Looking through travel brochures or weekend newspaper articles, and from television programmes that highlight exotic vacations, Seychelles appears to offer high cost holidays. Indeed, Seychelles promotes itself as a high end tourism destination, with a profusion of modern 5* plus hotels backing some of the archipelago’s best beaches. But you don’t have to be super-rich … More Villa Kordia – self catering holidays in Seychelles
In the post of 24 July on sunsets on Bird Island, I mentioned the green flash that sometimes accompanies the disappearance of the last rim of the sun’s disc at sunset. On North Island on the evening of 7 August the six members of our myna eradication team, along with some volunteers on other environmental … More That green flash again!
Looking towards the south-west from North Island’s west beach, Silhouette Island rises majestically from the ocean as a massive rock. It is, in fact, Seychelles’ fourth largest Island but it differs from the three larger islands (Mahe, Praslin and La Digue) in never having been developed to the same extent. Its human community has always … More Silhouette, North Island’s bigger sister
On 5 August Christine and I returned to North Island to welcome and train two new volunteers, who will carry the myna eradication forward for the next six months. The island is much drier than when we left in May. Badamyann trees (Terminalia catappa, commonly known as Indian Almond), are losing their leaves as is … More North Island – second changeover of the myna team
My love for Seychelles began when I lived here from December 1971 to November 1973. At the end of this time I had to return to a cold and snowy UK in order to analyse all my data on Bird Island’s Sooty Terns and write up the results for publication. But leaving the beautiful islands … More Enjoyed your holiday in Seychelles? Want to come back? The secret is …………..