The many islands that make up the country of Seychelles are truly a paradise on earth. White sand beaches, secluded coves, lush jungles and azure waters as far as the eye can see, has made Seychelles a top destination among travellers seeking a getaway unlike any other.
The largest of these tropical islands is the capital, Mahé Island. Home to nearly half of the nation’s population, it has plenty to offer, from pristine beaches to the tropical jungles of the Morne Seychelles National Park. For travellers looking out for a good hotel in Seychelles, the accommodation choices on Mahé Island are endless, thanks to the beautiful landscapes and beachfront properties, like the luxurious Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort, for example, which overlooks the Indian Ocean.
Some of the best Creole style cuisine can also be found on Mahé Island. Aromatic curries laced with spices, seafood and fresh vegetables served with rice are a favourite here. One place to visit if you want to try traditional creole cuisine is the Le Jardin Du Roi Spice Garden.
Inspired by the 18th century plantations that were formed by the French colonialist to promote trading in the colonies, Le Jardin Du Roi garden provides visitors a chance to view a typical spice plantation at work. Aside from the various spices, the plantation also grows other rare plants, a haven for nature lovers and plant enthusiasts.
Marked nature trails take you through the plantations of many spice groves, and at the end of your walk, you can taste homemade creole food at the rest stop. Everything here from the food and drinks, is made with indigenous spices from the spice garden. A must try is the uniquely spice ice-cream, seasoned with peppery spices.
If you plan to visit the Le Jardin Du Roi Spice Garden, it is generally advised to walk there as the roads aren’t in the best condition for driving. Locating it is easy as there are several marked signposts that will lead you to the plantation.
Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.