[October 2016] I’m keen to visit all countries that are directly accessible from Kenya. For our week long October break, we headed to the Seychelles, since it’s a direct 3 hour flight, a week is about the perfect amount of time and our lonely planet said that October is the best time to visit – the weather is good, the seas are not rough and it’s not yet high season. Other than getting a flight and a room, we did zero planning. We were unsure how accessible it would be for Robyn. Based on a suggestion from Nikki, we chose La Digue, the smallest and most remote of the three main islands. Excellent suggestion! The island is small enough that you can get anywhere on it in a 20 minute bike ride.
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Landing on the main island, right next to the ocean.
We chose this small hotel from recommendations on trip advisor. It was great!
‘Self- catering’ places (like ours) are a popular way to reduce costs – the Seychelles are expensive!
There were massive tortises all over the island.
The beaches all around the island were stunning!
I spent one day Scuba Diving.
The path to the top of the island was steep!
This bar had the perfect location!
Zoë and I also took a boat snorkeling one day – as soon as we stopped the boat we encountered this turtle.
Zoë and I also hiked across the top of the island to the (remote) other side. We didn’t see anyone for 3 hours and frequently lost the trail. We only managed using GPS maps on my phone.
Silly games at night with Robyn and Zoë.
We took a boat to La Digue, but a plane back – it was the same price.
The plane was small!
We always seem to figure out some way to get Robyn around!