Travel: Four Seasons, Seychelles

Fancy swimming with a Stingray?

How about an Island Wedding?

Kannel Bar

On the way to Kannel

Red Snapper Ceviche 5/5

Dark Chocolate and Mint Milkshake/Raspberry Milkshake 3/5

Grilled Job Fish 5/5

This property is beautiful beyond words, The Four Seasons Resort Seychelles is one of the most beautiful resorts I've ever been.  And this beauty surely comes with a hefty price tag of EUR 1,200 per night for their standard garden view villa which I guarantee is worth every penny if it's something within your budget.

Clearly not within my budget, you see - I don't think I can justify paying 6000 euros just for accommodation and that's before tax which is another 25% of the cost.

And since we couldn't afford to stay here, I wouldn't pass a chance to see the resort at least considering we're already in town.  What better way to see it than dine and at least try their food.  So Alex and I booked our table and tried their newly opened restaurant called Kannel.  I wouldn't say the food is overpriced considering the location and quality  but yes you have to be ready to pay to dine here too.

The Four Seasons is tucked in a secluded island built around a mountain, the resort is quite massive and you'll need a buggy to get around.

Oh and did I say they've got the best beach spot around Seychelles?  We've been to the entire island and visited every beach spot.  What sets it apart is the quality of sand and the fully manicured beach.  They've got the finest, softest sand - I don't know if you've been to Jumeirah Beach Hotel but it's the same quality around the Pavilion spot.  Yes, there's a difference and my feet can feel it!

So yeah, if this is something within your budget - you just really have to try it!



Not your ordinary Valentines Day.

The day started out as a lazy day, it was Friday the 13th and all I had in mind is to enjoy a quiet time at home and have a decent lunch at one of my favorite restaurants then enjoy the luxury of an afternoon nap.  Yes, we planned to celebrate on the 13th and not the 14th!  You see, Alex and I have been together for 10 years and didn't feel it would be practical to splurge on a meal that would normally cost half the price when there's no occasion.

I'm not the easiest person to surprise, and little did I know - Alex planned an entire day to do all things I like.  Wow, it was almost like a dream except even better because it really happened and worked out better than expected.  This is the first time in 10 years that he managed to surprise me after several attempts.

So, first stop was a chic breakfast which we skipped since I wanted to keep my appetite ready for lunch.  Then Alex took me shoe shopping, he'll never ever get me a pair of shoes because he knows how picky I am and my size at Louboutin is never consistent.  Didn't find anything interesting in my size and left for lunch.

We had lunch at the Thai Kitchen, Park Hyatt Hotel and had the most amazing food with an equally awesome view.  By the way, I prefer lunch over dinner!

Alex didn't allow me to go home without a pair of shoes so he convinced me to visit another outlet and there I found Fifi in my size, it's not what I planned on buying but it was a pleasant surprise because seriously - how often do you find a classic pair in 120mm and in your size?  Almost impossible!

And finally we've decided to go for a walk at the Box Park and there I found a Nike shop that just opened and to my surprise - they have Nike Roshe's in black.  I'm no sneakerhead but this is something I've been looking for in months.  Nothing special about it, just a very basic comfortable black pair of running shoes that was out of stock most of the time.

So there you have it, my super awesome Valentines Day.  Not just your ordinary dinner date, but an entire day dedicated to please me!  Thank you Alex for all your effort, I love you oh so much!




Kite Festival, Dubai

What's not to love about the Kite Festival?  Massive colorful kites, quite fascinating how they managed to float them up the air considering the size.


Travel: Avani, Seychelles

We stayed at the Avani Seychelles Barbarons Resort and Spa for 3 nights and it was nothing but pure bliss.

Avani Resort is a 4* property with 5* service, I would highly recommend this property and is worth every penny.  Located on the south of Mahe and is about 20 mins away from Kempinski.

It's a very beautiful property with a simple yet functional amenities and offers really good food.

Taxi from the airport to Avani is about 40 euros.

This property has a very relaxing environment, they have their own beach too but isn't really good for swimming during low tide.

They have a bar that offers Shisha, an all day restaurant and Tamarind, their signature restaurant that specializes in Asian Cuisine and is only open for dinner.  All food outlets serves amazing food with wide variety.  And did I mention their service is impeccable?

So if you're looking for a serene place to stay, enjoy good food and would like to relax without causing severe damage to your bank account, and get the most value for what you pay for - look no further, this is the perfect place for you!

And Avani isn't just good for honeymooners/couples, they also have a good kids facility and would highly recommend to families too.