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Our Top Picks: Restaurants in Mahe

We’re in the midst of a foodie revolution and a day doesn’t go by when our Facebook or Instragram feeds aren’t filled with images of mouth-watering #foodporn, unique recipes from across the globe or a retro revival of the classic milkshakes, donuts, burger or even humble cheese toastie. Any culinary connoisseur knows[…]

Creole Recipes: Gâteau Piment

This week’s food blog is dedicated to the humble “Gâteau Piment” (chilli cake), a popular and versatile spicy roadside snack found throughout the Vanilla Islands. Similar in look and feel to a falafel, Gâteau Piment offers a tiny taste explosion with every bite, from earthy cumin to spicy chilli and even fresh coriander[…]

Creole Recipes: Octopus Curry

Welcome to the latest edition of Le Nautique Seychelle’s “Creole Recipes”. This week we are sharing another local dish and firm family favourite, Octopus curry. Inspiration for this weeks blog came from a wonderful beachside BBQ that we attend this weekend, where amongst A LOT of other amazing local dishes, the[…]

Creole Recipes: Rougail Saucisse

The Seychellois people exhibit a true melting pot of different races and cultures. Originally settled in the 18th century by Europeans who brought African slaves to work on their plantations, the 19th century saw Indian, Chinese and Arabic traders arrive on the islands as well as free settlers from all[…]

Gentle Giants: The Aldabra Giant Tortoise

The millions of years that the Seychelles islands remained uninhabited enabled a unique collection of flora and fauna to develop and thrive. There are an estimated 75 endemic plant species currently found in the Seychelles plus an further 25 species estimated to be in the Aldabra atoll – not to mention the huge number of unique land and marine life[…]

Man About Town: A day out in Victoria

No trip to the Seychelles would be complete without a visit to the vibrant, colourful capital of Victoria on the North-Eastern coast of Mahe. The beating heart of the Seychelles, Victoria is centered around the picturesque, bustling “Port Victoria”, home of world-renowned sustainable tuna canning company John West and the Inter Island Quay where[…]

Creole Recipes: La Daube Banane

Lacking inspiration for this weekend’s dinner party? Then why not surprise your guests with a simple, tasty Creole menu? A few weeks ago we posted a fool-proof recipe for “Kari Koko Poul” (chicken coconut curry) which is THE go-to dish for Seychellois families around the world. Simple and easy to prepare, this[…]

Local Music Spotlight: Grace Barbé

Growing up in a Creole household, traditional Seychellois music was always going to be a huge part of our childhood. Tropical rhythms echoed through the house most weekends (as they still do today), and we were brought up on popular local artists such as Sonny Morgan, Patrick Victor, Jean-Marc Volcy and Jocelyn Perreau as well[…]

Fun & Fitness: Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)

After the deliciousness of last weeks “Kari Koko Poul” recipe, we thought this week we would focus on a bit of fun and fitness to ease the effect of that creamy curry on our waistlines. “Stand Up Paddle Boarding” (SUP) is the latest outdoor fitness craze sweeping the globe and a[…]

Creole Recipes: Kari Koko Poul

Here in Seychelles we love our curries hot and spicy, full of fragrance and flavour and with lashings of coconut milk (or even coconut cream if we’re feeling naughty – sorry waistline). Kari Koko Poul (chicken curry) is by far the island’s favourite dish, available in almost all restaurants and take-aways and the[…]