World Travel Magazine - - Feature Island Getaways, Seychelles -

One minute I’m swim­ming past sun­shine yel­low banana rays, Phoebe the turtle and friendly black-tipped sharks, and the next I’m res­cu­ing ma­rooned hon­ey­moon­ers on Coco Is­land.

I like to think of it as the trip where I saved lives. OK, so they might have made it off the atoll with­out my heroic ef­forts, but their mar­riage would most cer­tainly have started on a rock­ier note.

Félic­ité, a pri­vate is­land in the Sey­chelles, is a multi-sen­sory play­ground with more than 1,000 species of fish – per­fect for wa­ter ba­bies like me whose friends have be­come ac­cus­tomed to me dis­ap­pear­ing into the sea for hours. (They used to send out search war­rants; now they set­tle into their sun loungers and or­der an­other frozen latte.)

But while I couldn’t get enough of the life aquatic – stairs at the Six Senses Zil Pasyon re­sort’s Koko Bar lead you di­rectly to an un­der­wa­ter won­der world – it’s safe to say that for one un­lucky cou­ple, the love af­fair with the ocean was not mu­tual. But at least they have a good story to dine out on.

Life is all about bal­ance – es­pe­cially if you don’t want to spend it with a belly that looks like a bread­fruit – so af­ter a break­fast of pil­lowy pâtis­series and smashed av­o­cado with chilli

This page, Blue Sur­geon­fish and Sea Urchins Op­po­site,

Kayak­ing at Anse Peniche

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