Life in Paradise

Tania Pampalone a journalist with the Mail and Guardian recently visited the island nation of the Seychelles. Here is what she had to say. This is how you arrive on Denis Island: after bouncing through the air for 25 minutes on an Air Seychelles 19-seater De Havilland Twin Otter Series 300 with a no-smoking sign, a no-cellphone sign, a barf bag and emergency procedures with helpful instructions such as “remain calm” in the seat pocket in front of you, the inky water will finally turn turquoise and a 900m grass landing strip will appear on a blink of an island circled in white sand. Despite this rough start Ms Pampalone  soon discovers that getting there is half the  adventure.  You will arrive at a Bali-style outdoor pavilion with oversized lounge seats and chandeliers fashioned out of whitewashed branches and will be presented with a mango coconut frappé in a cocktail glass. By this time you will have realised that you have found paradise Like I have said many times before, there is nothing like a private island vacation.

Life in Paradise