The Seychelles

The Seychelles

After flying for what seemed like days, I arrived at the airport on the island of Mahi in the Seychelle Islands not far from the eastern coast of Africa.  The blue Indian Ocean offered a Kodak moment.  A taxi drive from the airport up and around the cliffs descending to the ocean was picturesque.  As we entered the grounds of the Meridien Fishermen’s Cove hotel, the flowers were in bloom.  The lobby had no walls, only a thatched roof and tile floors.  Plush sofas and chairs were arranged with the ocean view in mind.  The fans blew cool air.  While I waited for my room to be prepared, I walked the levels of the hotel.  The swimming pool was perched below the lobby.  A bar with no walls was nearby.  The rooms were on three levels, some being duplexes and some connected.  I found my room following a nice lady.  We walked down a narrow path and then up a flight of stairs.  There was a patio with furniture, and three rooms.  The bathroom was larger than my living room.  The suite was open with a short partition between the living room, bedroom and bathroom.  There was even a separate entrance to the bathroom with a shower at the door to rinse off the sand and saltwater from the beach.  There were three TV’s and a coffee espresso machine as well as a coffee maker.  While the restaurant was overpriced, the food was tempting.  The breakfast buffet was expansive with an omelet chef in attendance.  The hotel was quiet and peaceful and I instantly understood why the Seychelles are such a popular destination for tourists.