Honeymoon on Praslin

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October 7th 2020
Published: November 4th 2020
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Here we are, our last entry about our 13 months stay in Seychelles. We are boarding our first flight in 7 months. You know me, honeymoon, need to have something special...something like one more round-the-world maybe. But here we are, this is 2020, the year of Covid-19! So we went on honeymoon, less than 80 kilometers from home. I never thought this could even happen one day, but here we are, it's 2020!

Tourists have been allowed back in Seychelles. So we encounter few there and there. Our early morning flight is actually pretty full, with some 2/3 of locals on the plane. We are out for a long week-end, one night at Le Lemuria and two nights at Duc de Praslin. We get into Praslin and jump on a taxi for the 3-4 kilometers to Lemuria. The resort is well-known for his beach, the gastronomy and a top golf course. I actually play here once over 10 years ago. Trust me, it's super nice to have the new prices for locals...it's a bargain....but it doesn't stop them to welcome us properly....french bubbly on ice in the room!

So I have to admit, I didn't dive on my honeymoon, but I play golf twice! Yes, spending months on Mahe with a crappy 9 holes golf course makes me crave for me. So thanks for my dear wife to join me on this gorgeous course...perfect caddy! Lemuria has over 100 rooms and villas....tonight, there is only five of them occupied...and we are the only "locals". So we have the place for ourselves...the dinner was superb, the wine too!

Next day, we have a rental car. I think we may have drive every single road on Praslin. Car is great to jump from beach to beach...and yes, we have the all place for ourselves. Our next two nights are on the other side of the island. Super deal also at Duc de Praslin. Great local dinner thrown in....and very nice room.

I have to admit, special cuddo to the beach of Anse Lazio, that beach is simply gorgeous!

Before getting back home, we spent two hours discovering the Vallee de Mai. This is the National Park where you can encounter the endemic Coco de Mer. These cocos are huge and do sell for a small fortune. Once again we have the place for ourselves. The different shade of greens are just mesmerizing...this place is truly special, specially when there is not another soul around.

So here it is, Seychelles is a wrap. Not sure we will be back there for holidays....we know that beaches way too much by now, and the prices for tourists are indeed outrageous for most things. I still want to bring Tanya one day on one of the Ponant cruise to the outer islands. Not cheap....but great service, nice crowd...and amazing islands, including stunning diving. Sadly, there will be no cruises landing in Seychelles...neither in 2020, or even 2021....so let's prepare for 2022!

Hope you enjoy the pictures....next blog, we are back home in South Africa...spending some amazing time since back nearly a month ago!

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