SAVING SOULMATES BY LYNDSEY STEVEN
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