Coco de Mer

The way through the jungle


There are several restaurants spread over the island... a buffet restaurant with daily changin food... really good stuff there... also an a la carte restaurant ((Mont Fleuri), a beach restaurant (Le Robinson) with lobster dinner and hot stone and a seafood restaurant (L'Oceane).

Villa 500... that´s our one

L´Oceane Seafood restaurant

The Le Robinson was directly located at the beach... just a few tables... a nice romantic atmosphere for havin dinner... at this place we enjoyed the lobster dinner and the hot stone menu... I took some pix at daytime to give you an impression of that place.

Le Robinson

Le Robinson

Le Robinson

Lobster Dinner

Hot Stone

Hot Stone

Hot Stone

Let´s go ahead with some of the pix I made at the buffet restaurant L´Abondance... changin themes every night...

Afternoon sandwich










Fresh tuna

This island and also our villa was the perfect place for relaxin... havin some good drinks, cigars... playin cards... and sometimes doin just nothin.

SeyBrew, a local beer

Redwine and a RyJ Cazadores

Cocktail and RyJ Cazadores

Planter´s Punch and VR Famosos

Sandy feet...

Sundown

The two weeks went by very quick, but it was a very relaxin time that we both really enjoyed... the weather was good, just a few rain showers... the only thing which sucked a lil bit were those damn mosquitos.... I don't need'em.


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