Can you help please.... After many hours surfing the internet ( what did we do before this) come to the conclusion that it has to be the Seychelles for Holiday Sept 2011. I have been looking at Mauritus again today though ?. I did consider the Maldives and talked some friends of holidaying there ( they were off to Dubai0 until I convinced them that the Maldives is beautiful they have booked the five star all inclusive Lilly Island ( not for me) I need to embrace the culture, I am a culture Vulture and Foodie typa person.
We travel independently to Kerala every year to Cochin, Kovalam and my favourite Kumarakom. We Love India, and would like a weeks holiday on an Indian Island. seychelles V Mauritus, I love the beach and cuisine when on holiday.
So due to budget as we are travelling to Kerala again Jan 2012, where should we stay.
(1) Due to Budget its either (a) The Bejaya Beau Vallon Bay Hotel Mahe standard room B/B ( i hope they put us in the latest refurbished rooms) as this is near to Victoria, thus embracing the people, culture and restaurants. OR
(2) The CoCo de Mer Hotel Praslin ??, slightly more expensive 4* NOT 3* MY prefernence... but its isolated and the hotel only has one restaurant where as the Bejaya in Mahe has four different types, not that we would eat in the restaurant every eve any way.
We DO plan to hire a car for a couple of days at least...
Embrace the Seychelois culture and visit beaches which I love, I am a very active person and well travelled, but also dont want to choose the wrong Island or resort/hotel. an expensive mistake !!!!
Also one last question, when asking a friend of where the most beautiful places they had been in the world( they are well travelled) they had no hesitation to say Seychelles, but watch the Spiders AAAAAAHHHHH, I am petrified of Spiders (Big ones) met plenty in India and had a bad experience( not to be remembered thanks ) !
SO do these beasts ! build tower block webs in the telegraph poles swing in the wind, and fall on me when I innocently pass by, errrr yikes I would have a heart attack on the spot. Would this put me off, umm not sure. Last but not least are there some good restaurants in Victoria ? especaily Indian ?. My Favourite. In advance I thank you for your patience and reply's.