Constance Lémuria Seychelles: Part 2

First and foremost, happy new year to you all! I hope that 2013 is a fabulous year for you, and I look forward to an exciting year for Jozilicious as well. I’m always hesitant to share my travel plans until they’re confirmed (to prevent getting ahead of myself, which I do too much as it is), but I have lots in the pipeline including a ski trip to the French Alps and a very hopeful trip to Spain to see my FAVOURITE artist live, Lana del Rey :)

My last post covered part of my amazing trip to Praslin in Seychelles, but I still have so much more to tell (and show!) you about Lémuria. We didn’t venture out of the resort, because there was so much to keep us occupied at the resort itself, and most of it is complimentary.

On the first day, we took a sunset walk to Anse Georgette, situated on the Lémuria property. This isn’t any normal resort, it is huge- with 3 beaches and a 3.5 hour hiking trail on site! Anse Georgette is a small rocky cove, and is on the list of top 10 most beautiful beaches in the world. The sunsets from there were absolutely magnificent.

Undoubtedly my favourite photo of the trip- I “stalked” this couple for a while trying to get the perfect photo – thanks goodness for a zoom lens! ;)

I loved walking up the rocks with my book and my camera to take in my surroundings. There was so much wildlife around- tiny crabs, turtles and abundant birdlife. I came across a few tropical lizards- really pretty!

When we weren’t on the beach, we were eating. Lémuria has 3 different restaurants. My favourite was the Beach Bar and Grill- it was situated on a little cliff overlooking the beach. We even did yoga (one of the many complimentary activities on offer) on the deck there one morning- so tranquil and relaxing.

I can only imagine how many proposals took place here!

This is the one pose I can do properly- you can see Rishav is struggling to keep his balance ;)

 One of Lémuria‘s key drawcards is its sprawling 18 hole golf course- voted the best out of all the Indian Ocean islands. This is kept in absolute pristine condition and adds to the character of the resort. I think that Lemuria would be stunning without the beach- a mini Sun City. The combination of a lush, emerald green golf course AND a white sandy beach makes for spectacular scenery. The pics below show the view from the 18th hole. Weddings are sometimes set up here, and they can also organise romantic picnics.

What a view!

We had an opportunity to visit Lémuria‘s presidential villa- where the likes of countless sportsmen, Daniel Craig and Bill Gates have stayed. It comes at a pricetag of R100,000 a night and covers more than 1000 square metres, including a private beach. 2 butlers are at your service and all meals can be enjoyed in the 3 bedroomed villa, ensuring complete privacy. I was in awe of the villa and completely baffled that there is that much money floating around in the world! There’s even a bodyguard’s room in the basement.

Private pool at the villa overlooking the beach
Private beach
Main bedroom (one of 3)

Private jacuzzi on the deck

Apart from the occasional gym workout, table tennis game and beach walk, most of my days were spent blissfully doing this (and loving it):

I started and finished The Elephant Whisperer by Lawrence Anthony. Highly recommended, especially if you’re an animal lover.

We left Lémuria with a heavy heart. Honestly I wasn’t that keen to even go to Ephélia, because I thought nothing could beat what I just experienced. Ha, was I wrong. We got upgraded to a hilltop villa at Ephélia, one below the presidential villa! It was mindblowing. All that to follow in my next post.

Farewell,Lémuria

Have a look at Lémuria’s website here to read more about them.

xx
H